Students can look forward to making Evergreen their home away from home. The campus offers recreation and athletics, learning and study resources, groups and clubs, housing options, meal plans, and much more.
There’s just something about being a Greener that you won’t find anywhere else. Whether through athletics, recreation, or the arts, Geoducks do things a little bit better, or smarter, or just differently. Through the Geoduck Student Union, students are empowered to get involved in positive social and political change, shaping campus culture, and making college life better, year after year.
Focusing primarily on noncompetitive sports, Geoduck Athletics are a great way for students to get involved, build skills, and have a good time.
Student Activities & Groups
Evergreen has its own bike shop, newspaper, student government, and radio station, in addition to many diverse student organizations. Our groups represent interests in art, music, spirituality, culture, politics, environmental issues, gaming, and more.
Galleries and Performances
Evergreen provides many opportunities to see performances and art exhibitions on campus. The work of visiting artists, as well as student-originated productions, is presented throughout the year. The Evergreen Gallery features student shows and special exhibitions.
Tune in to 89.3 FM or listen online via kaosradio.org to hear local, volunteer-DJed, noncommercial community radio. Join the student-run newspaper The Cooper Point Journal, which runs both in print and online.
Evergreen’s extensive athletic complex, the Costantino Recreation Center (CRC), offers plenty of outlets for fitness, exercise, self-discipline, healthy activities, and general well-being.
First Peoples Advising Services
This multicultural student center assists students in achieving their goals through academic, social and personal advising, referrals to community resources, and community-building events.
What the Heck is a Geoduck?
Is it a duck or a clam or something else entirely? All we’ll say for now is that it’s our humble and beloved mascot.
Living and Dining on Campus
Living at Evergreen puts the choice in your hands. Whether you prefer same-gender living arrangements or vegan eating, we can accommodate most of your lifestyle pursuits.
The Woods, Beach, and Trails
Evergreen is situated on more than 1,000 acres of forest with 3,300 feet of unspoiled beach on the Puget Sound, not far from downtown Olympia. Hike the trails, comb the beach, or go kayaking whenever you want.
First-year students will live in the dorms. Apartments and modular housing become available after that. You choose what’s right for you.
We believe that high-quality campus dining offers the community opportunities to spend high-quality time together. The Greenery, The Marketplace, The Flaming Eggplant, and other venues are ready to give you your fill.
Olympia offers many local activities and attractions and is located near incredible mountains, the Pacific Ocean, and the city life of Seattle and Portland.
Learning and Study Resources
Learning doesn’t just happen in lectures. Sometimes it’s through field experiences, personal research, or working hands-on with the appropriate tools. With access to a real-world “living laboratory” and up-to-date books, tools, and technology, you’ll have the resources you need to take your learning seriously.
The Organic Farm
This five-acre hub includes the farmhouse, Demeter’s Gardens, the Community Gardens, a compost facility, a workroom, a tool shed, several greenhouses and a 38,000–square-foot production area of the Organic Farm.
The Daniel J. Evans Library provides access to 16 million books, research resources, movies, and music. Its unique media loan system provides audio, video, and photographic equipment and training.
Computer Labs and Classrooms
Evergreen offers all the computing basics, like general-purpose labs and campus-wide wifi, plus special resources for animation, multimedia, music production, language learning, and scientific computing.
One of Evergreen’s Best Programs…
…is one you don’t even have to sign up for. Studying together with the same group of students and faculty creates special communities and friendships you’re unlikely to find at other colleges.
Because you’re sharing a single program and not bouncing around from class to class, you’re able to build camaraderie with your fellow students and faculty through the time you spend together and the common interests you share.
Since you’re thinking about the same questions and problems, conversations start in the “hallways”: at parties, in housing, when hiking or going to the grocery store. Many of the most important things you’ll learn at Evergreen aren’t in class—they’re with friends from your program at moments that aren't on the schedule.
Careers and Volunteering
Going to college means investing in your future. You can get help in discovering and planning your post-college pathway and build your experience through on-campus jobs, volunteering, and work-study opportunities.
Get consistent, high quality career and life planning with job search services, graduate school assistance, résumé services, and interviewing assistance.
Student Jobs on Campus
Build professional experience, have peace of mind, and get some extra cash for the weekend without having to leave campus. Many jobs and internships are available.
Community-Based Learning and Action
The Center for Community-Based Learning and Action (CCBLA) links Evergreen students and faculty with organizations working on a wide range of issues.