MES Admitted Student Evening
Thursday, April 25, 2pm-8pm
Students admitted to the Graduate Program on the Environment for Fall 2013 are invited to attend our first ever Admitted Student Evening on Thursday, April 25. Students are encouraged to stay through Friday and beyond to explore the Olympia area and learn more about Evergreen. The yearly Procession of the Species is on Saturday - join in on this quirky Olympia tradition (started by Eli Sterling, MES '91) that has spread around the world! Learn more about Procession.
Housing is provided Thursday evening for a limited number of students who do not live locally on a first come, first served basis in on-campus apartments. Attendees may choose to stay extra nights on campus at an additional cost or with current students (free). Parking will also be provided for those who need it on Thursday and Friday (parking is free on weekends).
Please register by April 12, 2013 (extended from April 10). Registration is free.
Schedule (subject to change)
Thursday, April 25
|2:00PM - 3:15PM
||Campus Tour (for non-Evergreen admits). Meet in CAB 301 (#3 on Campus Map).|
|3:15PM - 4:00PM
||Evening Welcome in CAB 301: Hosted by Director and Assistant Director (coffee and tea provided).
|4:00PM - 5:00PM
||MES Faculty Panel with Q&A
|5:00PM - 6:30PM
||Dinner and alumni panel
|6:30PM - 8:00PM
||Current student thesis and internship presentations
Friday, April 26
|11:30AM - 2:00PM
||Various field trips, including walk to campus beach and organic farm|
|11:30AM - 1:00PM
||Campus tour, leave from Admissions office, bottom floor of library, Building #10 on our Campus Map (PDF)
|2:30PM - 4:00PM
||Campus tour, leave from Admissions office, bottom floor of library, Building #10 on our Campus Map (PDF)|
|5:00PM - 10:00PM
||Olympia Arts Walk, Downtown Olympia
||Luminary Procession (for Procession of the Species), Downtown Olympia|
Saturday, April 27
|9:00AM - 3:30PM||Invasive Species Removal Work Party, Priest Point Park, pre-registration required|
|2:00PM - 8:00PM
||Olympia Arts Walk, Downtown Olympia|
||Procession of the Species, Downtown Olympia.
Sunday, April 28
|ALL DAY||Sightseeing Suggestions | City of Olympia website | Seattle visitors website (only 1 hour away!|
||Olympia Symphony Orchestra, Washington Center for the Performing Arts|
MES can provide a limited number of rooms in on-campus apartments on Thursday night for students who need it (first come, first served basis). You can request housing when you register. If you would like to stay on campus additional nights, you are responsible for the additional nights at $30 per night - please request additional nights when you register. If you have a tight budget, we also offer the option of staying with an MES student for free. Please indicate your preference when registering. If you would prefer to stay at a hotel or B&B, here are some lodging suggestions (some hotels offer Evergreen rates). You can also check Air B&B.
For those flying to Olympia, the closest airport is the Seattle-Tacoma airport (SEATAC). You can either rent a car, take the Capital Aeroporter shuttle, or take public transit to Olympia (plan your trip from SEATAC to Olympia Transit Center and then take Intercity Transit bus #41 or #48 to Evergreen).