First Peoples Advising

Undergraduate Scholars Program

If you want to get to know a little more about Evergreen before Orientation and meet new students, faculty and staff of color in a relaxed casual atmosphere, then this program is for you!

As a new student you probably have a lot of questions about your new environment...

  • Will I know anybody?
  • What will my dorm room be like?
  • What will seminar be like?
  • Will I be able to get a campus job?
  • Where can I go if I need help?

Do any of these sound familiar? We have designed a program to fit your needs and give you a jumpstart into the exciting world of Evergreen! We're here to answer questions and to ease your transition into our community.

Our program will enable you to:

  • Meet other students who may have the same concerns, questions and interests that you do and have a little fun.
  • Be personally introduced to essential offices and staff on campus such as Financial Aid, Career Development and Academic Advising.
  • Learn more about Evergreen's teaching and learning philosophy.
  • Get to know the campus and the surrounding community.
  • Become familiar with a variety of resources on and off campus.
  • Network with staff who can support and nurture your academic and personal growth.

"It gave me a real head start. I recommend this program to anyone who is a little apprehensive about moving to a new place with new people. First Peoples' orientation helped me to feel very welcome and comfortable when I first came to Evergreen. Everyone was so personable and caring, I met people who have become some of my best friends." - Miles Miller

Click here for more detailed information on the program focus.

Fall 2014 First Peoples Scholars Program Registration Form (PDF)

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Completed forms should be emailed to, or "snail-mailed" to:

First Peoples Scholars Program
c/o Jackie McClenny, Library 2153
The Evergreen State College 
2700 Evergreen Parkway NW 
Olympia, WA 98505

If you have any questions about the Registration Form, please call Jackie McClenny at 360-867-6284 or email