Student Housing & COVID-19

For general information about COVID-19, including symptoms and current recommendations, see the CDC website or visit Evergreen's general information page on COVID-19.

We are providing limited housing and dining options to those students who need a safe place to stay. If you are able, please return to your permanent residence. Consult with your family to determine where you should live for the duration of Spring 2020.

If you must stay on campus, Residential and Dining Services is committed to providing you with as much support as possible, given the circumstances.

The physical location of the main Housing office is not currently open, however we are operating remotely and are still answering phone calls and voicemails to the best of our ability. The most consistent way to reach us now is by email at rad@evergreen.edu.

If you are currently off-campus and not planning to live on campus during Spring 2020

Please make sure you have registered via https://roompact.com/forms/#/form/7wO5Bz  and told us your housing plans.

Spring quarter charges have been applied to the accounts of those still checked into housing. If you’ve told us you left campus, we will refunding your spring meal plan within a few business days.

If you still have belongings in your room, you can leave your belongings in place until the "stay at home" order has been lifted. At that time, we will begin scheduling check-out appointments. If you are able to check out within two weeks of the order being lifted, you will receive a full rent refund. Later check-outs will be charged a one-seventh prorated daily storage rate for each day thereafter.

You can also have a friend or family member get your belongings. An appointment is required. Email rad@evergreen.edu and CC your friend or family member from your Evergreen email with:

  • Your name
  • Evergreen A number
  • Room
  • The name of the person who will be getting your belongings

We will arrange a check out appointment for them via email.

If you are currently on campus but plan to leave

  • Empty all trash and remove all belongings from your space.  We are not taking free store donations so please properly dispose of or donate your unwanted items.
  • Close your windows and lock your doors.
  • Check your mailbox and pick up any packages.
  • Update your mailing address at https://my.evergreen.edu/.
  • Drop your keys in HCC or A Building drop box.
  • Email rad@evergreen.edu with subject line ‘moved out’, that’s all we need to know.

When we receive the email and your keys we will refund your rent and meal plan:

  • If you move out by Wednesday April 1, we will give you a full rent and meal plan refund
  • If you move out on April 2 or later, we will give you a prorated rent and meal plan refund

If you have not yet paid your housing and dining feeds, and move out of housing, we will reverse any late fees you incurred as a result of housing and dining charges on your account.

If you need to remain on campus

  • Dining is available to-go only, see the dining website for details and hours.
  • Please plan to have two weeks of medication, food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, and other essentials in case you become ill.​

Please avoid unnecessary socializing and contact; stay 6 feet away from other housing residents when possible.

There are things you can do in order to reduce risk and manage the anxiety that inevitably comes with an over abundance of news related to COVID-19.

  • Be connected: use FaceTime, or schedule a Zoom Dinner Party, or social hour with friends or family.
  • Be well: Get some fresh air. We have 1000 acres of woods and trails on campus. Go outside and get a breath of the forest, while staying 6 ft. away from others.
  • Be calm for a few minutes a day. A variety of meditation and mindfulness apps and videos are available online. Connect to TAO (Therapy Assistance Online) for support and self help 24/7.
  • Be clean: Clean and sanitize your living space multiple times a day if you are living with other people. Read the CDC Cleaning guidelines.
  • Be entertained: take time to catch up on those movies and books you’ve had on your list.

If a quarantine involving students becomes necessary, we will take direction from Thurston County Public Health. We are currently planning a multi-faceted response that would include providing food service and/or moving students off-campus or to sequestered areas of housing.

Housing Community Center (HCC) Services

Don’t congregate in the HCC and keep social distancing rules in effect.

  • HCC hours: 10 am —10 pm daily
  • The Laundry room will remain open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • The HCC mailroom package pickup is temporarily unavailable. 
    • Packages may be picked up in the main campus mailroom on the first floor of the Library Building from 8:30am to 4:00pm.
    • Letter delivery and package notifications will continue to be delivered to mailboxes in the HCC. 
    • Mailboxes for letter pickup are accessible anytime the HCC is open.

If you remain on campus and are not feeling well

  • Practice social distancing and good hygiene.
  • Call the Student Wellness Center at (360) 867-6200 for help M-F.
  • Do not go to the Student Wellness Center unless you are asked to do so.
  • Visit the student housing website for more information. 
  • You can ask a friend to help by picking up a To-Go Meal from the POD Market in the HCC. Find out what you need to get a To-Go Meal.