Directions & Accommodations
If you drive to campus, best parking options can be found in the Merrill lot behind the Merrill Gymnasium, in the visitor designated sections. To locate this lot, please refer to the Bates campus map.
Directions to Bates
Bates is less than one hour from Portland and two hours north of Boston. You can generate driving directions from your current location. There are several visitor parking spaces available near the Office of Admission on Wood Street. You may also park in the 141 Russell Street parking lot, located behind Merrill Gymnasium.
There are a number of area accommodations available in the Lewiston-Auburn area and beyond!
Lewiston-Auburn boasts many dining options, including cafes, restaurants, and fine dining. There are lots of things to do and see in the Lewiston-Auburn area – visit Thorncrag Nature Sanctuary, stop by Museum L-A, or check out the Bates events calendar to see what’s happening on campus! Bates is also close to the Freeport shopping outlets, the Lost Valley Ski Area and Black Mountain Ski Resort, and the Maine Mall in Portland.