New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation prepares you to succeed during the first year and beyond. You’ll find plenty of fun on the schedule and many opportunities to connect with your fellow Greeners.

Orientation Week kicks off with Welcome Day where you’ll move-in and spruce up your new home for the academic year.

New Student Orientation, September 19 – 24, 2017

  • Settle into your new home away from home
  • Meet new friends and learn about your new community
  • Find out where to get academic advice, help starting a career, or other ways to get support
  • Explore academic and student life at Evergreen
  • Learn how to take charge of your education

All new students are expected to participate in orientation and many events are required. Please plan to participate fully in Orientation Week—it will make a difference for you! Welcome to Evergreen; we’re glad you are here.

2017 full schedule will be released in early September.

View the condensed schedule.

Convocation and Guest Speaker

Every year we choose a common read book and have a keynote speaker at Convocation. This year's common read book is Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson.

You’ll meet lots of new people for the first time at orientation, with many events to get you accustomed to Evergreen’s one-of-a-kind culture.

Convocation kicks off the school year. You’ll gather with the rest of campus, listen to the featured speaker, and learn the fight song.

Socialize with new friends at fun evening events every night sponsored by Geoducks@Nite.

We’re here to help you get the most out of your education. Advising sessions can help you achieve your goals or set you on a path to a career.

Get Ready

Here are some handy resources for planning your trip:

Reminder: Olympia is a temperate climate, so be prepared to dress for chilly mornings and warm afternoons.

Accessibility Notice

If you are a student with a disability in need of an accommodation during Orientation Week, please contact Access Services for Students with Disabilities at (360) 867-6348 as soon as possible prior to the events you are attending.