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.

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.

Your 2023 Orientation Guide

Saturday 9/23/23 Orientation Schedule

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.

New Student Handbook

Fall 2023 Optional Pre-Orientation Programs

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

New Fall Students Orientation

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

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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

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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:

  • 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


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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