Working from Community:
American Indian Art and Literature in a Historical and Cultural Context

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute
June 23-August 1, 2003

The Evergreen State College

General Information
NEH Instructions
Application Cover Sheet
Contact Information

The Evergreen State College offers all apartment-style housing with either four or six single bedrooms per unit. All apartments feature a comfortable commons area and a small kitchen (stoves are turned off for the summer and can be turned on for a $30 fee). All bathrooms are within apartments and may be shared by up to six people.  All units have single bedrooms with twin-sized beds. Rooms are not equipped with phones or TV’s. If you don’t have a cell phone and wish to have a phone, you must pay to have it connected and arrange for it in advance. Pay phones and pop machines are located in residence hall areas. Coin operated laundry facilities are also available.

Full bed linen service for groups includes sheets, pillowcases, towels (exchanged daily), a pillow and a blanket. Participants make there own beds. Summer Guest Services has lamps and alarm clocks available for check out. (They do not provide wake up services.) Housing requires a guaranteed count a month before the Institute, so if you are need a room, you must let us know in advance. If you contract for and fail to rent the room, there will be a penalty fee.

We will reserve rooms from Sunday June 22, 2003 until Saturday, August 2, 2003. Check-in time is 4:00 PM on the day of arrival and checkout time is 10:00AM on the day of departure. Participating Scholars who want to arrive before our program begins or extend their stay after it may be accommodated on a space available basis. Conference Services at the college requires at least three weeks advance notice to coordinate early arrival and extended stay requests. Housing costs $28.00 plus tax per day and living accommodations are arranged on a per-bed per-person basis. The college tries to meet all roommate and special needs requests. You may arrange to have family members rent space in housing. If you wish to live off campus, there are motels in downtown Olympia close to the bus line and unfurnished apartments in the area if you want to make your own arrangements. Olympia is about seven miles from campus.

Bon Appétit provides food service at the college. They offer meals three times a day. Vegetarian options are available and most special dietary requirements can be met with at least three weeks advance notice. As with housing, we need to know a month in advance that you wish a meal plan and there is a penalty for canceling. Full food service cost $20.40 per person per day.  One can also contract for only one or two meals per day.

We have made arrangements to stay at Neah Bay on the nights of June 24th and 25th, 2003  to have a dinner and performance by members of the Makah Tribe, and to visit the tribal museum and meet with artists and storytellers. Cost of these activities including housing will be around $100 per person.