Alumni, Friends and Family Weekend

Celebrate 50 years of Evergreen’s founding during this incredible weekend of immersive and interactive events, happenings and parties.

Save the Dates!

Enjoy the entire weekend or pick and choose from the available offerings to craft your perfect schedule.

Friday, November 3


Kick off the weekend with an evening of storytelling in downtown Olympia with Elizabeth Lord ‘95 and Amy Shephard ’09.  Whether you’re new to story slam events or you’re a die-hard fan of “The Moth” podcast, you’ll love opening the weekend with this special Evergreen-themed storytelling party at Rhythm and Rye.

Saturday, November 4


Connect with old friends and make new ones as you enjoy a leisurely brunch with fellow alumni, friends and family.

Workshops, Seminars, Panels, and Tours

Through interactive, hands-on sessions led by past and present faculty, alumni, and students, you’ll learn new skills and connect with the unique academic experience of your beloved college. Get your hands dirty in the labs and studios, experience an authentic seminar, or listen to renowned faculty emeriti lecture on their field of expertise. You’ll walk away from these sessions invigorated and excited to share your experience with your friends and colleagues.

Sip and Savor Social Hour

As the day winds down we'll gather to taste a wide variety of fabulous alumni-produced beverages. This will be a unique and festive opportunity to sample wine, beer, soda, liqueur and coffee produced by alumni businesses and to connect with fellow alumni and friends of Evergreen.

Sunday, November 5

Field Trip

Imagine a classic Evergreen field trip with added luxuries for a more mature audience and you have a sense of what your day will be like on this first-ever Return to Evergreen field trip.  We’ll handle all the details while you sit back on a chartered bus excursion to a classic Washington destination. You’ll enjoy a catered lunch, participate in discussions with faculty, and explore the outdoors.

Return to Evergreen—Tacoma

New this year! Alumni and friends of Evergreen-Tacoma will love this opportunity to connect with one another. Discover how alumni, students and faculty embody the motto “Enter to learn; depart to serve” in their daily lives.

Brunch and Family Portraits with Speedy

If you’d rather stay close to Olympia or visit with students on campus, cap off your weekend with a special brunch in the Greenery. You can also have your family portrait taken with our famous mascot, Speedy the geoduck!