Master of Public Administration

E-mail, Listserves and Internet Access

The MPA program and other campus departments send ALL written communication via email, exclusively to students’ Evergreen e-mail accounts: therefore, an Evergreen email account is required for all MPA students. Students need to activate their account in order to register via the web. If you have questions about your Evergreen email account, please contact the Registration Office, at 360.867.6180.

We recommend that students check for new messages daily. Students can forward email from their Evergreen account to another email account via my.evergreen.edu.

New MPA students are added to three program-wide listservs:

  • the list for your specific cohort: for example, mpa2011 or mpa-tribal2010
  • mpa-all (for all current students, faculty and staff)
  • mpa-jobs (lists job and internship openings with government and nonprofit organizations in the region: for all current students and alumni, faculty and staff)

These lists are used to post announcements of class assignments, schedule and course changes, news, events, resources, volunteer opportunities, questions and requests for help, and more.

Note that listserves may not be used for 3rd party fundraising, as this is an inappropriate use of state and college resources and would violate state ethics guidelines and college policy. This is true no matter how worthy the cause is :-)

Students have access to Macintosh and Windows computers, with Internet access and a variety of up-to-date software, in the campus Computer Center on the second floor of the Library building, Room 2606. The Computer Center also offers a variety of free classes and workshops on many software applications.