Questions? We’re here to help.

Sharon Netter, faculty (email is best, as we are working remotely.)

Congratulations to the Class of 2021!

Please note that the class of 2020 graduates are welcome to participate in our 2021 in-person celebration.*

Date: Monday, June 7, 2021
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: We hope to hold an in-person event at the Tacoma Dome. If the public health situation prohibits us from holding an in-person ceremony in June, a decision will be posted here with an alternative method of celebration for our graduates.*

Other details

How to apply for your credential, degree, certificate, or diploma

Students must complete a Credential Application to apply for their actual degrees and certificates and send their completed forms to Student must complete a Diploma Application to apply for their high school diploma. Diploma Applications are available from your High School Advisor. Degrees and certificates are not distributed at commencement. All credentials are received through regular mail.

For more information, please contact the Registration Office, Downtown Campus, Room M210, 253.680.7046.

Official hashtag for Commencement

#BTCgrad2021 #BatesTechStrong

Use the official hashtags to connect with other families, alumni and students during the Commencement Ceremony. So, what’s a hashtag? A hashtag is a basic phrase you can use on social media to link your update with others on the same topic. Talk about your experience at Bates, the speakers, and the joy and excitement of seeing your friend or family member graduate from Bates Technical College!

Connect with us!

#BTCgrad2021 #BatesTechStrong


Bates Technical College offers classes in multiple formats. Lectures are remote and labs are on campus with reduced size, using strict safety precautions. We aim to provide a complete educational experience while prioritizing the safety of all students and employees. Learn how we keep students and employees healthy and safe on our COVID-19 resource page.