Breaks and Travel


2018–19 Dates

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