Welcome to Residence Life and Health Education

The Office of Residence Life and Health Education is dedicated to the creation of diverse, inclusive, and collaborative communities. We foster a holistic understanding of wellness, and facilitate relationships that develop agency and perspectiveThrough dynamic and robust programming, we prepare leaders to embrace difference and pursue responsible citizenship.

Fall 2020 Note from the Residence Life Team

We are excited to share information regarding the reopening of campus to student residency this fall. We are communicating arrival and residential information as quickly as possible via email and this website. With any specific requests for information you do not yet see available on this website, please reach out to housing@bates.edu.

Residence Life

Explore residence life job opportunities, programming, and the JARC Staff program.


Information on housing options and policies including Lottery, important dates, summer placement, a comprehensive housing tour, and FAQs.

Health Education

Information about Health and Wellness programming on campus.

We look forward to assisting you in your transition to Bates College or with any other questions related to our work. For more information, stop by the Residence Life and Health Education Office in Chase Hall room 204, call us at 207-786-6215, or email the office at housing@bates.edu. Our hours of operation are 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday.