Club Resources


Club Listservs

Listservs are often the most effective form of communication within the club. They are moderated, often by the president of the club. The moderator can change who is subscribed to the list and specify preferences. E-mails will go to all subscribed to the list, and are significantly less restricted than announce e-mails. In order for a moderator to change settings (including adding members) on the list, they must have a password. This password must be given to them by the previous moderator.

The list of club listservs:

Additional information:

Contact:  The Help Desk (; 207-786-8222


Tabling is the practice of setting up a table in Commons near the ID scan/check-in. It is a useful way to advertise an event, or get students to sign up for your club or event. You must have volunteers/club members to sit at your table throughout the time you have reserved the location.

Table reservations can be made through EMS (

Contact:  Christine Schwartz (

Event Planning

Event Management System (EMS)

All reservations of college spaces are made through the Event Management System. Please refer to the how-to guide below for more information. Reservations must be made at least two days in advance.

How-to guide:

Contact:  Kelly Perreault (

Field Space

Bates has several athletic fields that are available for student club reservation and use.

Contact: Carol Carpentier (; 207-786-6341.


Security & Campus Safety

The Bates College Department of Security & Campus Safety is always just a phone call or a short walk away. They help keep students comfortable and secure, assisting with issues such as locked doors, theft of property, bicycle registration, and the prevention of dangerous or disruptive student behavior. Open 24/7, 365 days a year. The Security Office is located on the corner of College St. and Campus Ave.

Contact: Tom Carey, Director of Security and Campus Safety (


Security Office: 207-786-6254

Campus Emergency: 207-786-6111

Event Planning and Safety Information

Looking to host an event? Visit the Cutten Maintenance Center or check out their webpage to make sure your event is up to the fire and safety codes of Bates College. In addition to helpful facts to make sure everything goes smoothly, Facility Services also has a checklist form available online.

Contact: Environmental Health and Safety Department, Cutten Maintenance Center; 207-786-6413


Off Campus Activities

Campus Life Vans

The Office of Campus Life has three vans that are available for recognized student groups to sign out.  These vans can accommodate either seven or ten people, and are available for a maximum of five hours. In addition, there is a ten-person van that can be reserved on the weekends for $30 for five hours of use or $60 for every 24-hour block. Drivers must be van certified to drive college owned or rented vehicles. For more information on van certification:

Contact:  Bates Security


Commons – Lunch for Trips

Catering arranges food orders for academic field trips, athletic events, and student club trips at no charge for all participants on a meal plan.  These orders should be placed for the entire group by the person in charge of the trip (e.g. a professor or designee, a coach or responsible person of a student organization) giving at least a 3 business day notification prior to the event.  The organization, team or department will be charged only for those who are not on a meal plan.

Contact: Bates Dining Services; 207-786-6299

Morse Mountain Conservation Area and Shortridge Coastal Center

If you’re looking for a quiet weekend off campus with a student group, check out Shortridge, the Bates outpost in Phippsburg. Just a short drive away from Popham Beach, a comfortable house with bunkrooms for students sits on a lovely, 600 acre piece of land owned jointly by the college and the Morse Mountain Conservation Corporation. Reservations may be made to stay at the house for a spell during the year. To inquire further or make reservations, contact Laura Sewall at the Harward Center.

Contact: Laura Sewall (; 207-786-6078


U-SAVE Van Rental

Renting a van for a day or for the weekend is a great way to get off campus with a group. You can contact U-SAVE to rent a van and either arrange to be picked up at Bates or get the van yourself. Be sure to pick up and return vans at times and dates closest to your trip.

Contact: U-SAVE;  207-353-4136