About First-Year Experience
Your First Year at Evergreen
At Evergreen, we offer 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, while also helping you get to know fellow students, faculty, and staff.
Evergreen has exciting pre-orientation programs for new students in late September, just before Orientation and the start of classes. Experience Evergreen and get comfortable at home in Olympia!
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation supports new Evergreen students and their families through the process of becoming successful and lifelong members of the Evergreen community! Learn what to expect during Orientation.
Academic Programs and Courses
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.
New Student Programs
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