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. Between print versions of the catalog, additions such as new courses and updated deadlines and fees are published in the online version of the catalog, which is considered a supplement. The most current catalog is available online at 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.

106th Series No. 5 September 2008
Bates (USPS 045-160) is published by Bates College at Lane Hall, Lewiston, Maine, eleven times a year: once each in November, January, March, April, May, June, July, and August, and three times in September. Periodical postage paid at Lewiston ME 04240 and other locations. Postmaster: Send address changes to BATES, Bates College, Lewiston ME 04240.

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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 the 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 the diversity of persons, perspectives, and convictions. Critical thinking, rigorous analysis, and open discussion of a full range of ideas lie at the heart of the College's mission as an institution of higher learning. The College seeks to encourage inquiry and reasoned dialogue in a climate of mutual respect.

Bates does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, 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
Lindholm House
(207) 786-6000

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

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

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

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

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

Records and Registration:
The Registrar
Office of the Registrar and Academic Systems
Libbey Forum
(207) 755-5949

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

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