Benefits to Living on Campus

Students love living in campus housing because it provides the right mix of convenience, cost, and access.

It’s good for you

Data shows that students who live on campus are more engaged in our learning community. Compared to first year students who live off campus, first year students who live on campus are:

  • Twice as likely to study or work on a project with other students at home
  • 23% more likely to say their living situation had a positive impact on the ability to make friends
  • 18% more likely to say that Evergreen contributed to their understanding of people from other backgrounds
  • 16% less likely to move during the school year
  • 12% more likely to have discussions with people with differing political views

Source: 2018 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE).

Housing Community Center (HCC)

Housing Community Center
Housing Community Center

The Housing Community Center (HCC) is a multi-purpose area where you can pick up your mail, do your laundry, and purchase essentials from the POD Market. 

Mail Room


HCC Mail Room
Mailboxes and Mail Room in the Housing Community Center

During Academic quarters, the mail room hours of operation are 12:30 -  4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

HCC Laundry Room

HCC Laundry Room
HCC Laundry Room - Open 24/7!

Laundry costs $1.50 per load wash or dry. You can pay through an app on your Smartphone, or some machines take coins.

The POD Market

The POD Market
The POD Market in the HCC

Community Gardens

Residents can reserve one of twelve garden plots to grow their own fresh produce. The beds were designed and built as a collaboration between residents, staff, and the Community Gardens student group. Community gardeners have access to a nearby toolshed.

Grow your own vegetables in the community garden

And even more

The POD market

The POD Market is an on-campus convenience mart where you’ll have access to food, toiletries, detergent, and the like.

Two students read books under a tree beside the soccer fields

Nearby sports fields are perfect for a pick-up soccer game or tanning on one of Olympia’s memorable sunny days.

Close to…

The biggest perk of living on campus is convenience. You’re so close to the upper campus that getting to in-person class is a breeze and the College Activities Building (CAB) is just a quick walk from your front door. You'll also have Evergreen’s beautiful forest and beach right in your backyard!

  • Free outdoor tanning area (weather permitting)
  • Close to forest and beach trails
  • Easy bus access (ride free with your student ID)
  • On-campus health services