All orders for this academic year are due back by Tuesday May 21st. Any items not returned after that deadline will be charged to personal accounts.

Guiding Principles

Central to most excursions in the outdoors is the use of specialized gear. Having the appropriate gear and knowledge on how to use that gear can make a significant difference in the experience of participants on BOC Trips. The E-Room aims to increase accessibility to the outdoors by lowering the barrier to entry that specific equipment can pose.

The E-Room is open for the fall semester! The BOC Equipment Room is located on the first floor of the recently renovated Chase Hall in room 003, accessible most easily from the Loading Dock entrance across from Muskie Archives.

E-Room Hours of Operation for Short Term ’24 are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 4-5pm.

If you have questions about the E-Room or gear, you can reach the staff at boc-eroom@bates.edu.

Reservations – For all gear reservations, please email boc-eroom@bates.edu with a complete list of what you’re looking for to accomplish your next trip outside! Please allow for one business day (M-F) for a response from our team and reach out as soon as possible to ensure that we can set aside your requested gear. Please understand that if you reach out very close to the date you would like to checkout gear, specific items may not be available.

A note about Bikes- we have a VERY limited number of mountain bikes available. If you are looking to borrow a campus bike, check out the information about Green Bikes here!