Return to Evergreen—October 18, 2014

Don't miss this once-a-year opportunity to connect with interesting alumni, faculty, and students. Enjoy a fun, informative day that will make you glad you returned to Evergreen!

A day for all alumni—Saturday, October 18th 2014

Thanks for attending and making this a great event. Join us again next year for the 2015 Return to Evergreen!

Featured Session

Income Disparity and the Law

[Optional Homework]

  • Tom Rainey
    Tom Rainey
    Emeritus Member of the Faculty, The Evergreen State College
  • Jason Schwarz
    Jason Schwarz ’98
    Public Defender, Snohomish County Public Defender Association
  • Eli Jacobsen
    Eli Jacobsen ’12
    Rule 9 Intern, Snohomish County Public Defender Association
  • Scott Kauffman
    Scott Kauffman ’80
    Staff Attorney, California Appellate Project

Learn more about the speakers and see the full sessions lineup!

Schedule of Events

8 – 9:15 am

Coffee Tasting and Social Hour

Check in between 8 and 9 am on the second floor of the College Activities Building.

Registration will remain open until 1 pm.

9:15 – 10:45 am

Morning Sessions

After a gourmet coffee cupping, join one of the many morning sessions throughout campus.

11 am – 12 pm

All Alumni Conversation

12 – 1 pm


1 – 2:30 pm

Afternoon Sessions

After lunch, join one of the many afternoon sessions throughout campus.

2:45 – 3:30 pm

Final Remarks and Entertainment on Red Square

Join Evergreen President Les Purce for final remarks and join the Evergreen Vocal Ensemble in a rousing rendition of the Alma Mater and Geoduck Fight Song before heading off to other events around campus, a campus tour, and evening dinner specials at participating Olympia restaurants.
Meet old friends and make new ones

Member of the Faculty David Muehleisen reconnects with old students at Return to Evergreen in 2013 while alumni enjoy a Sauerkraut making workshop at the Evergreen Organic Farm.

More Events Around Campus

Athletic Events

  • 1 pm—Men’s Soccer vs. Warner Pacific (Senior Day)
  • 5 pm—Volleyball vs. Warner Pacific
  • 7:30 pm—Basketball Alumni Games

Visit for information about Geoduck athletics.

Harvest Festival, 12–5 pm

Drop-in on this fun fall event, also happening on campus the same day!

Evergreen Gallery

A special exhibit, “Sacred Trees of India: Photographs by Deidi von Schaewen,” will be open from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Evergreen Strategic Planning Wall

Share your thoughts on the current work around the strategic plan in the Library Lobby.

From The Archives and Evergreen Archives I.D. Project

Enjoy prints from throughout the decades and participate in the Archives I.D. Project with College Archivist Randy Stilson and Tom Anderson ’73 in the Library Lobby.

Alumni Night

Grub hard at local hotspots generously offering alumni specials:

Check back soon for additional participating establishments.

More About the Speakers

Discover the who’s who and where they come from for all of the facilitators featured in both the morning and evening sessions.

Campus Cafes & Stores

Several locations have adjusted hours for this event:

  • The MarketPlace (CAB 2nd Floor), 8 am–3 pm
  • Einstein Bros (SEM II-B 1st Floor), 8 am–3 pm
  • Greener Store (CAB 1st Floor), 9 am–3 pm

Local Discounts Available

  • Red Lion Hotel, Olympia