New Student Orientation
We strive to make each student feel welcomed and prepared to achieve academic success, personal growth, and meaningful connections.
Evergreen's Orientation Program provides the opportunity to:
- Understand academic expectations and introduce students to the Evergreen environment
- Develop a sense of belonging within the Evergreen community
- Introduce support services dedicated to successful student life
New Olympia Undergraduate Orientation
Evergreen requires all new (first-year, international, and transfer) undergraduate, degree-seeking students enrolling on the Olympia campus for the first time to attend 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. Plan to participate fully in your required New Student Orientation. We are excited to see you soon!
New Student, Native Pathways Program Undergraduate Orientation
The Native Pathways Program is for students who are connected and involved within Native American or Indigenous communities and culture.
New Student, Tacoma Program Undergraduate Orientation
Evergreen–Tacoma offers adult learners a rich, interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes the whole student and focuses on change-making and transformative leadership.
New Student Handbook
Whether you’re a new or returning student, the Evergreen New Student handbook will help you get the most out of your education with resources and tips for the journey to your degree.
Advising and Registration for New First-Year, First Time Students
We are here to help you start your new educational journey and succeed.
For all upcoming events for First Year, First Time Students, check your Evergreen email and the Academic Calendar.
Contact New First Time Freshman Student Advising Degree Planning, and Class Selections.
Advising and Registration for Transfer Students
We can help you understand your educational options, plan your academic path, and succeed as a learner.
For all upcoming events for First Year New Students, check your Evergreen email and the Academic Calendar.
Contact Academic and Career Advising for Degree Planning, and Class Selections.
Tips for New Greeners (First year-First Time and Transfer Students)
These items will set you up for success in your first quarter at Evergreen and beyond!
Plan to complete these tasks before contacting an advisor.
- This New Student Checklist (PDF) can help you stay on track.
- Review the undergraduate catalog to choose several offerings you are interested in.
- Have the Course Registration Number (CRN) handy for the course you want to enroll in when your registration time opens.
- Review the enrollment report to see if space is available during open registration.
Academic and Career Advising
Ways an Advisor can assist you
- Make or update a plan for your education journey and beyond.
- Select your programs to complete your degree.
- Contact Academic and Career Advising
- Contact an Advisor
- First Year - First Time Student Advising
- Office hours, Monday - Friday: 9 am - 5 pm PST.
Help With Your Application and Admissions
About Financial Aid
Evergreen—Tacoma student orientation
Tacoma students receive information directly from Evergreen—Tacoma.
Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga, Academic Dean
Phone: (253) 680-3000
Native Pathways Program
Native Pathways Program students receive information directly from the Native Pathways Program.
Dawn Barron, Director
Phone: (360) 867-6286
International Student Orientation
International students receive information directly from International Programs and Services.
Brynn Smith, Assistant Director
Phone: (360) 867-6421
Graduate Program Orientation
For graduate program orientation details, please contact the director of the program:
Master in Teaching
Luis Apolaya Torres, Associate Director
Phone: (360) 867-6559
Master of Public Administration
Marcia Zitzelman, Assistant Director, Public & Nonprofit Administration and Public Policy
Phone: (360) 338-5771
Puanani Nihoa, Assistant Director, Tribal Governance and Tacoma Cohort
Phone: (360) 867-6202
Master of Environmental Studies
Averi Azar, Assistant Director
Phone: (360) 867-6225