The weekly BatesNews email has been on hiatus since June, but Campus Construction Update has chugged along, capturing a season of high intensity on the Bates facilities front.

The three most recent CCUs, featured below, tell the stories of major summer 2023 projects, each with a unique resonance in Bates history.

There’s a new playing surface on Garcelon Field, significant improvements to the attic of Hathorn Hall, creation in Coram Library of a high-tech Immersive Media Studio — and nothing less than the reinvention of Chase Hall, the college’s original, century-old student center.

Campus Construction Update: Aug. 10, 2023

An epic rainstorm and subsequent flooding prompt a robust campus response as the summer’s four major facilities projects near completion.

Campus Construction Update: July 6, 2023

As Bates enters high summer, progress in the Chase Hall renovation is provoking a certain air of anticipation — something along the lines of, “Is it Christmas yet?”

Campus Construction Update: June 16, 2023

Construction projects for summer 2023 involve campus landmarks whose long histories resound in Bates lore, including Chase Hall, Hathorn Hall, and Garcelon Field.