Campus Life

For the 2022-23 academic year, Campus Life (along with the other offices in Chase Hall) haave moved to 96 Campus Ave (on the far side of JB). This includes all club storage spaces as well as shared, multi purpose spaces, the Bates Student, the Bates Arts Society, the Bates Musicians Union, and the Bates Outing Club Equipment Room.

Campus Life is excited to work with you this academic year!

Campus Life supports Student Clubs, Organizations, Social Programming, and Leadership Opportunities.  Staff members are often out and about on campus connecting with students and staff, coordinating programs and events, and attending meetings. 

Campus Life Office Hours: Monday through Friday from 10:30-5:00pm. If you would like to connect with a staff member before 10:30am or after 5:00pm, please contact us directly to schedule an appointment. 

Our Mission

Reflecting the Bates Institutional Plan, Campus Life plays an integral role in the education of the whole person, a “process through which students become aware of their interests, community, and purpose in the world.” We deepen the student experience by providing resources and opportunities to explore interests through involvement in student clubs and organizations, social events and programs, skill building workshops, and employment opportunities. An equity and inclusion lens is foundational to our work – we actively aspire to dismantle -isms and -phobias, and partner with students to do the same in their areas of influence. To ensure an inclusive and accessible experience for all, Campus Life student clubs and organizations embody this mission by abiding by the Club/Org Membership Policy.

If you have questions, contact us at 207-786-6305 or email