Direct Deposit

All Bates employees are required to utilize direct deposit as a condition of employment. To activate your direct deposit through your bank account, you must complete a Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement on Garnet Gateway. This guide will show you the steps to setting up your direct deposit. Using direct deposit through Garnet Gateway is useful to expedite payment of any kinds of funds from Bates.

Bates transmits direct deposit two days before the scheduled pay date. Your bank will make your payment available at some time on the actual pay date. Payroll will not take action on direct deposit failing to appear in your account until after 2:00 p.m. on payday, as it is likely that your bank has the money and has not made it available for withdrawal.

Here is the Payroll Calendar 2021 for employees to see when their timesheet(s) are due and when they will be paid. The calendar can also be located on our main page under “Quick Links for Employees.”

If you are a student and do not have a bank account, you can set up an account on campus during orientation before you begin working. Many students on campus choose to use TD Bank because there is a TD Bank ATM machine on campus. If you already have a bank account, please come prepared with the following information to arrange direct deposit:

  • Bank name and street address
  • Routing number
  • Account number

Once setup with direct deposit, students can track their wage information on their personalized Garnet Gateway account. On Garnet Gateway, students can view their direct deposit allocation and earning history. If students have questions about their Bates banking records, we suggest that they first check Garnet Gateway before contacting personnel at the Student Employment or Payroll Offices.