Quiet Places On Campus

There are many quiet, beautiful places on and near the campus which are conducive to contemplation and reflection. Some of our favorite sites include:

Peter J. Gomes Chapel
  • Peter J. Gomes Chapel
    Visit the chapel between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. daily.
    Meditation cushions in pews at the very front.
  • The Muslim Prayer Room, Hindu shrine, and Buddhist Meditation Room
    Located in Chase Hall,  
  • The Multifaith Chaplaincy
    Many cozy places to study, think, or meditate; 163 Wood St.
  • Ladd Library
  • Perry Atrium, Pettengill Hall
  • Museum of Art, Olin Arts Center
  • College Greenhouse, Carnegie Science Hall

Outdoor Spaces:

  • The Quad (benches or stretch out anywhere)
  • Backyard of the Multifaith Chaplaincy (163 Wood St.)
  • Keigwen Amphitheater and benches near Lake Andrews (the puddle)
  • The Otis Memorial by Lake Andrews
  • Muskie Garden
  • Mount David
  • Olin Terrace
  • Library Terrace
  • Garden next to Hathorn Hall
  • The Bates Garden
  • Thorncrag Bird Sanctuary
  • Riverwalk Trail by Sunnyside Park
  • Riverside Cemetery
  • Mt. Apatite in Auburn
  • Riverwalk in Lewiston and Auburn
  • Garcelon Bog
  • Bates Morse Mountain Conservation Area
  • The Bates Lean-To in Greene, Maine
  • The Bates Yurt in Greene, Maine