Special Information for 2020-2021:
Shipping Delays: We typically ship within 1 business day, but all orders may be delayed 2-5 days before shipping. Our physical store is not open at this time unless you are a current staff/faculty/student with an active Bates ID.
Orders are shipped out daily Monday through Friday (excluding holidays). We ship directly from the College Store in Lewiston, ME and orders are handled and processed directly by College Store employees.
We strive to process and ship orders as fast as possible. Please note:
- Orders received after 2pm EST during the week may not be processed until the following day.
- Orders received on Friday after 2pm EST or on the weekend will not be processed until the following Monday (excluding holidays).
If you need to receive your order by a certain day, please let us know! You can leave a note in your order during the checkout process, email us, or call us at 207.786.6121 during business hours.
Free basic shipping on orders over $125:
We are pleased to offer free basic ground shipping to the continental US for orders over $125. This value is calculated after any discounts are applied but before applicable tax is calculated. This offer excludes items with special shipping requirements (diploma frames, furniture, off-site purchases, special orders, etc.). Valid on single orders only (multiple orders cannot be combined to earn this promotion). Your order will be shipped using the trackable method of our choice and we offer no specific guaranteed delivery date.
Please note that this offer may be suspended at our discretion and without notice.
Holiday Season (November - December):
We typically process and ship your order the same day it is placed (within the window described above). Due to increased order volume during the holidays, orders may take an additional business day to process.
We have enabled many, but not all, international shipping zones requested by our customers. Don't see your country listed? Please email us!
Please note: International shipping rates do not include taxes, tariffs, duties, or any other fees that may be required by destination country at time of delivery and we are unable to estimate these extra costs at the time of the order.
Our international shipping rates reflect average order sizes and packaging requirements. Please contact us if you need a custom quote and include full shipping address and a list of the items you are interested in purchasing.
We will gladly accept returns within 30 days of purchase. Please ship your return (at your expense) to:
Bates College Store
65 Campus Ave
Lewiston, ME 04240
Please include your name, email, phone, and order number in the package. For your protection, DO NOT include your credit card information. Once we receive the merchandise back, we will credit your original purchase method.
Please click here for our full return policy.