Short Term

Conceived by the Faculty, Short Term is a period of focused academic study when students on campus engage in structured coursework for a five week period.  All students must complete the minimum of two and a maximum of three Short Term courses required for graduation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I stay on campus if I don’t take a Short Term course?

Based on the variety of academic and enriching opportunities available during Short Term, there are several reasons that students may stay on campus. These are all listed in the chart below.

Can I move rooms for Short Term?

As their are generally many open rooms during Short Term, we allow students, including first years, the ability to move to new, open spaces in coordination with the housing office. If you are interested in moving rooms, you should email housing@bates.edu to be emailed  the Short Term Room Change Form. This form is due to Chase 204 before April 12, 2019 at 4p.m. Students are not allowed to move after the first week of Short Term.

I’m a senior, what do I need to do to for senior week?

All seniors are allowed access on campus and meals for senior week. If you graduated in December or were not here for winter semester, please email housing@bates.edu for a housing assignment. You must be here for one of the reasons below if you are interested in the previous four weeks of Short Term.

Can I stay and watch my friend graduate?

All non-seniors will loose access to their housing on Saturday, May 25th at 5p.m. If a close friend is graduating you should make plans to move your items out of your room, return your key, and arrange to stay with your graduating friend after Saturday at 5p.m., as non-seniors will no longer have access.

 

Reasons Students May Stay for Short Term

All students who want to stay on campus who do not fall into these categories must take a Short Term Course. You may not remain on campus solely:

  • to be employed by an administrative office*
  • to begin a thesis
  • to be members of club sports teams or campus organizations
Reasons any student can be on campus for Short Term Specifics Action Steps
Short Term Course Register for a Short Term course. If you drop a course, you will need to re-register to continue having access on campus and meals. None

If you were not on campus for winter semester, you will need to email housing@bates.edu to obtain a housing assignment.

Varsity Spring Athlete Athletics will send over a roster of spring varsity athletes. Student athletes only here for their sport will have their access and meals terminated 48 hours after their season ends. Those who wish to stay after the completion of their season should take a Short Term Course. None

If you were not on campus for winter semester, you will need to email housing@bates.edu to obtain a housing assignment.

Teaching Assistant A paid Teaching Assistant for a Short Term Course approved and overseen by a Faculty member for 20 hours per week. Obtain a signed form from your supervisor/Dean of Faculty: Teaching Assistant Form

Fill in HouseCat Application for Short Term

Upload signed form to HouseCat Application

Research Assistant A paid Research Assistant approved by a Faculty member for 20 hours per week. This includes Harward Center Research- STA/RT porgram. Obtain a signed form from your supervisor/Dean of Faculty:   Research Assistant Form

Fill in HouseCat Application for Short Term

Upload signed form to HouseCat Application

Student/Faculty Research Project A student involved in a Student/Faculty Research Project approved by a faculty member for 20 hours per week. Obtain a signed form from your supervisor/Dean of Faculty:  Research Assistant Form

Fill in HouseCat Application for Short Term

Upload email to HouseCat Application

Purposeful Work internship** A student participating in an internship approved by Anthony McGee in the Center for Purposeful Work, working 20 hours a week.

**a limited number of sponsored internships meet this criteria, please contact the Center for Purposeful Work for more details

Obtain a signed form from Anthony McGee in Center for Purposeful Work: Purposeful Work Form

Fill in HouseCat Application for Short Term

Upload signed form to HouseCat Application

If a graduating senior has completed and passed three Short Term Courses they can stay for the following additional reasons

Three Short Term Courses Reasons Specifics Action Steps
Work On Campus*  Students  must work 20 hours weekly (this can be from one job or several) Obtain a signed form from your supervisor:  Senior Work Form

Fill in HouseCat Application for Short Term

Upload email to HouseCat Application

Harward Center Volunteer Students must volunteer a term-cumulative 80 hours with the Harward Center. Community or volunteer work must be approved in advance by the Harward Center. Fill in the Harward Center Volunteer Form and hand in to Martha Deschaines in the Harward Center. She will then give you the form needed to upload to your HouseCat application.

Fill in HouseCat Application for Short Term

Upload signed form to HouseCat Application

(For Harward Center Research, please fill out the Research Assistant Form)

Administrative offices that need non-seniors as employees will need to structure the work hours to allow the student’s enrollment in a Short Term Unit. Any student who needs clarification on whether they are permitted to stay for Short Term in regard to courses, housing, or meals should check with the Registrar or the Residence Life Office.

Other Reasons 

If a student needs to stay on campus for a reason other than those listed above, a petition must be submitted with Student Affairs. Petitions must be submitted to housing@bates.edu no later than Friday, April 12th for consideration.

Short Term Housing Process & Housing Dates

Saturday, March 2-                           Friday, March 8, 2019 Registration for Short Term Courses. If a student is registered for a Short Term Course, they do not need to fill in a HouseCat application. Their housing will carry over.
Friday, March 1, 2019 Athletics produces rosters for spring varsity sports.  If a student is registered for a Short Term Course, they do not need to fill in a HouseCat application. Their housing will carry over until their season ends.*
Monday, March 25, 2019 Short Term Housing Applications open
Friday, April 12, 2019  Short Term Housing Applications close at 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 14, 2019 Residences close at 5:00 p.m. for students not staying for Short Term.
Sunday, April 21, 2019 Residence Halls open at 8:00 a.m. for students that were not on campus for winter semester. Board plan begins at dinner.
Saturday May 25, 2019 Residence Halls close for non-seniors at 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 Senior residences close at 5:00 p.m.