Housing Check-In Information

Fall Check-In for new Evergreen students attending Orientation is Tuesday, September 19, 2017.

Nearly a thousand new students will arrive on campus for Orientation on Tuesday, September 19.  To make this process as smooth as possible and minimize your time waiting in lines, we assign housing and orientation check in times based on where you will be living.

All students attending Orientation will be expected to arrive on campus sometime between 9 and 11 am.  The first students will check in to housing between 9 and 10 am, settle into their rooms, and check in for orientation on upper campus between 11:30 and 12:30.  The last students to check into housing will check into orientation on upper campus first between 10:30 and 11:30 am, then check into their rooms in housing between 12:30 and 1:30 pm.  There are a few required tasks everyone has to do the morning of the 19th, and many options for learning about Evergreen.  The first required orientation session is from 3-4:30 pm followed by an information fair.  

While new students check in on Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Fall Check-In for returners begins Friday, September 22, 2017 at 9 a.m. 

You will receive detailed information, including a map and your assigned check in window, late in the summer.  The housing check in process will look something like this:

  • Follow the directions to F parking lot where you will check in by signing your contract and receiving your keys.  If you are a new student, have your check in timeframe information with you (postcard or electronic copy).
  • Expect a brief wait in F lot before being directed to an unloading area near your room
  • RAD (Residential and Dining Services) Staff in green shirts will be available to help you move your belongings to your room.  After unloading, you will be directed to quickly move your car to parking lot C to make room for other students.  If you will be bringing more than one vehicle with belongings, please arrive in F lot at the same time so you can be queued up together. If you will be bringing more than one vehicle with family or friends to help you but without belongings, please coordinate your arrival so those parking in C lot have time to walk to Housing to assist you.  Some students will have already been to C lot earlier in the day to check in for orientation and receive their Evergreen ID, others will be checking in for orientation at this time.
  • Check-Ins after 6 p.m. are not available unless you make arrangements in advance with the Residential and Dining Services office


  • Take I-5 to Exit 104, and follow Highway 101 to the third exit (The Evergreen State College). As you exit, you will see signs directing you to Evergreen Housing
  • More detailed directions and maps
  • If you’re not arriving by car, either the bus or airport shuttle have stops near A building that are walking distance to the F lot check in. Check with your transportation provider for exact stops, or call if you have additional questions


  • Park in C parking lot after you have checked in and unloaded your belongings
  • F parking lot will be available after 5 p.m.. on Check In day
  • Beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, September 20 you will need to pay to park in all lots on campus
  • Parking Services staff will be available on Check-In Day in the Parking Office at Sem 3157
  • Visit the Parking website for more information


  • You can Check-In on Wednesday, September 20-Friday September 22, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.. in the Residential and Dining Services Office, located on the 3rd floor of A building
  • If you arrive after 5 p.m., contact Police Services at 360-867-6832 until 11 p.m.  On-duty staff will check you in
  • If you cannot check in by noon on Monday, September 25, you must make arrangements with the Residential and Dining Services Office or you may lose your room assignment and forfeit your confirmation payment



  • Call the bookstore anytime at 360-867-6212 to set up a pre-paid account to easily charge bookstore items in the store
  • Textbooks will be available to order or reserve for in-store pickup at www.tescbookstore.com starting in September
  • The bookstore also offers many other necessities such as notebooks, discounted Microsoft & Adobe software, and Geoduck gear


  • Please do not ship packages before September 13
  • Packages can be picked up at the mailroom in the Housing Community Center beginning Tuesday, September 19 during Check-In from 9 am to 5 pm
  • The Mailroom will also be open on Wednesday, September 20 from 1:30pm - 4:00pm
  • Remember to include your return address on packages and bring identification to pick them up when you arrive on campus

We look forward to seeing you on Check-In Day, Tuesday, September 19! If you have any additional questions, please contact us.