Q: Where should I park?
Cars may be left overnight on nearby public streets and in College parking lots except in posted areas. The Merrill Gymnasium parking lot located at 141 Russell Street is the largest on campus. Rows will be marked as reserved for Inauguration. Please respect handicapped parking signs.

Q: Is transportation provided?
A: Bates will provide free group transportation to and from the Hilton Garden Riverwatch in Auburn, and the Auburn Residence Inn by Marriott at select times on Friday and Saturday. Contact Alicia Richard at arichard@bates.edu or 207-786-6336 for details.

Q: Are there other events on campus that weekend?
A: Yes, in addition to the dedication and inauguration ceremonies, there will be Homecoming Weekend activities.

Q: I am traveling from out of town. Where can I find directions?
A: For directions to Bates, click here. Once you arrive at Bates, check out our campus map, labeled with key locations.

Q: How long is the installation ceremony?
A: The installation ceremony is expected to last approximately 90 minutes.

Q: Are there alternate event venues in case of rain?
A: Regardless of the weather, the naming and installation ceremonies will take place indoors.

Q: Is there a list of hotels and restaurants in the area available?
A: Yes, we’ve provided a list of hotels and a list of restaurants near Bates College.

Q: Are there special arrangements for those with disabilities?
A: Yes, please contact Alicia Richard at arichard@bates.edu or 207-786-6336 for complete information.