Schedule

The schedule for fall orientation is released in early September each year. See below for an example of the 2017 schedule.

Please note that a more detailed schedule will be released in early September.

Tuesday, September 19

F Lot, per assigned time

Red Square, per assigned time

College Activities Building Info Desk

After you check in for Orientation, stop at our table in the 2nd floor Library lobby to explore the many engaging opportunities available at Evergreen. Get to know your space through campus tours, discover the library and media services area, check out the CRC and TOP program, and much more.

Longhouse

For New Students: Connect with fellow new Greeners as we explore the opportunities and activities the week has to offer.

Costantino Recreation Center

For Family/Friends: Learn about the ways in which Evergreen supports new students in their transition to college and how we can work together to ensure student success.

Costantino Recreation Center

For Family/Friends: President George Bridges warmly welcomes family and friends of our new students. Meet with him and other senior staff to get answers to your questions.

Costantino Recreation Center – Amphitheater

Receive a friendly Evergreen welcome from Evergreen President George Bridges as we raise the Dig Deep Flag, kick off Orientation in a festive atmosphere, and say farewell to family and friends. A light meal will be served after the festivities.

Costantino Recreation Center

Tent by Housing Community Center

Meet new Greeners and play games, get your face painted, tie-dye shirts, and eat ice cream bars.

Wednesday, September 20

Costantino Recreation Center 314

College Activities Building Info Desk

The Greenery in the College Activities Building

Come to the Greenery for a great breakfast before orientation kicks off. Students may use their meal plans to attend, and those without meal plans can purchase tickets at the door for $8.53 per person.

Costantino Recreation Center Gymnasium

You will need to show your nametag at the door.

Kick off of formal orientation sessions as we begin to #DigDeep into our common read book. A panel of experts will lead a discussion of themes from the book. Bring your copy of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, paper, and pen.

See nametag for location of your assigned workshop. You will need to show your nametag at the door.

Faculty welcome you to the college. Discuss the core elements of academics at Evergreen and start to share your orientation essay in this series of two work- shops with faculty and peers. Bring questions, notes from Introduction to Your Evergreen Education, your book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, paper and pen.

If you cannot attend the required workshops during the day, you should see how to attend alternate sessions.

Red Square

Playfair is a large-scale event that is often described as speed dating for friends. With fast- paced, high-energy games and icebreakers, this event is a good time for all. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and maybe even a new friend or two. Check out the photos below from Playfair 2016!

Costantino Recreation Center Gymnasium

You will need to show your nametag at the door. Required for students living on campus.

Get to know members of your residential community and find ways to get connected. Dinner will be provided to all residential community members.

Costantino Recreation Center

Playfair is a large-scale event that is often described as speed dating for friends. With fast-paced, high-energy games and icebreakers, this event is a good time for all. You’ll leave with a smile on your face and maybe even a new friend or two.

Costantino Recreation Center

Bring your own mug to the Housing Community Center for tea and cupcakes with a focus on sustainability. Enjoy some snacks and find out what you can do to make Evergreen greener.

Thursday, September 21

Costantino Recreation Center 314

College Activities Building Info Desk

Seminar II E1105

Find out about jobs on and off campus: how to find them, how and when to apply, and how to balance work with studies.

Costantino Recreation Center

See nametag for assigned location. You will need to show your nametag at the door.

One of our core values at Evergreen is Learning Across Significant Differences. We invite you to engage in collaborative learning about topics of identity, language, and equity to continue building a community centering care and justice.

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Costantino Recreation Center

See your nametag for your assigned time. You will need to show your nametag at the door.

Getting the best of what Evergreen has to offer inside and outside the classroom requires thinking together about how to respond to things that commonly affect college students. You will leave with information about how to plan for a successful start of fall quarter.

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Purce Hall

See name tag for assigned location. You will need to show your name tag at the door.

n this session we will discuss student rights, the Student of Conduct, the Evergreen Social Contract, and how they affect you as a student at Evergreen.

Costantino Recreation Center – Amphitheater

Enjoy a frozen treat and some down time before your next session.

Costantino Recreation Center

You will need to show your nametag at the door.

A green dot is simply your individual choice at any given moment to make your campus safer. Learn more about your role in preventing sexual assault, relationship violence, and stalking.

