Path Parties

Meet with faculty and explore academic opportunities in greater depth.

Want to learn more about the curriculum and services Evergreen has to offer? Consider attending a Path Party!

Spring quarter Path Parties were held May 11th, 2022 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Spring 2022 Path Party information is included below.

Spring Path Parties Schedule
Spring Session One (1:30 - 2:30 pm) Spring Session Two (2:30 - 3:30 pm)
Science Advising for New and Prospective Students (remote) Major Science and Physics Instrumentation Tour (in person)
Humanities: Culture, Text, and Language in World Societies (remote) Literary Arts and Studies (remote)
Visual and Media Arts (remote) Native American and Indigenous Programs (remote)
Political Economy, Global Studies, and Environmental Justice (remote) El Camino: Latinx, Latin American Studies, and ELL Education (remote)
Psychology, Health, and Community (remote) Food and Agriculture (hybrid)
Forests, Birds, and Aquariums (in person)  

Spring Session One - 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Science Advising for New and Prospective Students (remote)

Hosted by Environmental Studies, Integrated Biology and Chemistry, and Mathematics, Physical, and Computer Sciences Paths.

We will be discussing several important aspects of the science-based curriculum and career pathways available at Evergreen including:

  • An overview of the natural and social science curriculum at Evergreen 
  • What you gain from doing an interdisciplinary program in your Freshman or Sophomore year 
  • The importance of getting the necessary prerequisites to do advanced work in the sciences 
  • The fields of study in which we offer advanced work in the sciences
  • The key skill and knowledge-sets you gain that can prepare you for graduate school and a career in the natural and social sciences 
  • Looking ahead to 2022-23 and 2023-24

Humanities: Culture, Text, and Language in World Societies (remote)

Students and faculty in the CTLWS path study people and communities, past and present, and what they do, think and make: environments, societies, cultures, and the world. We study history, culture, anthropology, literature, languages, philosophy, religion, sociology, and art history close reading of texts, images and objects, hands-on field-based learning, and critical analysis. Students immerse themselves in cultures, communities and arts both through local, community-based internships and projects, and through study-abroad experiences to locations like France, Germany, Greece, Italy and Ireland. 

Visual and Media Arts (remote)

Join faculty, staff, and students in Visual Arts and Media Arts and Studies to learn about these Paths - we'll be wearing our party hats. You can get information about how our curriculum works and what's coming up, hear about the kinds of projects our students do, and ask questions about how to meet your educational and career goals. Create at Evergreen!

We are expanding our Path to bring together Visual Arts and Media Arts and Studies into the Visual and Media Arts Path (VMAP). We see contemporary art and media  as interdisciplinary. This combined Path offers you an exciting opportunity to work with your hands, minds, and senses across several creative disciplines, preparing you for careers that reward adaptability and strong creative problem-solving skills. We’re looking forward to meeting you, sharing further details, and answering your questions. See you at the party!

Psychology, Health, and Community (remote)

Please join Evergreen faculty and students online at the "Psychology, Health, and Community" Path Party to meet members of our newly forming community, and learn about our new Path of study!

At Evergreen, Paths support students as they move through levels of study, from exploratory to advanced, in particular subjects and disciplines. Our goal for this Path is to consistently offer programs and courses at multiple levels (exploratory to advanced) in order to meet the needs of as many students as possible. Many students also choose to follow their own Path. You are always welcome to learn from and partner with our faculty, no matter which Path you choose! 

Come meet faculty and meet each other!  We are aiming to create community for students and faculty alike—a place to come back to, even when programs and classes end. We will also have faculty sharing information about their summer and fall programs.

Political Economy, Global Studies, and Environmental Justice (remote)

Come and meet faculty and students in PEGSEJ!

  • We'll be holding some "meet-and-greet" icebreaker activities,
  • We'll talk about things we learn in PEGSEJ programs,
  • We'll talk about upcoming study abroad programs, internships, research projects, and the Spring Symposium
  • Hear about the Gateways for Incarcerated Youth Program
  • Discuss what programs and classes you'd like to see at Evergreen
  • You'll meet your peers who are in this path, hear them talk about what they are working on, and discuss the significance of things like global politics, feminist economics, and climate justice movements for our daily lives.

Forests, Birds, and Aquariums (in person)

Brought to you by the Environmental Studies Path, Faculty will take students on a tour of several of the exciting resources that students have access to at Evergreen. These include the campus forest, and in particular the Evergreen State College Ecological Observation Network (EEON) sites, where students have been engaging in long-term measurement of forest ecology; the Evergreen Natural History Collection, which includes an extensive collection of plant and animal specimens that students use in a variety of programs; and an Aquarium Lab, where students can work with live marine and freshwater animals.

Spring Session Two - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

Major Science and Physics Instrumentation Tour (in person)

Hosted by Integrated Biology and Chemistry and Mathematics, Physical, and Computer Sciences Paths.

Evergreen’s Science Faculty will take students on a tour of the various instruments and experimental setups that Evergreen students have access to.

Literary Arts and Studies (remote)

Literary Arts & Studies at Evergreen encompasses creative writing, book arts, poetics, comparative literature, critical studies, literary translation, and theoretical approaches. The path provides the structure for capstone projects in either critical or creative work, or some combination thereof. We envision writing / literary arts as a field emphasizing creative production with strong critical and contextual framing and interdisciplinary/intermedia possibilities. We support students who wish to pursue graduate studies and scholarship situated within literary criticism, theory, and cultural studies while maintaining emphasis on creative production.

Native American and Indigenous Programs (remote)

Come to the Native American and Indigenous Programs (NAIP) Open House! Join faculty in the NAIP Path of study to learn more about our community (Olympia daytime programs, Native Pathways Program, and various courses). You can get information about how our curriculum works and what’s coming up, hear about the work our students do and ask questions about how to meet your educational and career goals. The Open House will be held via Zoom hosted by Yvonne Peterson, Kristina Ackley, and Cory Larson.

El Camino: Latinx, Latin American Studies, and ELL Education (remote)

Our path party this quarter will be focused on offering information about the path and providing opportunities for students to connect with faculty about upcoming curriculum. We welcome students in our path of study as well as students who want to connect with the Latinx community or combine programs in this path with other paths of study.  

Food and Agriculture (hybrid)

Join us for the Spring Path Party at the Organic Farm, with a volunteer session continuing until 5 pm. We will start with a zoom-based presentation of student projects and proceed to a work party to support the campus organic farm and community gardens in their spring tasks!

Student presentations will be in the Sustainable Agriculture Lab located by the campus Organic Farm and on Zoom from 2:30-3:30