Designing Sustainable Communities for Living and Learning

Bates House


Typical Floor Plan

* Floor plans, layouts, dimensions and features may vary.


Inside The Halls

When Bates House opened in 1969, it pushed the boundary of residence hall design, incorporating a variety of arrangements and color schemes. This complex includes three 10-story towers and was named for Jeff Bates who was the South Carolina state treasurer from 1940 until his death in 1966.

This coed traditional residence hall houses 531 students. Building amenities include a computer lab, a newly renovated study lounge, a Student Success Center satellite office, as well as the Bates Diner, an all-you-can-eat dining facility.


Live-in Residence Life Coordinator
Live-In Assistant Residence Life Coordinator (Graduate Student)
27 Resident Mentors (Undergraduate Students)

Home To

Gamecock Gateway

The Basics

Type: Traditional
Year Built: 1969
Occupancy: 531
No. of Floors: 10
Electronic Access: Yes
Elevator: Yes
Cable Connection: Yes
Internet Connection: Yes (2)
Wi-Fi: Yes
Air Conditioned: Yes



  • Tile floor
  • 2 beds, 2 dressers, 2 closets, 2 desks w/chairs


  • One per floor in each wing


  • Floors 2-10 of C-wing

Laundry Room

  • First floor of C-wing

Other Amenities

  • Microfridge in every student room
  • Student Success Center Satellite Office
  • 24-hour computer lab
  • Dining facility

Dimensions to Know for Move-In

Total Area 11'6" x 15'6"
Window 42" wide x 77" tall
Mattress Length 80" (x-long twin)
Maximum Bed Height 31"
Desk 24" deep x 42" wide
Dresser 18" deep x 20" wide (built into closet)
Dresser Drawers 6" deep (3 drawers)
Closet 44" wide x 25" deep