New Student Orientation

Supporting new students and their families through the process of becoming successful and lifelong members of the Evergreen learning community.
Sign for The Evergreen State College on the Evergreen Parkway

New Olympia Undergraduates

The Evergreen State College requires all first-year (freshman, 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 will 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. 


Information for Current Students

Information for COVID updates 

Academic Calendar 

First Year Advising and Registration Night 


Contact New Student Programs for more information:

We are looking for Orientation Leaders for fall 2022!

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 CRN for the course you want to enroll in handy when your registration time opens.
  • Check the enrollment report to see which seats may be available during open registration.


Help from Academic and Career Advising

Ways an Advisor can assist you:


Help With Your Application and Admissions

Evergreen—Tacoma student orientation

Tacoma students will receive information directly from Evergreen—Tacoma.

Dr. Marcia Tate Arunga | Academic Dean |
Phone: (253) 680-3000


Native Pathways Program

The Native Pathways Program students will receive information directly from the Native Pathways Program.

Dawn Barron, Director 

Toby Sawyer , Assistant Director 

Phone: (360) 867-6286



International Student Orientation

International students will receive information directly from International Programs and Services.

Brynn Smith, Assistant Director 
Phone: (360) 867-6421


Graduate Program Orientation 

For information on graduate program orientations, please contact the following people:

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