Wellness Activities

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

Weekly Wellness Calendar: Winter Calendar

Day Activity Time Location










Pick-up Soccer

COMMIT Dance Fitness

Noon – 1:00 pm

Noon – 1:00 pm

Thunderdome (Pavilion)

CRC 116


Chair Massage w/ Kathleen Jardine


11:00 am  2:40 pm

Noon — 1:00 pm


COM 210


Pick-up Soccer

Tai Ji 

Noon – 1:00 pm

3:30 – 3:50 pm

Thunderdome (Pavilion)

LIB 3rd Floor Mezzazine





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.

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.

Yoga: Whether you are new or experienced, come move your body as it allows with this low-intensity, judgement-free yoga flow. 

COMMIT Dance Fitness: Commit to You is a dynamic, fun-filled, high intensity interval style dance workout.  Each routine focuses on essential fitness elements to a variety of popular music from all over the world, that will inspire everyone to get moving. 

On-campus Chair Massage

Chair massage is offered during fall, winter, and spring quarters for a small fee which you pay directly to the vendor at time of service. 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 jobline@evergreen.edu

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

Evergreen was awarded Team WorkWell membership for 2014 by the Washington State Health Care Authority.

Wellness Committee

The Evergreen Wellness Committee develops, provides, and assesses programs and opportunities for employees to develop healthier lifestyles. Read about the mission and history of the committee.


  • Bateman, Tricia
  • Hensold, Sam
  • Keefe, Susan
  • Levesque, Jennifer
  • Lind, Ian
  • Schofner, Heather
  • Seip, Susie
  • Trimble, Lorri
  • Uznanski, Laurel
  • Williams, Nikki
  • Zabrowski, Heather

If you have questions or suggestions for wellness activities, contact us at WellnessCommitteDL@evergreen.edu