Event Schedule

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We’ve developed an exciting event with opportunities for you to reconnect, share, discover and celebrate with Greeners near and far!  Join us for dynamic and interactive conversations featuring faculty and alumni tackling societal challenges with their Evergreen education and social events with friends from Evergreen's rich history.   

 

Friday, October 14, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  

 

SURF Showcase | Evans Hall  

You'll hear from Evergreen’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF)recipients and enjoy an up-close look at their impressive findings. Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for students to partner closely with faculty on real-world research and a variety of creative projects. 

 

Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. 

 

Guest Check-in | 9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. | Evans Hall  

 

Welcome and Event Kickoff | 10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. | Evans Hall  

Welcome back to Evergreen! Kick-off the alumni weekend with a celebratory welcome from Evergreen including details for making the most of your time and fueling up with refreshments and lite breakfast bites.  

 

Morning Breakout Sessions | 10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | Purce Hall  

Take your pick! Choose between two dynamic sessions featuring alumni and faculty approaching timely topics through a lens of racial justice and equity, or visit the Evans Hall Gallery for an exhibition featuring Indigenous Alumni and Faculty of Evergreen. 

50th Anniversary Historical Walking Tour  

Equity, Justice, and Empowerment in Public Service   

 

Brain Break and Moments of Reflection | 11:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 

 

Alumni Luncheon & Joseph Albert Dear Distinguished Alumni Ceremony | 12:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. | Evans Hall 

Join friends familiar and new at this celebratory luncheon in honor of you, our Evergreen alumni! We’ll also honor the achievements of the 2022 Joseph Albert Dear Distinguished Alumni Award recipient.

 

Brain Break and Moments of Reflection | 1:45 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 

 

Afternoon Breakout Sessions | 2:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. | Purce Hall  

Take your pick! Choose between two dynamic sessions featuring alumni and faculty approaching timely topics through a lens of racial justice and equity or visit the Evans Hall Gallery for an exhibition featuring Indigenous Alumni and Faculty of Evergreen.  

Equitable Solutions to the Climate Crisis 

Evergreen Prison Education Project: Liberation Education, Reentry, and Resilience Network

 

Brain Break and Moments of Reflection | 3:15 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 

 

Greener Hour | 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. | Evans Hall | Ages 21+ only 

Cap off your return to Evergreen with this lively social event featuring alumni-produced beverages and fare. You’ll enjoy connecting with great company and experience the creativity of fellow graduates with interactive games, a photo booth, live screen printing, and more!  Must be age 21+ and present a valid photo ID to attend. 

About Return to Evergreen

Return to Evergreen is the college’s version of homecoming. We gather to honor alumni successes, celebrate alumni impact and the spirit of life-long learning. This event features Evergreen graduates addressing pressing topics and social events to foster community.

Contact

For questions email alumni@evergreen.edu or call (360) 867 - 6300.

Health and Safety, Event Accessibility 

For the health and safety of our community, we encourage masking while indoors unless eating or drinking. There will be complimentary masks and hand sanitizing stations available during the event. We will continue to monitor conditions and update our plans accordingly.   

The Evergreen State College provides reasonable accommodations to those with disabilities. We kindly ask that requests for accommodations and services be submitted by October 3, 2022. Please contact Galen Steinweg at galen.steinweg@evergreen.edu or (360) 819-6570 for assistance.