Evergreen News & Stories
Dear Campus Community,
As we begin to close out Week 4, I want to share some recent decisions and good news.
If you find yourself at a loss for how to celebrate Earth Day this year, you’re not alone. This year is the 50th anniversary of the holiday, and over 90 percent of Americans are currently under stay-at-home orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But that doesn’t have to mean Earth won’t have its day.
The Evergreen State College will be hosting a virtual commencement ceremony for the class of 2020 on Friday, June 12 at 1:00 p.m., the college announced today.
“After conversations with representatives from the senior class, we have decided to go ahead with a video event to celebrate the accomplishments and success of our grads,” said Evergreen President George Bridges. “Although we’re disappointed not to be together in person, our goal now is to build a unique Evergreen celebration that brings our community together to honor our students.”
Dear Campus Community,
In light of the current situation, and after thoughtful conversation with representatives of the 2020 graduating class, it has become clear that hosting an in-person campus graduation ceremony in June won’t be possible. Instead, Evergreen will be creating a virtual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 12 to honor the class of 2020.
This news is not easy to deliver, and I know it’s especially disappointing for the graduates, their families, and the Evergreen community who supports them.
Welcome back to Evergreen and the beginning of spring quarter 2020. We're glad you're back with us, in this new and quite different way.
With the outbreak of this terrible virus, your health and safety are our top priority while we have worked to build the best experience possible for you this spring.
The Evergreen State College will continue remote teaching and learning for the entirety of spring quarter, the college announced March 25.
“Given the continued uncertainty about the spread of the virus, our plan now is to deliver courses and programs remotely through the end of spring quarter,” said Evergreen President George Bridges. “We’re acquiring laptops which will soon be available for check-out by enrolled students who lack access to computers.”