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.

Academic Research and Scholarship Resources

Bates AREAS is a convenient hub for accessing Bates College specific information and tools for academic research and scholarship.

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.
Academic Year Calendars

2021-2022, 2022-2023

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.


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

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.

Dean of the Faculty

The Bates College Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Dean of the Faculty advances learning in the liberal arts tradition.

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.

Faculty Commons for Learning and Teaching

Faculty Development Programming from the Faculty Commons for Learning and Teaching.

Graduate Fellowships

Prestigious fellowships for graduate study and funding for unique projects are available for ambitious Bates students and alums.

IT Service Desk

The IT Service Desk offers problem solving for general computing issues, hardware, software, and network support for Bates students, faculty, and staff.

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.


The purpose of the Honors Program is to promote, develop, and recognize work of higher quality than ordinarily required for the baccalaureate degree.


The hub for scholarship on campus: books, journals, service for thesis writers, expert information professionals, and the IT Service Desk. Also workstations, study spaces, and comfortable chairs for reading.


Bates Course Management System

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.

Mount David Summit

The Mount David Summit is Bates’ annual campus-wide celebration of student academic achievement, highlighting undergraduate research.


Through temporary exhibitions, the permanent collection, programming and education programs the MoA is an integral part of the intellectual and cultural life of the College and region.

Peer Assisted Learning Sciences

Peer Assisted Learning in the Sciences (PALS) provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class, peer-facilitated group sessions to help students master the material in traditionally difficult science courses.

Phillip J. Otis Program

Annual Phillip J. Otis Lecture
Otis Fellowships
Otis Internships
Bates Faculty Development Fund


The Registrar’s Office maintains the permanent academic record of all Bates students.

Student Advising Portal

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

STEM Scholars

The STEM Scholars are a select group of students who meet to explore science and math in a shared-learning environment.

Technical Writing Assistants

Technical Writing Assistants (TWAs) in Biology and Geology are experienced student scientific writers trained to mentor others who are learning the conventions of scientific prose.

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.