Mission and Eligibility

Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance Evergreen's learning community by welcoming visitors and guests to our unique educational environment.

We are committed to:

  • Attracting diverse educational programs and events
  • Providing courteous and professional service
  • Coordinating the effective use of college resources


A conference at Evergreen is defined as a gathering of a group of individuals for the purpose of learning or developing skills, sharing insights or exploring specific problems related to a defined subject, issue, discipline or profession during a designated period of time.

All conferences and events must compliment the educational, research, recruitment or service to the community objectives as defined in the mission statement of The Evergreen State College.

The minimum group size for a residential conference at Evergreen is 30 people who stay a minimum of three nights. Smaller groups may be accommodated at adjusted rates.

Each year Evergreen hosts meetings for a wide range of non-profit organizations, tribal and state agencies, businesses, and school groups that bring more than 20,000 guests to campus. Conference Services is your single point of contact at Evergreen for finding creative and efficient ways to coordinate all your event needs:

  • Meeting room reservation
  • Catering
  • A/V equipment
  • Lodging
  • Conference registration service