Wellness Activities

The college sponsors a variety of classes, speakers, and other events to improve employee health. Some programs may require health-benefit eligibility.

Upcoming Wellness Event


Health and Wellness Fair

When: Thursday, May 2, 2019 | 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Where: The Evergreen State College, Olympia Campus, Library Building, 3rd Floor Mezzanine

Why: To Support the health and well-being of staff, faculty, and student of The Evergreen State College


Weekly Wellness Calendar: Spring Calendar

12:00–1:00 pmPick-up Basketball


Pick-up soccer


Pick-up soccer

3:30-3:50 pm   Tai Ji 
By appt.  Chair Massage  
Anieska Timms leads a Zumba class

 Lunch-hour Zumba class in the CRC.

Free Fitness Activities

These classes take place in the CRC at lunchtime: 12:00–1:00 pm unless otherwise noted. Classes are free to all faculty and staff. No registration is required, and no problem arriving late or leaving early.

Zumba® Fitness: a fusion of dance steps, aerobic intervals, and resistance training in the CRC.

Tai Ji with Hirsh Diamant: Tai Ji improves muscular strength, flexibility, fitness, improve immunity, relieve pain and improve quality of life. The ultimate purpose of Tai Ji is cultivate the qi or life energy within us to flow smoothly and powerfully throughout the body. Total harmony of the inner and outer self comes from the integration of mind and body, empowered through healthy qi through the practice of Tai Ji. Thursdays from 3:30 - 3:50pm  in Library Mezzanine (3rd Floor)

Pick-up Soccer: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12–1 pm in Outdoor Pavillion. Contact recreation@evergreen.edu for more information.

Pick-up Basketball: Mondays from 12 - 1 pm at the CRC Gym. Open to all Evergreen community members. All skill levels welcome!

On-campus Chair Massage

Chair massage is offered during fall, winter, and spring quarters. Times and locations subject to change; check your email for the latest information. Walk-ins are always welcome, but you may want to reserve a spot for best availability.

Massage vendor applicants for the Olympia Campus and Tacoma Program: Please review the Massage Vendor Selection Process document (PDF) and submit application materials to Angela Story-Tillis.

Other Wellness Resources

Tobacco cessation: Quit 4 Life through Alere Wellness and the American Cancer Society.  This is not an on-campus activity.  Instead, you work at your own pace directly with the program’s coaches and many tools available.  Nicotine replacement therapy may be free for you and your qualified dependents.

Smartphone apps: Based on a faculty and staff survey, these are recommended health and wellness applications you can download to your smartphone.

Flu shot clinic: Look here for information on the next clinic. Meanwhile, read the influenza facts from GetAFluShot.com.

SmartHealth: find out about the Washington State SmartHealth Program and how to be eligible for a $125 Subscriber Incentive.

More preventative care resources from the Washington state Health Care Authority.

Ergonomics and Workplace Safety

Staying Healthy on Campus