Welcome to Residence Life and Health Education

The Office of Residence Life and Health Education is dedicated to the development of inclusive communities that foster a sense of belonging for all students. Intentional programming, mentorship, and holistic well-being are at the heart of our residential model. Guided by our values, we promote accountability and skill-building to encourage individual growth and prepare students to engage in community.

Residence Life

Explore residence life job opportunities, programming, and the JACA 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 suite 001 of Chase Hall (56 Campus Avenue), 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.