Schedule

Our Fall 2019 orientation schedule is jam-packed with fun events, informative sessions, at plenty of options for things to do in your free time.

Our 2019 orientation theme is Dig Deep. Share your experiences using the hashtag #DigDeep.

Tuesday, September 24

Housing Community Center (HCC) & F Lot

F Lot

LIB Breezeway

Communications Building (COM) 107

Learn about the financial aid and billing processes at Evergreen, and receive information regarding important policies and critical deadlines.

Housing Community Center (HCC)

Connect with the departments that will be your key to success while at Evergreen.

LIB Breezeway

Communications Building (COM) 107

Learn about the financial aid and billing processes at Evergreen, and receive information regarding important policies and critical deadlines.

Lecture Hall

For New Students: Connect with fellow new Greeners as we explore the opportunities and activities the week has to offer.

Purce Hall (PH), Lecture Hall 1

For Family/Friends: Learn about the ways in which Evergreen supports new students in their transition to college and how we can work together to ensure student success.

Purce Hall (PH), Lecture Hall 1

For Family/Friends: President George Bridges warmly welcomes family and friends of our new students to meet with him and other senior staff to get answers to your questions.

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC) – Amphitheater

A friendly Evergreen welcome from Evergreen President George Bridges as we raise the Dig Deep Flag, kick off Orientation in a festive atmosphere, and say farewell to family and friends.

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

You will need to show your name tag at the door. Required for students living on campus.

Get to know members of your residential community and find ways to get connected. Dinner will be provided for all residential community members.

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

Explore what your campus recreation center has to offer.

CRC 116

Tonight’s recreation and wellness preview. This and more are offered daily throughout the quarter and are always free for students.

Lower Field by CRC

Celebrate the end of your first day by relaxing and enjoying a movie and some popcorn.

Wednesday, September 25

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC) 116

LIB Breezeway

LIB Breezeway

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

This is your first opportunity at Evergreen to learn in real-life settings through action. Use your muscle, heart, and mind to help meet important needs in our community. Use your education in a purposeful and connected way to get to know local nonprofits who work toward local solutions during an afternoon of service. Hear about future ways to connect to the issues through your academic programs, internships, and volunteering. Bring water, a snack, and dress in layers.

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

This orientation is specifically designed for military veterans and dependents who are going to college for the first time or returning to college. We will talk about strategies to be successful at Evergreen as well as introduce you to services available to veterans and dependents. Lunch will be provided.

Library 0406 (LIB)

The Autism Support Role Play and Gaming Group is a group geared towards any college student who is on the autism spectrum (and those that are there to support us). This group will give you a place where you can safely talk about things that are bothering you, make new, and have an amazing time. Games are always provided, and you’re always welcome to bring any games you want to play.

Housing Community Center (HCC)

Explore the trail to the Evergreen beach and watch the sun set over the Puget Sound. Come prepared for a moderately difficult hike and all weather conditions. Kayaks and paddle boards may make an appearance. Meet at the HCC at 5:30 p.m. and we will walk down together.

LIB Computer Center

Get assistance with writing your orientation essay.

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

Explore what your campus recreation center has to offer and also relax or swim laps in the pool.

CRC Pavillion

Tonight’s recreation and wellness class preview. This and more are offered daily throughout the quarter and are always free for students.

Housing Community Center (HCC)

Thursday, September 26

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC) 116

Seminar II C1107

Find out about jobs on and off campus: how to find them, how and when to apply, and how to balance work with studies.

LIB Breezeway

Closed during Keynote Sessions

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

You will need to show your name tag at the door.

Kick off of formal orientation sessions.

See name tag for location of your assigned workshop. You will need to show your name tag at the door.

Faculty welcome you to the college, discuss the core elements of academics at Evergreen, and start to share your orientation essay in this series of two workshops with faculty and peers. Bring questions, notes from the keynote session, your common read, paper, and pen.

PH #7

TRiO Student Success provides direct support services for first generation (first in your family to go to attain a four year degree), low income, and/or students with disabilities to successfully attain their bachelor’s degrees. From the day you start at Evergreen, to the day you graduate—we are with you every step of the way!

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

Explore what your campus recreation center has to offer.

