Housing Designations

All Class Year

All Class Year housing combines a cross-section of students from class years and allows younger students to interact with and learn from the experiences of older students.

Healthy Living

In Healthy Living housing, students cannot return to their residence under the influence of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs. These substances are also prohibited from the residence.  Living in a Healthy Living residence allows students to develop a close, vibrant community without the presence of drugs and alcohol.

Theme Houses

Theme Houses will be determined each winter for the following academic year.  Theme Houses are proposed by upper class students, and proposals must go through an application and approval process.


  • Bates also provides All-Male and All-Female housing options.
  • Tobacco is prohibited from all campus residences.