Student eNews: ASG elections, veterans news, important dates, and more

Posted: July 20, 2016

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, 8 am – 11 am. Please see Campaign Etiquette or contact LeMont Lucas for election guidelines. Candidates are encouraged to submit campaign platform(s) with their application.

General Assembly

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


Join ASG on South Campus Wednesday, July 27, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, as they host the 8th annual Student Appreciation BBQ.

Looking for an On-Campus Job?

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

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.

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.

Phi Theta Kappa News

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. Save back some money or take steps to mitigate this break.

Financial News

Student Employment Opportunity

The Bates Tutoring Center is in need of hiring a student tutor who has good people skills and expertise in the college level math taught at Bates, as well as college level English and communications skills. This student tutor will be based at South Campus, and work 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  that includes your first and last name, program enrolled at Bates, how many quarters you still have left as a student at Bates, and your phone number.       


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2015-2016 Summer Quarter Important Dates


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