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.

Campus Health and Safety

Information about new health and safety processes, including the health verification form, is available on the COVID-19 Health and Safety website (login required)

Temporary policy changes for Spring 2020

Credit award policy

Some students have not had the means to take part in real-time class meetings because of the pandemic. We have asked faculty to provide other methods of earning credit for those students. This access is even more crucial because of the current national response to police violence.

The policy change reflects the message the deans and Provost have shared with faculty repeatedly throughout spring quarter.

See the full text of the interim credit award policy or review the regular credit award policy.

Academic standing policy

This quarter's unique challenges may have added undue burden for students who were already struggling with school. Evergreen is suspending our usual Required Leave of Absence policy for one quarter to create more flexibility for supporting students.

See the full text of the interim academic standing policy or review the regular academic standing policy.

If you earned less than 75% of credit attempted, you will receive a notice of Academic Standing status, which may include an Academic Warning, but you will not be required to take a leave of absence.

Please follow these steps to make sure you are on track with school:

  1. Reach out to your current faculty. Talk to them about what credits you have earned and build a working plan to earn the most possible credits this quarter.
  2. Contact Academic Advising to find out the potential consequences of repeated significant loss of credit.
  3. Contact Karen Gaul at gaulk@evergreen.edu with any concerns you have about academic standing.

Academic and career advising

The Academic and Career Advising office is closed for in person visits. Advisors are available via Zoom. 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.

Graduation and commencement

Evergreen's 2020 Commencement took place virtually on Friday, June 12 and Saturday June 13.

While this year’s event differed in many ways from our traditional ceremony, we built a celebration that brought our community together to honor the class of 2020.

Registration and Academic Fair for summer and fall

Handouts from the May 27, 2020 Academic Fair for Summer and Fall 2020 are available on the Academic Fair WordPress site. Faculty are also in the process of adding online office hours to their listings.

Registration week for summer and fall quarters began on June 1, 2020.

Summer courses and programs

Evergreen will continue remote instruction through Summer Quarter 2020, with select exceptions for highly experiential courses offered in-person for the second session, should conditions allow.

We are reviewing the structure and timing of current offerings published in the summer catalog. Summer class schedules will be included in Schedule Evergreen with "remote/online" listings.

Cancellations

  • Marine Biology of the Pacific Northwest
  • Wilderness First Responder
  • Book Arts: Letterpress, Hand Bookbinding, and Artists’ Books
  • Build it Tiny
  • Puget Salish Basketry
  • Quantitative Reasoning and Statistics
  • Printmaking: Textiles
  • Rings: Fine Metalsmithing and Stone Setting
  • Multitrack Audio Production

Additions

  • Transformation of the Thunderbird: Woodcarving and Design
  • Creative Writing / Creative Reading: Broken Genres
  • Principles of Financial and Managerial Accounting
  • Arts in Fine Metal and Fiber
  • Student Originated Studies: Pacific Northwest Plant Identification

In the vast majority of cases, faculty and staff have been able to transform and adapt their material for remote instruction. Please email your faculty if you have questions. See the Academic Catalog for contact information.

We have been using Zoom and Canvas for remote learning. 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.

Information is available to help you prepare for remote learning. The college has also purchased Chromebooks for students to check out.

Independent Learning Contracts and Internships

We plan to continue our guidelines for remote learning issued in the spring. This means all learning this summer quarter will be under remote conditions.

There may be some exceptions considered, given the phased nature of the governor’s most recent guidelines. Under certain conditions and by petition only, some exceptions may be provided for learning activities that are planned to occur in the second half of the summer.

Get additional details about individual learning options for Summer 2020.

Fall courses and programs

Due to the prevalence of COVID-19, Fall 2020 offerings are subject to change, in accordance with guidance from the Governor’s office. Some of our offerings may be conducted remotely. Any in-person instruction will proceed with appropriate health and safety measures, including physical distancing.

The Fall 2020 catalog is 95% updated as of May 26, 2020. Programs and courses that have planned for some in-person components are indicated in the program title. All other programs will be conducted fully remotely for fall quarter. Please read the catalog descriptions for specific details.

Evergreen is prepared to accommodate those students who need to attend classes remotely due to COVID-19 related illness, family care, quarantine, or health risk.

Guidance for Individual Study is forthcoming. Given the emergent nature of the governor’s guidelines, we will wait to issue guidelines for ILC/INTs for Fall 2020.