Direct Deposit

All Bates employees are required to utilize direct deposit as a condition of employment. To activate direct deposit you must complete a Direct Deposit Authorization Agreement on Garnet Gateway. The Direct Deposit set-up guide provides step by step instructions on 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.

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 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

Students can review their direct deposit and earnings information on their personalized Garnet Gateway account. If students have questions about their Bates banking records, we suggest they check Garnet Gateway before contacting the Student Employment Office or Payroll Office.