Housing Accommodations

All students admitted to Bates College enjoy full access to its programs and services. We acknowledge that some students with disabilities will require individual accommodations, advice, and assistance in order to succeed at Bates, particularly with regards to their housing on campus.

We define disability in accordance with the two most pertinent federal laws, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. The definition specifies that a disabled person is one who is physically or mentally impaired to the point that one or more major life activities is substantially limited, has a record of having such an impairment, or is considered one who can perform the essential functions in spite of the handicap.

If you have a disability that you believe may require an accommodation from the Housing and Residence Life Office, please contact Dean Erin Foster Zsiga at 207-786-6215 or housing@bates.edu.