About First-Year Experience

No matter what you’re studying in college, you need a firm foundation to succeed.

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.

Pre-Orientation Programs 

Greener Connections is Evergreen's Pre-Orientation Program

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. 

Greener Foundations

Most colleges and universities have a “First-Year Experience” or “University 101” course. Find out more  about what makes Evergreen’s Greener Foundations student success courses unique!

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.

Contact Us

Evans Hall 1200
(360) 867-6170
Fax: (360) 867-5114

Registration & Records
Evans Hall 1101
(360) 867-6180

New Student Programs
Evans Hall 2153
(360) 867-5807