Fall 2019 New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation supports new Evergreen students and their families through the process of becoming successful and lifelong members of the Evergreen community.

Orientation Week kicks off with Welcome Day where you’ll move-in and spruce up your new home for the academic year.

Students

Tuesday–Sunday, September 24–29

  • Begin settling into your new home away from home.
  • Meet new friends and learn about your new community.
  • Identify student support resources.
  • Explore academic and student life at Evergreen.
  • Learn how to take charge of your education.

Family and Friends

Tuesday, September 24

  • Learn about your student’s new community.
  • Meet the staff and administrators who support Evergreen students.
  • Learn strategies to support your new Greener.
  • Find the answers to all of your questions.

If you are a student with a disability in need of an during Orientation, please contact Access Services for Students with Disabilities as soon as possible prior to the events you are attending. Call (360) 867-6348 or TTY (360) 867-6834. 

All new students are expected to participate in orientation and many events are required. Please plan to participate fully in Orientation Week—it will make a difference for you! (Evening and Weekend Studies students whose daytime schedules prevent attendance at some required sessions can find information about alternative sessions.)

Welcome to Evergreen. We’re glad you’re here.

You’ll meet lots of new people for the first time at orientation, with many events to get you accustomed to Evergreen’s one-of-a-kind culture.

All-campus events kick off the school year. You’ll gather with the rest of campus, listen to a keynote presentation, and learn the fight song.

Socialize with new friends at fun evening events every night.

We’re here to help you get the most out of your education. Advising sessions can help you achieve your goals or set you on a path to a career.

Get ready

Here are some handy resources for planning your trip:

Reminder: Olympia is a temperate climate, so be prepared to dress for chilly mornings and warm afternoons.

Accessibility Notice

If you are a student with a disability in need of an accommodation during Orientation, please contact Access Services for Students with Disabilities at (360) 867-6348 as soon as possible prior to the events you are attending.