Student COVID-19 Information

This week (May 25 – 29)

  • Memorial Day, May 25 - state and federal holiday, all offices closed
  • Academic Fair, May 27

Like every other college and university, we’re feeling the effects of COVID-19. Governor Inslee has directed all institutions of higher education in Washington to cancel in-person instruction.

The spirit of innovation that Greeners have been practicing for nearly 50 years is evident as Evergreen faculty and staff quickly pivot to the new norms that teaching, learning, and providing services to students remotely bring. Students should know that the close 1:1 relationships that are a hallmark of an Evergreen education will continue.

Academic and career advising

The Academic and Career Advising office is closed for in person visits. Advisors are available via Zoom. Please reach out to us via email at advising@evergreen.edu or call the main advising number at (360) 867-6312.

Student Success and Advising Texting Line: Text (360) 323-9201 for support Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm. If you have any questions or need support with anything related to spring quarter, send us a text and we are here to support you.

Graduation and commencement

Evergreen's 2020 Commencement will take place virtually on Friday, June 12, at 1pm.

This annual celebration is open to all students graduating during the academic year, including summer quarter.

While this year’s event will be different in many ways from our traditional ceremony, we are building a celebration that brings our community together to honor the class of 2020.

Registration and Academic Fair for summer and fall

Handouts from the May 27, 2020 Academic Fair for Summer and Fall 2020 are available on the Academic Fair WordPress site. Faculty are also in the process of adding online office hours to their listings.

Registration week for summer and fall quarters will now begin on June 1, 2020.

Summer courses and programs

Evergreen will continue remote instruction through Summer Quarter 2020, with select exceptions for highly experiential courses offered in-person for the second session, should conditions allow.

We are reviewing the structure and timing of current offerings published in the summer catalog. Summer class schedules will be included in Schedule Evergreen with "remote/online" listings.

Cancellations

  • Marine Biology of the Pacific Northwest
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Book Arts: Letterpress, Hand Bookbinding, and Artists’ Books
  • Build it Tiny
  • Puget Salish Basketry
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics
  • Printmaking: Textiles
  • Rings: Fine Metalsmithing and Stone Setting
  • Multitrack Audio Production

Additions

  • Transformation of the Thunderbird: Woodcarving and Design
  • Creative Writing / Creative Reading: Broken Genres
  • Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Arts in Fine Metal and Fiber
  • Student Originated Studies: Pacific Northwest Plant Identification

In the vast majority of cases, faculty and staff have been able to transform and adapt their material for remote instruction. Please email your faculty if you have questions. See the Academic Catalog for contact information.

We have been using Zoom and Canvas for remote learning. Canvas is already used across campus, and offers a platform for content delivery and program communication. Zoom will support real-time class meetings. Both Canvas and Zoom can be accessed from mobile devices, tablets, and computers.

Faculty are aware that students have different levels of access to technology and high-speed internet, and will be as flexible as possible in designing and delivering instruction.

Information is available to help you prepare for remote learning. The college has also purchased Chromebooks for students to check out.

Independent Learning Contracts and Internships

We plan to continue our guidelines for remote learning issued in the spring. This means all learning this summer quarter will be under remote conditions.

There may be some exceptions considered, given the phased nature of the governor’s most recent guidelines. Under certain conditions and by petition only, some exceptions may be provided for learning activities that are planned to occur in the second half of the summer.

Get additional details about individual learning options for Summer 2020.

Fall courses and programs

Due to the prevalence of COVID-19, Fall 2020 offerings are subject to change, in accordance with guidance from the Governor’s office. Some of our offerings may be conducted remotely. Any in-person instruction will proceed with appropriate health and safety measures, including physical distancing.

The Fall 2020 catalog is 95% updated as of May 26, 2020. Programs and courses that have planned for some in-person components are indicated in the program title. All other programs will be conducted fully remotely for fall quarter. Please read the catalog descriptions for specific details.

Evergreen is prepared to accommodate those students who need to attend classes remotely due to COVID-19 related illness, family care, quarantine, or health risk.

Guidance for Individual Study is forthcoming. Given the emergent nature of the governor’s guidelines, we will wait to issue guidelines for ILC/INTs for Fall 2020.

Other academic changes

Domestic Travel and Study Abroad

All study abroad trips have been canceled for Spring 2020. Trips involving domestic air travel have also been canceled. Local and regional travel – including program field trips and travel for individual study – is canceled until further notice.

Individual Learning Contracts and Internships

You and your faculty member will work together if revisions to your ILC or internship are necessary. These are subject to the same structures as other academic offerings: there is no in-person instruction permitted. There are some exceptions for students working on faculty research projects. Please contact your supervising faculty member to learn more. See more details about internships and ILCs for Spring 2020. We will post information about Summer and Fall as it becomes available.

Questions about academic offerings

If you have unanswered questions about your particular academic offering, don’t hesitate to contact deans@evergreen.edu.