covid-19

Students at The Evergreen State College Serve as Essential Workers During Pandemic

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Evergreen students are well-known for pursuing their own paths to their degrees and for their commitment to service. This spring quarter, many students are taking a complete load of credits while holding full-time jobs deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oscar Lira climbs cell towers for a living. A veteran who retired from the Army last year, Lira maintains critical infrastructure needed to operate radios, antennas and communications systems used by first responders and law enforcement.

Evergreen Gets Federal Funds to Students; Starts Local Pop-Up Food Bank

Food Bank drive-up

Last week, The Evergreen State College distributed $1.1 million in federal funds to students. Eligible students automatically received between $500 to $750 to cover expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, basic needs and child care.

These funds came from the $2-trillion, federally funded Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The aid went to approximately 1,675 graduate and undergraduate students at the college, and distributions will continue as more students are determined eligible.

Planning for Fall 2020

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Dear Students, Friends and Families,

The COVID-19 virus has disrupted our work, our lives and our community. 

Nevertheless, in the middle of much uncertainty, I am so grateful for the way our students have engaged, adapted, and continued exploring and learning. 

Federal Aid Arrives, Remote for Summer

Summer sunflowers

Dear Campus Community, 

As we begin to close out Week 4, I want to share some recent decisions and good news.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

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Dear Campus Community,

In light of the current situation, and after thoughtful conversation with representatives of the 2020 graduating class, it has become clear that hosting an in-person campus graduation ceremony in June won’t be possible. Instead, Evergreen will be creating a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 12 to honor the class of 2020.

This news is not easy to deliver, and I know it’s especially disappointing for the graduates, their families, and the Evergreen community who supports them.

Welcome back, Greeners

George

Dear Greeners,

Welcome back to Evergreen and the beginning of spring quarter 2020. We're glad you're back with us, in this new and quite different way.

With the outbreak of this terrible virus, your health and safety are our top priority while we have worked to build the best experience possible for you this spring.

Evergreen Moves to Remote Instruction Throughout Spring Quarter

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The Evergreen State College will continue remote teaching and learning for the entirety of spring quarter, the college announced March 25.

“Given the continued uncertainty about the spread of the virus, our plan now is to deliver courses and programs remotely through the end of spring quarter,” said Evergreen President George Bridges. “We’re acquiring laptops which will soon be available for check-out by enrolled students who lack access to computers.”

Remote Instruction Throughout Spring Quarter

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Dear Campus Community, 
 
Thank you for your perseverance and patience over the last few weeks as we now turn to spring quarter, which will begin April 2. 
 
Given challenges and unpredictability around the COVID-19 virus, Evergreen is now planning to continue with remote instruction through the end of spring quarter 2020.
 

March 24, 2020 - Update on COVID-19

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Dear Campus Community,

On the evening of March 23, Governor Inslee issued a “stay at home” order for Washington State. Evergreen is taking the following steps to comply with the order and minimize the impact of the virus on our community:

Further limiting the amount of people on campus

Spring Academic Offerings and Services

Evergreen Clock Tower framed by blurry tree blossoms

Hello Greeners!  

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