evergreen

Evergreen starts Fall Quarter with largest jump in enrollment in 22 years

Olympia – For the first time in years, The Evergreen State College expects a larger entering class as teaching starts today at the college’s Olympia and Tacoma campuses.  
 
This year's entering class grew by 14%, the largest proportional increase since 2000. This larger entering class halts recent enrollment losses at the college, including smaller entering classes during the last two years of COVID. The final tally will be taken after day 10 of fall quarter. 
 

Evergreen receives $2.1 million in Title III Grant to improve student access/success

OLYMPIA – This week, the U.S. Department of Education awarded more than $2 million in Title III grant dollars to The Evergreen State College for its Strengthening Institutions Program.  

The grant money funds a five-year project that will continue Evergreen’s work to increase college capacity in student access and success for historically underserved students through holistic advising and coordinated wrap-around services. The funding will also help leverage technology to strengthen Evergreen’s student support services and expand community- and career-connected learning.  

Learn about Evergreen’s new career-boosting certificates at upcoming info sessions

OLYMPIA — The Evergreen State College will host several info sessions on the new lineup of certificates being added to the list of offerings this fall.

The certificate programs are designed to help individuals build skills in growing fields such as:
•    Business and administration
•    Integrated computer science
•    Environmental solutions
•    Interdisciplinary art, media and design

The first information session is scheduled for 9 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, July 30 and other sessions are scheduled in both August and September. 

Getting Ready  for Fall 2021 

With the goal of becoming a fully vaccinated college by fall 2021, Evergreen is preparing to welcomestudents, staff and faculty in person on its campuses in September.  

“We’re excited for fall quarter,” said Evergreen President John Carmichael. “We have a great mix of programs that will offer students as much in person as health and safety conditions permit.”   

Evergreen’s Board of Trustees makes presidential appointment permanent

OLYMPIA – In a special meeting today, Thursday, July 7, The Evergreen State College’s Board of Trustees permanently appointed Dr. John Carmichael as college president with a contract through June 30, 2025. Carmichael was appointed interim president in June 2021. His salary will remain at the current level.  
 

Native Art Market this Saturday at Evergreen’s House of Welcome

OLYMPIA – The Evergreen State College’s House of Welcome – The Longhouse will host its inaugural Outdoor Native Art Market at the college’s Indigenous Arts Campus from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

This is a new event and is the first event of its kind since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic caused the cancellation of the annual Holiday Art Markets hosted by Evergreen.