Athletics & Recreation


Athletics and recreation are integral to the Bates experience for many students. The Department of Athletics remains committed to providing athletic, recreation, and wellness opportunities while maintaining the health and safety of students through risk-mitigation strategies.

Athletics and Recreation FAQs

Please see this list of FAQs for more information about Bates athletics and recreation for fall 2020. If you have questions about Athletics and Recreation, please email

Varsity Athletics

On July 10, Bates announced its decision to cancel the fall 2020 season for our varsity and club programs. The decision aligns with the decision by the presidents of the New England Small College Athletic Conference to cancel conference competition for fall sports in 2020.