Breaks and Travel
Fall Recess: October 17–21
Thanksgiving Recess: November 17–25
Fall Semester Exams End: December 15 at 12:30pm
Winter Semester Begins: January 6 at 8am
Winter Recess: February 16–24
Winter Semester Exams End: April 13 at 12:30pm
Short Term Begins: April 22 at 8am
Short Term Ends: May 24 at 4pm
Commencement Weekend: May 24–26
Ground Transportation Options
Concord Coach Lines offers routes to and from Portland, Boston, and New York City
Greyhound Lines offers routes nationwide to and from Portland, Maine.
BreakShuttle travels to Boston, Hartford, and New York City.
Mermaid Transportation offers Bates students discounted rides to and from campus to the Portland Jetport.
Lewiston/Auburn Taxi Service: 207-689-5080