Stories about "Commons"
Video: How to make the yummy Bates Bobcat sandwich

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:30 pm

The Bobcat has been a lunchtime mainstay since 2008, when the current Commons opened — with its signature brick oven.

Bates at Night: Preparing dinner with Dining Services

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 11:22 am

“The students live here, so this is their home, this is their kitchen," says sous chef Michael Staffenski of Dining Services.

The Plot, Chapter 1: Celebrating the harvest, contemplating next year

Friday, October 26, 2018 9:41 am

A lot from the Plot: With nearly a ton of produce delivered to happy diners in Commons, Bates' garden got off to a bountiful start.

Video: A student’s love letter to Commons

Friday, June 8, 2018 11:52 am

Whether it's the unlimited food or the great choices, Commons is the place to come together.

Video: Emilio Valadez ’18 and the philosophy of lunch

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7:47 pm

Amidst a "constellation of humans" in Commons at noontime, Emilio Valadez ’18 is nourished by something greater than lunch.

Paper coffee cups soon to be an un-Commons sight

Thursday, March 30, 2017 3:39 pm

As of April 24, as a way to reduce the amount of waste Bates College sends to the landfill, Dining Services will no longer stock paper cups in Commons.

Six Bates places back then (under construction) and now (wow!)

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 2:24 pm

Take an interactive, then-and-now look at a six Bates places that have seen great changes over the years.

Campus Construction Update: Week of Dec. 10, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007 11:05 am

If the schedule holds, in about 10 weeks Dining Services will serve the first meals in Bates College's new Commons.

Campus Construction Update: Week of Oct. 22, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007 10:48 am

A new parking lot behind Merrill Gymnasium opening around Thanksgiving will ease the squeeze that Bates College motorists have felt the past six months.

Campus Construction Update: Week of Nov. 5, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007 9:45 am

The new dining Commons should be open for business when students return from break on Feb. 25, 2008, project manager Paul Farnsworth reports.

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