Break Housing

During Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks, the only residential area open is Bates Complex. 

Students that wish to live at Bates Complex must either already have a room in the complex or must find a host apartment that is willing to allow them to stay in their apartment. If a student chooses a host apartment, all apartment-mates must also give permission for the student to stay in that apartment. The process for obtaining permission to stay is outlined in the respective applications below.

There is a cost associated with staying at Bates Complex during breaks, as outlined in the application materials. This cost will be applied directly to a student's account.

On-Campus Thanksgiving Break Housing

The following information is concerning the Thanksgiving break closing. Any questions regarding this information should be directed to your Assistant Resident Director, Resident Director or Area Coordinator.

All residence halls close on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7 pm, and all residence halls reopen on Sunday, November 27, 2016 at 12 pm.

 1. The residential areas are closed for all major university recesses. The only residential area that remains open is the Bates Complex. The fee to stay at the Bates Complex during Thankgiving break (Tuesday, November 22 through Sunday, November 27, 2016) is $125 per week. There is no daily rate for Thanksgiving break.

 2. All applications must be submitted to the Bates Complex Area Coordinator or the Assistant Resident Director no later than Tuesday, November 15th, 2016. Applications may be dropped off at the Bates Complex area office, AC Office, or ARD Office.

 3. Approved students who live at Bates will be able to stay in their room during vacation time. Approved students who do not reside at the Bates Complex may choose to stay in a friend’s apartment with signed permission from members of that individual room.

 4. Approved students will be notified and will be responsible for picking up their key(s) and signing a key agreement on Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at the Bates area office from 5 pm to 8 pm for Thanksgiving break. 

 5. You must return your passkey to the Bates area office on Sunday, November 27, 2016 between 10 am and 12 pm. Failure to do so by this date and time will result in a $25 improper check out charge.

 6. Since there will be limited staff available, you must take responsibility for ensuring that safety measures are maintained. Rear doors are alarmed and when opened will signal university police. Propping the front entryway doors may result in all students from that particular entryway being removed from break housing. This is strictly enforced. Therefore, please lock your door and carry your keys at all times.

 7. No large gatherings are allowed during vacation.

Applications for Thanksgiving break housing are due by Tuesday, November 15, 2016 to Bates Complex assistant resident director, area coordinator or the residence life office.

Thanksgiving break housing application

 

On-Campus Winter Break Housing

The following information is concerning the Thanksgiving break closing. Any questions regarding this information should be directed to your Assistant Resident Director, Resident Director or Area Coordinator.

All residence halls close on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7 pm, and all residence halls reopen on Sunday, January 15, 2017 at 12 pm.

 1. The residential areas are closed for all major university recesses. The only residential area that remains open is the Bates Complex. The fee to stay at the Bates Complex during Winter break (Thursday, December 22, 2016 through Sunday, January 15, 2017) is $175 per week ($700 total). There is no daily rate for Winter Break.

 2. All applications must be submitted to the Bates Complex Area Coordinator or the Assistant Resident Director no later than Thursday, December 15th, 2016. Applications may be dropped off at the Bates Complex area office, AC Office, or ARD Office.

 3. Approved students who live at Bates will be able to stay in their room during vacation time. Approved students who do not reside at the Bates Complex may choose to stay in a friend’s apartment with signed permission from members of that individual room.

 4. Approved students will be notified and will be responsible for picking up their key(s) and signing a key agreement on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at the Bates area office from 6 pm to 9 pm for Winter break. 

 5. You must return your passkey to the Bates area office on Sunday, January 15, 2017 between 10 am and 12 pm. Failure to do so by this date and time will result in a $25 improper check out charge.

 6. Since there will be limited staff available, you must take responsibility for ensuring that safety measures are maintained. Rear doors are alarmed and when opened will signal university police. Propping the front entryway doors may result in all students from that particular entryway being removed from break housing. This is strictly enforced. Therefore, please lock your door and carry your keys at all times.

 7. No large gatherings are allowed during vacation.

Applications for Winter break housing are due by Thursday, December 15, 2016 to Bates Complex assistant resident director, area coordinator or the residence life office.

Winter Break Online Application