First-Year Residences

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  • All First-Year – Live with other first year students and experience college together.
  • All Class-Year – Interact with a cross-section of other class years and and learn from the experiences of older peers.
  • Healthy Living – Develop a close, vibrant community without the presence of alcohol, tobacco, or other drugs.

Frye House

Bates B Well Annual community 5K Run/Walk


Frye House is an all-First Year house featuring a wonderful lounge space for community-building and plenty of green space for maximizing the warmer weather.


Clason House


Clason is designated as the First Year Healthy Living residence. Clason is a vibrant, tight-knit community of 31 students and 2 Junior Advisors.




Milliken House

Whittier and Milliken Houses

Milliken is an all-First Year residence housing 30 students. To the right of all-upperclass Whittier,  Milliken has a great lounge space for getting to know your fellow residents.



280 College Street
280 College Street is a mixed-year residence hall, with the 2nd floor being comprised of four First Year Centers. With a full kitchen and beautiful lounge and study spaces, 280 is a great place to gather and meet new with friends.


55 & 65 Campus Avenue
Bates’ newest residential offerings, 55 and 65 Campus Avenue buildings will house both First Year and upperclass students. Both buildings will boast fully appointed kitchens, quiet study spaces, and large lounge spaces.

Page Hall

Page is an all-class year residence hall with 7 First Year Centers. Conveniently located on the Puddle, students can enjoy the expansive greenspace and two lounges in the building.

Parker Hall

Parker is a centrally-located all-class residence hall, sitting between Alumni walk and the Quad. Enjoy the view from porch or the large lounge. Parker contains 7 First Year centers.


Wentworth Adams Hall


Adams is an all-class year residence hall overlooking the Puddle. It boasts great gathering spaces, such as newly remodeled lounge and study areas, as well as outdoor space to take advantage of the view.