Fall 2021: Evergreen Requires COVID-19 Vaccine

Olympia, WA -- The Evergreen State College announced today that students, staff, and faculty will be required to show proof of vaccination prior to the beginning of the fall quarter for 2021.

The college’s goal is to safely bring as much in-person learning back to the campus as public health conditions allow when the 2021-22 school year begins on September 27, 2021.

“Requiring vaccinations will enable us to provide even richer in-person educational experiences for our students in the fall,” said Evergreen President George Bridges.

Evergreen giving away $10,000 in scholarships to vaccinated students

The Evergreen State College will be awarding $1,000 scholarships to 10 lucky Greeners who have been vaccinated for COVID-19.

This is part of the “Shot of a Lifetime,” campaign and is being funded by Governor Inslee’s office as an incentive for Washingtonians to be vaccinated.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for our students to be rewarded for doing something that is so much a part of the Evergreen community – taking action for the greater good,” said interim college president, John Carmichael.

In-person Instruction Planned For Fall 2021

Dear Students,

I hope you have had a successful start to winter quarter in these unprecedented times. Everyone at Evergreen is focused on supporting your learning and well-being. I am writing to share plans with you about the remainder of this academic year and Evergreen’s goal to offer in-person instruction in Fall 2021.

Opting out of athletic competition until Fall '21

Dear Students, Staff and Faculty,

Welcome back! With winter quarter beginning, I write to share important information about the 2020-21 athletics season. 

Just prior to the holidays, I discussed the remaining athletics events and season with senior staff, COVID health and safety professionals, our coaches, the Cascade Collegiate Conference commissioner and other college presidents. 

Getting Ready for Fall 2020

Dear Future and Current Students,  

For those who are planning to join us in the fall: welcome new Greeners! And returning students: we salute your hard work and academic success.  

At Evergreen, our commitment to racial equity, social justice, environmental stewardship and service in the public interest remains strong. We prioritize the health and safety of our community. Our staff and faculty are here to support and help guide you to your degree, even as life at Evergreen has changed as a result of the pandemic. We are happy to have you with us.

Students at The Evergreen State College Serve as Essential Workers During Pandemic

Evergreen students are well-known for pursuing their own paths to their degrees and for their commitment to service. This spring quarter, many students are taking a complete load of credits while holding full-time jobs deemed essential during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Oscar Lira climbs cell towers for a living. A veteran who retired from the Army last year, Lira maintains critical infrastructure needed to operate radios, antennas and communications systems used by first responders and law enforcement.

Evergreen Gets Federal Funds to Students; Starts Local Pop-Up Food Bank

Last week, The Evergreen State College distributed $1.1 million in federal funds to students. Eligible students automatically received between $500 to $750 to cover expenses such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, basic needs and child care.

These funds came from the $2-trillion, federally funded Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The aid went to approximately 1,675 graduate and undergraduate students at the college, and distributions will continue as more students are determined eligible.