Bates College

Getting There

Bates College | 2 Andrews Road | Lewiston, ME 04240 | United States



GRC Chartered Bus Service
GRC offers a chartered bus service from the Portland International Jetport and the Boston Logan Airport.  Reservations are required and tickets are $58 each way.  

Portland International Jetport (PWM) - 35 miles from Bates College.

Boston Logan Airport (BOS) - 140 miles from Bates College.

Enterprise Rent-a-Car and National Car Rental offer discounted rates on auto rentals for GRC attendees.

Parking at Bates College is free.

Childcare & Guest Services

GRC offers guest and child registration packages that allow guests to share your accommodations and join you at meals. Children under 4 years old are free of charge and children ages 4 -12 receive a 50% discount. Additional information is available in the childcare and guest guide for this GRC venue.  Due to limited accommodations at this venue, guest housing is very limited. To request guest / family housing, please reach out to your Conference Operations Associate. Please note that guests are not able to attend science or poster sessions.   

Arrival & Conference Essentials 

Please download the Bates College information sheet  for details about the venue and your stay.

  • GRS check-in is on Saturday between 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm at 55 Campus Avenue in Lewiston, ME.  
  • GRC check-in is on Sunday between 2:00 pm and 9:00 pm in Chu Hall located at 55 Campus Avenue in Lewiston, ME.    
  • After 9:00 pm conferees should check in at Campus Security Office at 245 College Street to pick up their conference badge and room key. The phone number is 207-786-6254. 
  • Check-out on Friday is at 10:00 am.  Early check-in and late check-out are not available.     
  • Casual attire is appropriate at GRCs. 
  • Poster printing is available at Bates.
  • This site is handicap accessible.
  • All conference meals are served buffet style 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.  If you have food allergies, dietary requirements, or require kosher meals, please let us know when you register for the conference.
  • Conferees can use the campus recreation center which includes a pool, tracks, tennis and racquetball courts, and full service weight and equipment room.
  • Advance travel planning and early visa application are strongly encouraged for non-US citizens traveling to the United States. Visit the US Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs web site for more information.  After you have been accepted to a GRC conference, you may request a letter of support from the conference chair to assist in your visa application if required.
  • In preparation for your meeting, you may want to download a first-time attendee or international visitor guide.

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Check your application status, complete your registration, update your poster, change your rooming preference, make a bus reservation, print an invitation letter, print a receipt (which includes verification that you are presenting a poster) or print an invoice by logging into your account.

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