TOP Floor / TOP Apartment

Join a group of Evergreen students who live together and participate in outdoor adventures and leadership opportunities through The Outdoor Program (TOP).

All Evergreen students are encouraged to participate in The Outdoor Program, however, living on the TOP-themed housing provides a more focused environment around outdoor recreation opportunities. As a member of this community, you receive access to many activities at a significantly reduced cost, plus a TOP hoodie! Students who would like to live on TOP Floor or in TOP Apartment must submit an application expressing their interest. TOP Floor is designed specifically for incoming freshmen, while TOP Apartment is offered for returning and transfer students.

To be considered for a TOP-themed community, students must submit an application expressing their interest. As part of the applicaton process, RAD and/or TOP staff may contact you for additional information.

Freshmen: live on the top floor of A-building in the residence halls.

Returning Students: live on the top floor of T-building in the apartments.

Resident Expectations 

  • A non-refundable fee of $200 is charged to your Evergreen student account to help cover the costs of activities.
  • Participation in the Orientation Week Challenge Course Adventure and the Orientation Week Overnight Trip.
  • Participate in the creation of a Living Learning Agreement (LLA) with roommates, facilitated by a Resident Assistant (RA), to ensure each resident’s needs are met within your living community.


As a community of residents, partner with RAD Services and your RA to plan one program per quarter to be advertised to the entire residential community in order to connect students to outdoor recreation opportunities.  Varying degrees of participation exist in the program planning and implementation process based on each student’s skill set and level of comfort.


Our goal of creating intentional, supportive environments for students around outdoor recreation depends on residents’ level of participation, feedback and leadership within this community. With ongoing input, effective communication, and active participation, we can keep this positive momentum going for future residents.

Other Values

Item/Activity Value
TOP Orientation Week 3-hour Challenge Course Adventure $150
TOP Orientation Week Overnight Trip $50
Two one-day day hikes $20 each, total $40 value
$50 subsidy toward an overnight trip of your choice $50
One free one-day rental of a kayak $20
A TOP hoodie $25