Off-Campus Living

Steps before you can live off-campus

Welcome to the Off-Campus Living section of our website.  From this page you can access information on the off campus housing lottery.  You must apply for off campus living and participate in the Off-Campus Lottery before you can receive permission to live off-campus.  You should not sign a lease until you receive this permission, as you will be required to pay for on-campus housing.

All students residing off-campus must maintain a current local address and phone number with the Office of the Dean of Students. This is as much for security concerns as it is to maintain lines of communication for professors and the other offices of the college.  Escort service to off-campus apartments is not available except in exceptional circumstances.  Please carefully read through and understand all additional policies for Off-Campus Living.

Please consult the Off-Campus section of the Room Selection Dates You Should Know calendar for all applicable dates and deadlines.  Our office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Please contact us at (207) 786-6215 or email housing@bates.edu.

See Room Selection Dates You Should Know for date when off-campus applications and contracts for the next academic year will be posted.

Contract for Off-Campus Living for those who have received permission to reside off campus.

Off-campus applications and contracts for the next academic year will be posted in mid-January.