Winter New Student Orientation

We are excited you have made the choice to become a Greener! The New Student Programs team has been working to make your transition to Evergreen a positive and enjoyable experience.

New Student Orientation, Winter

Within one week of being admitted for winter quarter, students will receive an email invitation to sign up for orientation. If you haven’t received this email, please sign up below or contact New Student Programs.

Orientation will consist of two required steps:

Online Tutorial

All new students will complete a self-paced online tutorial. This tutorial will teach you how to navigate the tools, resources, and processes you will encounter as a greener. Once you're done, you should be prepared to select and register for your fall quarter program.

The tutorial will become available in early November and you will be notified when it's ready. You should plan to complete the tutorial before your orientation session.

Orientation Session - Sign Up for One Option Below

You'll have three different options for your orientation session. Each option is slightly different so be sure to choose the option that works best for you. Click on the link to sign up.

Weekday Session

Reserve Your Spot - Wednesday, November 28, 2018

This option will be most informative for new students because it includes attendance at our quarterly Academic Fair. The Academic Fair is a great time to meet faculty, learn more about your options, and get faculty signatures if they are required for registration.

Check-in begins at 11 am and students should be checked-in no later than 11:45 am. Light refreshments will be served.

Wednesday Schedule (PDF Schedule 11/28/18):

  • 11:30 am - 12:15 pm | Check-In and Resource Fair
  • 12:15 pm - 1:45 pm | Information Sessions
  • 2 pm - 3:45 pm | Student/Faculty Workshops
  • 4 pm - 6 pm | Academic Fair

Weekend Session

Reserve Your Spot - Saturday, December 1, 2018

Saturday session is designed for students who can't attend midweek. The Academic Fair is not an option on Saturday but you will still be meeting with faculty, staff, and current students during this session.

Check-in begins at 8:45 am and you should be checked-in no later than 9:15 am. Light refreshments will be served.

Tentative Schedule (PDF Schedule 12/01/2018):

  • 8:45 am - 9:30 am | Check-In and Resource Fair
  • 9:30 am - 11:00 am | Information Sessions
  • 11:15 am - 1:00 pm | Student/Faculty Workshops

Alternate Appointment

Reserve Your Spot - Alternate Appointment

Alternate appointments are designed for students who can't attend the above sessions. Once you reserve your spot, we will contact you within three business days to schedule a phone or in-person appointment with an academic advisor.

Student engaged in a workshop on the power of writing.

You will attend workshops that will help you through your time at Evergreen. 

Students listen to a lecture on academic planning.

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 your career path.

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.