Facility Services


Located at the Cutten Maintenance Center by Underhill Ice Arena and Merrill Gym. We house the Facility Services offices (2nd floor on left, at top of the stairs), project management services, trade shops, custodial services, environmental services, greenhouse facility, grounds shops, motor vehicles, and loading dock area for deliveries. The Facility Services department is responsible for the planning, construction, renovation, maintenance and repair of college buildings and facilities; and the provision of utilities, refuse collections, custodial and other services essential to the mission of Bates College.


Our mission is to make the Bates campus a comfortable, safe, and aesthetically attractive place to learn, live, work and play. We strive to keep all operating systems in good working order, and respond to emergency maintenance and repair needs of the campus community. We are committed to building a sustainable community through outreach and education, energy efficiency, conservation, recycling, smart transportation, and greener procurement.

The Facility Services Administrative office is the “Gateway” to the various departments that reside within Facility Services. By calling our work order line at (207) 786-6449, you are able to speak with someone “one on one” regarding your service needs. For general information or questions, please call our main office numbers at (207) 786-6207 or (207) 786-6211. Hours of operation are 7:00 am – 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with extended hours for certain events throughout the year.

Loft Building Permits

Permits are required when building your own loft. Please contact the Safety Office, Human Resources – Ext. 6413

Reservations for Functions & Meetings

The College uses an electronic coordinator called R25 for “on line reservations”. While reserving space on R25 you should opt to define room setups, which will generate an automatic work order to Facility Services. For additional information and assistance, please contact Celine Dodge – Dining Servcies at Ext. 6299.

Other Facility Services Support

Facility Services Office – Extensions 6207 and 6211

  • Student Storage Tags
  • Guest Mattresses (call ahead and bring your ID)

Work Order Line Ext. 6449

  • No Heat/No Power
  • Broken windows/shades
  • Plumbing issues and leaks
  • Ice/Snow and slippery conditions/concerns
  • Lighting and Electrical Issues
  • Lofting/Bunking of Beds (for assistance with)

Residential Facilities Auditor, Dave Larrabee, Ext. 6205

  • Dorm Damage – Billing Questions
  • Missing Student Items
  • Bed boards/Bookshelves
  • Lofting/Bunking of Beds

Manager of Sustainability Initiatives, Julie Rosenbach, Ext. 8367

  • Campus Sustainability Initiatives
  • Recycling
  • Clean Sweep Program
  • Bike Program
  • President’s Climate Commitment