This Week on Campus           

PTK Meeting – This Tuesday

Tuesday:   June 21, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 12:15 pm — Downtown, Room E301      

ASG and Student Life

Run for Student Government

EXTRA, EXTRA!!! ASG elections are quickly approaching. If you are interested in campaigning for President or one of the three Vice-President positions, fill out an application online. Electronic elections are July 25-26, 2016 from 8:00 am – 11:00 am. Please see Campaign Etiquette or contact LeMont Lucas for election guidelines. Candidates are encouraged to submit campaign platform(s) with their application.

Looking for an On-Campus Job?

Student government is hiring for paid on-campus positions. Work on campus, have fun, and get paid!!!  Fill out an application here.


Join ASG on South Campus Wednesday, July 27, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, as they host the 7th annual student appreciation BBQ.

General Assembly

Join the ASG General Assembly Wednesday, July 20, in the South Campus Auditorium from 11:15 am-12:15 pm, to hear what’s going on in ASG.  Free Pizza for students those who attend.

Robotics Club

Interested in Robotics?  Bates Bots meets every Thursday in room E102 (Electronics, Downtown Campus), Come check us out!

Reduced Cost Dental

Bates has a dental clinic located at the Downtown Campus. It 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 am – 3 pm. Call for an appointment 253-680-7310.

Student Clubs

Interested in starting a club? Visit our new club website It’s a great opportunity to meet new people who share a common interest.

Phi Theta Kappa News

Next All Chapter Meeting

Tuesday, June 21, 2016.

11:30 am – 12:15 pm — Downtown E303.

Have a 3.5+ GPA?

If you have earned 12 college level credits, and your cumulative GPA is a 3.5 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!

Veteran News

VA-funded students are reminded that the VA does not pay benefits over breaks.  Please remember there is a six-week break between Summer and Fall Quarters.  Summer Quarter ends on August 16th, which means benefits for August will be prorated from August 1st through the 16th, which means your housing allowance will be about half of what it normally is.  You won’t be paid between Summer and Fall Quarters.  The first day of Fall Quarter is September 26th, which means your housing allowance for September will be prorated from the 26th to the 30th.

Remember to save back some money and take the necessary steps to mitigate this break.

Financial News

Student Employment Opportunity

The Bates Tutoring Center is in need of hiring a student tutor.  Candidates must have an expertise in college level Math and English at Bates, as well as good people and communications skills. This student tutor will be based at South Campus and will be working up to 4 hours a day, 5 days a week.

If you meet these qualifications and are interested in being our South Campus Student Tutor, please send an e-mail to Inna Klassen  include your first and last name, the program you are enrolled in at Bates, as well as how many quarters you have left, and your phone number.

            Highway Construction/Trades Scholarship

This scholarship is designed to assist underserved groups (women, minorities and socially/economically disadvantaged) pursuing training in the following trades: Carpenter, Electrician, Truck Driver, Iron Worker, Laborer and Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Application Deadline: July 1, 2016.  Click here to apply.            

            Telecommunications Scholarship

Actively seeking students in Telecommunications Trades or Labor Studies Programs for the David Podworny Memorial Scholarship. Available through TWU-USW (Telecommunications Workers – United Steel Workers) Local 1944 Union. Click here to apply.  Deadline July 1, 2016.

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2015-2016 Summer Quarter Important Dates

June 21                        Last day to add class with signatures

June 21                        Last day to drop class and not have it appear on transcript

June 22                        Last day to drop class at 40% refund

June 23                        No refunds for withdrawals

July 4                           Independence Day – College Closed

July 18                         Veteran Priority Registration

July 19                         Continuing Student Registration

July 20                         New Student Registration

July 22                         Last day to drop class for a “W” on transcript

August 16                    Last day of summer quarter – Half day for students