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Bates College
2 Andrews Road
Lewiston, ME 04240
United States

Note: Contact information for the GRC site office will be included here when conferences are in session at this site.

About the Site

Bates College, located in central Maine 35 miles north of Portland and 140 miles from Boston, is one of the leading liberal arts institutions in the United States. The campus offers a serene setting to facilitate informal discussions and foster collaborative networks.

Lewiston is situated less than an hour from either sea coast or mountains and is within striking distance of Portland, one of the best "food cities" in the country. Additionally, Maine’s coast is among the most scenic in the world and is why many embrace the states slogan "Maine: the Way Life Should Be".

Click here for a map of the campus (PDF format), which indicates the location of all GRC-related activities.

Arrival and Check-In

It is anticipated that attendees will arrive/check-in on Sunday between 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm. Check-in will take place at 55 Campus Avenue in Lewiston, ME. Anyone arriving after the GRC office/registration closes at 9:00 pm on Sunday should check in at Campus Security Office at 245 College Street, 207-786-6254, to pick up their conference badge and room key. The GRC Office will re-open Monday at 8:00 am.

The Meeting Room and Poster Area

Science Sessions are held in the air-conditioned Olin Arts Concert Hall, Room 210.

Poster sessions and socials are held in the air-conditioned Pettengill Hall, Perry Atrium.

On-Site Housing and Facilities

GRC participants are housed in newly renovated and air-conditioned residence halls with single or shared rooms. Bathrooms are shared on each floor. Housekeeping services will be provided daily in all bathrooms. If you need fresh towels or soap, please inquire in the GRC Office.

Dining Area and Meals

All meals are served in the Dining Hall. Vegetarian and vegan entrees are available at all meals and other dietary restrictions or concerns can be accommodated with advance notice. Kosher meals are not available unless specially requested 1 month in advance.

Internet, Phone and Computer Access

Wireless, high-speed Internet access is available across campus including all residence halls and conference facilities. If you require advanced network capabilities, please visit Help Desk Services located in Ladd Library open 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, for assistance. A computer and printer will be available 24 hours/day.

Handicapped Accessibility

The site is fully handicapped accessible.

On-Site Recreation

The site has a recreation center which includes an indoor pool, indoor and outdoor track, tennis courts, racquetball court, and full service weight room and cardio equipment.

Site-Organized Activities

Bates offers recreational opportunities and information about area attractions as well as afternoon excursions/activities both on-site and off-site. Please visit the GRC Office for more information.

Other Information

Animals are not permitted on site.

All GRC facilities are smoke free.
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