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Evergreen graduates tossing their green caps into the air during graduation on Campus in Red Square.

2020 and 2021 graduates invited to take part in in-person commencement ceremony

Evergreen 2020 and 2021 graduates invited to take part in in-person commencement ceremony

OLYMPIA – The Evergreen State College’s first in-person commencement ceremony since 2019 is set for 1 p.m. on Friday, June 10. 

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Evergreen has hosted virtual graduations for the past two years. To allow Greeners who were forced to celebrate virtually to have an opportunity to also walk across the stage, Evergreen is inviting graduates from 2020 and 2021 to take part in the in-person celebration for the class of 2022. 

Chibi Chibi Con returns to The Evergreen State College

Chibi Chibi Con, Evergreen’s colorful anime festival, returns to the college after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will run from noon to 11 p.m., Saturday May 21. Admission to Chibi Chibi Con is free, which makes it an inviting, low-barrier opportunity to explore anime convention culture. As a health precaution, attendees this year will have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination to enter. 

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A shot looking up at the Evergreen forest canopy with lots of green foliage

Washington Department of Natural Resources Approves Evergreen Forest Stewardship Grant

OLYMPIA – The Evergreen State College is among the 21 Washington State entities selected by the Department of Natural Resources to receive a 2022 Community Forestry Assistance Grant, administered through the Urban and Community Forestry Program.

“This grant will support the development of a campus stewardship action plan for the care and management of nearly 700 acres of undeveloped ecological reserves on the Olympia campus,” says Evergreen Director of Sustainability, Scott Morgan.

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Dan Evans Event

A legacy celebrated – former Washington governor, Daniel J. Evans, celebrated at The Evergreen State College

OLYMPIA –Former governor Daniel J. Evans, was celebrated at The Evergreen State College on April 27 at an event honoring his legacy to Washington state and his dedication to Evergreen and its rich history. 

Evans, who was governor from 1965 to 1977 and who signed legislation creating The Evergreen State College, served as the college’s second president from 1977 to 1983. His new book titled, “Daniel J. Evans: An Autobiography,” details his life and decades in public service.