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Bates-Runner Hall

Bates-Runner Hall


About Bates-Runner Hall

  • Co-ed Residence Hall
  • Open to Upperclassmen
  • Honors Hall

Bates-Runner is a three story residence hall that was built in 1958 and underwent a significant renovation in 2002. Bates-Runner houses 147 upper class men and women who are in the Honors College. It is located in the middle of campus across from the Downing University Center.


*This hall closes during Thanksgiving, Winter, and Spring breaks. If you need to stay on campus during those times, please apply for Barnes Campbell Hall or Bemis Lawrence Hall and list "extended living" as your most important preference.

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Room Features

  • Movable Furniture (one set per resident):
    • A low, loftable, bunkable twin bed (80" x 36")
    • Desk
    • Desk Chair
    • 2-Shelf Bookcase
    • Dresser
    • Closet
    • Trash Can (one per resident) - trash bags available at the front desk
    • Recycling Can (one per room)
  • Room Dimension: 15'2" x 11'10"
  • Window Blinds
  • Window Dimensions: Length: 65", Width: 46.5"
  • Local Telephone Service
  • Cable TV
  • Internet (Wireless & Ethernet Access)

Residence Hall Rates

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Hall Features

  • Air Conditioned
  • Study Lounge
  • Vending Machines
  • Laundry Room
  • Kitchen on Every Floor
  • Ice Machine
  • TV Lounge
  • Private Bathrooms
  • Front Desk Open 24/7
  • In-Hall Social & Educational Opportunities

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Fire Evacuation/Floor Plans

Bates Ground Floor

Bates Second Floor

Bates Third Floor

Safe Area

North Wing, East Side 1st floor

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Bates Runner Hall Bedroom

Bates Runner Hall Bedroom

Bates Runner Hall Bed

Bates Runner Hall Desk

Bates Runner Hall Closet

Closet Dimensions:

Length: 86", Width: 38.75", Depth: 24", Hanging Clothes Area Length: 62.5"

Bates Runner Hall Bathroom

Private bathroom shared with a roommate. Residents must provide their own toilet paper and shower curtain.

Bates Runner Hall Classroom

Bates-Runner Hall Classroom

Bates Runner Hall Kitchen

Bates Runner Hall Lobby

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 Last Modified 9/25/14