Tent by Housing Community Center

Explore the trail to the Evergreen beach. Come prepared for a moderately difficult hike and all weather conditions. Kayaks and paddle boards may make an appearance. Free flashlights for all who join in! Meet at the tent by the HCC at 6:15 and we will walk down together.

Library Building

The library is at the center of learning at Evergreen. Get acquainted with its many resources and finish your Orientation essay. Tutoring and librarian staff will stay up late with you. Be productive while enjoying snacks, games, a movie (8:30), prizes, putt-putt golf, and more.

Costantino Recreation Center

Friday, September 22

Costantino Recreation Center 314

College Activities Building Info Desk

Seminar II E1105

Find out about jobs on and off campus: how to find them, how and when to apply, and how to balance work with studies.

See nametag for location of your assigned workshop. You will need to show your nametag at the door.

In this second workshop, faculty will engage you in conversations. Bring your draft orientation essay to share with faculty and peers as well as questions, notes from Introduction to Your Evergreen, your book Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, paper, and pen.

If you cannot attend the required workshops during the day, you should see how to attend alternate sessions.

Meet on Red Square

See nametag for location of your chosen project.

This is your first opportunity at Evergreen to learn in real-life settings through action. Use your muscle, heart, and mind to help meet important needs in our community. Use your education in a purposeful and connected way to get to know local nonprofits who work toward local solutions during an afternoon of service. Hear about future ways to connect to the issues through your academic programs, internships, and volunteering. Bring water, a snack, and dress in layers.

Library Building 1001

This orientation is specifically designed for military veterans and dependents who are going to college for the first time or returning to college. We will talk about strategies to be successful at Evergreen as well as introduce you to services available to veterans and dependents. Lunch will be provided.

Costantino Recreation Center

All abilities and experience levels welcome. Attempt the outdoor climbing wall and enjoy some fire pit s’mores. Learn about the CRC and The Outdoor Program (TOP).

Costantino Recreation Center

Purce Hall 1

You’re encouraged to get into character to watch this cult film classic.

Saturday, September 23

College Activities Building Info Desk

Tent by Housing Community Center

Tour some of the beautiful Puget Sound - weather permitting. Space Limited - Register in advance on the TOP website

Costantino Recreation Center

Library Building

Come for the refreshments, stay, play, and even check out some of our board games, including Suburbia, Agricola the 17th Century, Co-opoly, and more.

Library Building

An educational showing of three classic B movies from the 2000’s. Consider space aliens, flying snakes, and live action anime from an academic perspective. Free movie snacks.

Library Building

Stop by research desk for online intro to my.evergreen, Canvas, library, assistive technology, and more. You have friends in the Library. Coffee and cookies while they last.

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Library Building Circulation Desk

Discover creative technologies, research resources, and study spaces available to you. During the Library and Media Services tours, marvel at our collections of books, films, board games, maps, music, and more.

College Activities Building , 3rd Floor

Please join us for an open house at the Flaming Eggplant Cafe, Evergreen's only collectively managed, student-run cafe! We invite new students to come explore our space, meet our workers, sample our food, and learn about what the Flaming Eggplant is cooking up for the coming year.

Bus Loop

Space Limited - Register in advance on the TOP website.

Tent by Housing Community Center

Tour some of the beautiful Puget Sound - weather permitting. Space Limited - Register in advance on the TOP website

Library Building, 2nd Floor Lobby

Visit the Unity Lounge to meet the staff and students of our campus multicultural center and learn how we can support your learning at Evergreen.

Library Building, 4300

Join us for the Trans and Queer Reception. Get to know new people, and the Trans and Queer Center staff. We’ll have snacks, activities, and resources to start off a great year.

Tent by Housing Community Center

Dance, connect, and bust a move to some consent-positive music.

Sunday, September 24

College Activities Building Info Desk

Tent by Costantino Recreation Center

Competition has never been this fun, as Newy Gooeys compete to win the coveted Geoduck Cup. We will have Frisbee golf, putt-putt, and much more.

In front of the Longhouse

Come experience the forest! This guided walk through the forest will provide an introduction to the Japanese art of “forest-air bathing.”

Costantino Recreation Center

Housing Community Center

Win fabulous food prizes to help you stock up your apartment or residence hall room.

Housing Community Center

Win fabulous food prizes to help you stock up your apartment or residence hall room.

There’s a lot to do during your first few weeks at Evergreen. We think you’re going to learn a lot, make new friends, and have a lot of fun.