May 4-8 Student eNews

Posted: May 05, 2015

Congratulations SkillsUSA Winners!

Congratulations to the Fire Service Training student medalists from the postsecondary SkillsUSA Spring Leadership Conference, April 24-25, 2015.

Fire Fighting Competition:

Gold – Adam McKee (he is going to national conference in Louisville, Kentucky June 22-26)

Silver – Blade Gundermann

Bronze – James Stephens

Job Interview:

Silver – Adam McKee

Job Demo:

Bronze – Asia Freeman

SkillsUSA State Pin Design:

Asia Freeman

Sent on behalf of the Downtown Campus Library

While a staff member is out of the office, the Downtown Campus Library will close a half-hour earlier Monday-Thursday, making the open hours 7 a.m. -3:30 p.m. Fridays remain the same at 10 a.m.-3 p.m. South Campus Library hours remain unchanged. This temporary schedule change will be in effect until at least Monday, May 18, 2015.

For more information, email

Diversity and Student Life

Open House and Information Fair

Bates Technical College Open House and Information Fair is Thursday May 7th, 2015 9:30am – 1:00pm at the Bates South Campus.  This year Bates is committed to offering Educational Transfer Opportunities and Support Service Resource information to our students.  There will be services such as Healthcare, Financial Counseling, Affordable Housing, Employment, College funding, and college recruiters.   Don’t miss it!

Receive a $3.00 ticket to apply towards the purchase of your lunch from our Culinary Arts Program during our 2015 Bates Transfer and Student Resource Fair May 7th at South Bates campus. Claim yours at the Outreach table located in Bldg E.* (*Supplies are limited and will be given to the first 100 students)

Commencement – Cap and Gowns

The online purchasing of cap and gowns for commencement is closed. Beginning May 13 until commencement [or while supplies last] – students may purchase the cap, gown and tassels for approximately $25 at the downtown Campus Store only. Downtown hours:  Monday and Wednesday 8a-1p [closed 1-130p for lunch] 130-330p. Phone number 253-680-7130.

Phi Theta Kappa News

Upcoming Meetings

The next Phi Theta Kappa meeting is Tuesday May 5th, 2015 at 11:30-12:30 at the Bates Downtown Campus in room E303. Please come, get to know your fellow members and enjoy the benefits Phi Theta Kappa has to offer.

Phi Theta Kappa Induction Ceremony

The Induction Ceremony is on Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony will be held in the Clyde Hupp Board Room at Bates Downtown Campus. Please click here to RSVP by May 8th.

Fun in the Sun

Phi Theta Kappa will be enjoying outdoor activities on May 19th, 2015 at 11:30 in the court yard at Bates Downtown Campus. Come enjoy the beautiful sunshine and get to know us. There will be a bean bag toss as well as other activities. We encourage you to bring your lunch and a game.

Survey for Students

The WFAA Student Budgets Committee and the Washington Student Achievement Council (WSAC) have developed a student survey. The survey is an important part of developing accurate student budgets for the benefit of financial aid offices in the state.  All students are asked to participate so a wide range of school locations and student demographics can be reached. The more surveys collected, the more accurate student budgets will be.  The survey deadline is May 15, 2015.

Jobs Update

Job Openings at Continuant

Positions available include:

  • Customer Service Rep or Inside Sales Rep
  • Systems Admin – IT with a systems/server focus (as opposed to networking)
  • Voice and Data Technician – IT or Networking 2 year degree or certificate is all that is required
  • Billing Coordinator

Go to, or contact Kari at for more information.

2014-2015 Spring Quarter Dates

May 4              Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript

May 29            Last day of spring quarter

2014-2015 Summer Quarter Dates

May 7              Start registration for continuing students

May 13            Start registration for waitlisted Veterans

May 14            Start registration for waitlisted students

May 21            Open registration

May 21            Summer tuition due

June 4              Summer classes start

June 8              Last day to add class without instructor permission

June 8              Last day to drop a class and receive an 80% refund

June 17            Last day to add class with instructor permission

June 17            Last day to drop a class and not have it appear on your transcript

June18             Last day to drop a class and receive a 40% refund

July 20             Last day to drop a class and have a “W” appear on your transcript

August 13        Last day of summer quarter