Welcome to ARC

Hours of Operation

Monday11am – 4pm and 6pm-10pm
Tuesday11am – 4pm and 6pm-10pm
Wednesday11am – 4pm and 6pm-10pm
Thursday11am – 4pm and 6pm-10pm
Friday11am – 3pm
Sunday6pm – 10pm
ARC Orientation Video

The Academic Resource Commons (ARC) is a community of learners, designed to empower Bates students to succeed and excel in their studies. ARC offers high-quality, student-focused peer tutoring and other support services in a welcoming, inclusive, environment. The ARC is a vital part of the academic experience at Bates College, complementing the classroom experience with a deeply social, collaborative, interactive learning environment that engages learners of every background in a conversation over shared challenges and student success.

To access ARC services, visit us at the ARC front desk in Ladd Library. From here, you can make an appointment to work individually with a tutor, or stop in during a drop-in lab to work on writing, language learning, or coursework in the sciences. For questions, please contact us at arc@bates.edu.