This Week on Campus

Scholarship Workshops Today and Tomorrow

Mon, May 1 | 11:30 a.m. | South Campus | Orientation Room, Bldg. A

Tue, May 2 | 11:30 a.m. | Downtown Campus | Diversity Center

PTK Meetings – This Thursday

PTK will meet in the Library this Thursday at the Downtown Campus from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Class of 2017

Get Your Cap and Gown

Miss the deadline for ordering? No problem! Purchase your cap and gown starting on Wednesday, May 11 at the Downtown Campus Store. Price is $27.50, plus tax.

Commencement Rehearsal

Know before you go. Please attend the commencement rehearsal the week of Commencement.  You do not need to wear your cap and gown. Wednesday, May 31, from 11:30 AM- 12:30 PM at the Downtown Campus Auditorium. Contact Sharon Netter, 253.680.7370 if you have any questions about the rehearsal.

Decorate your Graduation Cap with ASG

Join ASG on Wednesday, May 31 from 12:30 PM — 3:30 PM in the DT Campus Auditorium following the commencement rehearsal, to decorate your commencement cap. Some supplies will be provided, bring your own cap.

ASG and Student Life


The Bates Technical College Foundation is now accepting scholarship applications for summer quarter. Please carefully read the directions carefully before beginning your application.

The Bates Foundation will award up to 29 scholarships totaling $27,250. The application deadline is THURSDAY, MAY 11 at midnight.

To assist you in the scholarship application process, the Foundation conducts scholarship workshops—Today at South Campus and tomorrow at Downtown Campus. Feel free to bring your lunch!                                                     

ASG General Assembly Meeting

The ASG General Assembly meeting is Wednesday, May 17, 2016 in the Downtown Auditorium from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM. Pizza is available for participants.

Women’s Self Defense Class

Hilltop Black Belt Self Defense, First month FREE with payment of 2nd month of $35; Thursdays 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM, for enrollment send email to: ; Colored Women’s Club, 2316 S. Yakima Avenue Tacoma, WA 98405.

Student Clubs

Start a student club! Visit our club website It is a great opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest.

Robotics Club

Interested in Robotics?  Bates Bots meets every Thursday in room E 102 (Electronics, Downtown Campus). Come check us out! Read more about the club in The Insider.

Library News

New Databases from the Library!

New EBSCO databases (Associates Programs Source Plus, Health Source: Nursing/Academic, AHFS Consumer Medication Information, Science Reference Center, Education Full Text, Point of View, and Biomedical Reference) have been added to the databases previously available.  Need help? The library has what you need. 

Tutoring Hours

Downtown Campus:  Room A 224

Monday – Thursday 11:00 AM — 1:00 PM (Student Tutor – Lacie) and 1:30 PM — 3:30 PM with (Bill Collins)

Central Campus: Advising Area

Tuesday – Thursday 12:00 PM — 3:00 PM (Student Tutor – David)

Great Job Opportunity!

$15/hour for academic tutoring support at South Campus

Hours are negotiable but are currently 11:00 AM — 3:00 PM, Monday – Thursday

Contact: Pete Hauschka or 253-680-7217


Phi Theta Kappa News

Have a 3.5+ GPA?

If you have earned 12 college level credits, with a 3.5 cumulative GPA or above, you may be eligible to join Phi Theta Kappa, the international honors society on campus.  Keep your eyes on your email for an invitation!

PTK Meetings – We’ve Moved

Phi Theta Kappa meets every Thursday in Downtown Campus Library from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.  See you there.

Financial News


Who says “There’s no free lunch?” because there is one for you and a guest!

We invite you to attend the annual Bates Foundation Scholarship Luncheon to celebrate your success as a student scholarship recipient and to honor the donors who have helped hundreds of students, like you, pursue their educational goals at Bates!

As the recipient of a scholarship award between summer quarter 2016 and spring quarter 2017, you and one guest may attend at no cost. Please provide the guest’s name when you register. You must pre-register online at no later than May 11. This is not a walk-in event.

The Scholarship Luncheon is Thursday, May 18, from 11:30 AM to 1 PM in the Bates South Campus auditorium.

If you have questions, please contact LeAnn Dreier at 253.680.7160 or

We look forward to seeing you at the luncheon!

Financial Aid Hours

Downtown Campus

  • Mon-Thu: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Fri.: 8 a.m.-Noon

VA and L&I Certifying Official

  • Mon-Thu: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. and Fri: 8 a.m.-Noon

Central/Mohler Campus

  • Second Wed: 10 a.m.-Noon

South Campus

  • Tue and Thu: 1-4 p.m.

VA and L&I Certifying Official

  • First and third Wed: 8 a.m.-Noon


Reduced Cost Dental Clinic

Did you know that Bates has a dental clinic? Located at the Downtown Campus, the clinic is open to private-pay patients and patients with Apple Health Care. Services include: new patient exams, cleanings, fillings, crowns and extractions. All services are at a reduced fee. Open Monday – Thursday, 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM. Call 253-680-7310 for an appointment.      

2016-2017 Winter Quarter Important Dates

May 10                 Last day to drop classes with “W” on transcript

June 6                  Last day of Spring quarter

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