Planning for Fall 2020

Dear Students, Friends and Families,

The COVID-19 virus has disrupted our work, our lives and our community. 

Nevertheless, in the middle of much uncertainty, I am so grateful for the way our students have engaged, adapted, and continued exploring and learning. 

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

Dear Campus Community,

In light of the current situation, and after thoughtful conversation with representatives of the 2020 graduating class, it has become clear that hosting an in-person campus graduation ceremony in June won’t be possible. Instead, Evergreen will be creating a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 12 to honor the class of 2020.

This news is not easy to deliver, and I know it’s especially disappointing for the graduates, their families, and the Evergreen community who supports them.

Welcome back, Greeners

Dear Greeners,

Welcome back to Evergreen and the beginning of spring quarter 2020. We're glad you're back with us, in this new and quite different way.

With the outbreak of this terrible virus, your health and safety are our top priority while we have worked to build the best experience possible for you this spring.

Evergreen Moves to Remote Instruction Throughout Spring Quarter

The Evergreen State College will continue remote teaching and learning for the entirety of spring quarter, the college announced March 25.

“Given the continued uncertainty about the spread of the virus, our plan now is to deliver courses and programs remotely through the end of spring quarter,” said Evergreen President George Bridges. “We’re acquiring laptops which will soon be available for check-out by enrolled students who lack access to computers.”

Remote Instruction Throughout Spring Quarter

Dear Campus Community, 
Thank you for your perseverance and patience over the last few weeks as we now turn to spring quarter, which will begin April 2. 
Given challenges and unpredictability around the COVID-19 virus, Evergreen is now planning to continue with remote instruction through the end of spring quarter 2020.
This decision, which we made the evening of March 24, follows Governor Inslee’s March 23 statewide mandate to stay at home.

March 24, 2020 - Update on COVID-19

Dear Campus Community,

On the evening of March 23, Governor Inslee issued a “stay at home” order for Washington State. Evergreen is taking the following steps to comply with the order and minimize the impact of the virus on our community:

Further limiting the amount of people on campus

March 18, 2020 - Update on COVID-19 (coronavirus)

Dear Campus Community,

We hope you’re taking care of yourselves and doing well, even if the week has been different than you originally anticipated. Our community’s ability to adapt as we navigate this ever-changing landscape together is a reminder of our resilience and contributes to our progress. 

Evergreen Adapts

Dear Students,
As our winter quarter concludes, the coronavirus outbreak has altered Evergreen operations in some challenging ways. Similar challenges are being felt by students and educators around the country and across the globe. Our ability to innovate and adapt is being pressure-tested as never before.