This catalog constitutes the basic agreement between the College and its students and prospective students. In case of conflict between this catalog and any supplements hereto and any other written or oral statements, this catalog and its supplements shall be deemed to be the official statement. The College reserves the right to change any of the statements herein by reasonable notice in any supplemental catalog or other publication specifically setting forth any such changes.

Bates College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to the Office of the President of Bates College. Individuals may also contact:

Commission on Institutions of Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
209 Burlington Road, Bedford MA 01730-1433
(781) 271-0022; e-mail

Bates values a diverse college community. Moreover, Bates does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, age, or disability, in the recruitment and admission of its students, in the administration of its educational policies and programs, or in the recruitment and employment of its faculty and staff.

Address correspondence to:
Bates College, Lewiston ME 04240.

Telephone number for all offices:
(207) 786-6255

Fax number for all offices:
(207) 786-6123

Admissions and Scholarships:
The Dean of Admissions
(207) 786-6000
Lindholm House

Request for Catalog:
The Dean of Admissions
(207) 786-6000
Lindholm House

Matters of General College Interest:
The President
(207) 786-6100
204 Lane Hall

Alumni Interest:
The Director of Alumni and Parent Programs
(207) 786-6127
310 Lane Hall

Employment of Seniors and Alumni:
The Director of Career Services
(207) 786-6232
Office of Career Services

Gifts and Bequests:
The Vice President for College Advancement
(207) 786-6245
312 Lane Hall

Dean of Students:
(207) 786-6222
102 Lane Hall