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  

 

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

Welcome back to Evergreen! Kick-off the alumni weekend by reconnecting with new and familiar faces while fueling up with refreshments and lite breakfast bites. 

 

Indigenous Alumni and Faculty Exhibition | 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Evans Hall Gallery 

 The House of Welcome, Longhouse Education and Cultural center presents First Peoples: Artwork of Indigenous Faculty, Students, Staff and Alumni of the Evergreen State College.

 

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