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.
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.
Olympia's Undergraduate Orientation
All first-year students attend a virtual new student orientation or the in-person new student orientation. We'll introduce you to our unique approach to education and connect you to staff, faculty and campus resources.
Most Orientation Activities are Also in the Online Calendar
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.
Jump-start your Evergreen education and move in early (if you're approved by housing), and build new relationships quicker with faculty, staff and fellow students.
Invitations sent to your Evergreen student and personal email in May. Check your spam inbox if you think you're missing our mail.
Pre-orientation programs are September 15-19
Check your Evergreen student and personal email for your Fall Orientation invitations. Review your spam inbox if you think that you're missing our email.
Contact an Advisor if you need help
Fall 2023 Orientation: September 21-23
Fall 2023 Orientation Residential Move-in: September 20
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.
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:
- Read the New Student Checklist (PDF) to help you stay on track.
- 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.
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
Graduate, International, Native Pathways, and Tacoma Students
These programs will engage with you directly once admitted to provide information on new student orientation activities.
- Master in Teaching, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 867-6559
- Master of Public Administration, email@example.com, (360) 338-5771
- Master of Environmental Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, (360) 867-6225
- Master of Public Administration Tribal Governance and Tacoma Cohort, email@example.com, (360) 867-6202
International students receive information directly from International Programs and Services.
- Brynn Smith, Assistant Director, (360) 867-6421
- Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga, Academic Dean, (253) 680-3000
Native Pathways Program
- Dawn Barron, Director, (360) 867-6286