Bates Winter Break

If your office or department has adjusted holiday hours or pertinent information that you would like posted to the website, please email

Winter Break College Closures - The college is closed for business on the following days: Dec. 24, 25, 31 and Jan. 1.

Winter Break - No classes are in session from Dec. 23-Jan. 1. Classes resume on Jan. 2. All shops and services provided by student programs such as culinary arts, hearing clinic and the barber shop are closed during winter break.

Inclement Weather Procedures - When the weather outside is frightful, the college communicates closure information in a variety of ways. Visit the Inclement Weather web page to learn how to sign up for emergency alerts. You can also call the Weather Hotline at 253.680.7060 to hear the most current message.

Bloopers - Here are just a few of the outtakes that made us smile and laugh while making the 2013 Bates Technical College holiday video card. Enjoy!