This Week on Campus


Rock Painting Thursdays Thursday

This Thursday from 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM in the Student Diversity Center, Room C 303 downtown. For more information go to:

ASG and Student Life

Tell Them We Are Rising Film Screening 

ASG and KBTC are partnering to present a free preview screening of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges & Universities. The free screening for will be on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 from 11:00am – 12:00pm at the KBTC Studio. Free movie snacks will be provided with Bates Student ID. Please join us.

ASG General Assembly Meeting

The next ASG General Assembly meeting is Wednesday, February 21, 2018 in the Downtown Auditorium from 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM and is open to all students. Pizza is available for participants.

Students of Color Conference – April 12-14, 2018 in Yakima, Washington

The goal of the conference is to provide a fun, educational experience that promotes leadership, cultural competency, and academic success.  It is also important to us that we provide a safe environment for each participant. To be eligible, students must be:

  • Maintaining a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA (unofficial verified)
  • Be available to attend the entire conference from April 12-14, 2018 in Yakima, Washington
  • Apply online at or
  • If you don’t have internet access, complete this form and return it to the Student Diversity Center, room C 301

X Intersectionality Club

The club also has open leadership opportunities for treasurer, vice-president, secretary & public relations. For more information, contact Megan Sales,

Sustainability Club

Are you interested in organic gardening? The Sustainability Club meets every Wednesday in the Downtown Campus Cafeteria from 1 PM – 1:30 PM. For more information, contact Gabriel Montgomery,

Robotics Club

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

Student Clubs

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

Campus News

Practical Nurse/NAC Job Fair

Downtown Campus – Thursday, February 8, 2018 11:00am – 2:00pm

Workforce Education Services Funding Workshop

Downtown Campus – Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Financial News

Veteran Students

The Tacoma Vet Center is seeking highly motivated and mature student-veterans to serve as work-study employees.  Candidates must be qualified for VA work-study program.  If interested, please contact the VA certifying official, Andy Hall, at (253) 680-7035 or for further details.


Need assistance funding your education? Bates Foundation scholarships can help.

The Bates Foundation offers quarterly scholarships that can provide assistance with your educational expenses. If your financial aid package doesn’t cover all of your tuition, you have student loans or are a self-pay student, scholarships can help you to focus on your education by helping to relieve your financial burdens. For more information about the scholarship process and workshops, contact LeAnn Dreier at 253.680.7160 or .

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!

SkillsUSA News

Want to excel in your career-training program?

SkillsUSA is just what you have been looking for. You will be challenged to study harder with a focus that will produce success AND ultimately aid you in getting the job you want! SkillsUSA students are hired at a much higher rate because employers are increasingly looking for candidates who can “hit the ground running”. Additionally, SkillsUSA students enter the selection process with employers with an added advantage since they have practiced interviewing and speaking to industry professionals.

Winter Conference – February 23, 2018 at Green River College

Spring Conference – April 20-21, 2018 at Columbia Basin College

NLSC Conference – June 18-22, 2018 in Louisville, Kentucky

LeMont Lucas in room B 512 at South Campus (Monday – Wednesday & Friday from 7 AM – 3:30 PM) or call: 253.680.7557.

2017-2018 Winter Quarter Important Dates

February 6 Board of Trustees Meeting 3:00pm – 4:00pm @ Downtown Campus Clyde Hupp Board Room

February 15 Last day to drop Winter course for “W” on transcript

February 19 College closed in observance of President’s Day

March 5 Last day of regularly scheduled General Education classes

March 13 Last day of Winter quarter

March 19 – 23 Spring Break

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