Welcome to Evergreen Housing
This is an example of the email text residents receive in mid August.
Dear Housing Resident,
It is my pleasure to welcome you to our residential learning community, what we call “Greener Living!” We believe the main purpose of a college is to promote student learning. Your choice to live on campus presents you with an opportunity for collaborative learning and the development of key life skills that will help you in just about every aspect of your future life.
Our community is situated in a glorious natural environment, but much of the richness comes from the people who live here. Getting to know others stimulates the development of our culture and ensures your inclusion. There are many staff members eager to meet you and help you adjust to your new home. I encourage you to get to know your resident advisor (RA) and resident director (RD) upon arrival. They live right here on campus with you so you have someone to turn to 24 hours a day. We also have resident maintenance workers (RMs) living on campus who can help you with facility related issues such as unclogging a toilet or fixing a leaky sink. The staff’s focus is to facilitate learning through relationships, activities, informative presentations and postings, reflective conversations, conflict resolution, and community projects.
Remember, you are living in a community and your choices will impact others around you, and others will make choices that impact you. As we work together to communicate and develop relationships, patience and respect will be needed. Many of you are about to meet new friends that you will have for years to come. I hope you are looking forward to the experience.
Below I have highlighted some important information for you to read prior to your arrival on campus on September 21.
Mailing belongings before Check-In
Packages may be shipped prepaid to your Evergreen address beginning September 16. You will receive your mailing address via email during the first week of September, along with detailed check in information and roommate contact information.
What should I Bring?
Help us keep the green in “Evergreen.” Sustainability is an important component of your education and your responsibility as a student. As you think about packing and planning for your arrival consider your environmental impact in the choices that you make. Some students choose to bring harmful chemicals, items that use excessive electricity, too many personal belongings and things that they don’t need. These excessive items often get thrown into the dumpster and end up in the landfill.
We encourage you to think about what you really need and what you can purchase here after you have had a chance to talk to your roommates. On our website we have included a list of “what to bring” to help you as you plan for your arrival, at www.evergreen.edu/rad/whattobring. I encourage you to read this list and plan accordingly.
Residence hall rooms do not have telephone service. If you want a land line in your room you are responsible for arranging your own phone service. You can contact Century Link at 800-244-1111 to arrange for phone service. Many students bring cell phones to campus. Please note that due to all our beautiful trees, cell phones on campus often get weak signals depending on your location. Currently, AT&T and Verizon provide the best cell reception.
If you have any additional questions, please contact us.
Residential and Dining Services
Olympia WA 98505
Sharon C. Goodman
Director of Residential and Dining Services