Costantino Recreation Center 314 (CRC)

Tonight’s recreation and wellness class preview. This and more are offered daily throughout the quarter and are always free for students.

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

All abilities and experience levels welcome. Attempt the outdoor climbing wall and enjoy some fire pit s’mores. Connect with The Outdoor Program (TOP) student staff.

Housing Community Center (HCC)

Bring your own mug to the Housing Community Center (HCC) for tea and cupcakes with a focus on sustainability. Enjoy some snacks and find out what you can do to make Evergreen greener.

Friday, September 27

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC) 116

Seminar II C1107

Find out about jobs on and off campus: how to find them, how and when to apply, and how to balance work with studies.

LIB Breezeway

See name tag for your assigned Education Session location.

See below for specific session descriptions.

See name tag for your assigned Education Session location.

See below for specific session descriptions.

See name tag for location of your assigned workshop.

You will need to show your name tag at the door. In this second workshop, faculty will engage you in conversations about the keynote session and common reads. Bring questions, notes from the keynote session, your common read, paper, and pen.

CRC

Explore what your campus recreation center has to offer and also relax or swim laps in the pool.

CRC Indoor climbing gym

Tonight’s recreation and wellness preview. This and more are offered daily throughout the quarter and are always free for students.

PH Lecture Hall 1 & Overflow in PH Lecture Hall 3

You will want to get into character to watch this cult film classic.

Saturday, September 28

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC) 116

See name tag for your assigned Education Session location.

See below for specific session descriptions.

See name tag for your assigned Education Session location.

See below for specific session descriptions.

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

Explore what your campus recreation center has to offer.

Housing Community Center (HCC)

We’re here! We’re queer! Come celebrate the many identities that make up the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Agender, Two Spirit, Pansexual, and ally communities at Evergreen. Join us this Saturday at the HCC!

Sunday, September 29

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC) 116

College Activities Building (CAB) 301

Join us for First Peoples Multicultural Brunch and take a peek at the Students Equity and Arts Lounge (SEAL)! We’ll be serving good vibes with the intention of creating an opportunity to connect with each other and build community with faculty and staff. First Peoples strives to be a welcoming space that embodies a thriving and empowering community.

Costantino Recreation Center (CRC)

Explore what your campus recreation center has to offer.

Housing Community Center (HCC)

Win fabulous food prizes to help you stock up your apartment or residence hall room.

Housing Community Center (HCC)

Win fabulous food prizes to help you stock up your apartment or residence hall room.

There’s a lot to do during your first few weeks at Evergreen. We think you’re going to learn a lot, make new friends, and have a lot of fun.

Friday and Saturday Education Session Details

Building Community: Your Rights and Responsibilities

Evergreen aspires to be a community where students, faculty, and staff engage in a vibrant and civil environment that is conducive to learning, exploration, and personal growth. To that end, we must continuously strive to build community by exploring our individual and collective rights and responsibilities. In this session, we will discuss the Student Code of Rights and Responsibilities, methods of reporting unwanted behavior, including sexual assault and harassment, the Evergreen Social Contract, free speech, and the role you play in building a thriving Evergreen community.

Introduction to Inclusive Excellence at Evergreen

Inclusive Excellence is a holistic approach to creating an equitable and inclusive learning environment that is critical to your development, learning, and success. In this session we will learn the expectations and values of the Evergreen community and why we hold these sacred. We will define our individual and collective roles in creating belonging for everyone in our community, create shared language surrounding equity and diversity, and discover campus resources for education, support, response, reporting, and self-care.

Creating a Community of Care

What does it mean to Dig Deep for Your Community? This session will explore the ways that Greeners can work together to develop a more caring and just community—one action at a time. We will discuss the roles of each individual to recognize and respond to individuals in distress, acts of harassment, and other challenging situations. Come learn how bystanders can take steps to intervene, contributing to a more caring community.

Greener Tea

In this education session, students will be introduced to resources, wellness practices, and tools for academic success. Small group discussions and large group activities will center around resources, from the food bank to the cashiers office. Students should expect to engage and participate as we play through scenarios, hear from other students, and connect with people from offices and areas on campus here for student support. Learning how to navigate the campus, and find the people who are here to help you, is an important step in being successful and feeling welcome at Evergreen.