Parking Policy

Changes to the Bates College parking policy affecting students, faculty and staff, take effect on Friday, Aug. 15, 2014.



What everyone needs to know about the new parking policy:

  • The Franklin Street lot, across Campus Avenue from Chase Hall and Muskie Archives, will be closed for the duration of Campus Avenue construction project.
  • Zipcars will be relocated to the parking lot behind Smith Hall, near Alumni Walk.
  • Detailed parking information now appears on Bates’ new interactive campus map.
  • Registration forms and full information can be found on the Parking Policy Web page.
  • If you must park on the street, please park only on Campus, College, Central, Frye, and Wood streets. All other streets should be avoided in consideration of our neighbors and guests of the college.
  • For more information, check the 2014 Parking FAQ.

What students need to know:

  • Regardless of whether or not you have a parking permit, any student who brings a vehicle to Bates is required to register it with Security and Campus Safety.
  • Please be prepared to provide the make, model, color, license plate number, and the everyday phone number you use in Lewiston.
  • Student parking is available in the Merrill Parking lot.
  • The parking lot behind Smith Hall and adjacent to Adams Hall is now reserved for Faculty/Staff parking only.
  • For more information, check the 2014 Parking FAQ.

What faculty, staff and visitors need to know:

  • The parking lot behind Smith Hall and adjacent to Adams Hall is now Faculty/Staff parking only.
  • The Olin Arts Center lot, adjacent to Moody House and North Bardwell Street, will be designated for Faculty/Staff parking from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors may park there around the clock.
  • Parking on North Bardwell Street across from Adams and Smith halls is now designated for Visitor/Faculty/Staff parking from 6 a.m. to midnight — and is closed to ALL parking from midnight to 6 a.m.
  • For more information, check the 2014 Parking FAQ.