New Student Orientation

We support new students and their families in the process of becoming successful and lifelong members of the Evergreen learning community.
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New Olympia Undergraduates

Evergreen requires all new (first-year, international, and transfer) undergraduate, degree-seeking students enrolling on the Olympia campus for the first time to attend a full virtual Summer Webinar series and 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. Please plan to participate fully—it will make a difference for your academic path.

Fall 2022 Canvas and Orientation invitations have arrived in your Evergreen email.

Summer Virtual Orientation Webinars (required)

A series of virtual, live webinars. 
Register for Part 1 of Orientation in Canvas for Fall New Student Orientation 2022-2023.

In-person Pre-Orientation & Early Move-In (optional)

September 16-22, 2022
More information on First-Year Experience. 

On Campus Housing Move-in

September 22, 2022
Move-in with Evergreen Campus Housing.

In-person Orientation 2022 (required)

September 22-24, 2022
New Student Orientation Schedules  

New Student Handbook 2022-23

Whether you’re a new or returning student, Evergreen’s New Student Handbook and Degree Planning Guide will show you how to get the most out of your education with useful resources, guides, and tips for the journey to your degree.

First Year Advising and Registration Events

For all upcoming events, check your Evergreen email.

For more information contact New Student Programs:

New Student Orientation

Tips for New Greeners

These items will set you up to succeed in your first quarter!

Plan to complete these tasks before contacting an advisor.

  • This New Student Checklist (PDF) can help you stay on track.
  • Fall 2022 - coming soon! Your canvas tutorial invitation will arrive to your evergreen email - keep checking for it.
  • 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:

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