About First-Year Experience
Your First Year at Evergreen
No matter what you’re studying in college, you need a firm foundation to succeed.
At Evergreen, we have a number of courses and experiences designed especially for first-year students (we prefer not to use the terms “freshmen” or “frosh”). These will help you acclimate to Evergreen and get a firm footing for college. They will also help you to get to know your fellow students, faculty, and staff.
Evergreen has three pre-orientation programs for new students, which run in late September, just before classes start. These are a great opportunity to experience Evergreen and feel at home in Olympia!
- Evergreen Multicultural Scholars Program
- Evergreen Student Civic Engagement Institute
- One more outdoor focused program coming soon!
New Student Orientation supports new Evergreen students and their families through the process of becoming successful and lifelong members of the Evergreen community! Learn more about what to expect during Orientation.
Most colleges and universities have a “First-Year Experience” or “University 101” course. Find out more about what makes Evergreen’s student success courses unique!
At Evergreen, we teach and learn in different ways. Our full-time, team-taught academic programs blend multiple classes together. Rather than taking three or four classes, you can take one that combines them all. Read up on our academic programs or visit the academic catalog to learn more.
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New Student Programs