New Student Orientation will help you start your college education off on the right foot.
For a printed version see the New Student Orientation Schedule (PDF)
Wednesday, March 2
Welcome and Refreshments
Coffee and pastries will be served. Meet some staff and other new students.
Joining the Evergreen Community
As members of the Evergreen community, we acknowledge our mutual responsibility by maintaining conditions under which learning can flourish – conditions characterized by openness, honesty, civility and fairness. These conditions carry with them certain rights and responsibilities that apply to us both as groups and as individuals. Our rights and responsibilities are expressed in Evergreen’s Social Contract, a document that has defined and guided the College’s values since its very beginning. Come learn about the contract and how it supports a vibrant, dynamic learning community.
Academics at Evergreen
Learn about Evergreen's curriculum from an academic dean who works closely with our faculty to plan our academic programs.
How do you plan your academic life at Evergreen? We’ll talk about how to navigate Evergreen and how you can make it work for you as you define your academic plans. You’ll learn about how to select an academic program or courses, how to register, and how to get the most out of this afternoon’s Academic Fair.
Conversations with Student Services
Staff members from Student Services offices across the campus will be present for informal Q&A with new Winter Quarter students. Meet some of the many people who want to help you to succeed at Evergreen.
Library & Media Services Tour
Library Circulation Desk
Discover creative technologies and research resources available to you. Marvel at our collections of books, films, board games, maps and more. See the spaces that will become “home away from home” as you begin your academic life during the Library & Media Services tour.
Lunch on your own
Grab lunch at The MarketPlace or The Greenery, or the student-run The Flaming Eggplant Café—all are located in the CAB (College Activities Building). Einstein Bros. Bagels is located just next door on the first floor of Seminar II B.
Shaping Your Evergreen Education
SEM II D1107
Get good advice from our faculty on understanding Evergreen program descriptions, planning your own learning pathways, and finding your voice (and your listening ears!) in seminar-based learning. Explore an example of the weekly class schedule for an interdisciplinary program. Bring your questions about teaching and learning at Evergreen.
Costantino Recreation Center (the gym)
Each quarter, the Academic Fair provides an opportunity to meet the faculty of the program(s) in which you may want to register. You can ask questions about what the programs will cover, look at syllabi or planned readings, and request a “faculty signature” if one is required for registration.