Student eNews: July 23-27

Posted: July 23, 2018


This Week on Campus

ASG BBQ – Wednesday

Join us July 25, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM for the ASG Summer BBQ in the South Campus Courtyard. Free for all students with valid Bates Student ID, and $8 dollars without. There will be jousting, Zorb balls, a DJ, halal burgers, vegetarian hamburgers, hot dogs, face painting, photo booth, sno cones, and popcorn. Free shuttles for students from the Downtown Campus leaving at 10:45 AM and again at 11:30 AM then swinging by Central Campus shortly afterwards.  Both shuttles will return at 1:00 PM. Don’t miss the food and fun!

ASG and Student Life

Student Food Pantry – Collecting Donations

Downtown desperately needs 1-gallon Ziploc bags. The student food pantry is collecting donations. We are looking for individually packaged non-perishable items for lunch bags to feed hungry students. For example, cup of noodles, cup mac and cheese, bottled water, granola bars, individually wrapped crackers, small bags of nuts, jerky and chips. Donations can be delivered to the Downtown Campus ASG office in C301, South Campus ASG/Vet Center B512, High School Office and Library, and Central Campus front desk.               

Student Satisfaction Survey

In May of 2018, students were asked to complete a satisfaction survey covering a wide range of topics. Almost 500 students took the survey. Preliminary results are available online here.  A guide for interpreting the results is available here.

In the coming months, additional reports will be released including a qualitative analysis of the open-ended questions and results compiled by campus and program area.

Student Clubs

All student led clubs will sunset after summer quarter. Clubs must be re-sanctioned annually, if a club wishes to continue for the next academic year, they must re-apply for sanctioning. Clubs are encouraged to re-apply in early July for the next academic year.

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

Recovery Club

A club for those wanting to support and encourage those with addictions. For more information, contact Tristan McClain,

Sustainability Club

Are you interested in organic gardening? The Sustainability Club meets every Wednesday in the Downtown Campus Cafeteria from 1:00 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.

Paint Beautiful volunteers needed

Since 1985 Associated Ministries has organized volunteer crews to paint the exteriors of houses for more than 2,200 low-income homeowners. Join us this summer to paint 27 houses in the City of Tacoma!

HELP IS NEEDED WITH: Power washing, scraping, clean-up, priming, painting, photography, paint crew leaders, running errands, paint advisors, and hospitality. To learn more and to sign up contact Wendy at 253-426-1501 or visit

2017 Annual Clery report

Click here to find the annual security report for Bates Technical College.

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!

2017-2018 Summer Quarter Important Dates

August 17 Last day of Summer Quarter

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