Preview Day Offers Prospective Students an Inside Look at Evergreen

February 5, 2009

(Olympia, Wash.) The Evergreen State College in Olympia is rolling out the welcome mat for prospective undergraduate students and their parents with its annual Preview Day on Saturday, February 7. Visitors will get an inside look at Evergreen’s nationally recognized interdisciplinary curriculum; learn about specific areas of academic interest and how Evergreen students design customized academic pathways to meet their personal and career goals; meet and ask questions of faculty members and students; and have an opportunity to tour classrooms, labs, residence halls and other facilities on Evergreen’s unique thousand-acre campus. The full-day event begins with a welcome session at 9 a.m. in the College Recreation Center (CRC) gym and continues until 4 p.m. RSVPs are encouraged, but not required. To RSVP, call 360-867-6495 or email For more information, visit For a video tour of the campus, visit

The Evergreen State College is a nationally recognized public liberal arts college known for its distinctive interdisciplinary approach to education. Evergreen has been noted as one of the nation’s top colleges by the Princeton Review, Colleges of Distinction, and US News & World Report. The book “Colleges That Change Lives” ( by former New York Times education editor Loren Pope, praises Evergreen as one of the three best liberal arts colleges on the West Coast. The National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE) notes that Evergreen excels in areas that lead to student success. According to NSSE, Evergreen students read more, write more, study more and engage more actively with faculty and each other than at the vast majority of American colleges and universities. To learn more, visit