New Student Orientation

Programs that help you become a successful Evergreen student. 

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Welcoming New Students

We strive to take some of the jitters away to help you feel welcome, prepared and ready to make new friends, learn new things and make memories to last a lifetime. That is, after all, what college is all about.

We also know that students are only part of the equation to a successful transition to college life. You
– Geoduck families – play a vital role. We share this parent handbook, First Years Away from Home:
Letting Go and Staying Connected
, to provide parents and families an opportunity to partner with us
in students’ transition to Evergreen.

Evergreen's orientation programs help you:

  • Understand academic expectations and introduce you to the campus learning environment.
  • Develop a sense of belonging within the community.
  • Introduce you to support services dedicated to successful student life.

Fall Welcome 2024

It is time to plan for your New Student Orientation!  
Whether you're a new student joining us for the first time, a student joining us from another institution, or a student returning to Evergreen, we're excited to welcome you to campus soon! Check your Evergreen Student email for your invitation to the New Student Pre-Orientation and New Student Orientation beginning July 2024!

Welcome Week Programs

Fall Welcome kicks off the fall quarter with a number of programs, events, and activities to welcome you (or welcome you back) to campus. At these events, you’ll have to opportunity to:

  • Learn how to navigate the campus
  • Gain a sense of belonging here at Evergreen
  • Discover academic engagement workshops
  • Meet other new and returning students and make new friends 
  • "Where is Speedy?", help us find our famous Geoduck
  • Enjoy the evening events sponsered by our Geoduck Guides

Fall Welcome Week 2024: September 21-28 2024. A schedule of upcoming events will be posted in August 2024. 

New Student Handbook

Whether you’re a new or returning Greener, we can help you get the most out of your education with resources and tips for the exciting journey ahead to getting your degree.

New Student Handbook

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Tips for New Greeners

Tips to set you up for success in your first quarter at Evergreen! We recommend completing these tasks before contacting an advisor:

  • Stay on track with Important Next Steps.
  • Review the Course Catalog to choose several offerings you are interested in.
  • Have Course Registration Number (CRN) handy for courses you want to enroll in.
  • Check the Enrollment Report to see if space is available during open registration.
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Advising and Registration for New First-Year and Transfer Students  

For all upcoming events for new first-year transfer students, check your Evergreen email and the Academic Calendar. Contact Academic and Career Advising for degree planning and class selections.

Academic Calendar    

Academic and Career Advising

Get Help with Advising, Admissions, and Financial Aid

Ways an Advisor Can Assist You

  • Make or update a plan for your education and beyond.
  • Selecting programs to complete your degree.
  • Support with a resume or letter of interest.

Get help at Contact an Advisor

Help with Admissions or Financial Aid


Financial Aid

Graduate, International, Native Pathways, and Tacoma Students

These programs will engage with you directly once admitted to provide information on new student orientation activities.

Graduate Programs

International Students

International students receive information directly from International Programs and Services.

Tacoma Program

Native Pathways Program

New Student Programs


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