Quiet Places On Campus

There are many quiet, beautiful places on and near the campus which are conducive to contemplation and reflection. Some of our favorite sites include:

Chapel Interior

The interior of the College Chapel

  • College Chapel
    Visit the chapel between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
    Meditation cushions in pews at the very front.
  • The Muslim Prayer Room, Hindu shrine, and Buddhist Meditation Room
    Located in Chase Hall, which is open 7:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. every day. If you would like access at other times, please contact us.
  • The Multifaith Chaplaincy Common Room
    A cozy place to study, think, or meditate; 163 Wood St., 2nd floor.
  • Ladd Library
  • Perry Atrium, Pettengill Hall
  • Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center
  • College Greenhouse, Carnegie Science Hall

Outdoor Spaces:

  • Benches on the Quad
  • Keigwen Amphitheater and benches near Lake Andrews (the puddle)
  • The Otis Memorial by Lake Andrews
  • Muskie Garden
  • Mount David
  • Olin Terrace
  • The many gardens throughout the campus
  • Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary
  • Riverside Greenway Trail by Sunnyside Park
  • Riverwalk Trail near Railroad Park
  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area
  • The Bates Lean-To in Greene, Maine
  • The Bates Yurt in Greene, Maine