Academic Resources

Bates is committed to the success of every student. The Bates academic program is challenging, and the College has many resources designed to support student learning. The links below provide information on valuable academic support resources.


General Information

Academic Year Calendars: 2021-2022, 2022-2023

Catalog: The comprehensive description of the Bates curriculum, including courses, majors, minors, and academic regulations.

Faculty Expertise: Search or browse through a complete list of the college’s faculty by name, field, or expertise. Our professors can provide expert opinion, comment, and analysis on a broad range of subjects.

Academic Policies and Procedures

Academic Appeals Procedures:  Bates’ commitment to fairness and consistency supports an appeal process that affords students the opportunity to have certain significant decisions affecting their academic work and status reviewed.

Academic Standing Committee: The Academic Standing Committee is responsible for evaluating petitions for exceptions to academic standards, policies, and procedures.

Course Attendance Policies: Information about course attendance policy and absences.

Academic Support

Academic Resource Commons: The Academic Resource Commons is a collaboration that provides a variety of services (including tutoring, student workshops, and the trainings for peer tutors) designed to help Bates students to thrive and excel in their studies.

Accessible Education and Student Support: We are a resource for students with disabilities and work together with students, faculty, and staff to ensure that our campus, academics, and co-curricular programs are accessible.

Mathematics and Statistics Workshop: Do the math: The Math Workshop runs calculus study sessions and provides group reviews and individual tutoring for all courses requiring quantitative reasoning.

Student Advising Portal: Featuring General Academic Resources, Student Support Resources, Academic Planning by Class Year, and Important Dates and Deadlines for Students.

Writing at Bates: Writing well is a cornerstone of a Bates education. The Writing Program can help you perfect your writing throughout your Bates career.

Digital Resources

Academic Research and Scholarship Resources (AREAS): Bates AREAS is a convenient hub for accessing Bates College specific information and tools for academic research and scholarship.

Curricular Research and Computing: CRC provides the faculty and students at Bates with academic technology support that promotes the adoption of appropriate technologies across the spectrum of teaching, learning, and research.

Digital Campus: Provide leadership, guidance, and support to the Bates community in the planning, creation, storage, access, promotion, evaluation, and preservation of digital materials that document the history or support the broad educational mission of the college.

Help Desk: Help Desk Services offers problem solving for general computing issues, hardware, software, and network support for Bates students, faculty, and staff.

Lyceum: Bates Course Management System