Student COVID-19 Information

Like every other college and university, we’re feeling the effects of COVID-19. Governor Inslee has directed all institutions of higher education in Washington to cancel in-person instruction.

The spirit of innovation that Greeners have been practicing for nearly 50 years is evident as Evergreen faculty and staff quickly pivot to the new norms that teaching, learning, and providing services to students remotely bring.

Students should know that the close 1:1 relationships that are a hallmark of an Evergreen education will continue. Over the break, faculty have engaged in “Keep Teaching” institutes to prepare to teach remotely in spring quarter. We are also preparing to guide you through this transition and the first three days of the quarter are set aside to finalize preparations for this shift. You will hear more from your faculty over Spring Break.

Academic and Career Advising

The Academic and Career Advising office is closed for in person visits, but advisors are still available. Please reach out to us via email at advising@evergreen.edu or call the main advising number at (360) 867-6312.

Student Success and Advising Texting Line: Text (360) 323-9201 for support Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm. If you have any questions or need support with anything related to spring quarter, send us a text and we are here to support you.

Spring Courses and Programs

Deadlines are currently unchanged for evaluations and Academic Statements for Winter 2020.

Classes will begin on Thursday April 2, 2020 to better prepare for remote instruction. All classes will be held remotely for Spring 2020.

In the vast majority of cases, our faculty and staff have been able to transform and adapt their material for remote instruction. Those plans are coming together right now – and your faculty will be in contact with you during spring break. You can also email your faculty. See the Academic Catalog for contact information.

Registration changes are being handled by phone, email, or online. We are relaxing some of the late fees and tuition refund policies for the first two weeks of the quarter. Find out more about registration for Spring 2020.

Graduate students: contact your program director or assistant director for information about Spring 2020 remote instruction in your program. (MES website; MPA website; MiT website)

Important information for internship and ILC students: you will need to resubmit your contract, whether or not it can be conducted with social distancing rules. See more details about internships and ILCs for Spring 2020.

In spring quarter, we will provide a dynamic curriculum to you through two primary tools: Canvas and Zoom. Canvas is already used across campus, and offers a platform for content delivery and program communication. Zoom will support real-time class meetings. Both Canvas and Zoom can be accessed from mobile devices, tablets, and computers.

Faculty are aware that students have different levels of access to technology and high-speed internet, and will be as flexible as possible in designing and delivering instruction.

  • We are researching options for providing Chromebooks for student use.
  • We will offer Canvas and Zoom training for students during the first three days of the quarter when there are no classes.

Information is available to help you prepare for remote learning.

You can continue to register for spring offerings or change your registration. The Registration webpage is the best place to get started. You can also contact Academic Advising for help on which offering best suits your needs.

New Offerings

Even in the midst of change, we’re developing new academic offerings.

Pandemic Academy: A Close Look at the COVID-19 Moment” is designed as a
2-credit lecture series. Various Evergreen faculty will take turns exploring
interdisciplinary approaches to the crisis we currently face. Pandemic
Academy will be incorporated into several spring academic programs, and is
also available for separate registration.

Cancellations

Unfortunately, we have had to cancel a few offerings because of travel and physical requirements. If your offering is canceled, you will be notified via email.

Current cancellations include:

  • “Psychology: Professional Conference”: Travel restrictions, conference postponed.
  • “Woodworking”: No in-person instruction permitted in wood-shop
  • “Jazz Ensemble – at SPSCC”: No in-person instruction or remote learning available
  • “Orchestra – at SPSCC”: No in-person instruction or remote learning available

Domestic Travel and Study Abroad

All study abroad trips have been canceled for spring 2020. Trips involving domestic air travel have also been canceled. Local and regional travel – including program field trips and travel for individual study – have been canceled until at least April 24.

Individual Learning Contracts and Internships

You and your faculty member will work together if revisions to your ILC or internship are necessary. These are subject to the same structures as other academic offerings: there is no in-person instruction permitted. There are some exceptions for students working on faculty research projects. Please contact your supervising faculty member to learn more.

If you’re interested in pursuing an ILC or internship, we have revised the submission deadline to March 30, 2020. You can get started by visiting the Individual Study website.

Questions?

If you have unanswered questions about your particular academic offering, don’t hesitate to contact deans@evergreen.edu.