What to Bring



Each room is furnished with a bed, desk, desk chair, bureau, armoire or closet, wastebasket, Wi-Fi and ethernet. All beds are extra long twins, measuring 36 x 80 x 5. We highly encourage arriving to campus with fewer items and then shopping to your needs once you’ve seen the space and planned with your roommate(s). There will be time on move-in day to do some shopping in town, as well as campus van trips during Orientation Week.

Microwaves, refrigerators, and freezers

To conserve energy, microwaves are only allowed as part of a refrigerator/freezer/microwave combination unit, in which only one appliance can be run at a time. One unit is allowed per room, so you should coordinate this with your roommate(s). Refrigerators may not exceed 3.0 cu. ft or operate at more than 350 kWh. For rentals and deliverers, one option we suggest is New England Student Services. (School code: 2121).

Linens and Laundry

Laundry facilities are located in each building. You’ll pay for laundry by loading up a MacGray card. You can purchase or reload your card in $5 increments at MacGray machines located in Ladd Library, Pettengill Hall, and Hacker House.

Suggested items

  • sheets (extra-long twin)
  • towels
  • blankets/comforters
  • pillow
  • computer (Mac or PC)
  • flash drive
  • extension cord (or power strip)
  • ethernet cable (for desktops)
  • desk lamp
  • storage crates
  • flashlight with batteries
  • alarm clock
  • calendar/day planner
  • fan
  • bed risers
  • storage totes
  • laundry hamper

Cable isn’t available in student rooms, but is available in all student lounges.

Shipping Instructions

To ship large packages via UPS, FedEx, USPS prior to your arrival (but not before August 1), please use the following address format: Student’s Name & Class Year Student’s Box # Bates College Lewiston, ME 04240

In the event that someone requires a street address to mail a package or overnight letter to you, (FedEx and UPS usually require a street address) the mailing address is:

Student Name
[Box Number] Bates College
56 Campus Avenue
Lewiston, Maine 04240

When the package reaches Bates you will receive an email notifying you of its arrival. You must bring your ID to the Post & Print to retrieve your package.

NOTE: please log on to the Garnet Gateway to retrieve your mailbox number and mailing address.

For questions regarding your mail or package service at Bates, please call the Post & Print at 207-786-6098.