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Research | Securing Solar as the Backbone for Carbon Reduction

Solar is a frequent topic when discussing the world’s clean energy future. Inexpensive renewable electricity from solar is foundational to other carbon-reducing technologies, alternative fuels, and storage options. Data shows that deploying renewables as the primary energy source on the grid and supplementing peak times with fossil fuels can reduce fuel costs and carbon emissions significantly.   There is understandable resistance to change in the utility industry – decades of infrastructure have been optimized for existing energy sources and adding renewables would require adaptation for those sources and the grid system at large. While the outlook on solar energy is very positive, there are significant obstacles to overcome before grid-scale implementations can be the norm.  » More ...

Student Affairs Fall Preview

Dear #EverCougs community, We are so excited to welcome you back to campus this fall! As outlined in the letter from WSU Everett Chancellor Paul Pitre on Thursday, June 25, while campus life will look different, Student Affairs is working hard to ensure you have a great experience outside of the classroom this fall. WSU Everett continues work with local health districts and governments to adapt to guidelines outlined by Governor Inslee. Maintaining the health and safety of our community continues to be our priority. All while providing opportunities to learn, connect, and live the New Coug Experience. Below are a few things you can expect from Student Affairs in the fall. » More ...

Everett Education Exhibition: EvCC + WSU Everett

A world-class education is closer than you think! Everett Community College and Washington State University Everett have partnered to provide excellent opportunities for academic and career success. Join us as we review the Technical, Associate, and Bachelor’s degrees available to you, as well as our unique and connected campus life. Representatives from both institutions will be there to help answer your questions and get you started. » More ...

Sparking a New Generation of Leadership

Dear WSU Everett Community, We are experiencing a very disturbing, yet transformational time in our nation’s history. While we work our way through the fog of the COVID-19 virus, we have observed with horror, yet another incomprehensible act of racism in our African American community. Through the power of technology and social media, we all witnessed George Floyd’s life being extinguished under the pressure of the knee of a law enforcement officer. That incident sparked shock, disbelief, and sadness across the entire nation. » More ...

Recent tragedies a call for self‑examination

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students: Racism looms over our nation’s soul. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. George Floyd. Three on a seemingly endless list of African American fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, loved ones, and family members, all of whom were killed because they were black. Each a recent and stark reminder and memorial of the ugliness of historic, systemic inequality. Each a victim of our country’s severe racial and class disparities. » More ...

Video | Be a Coug—closer to home!

Be a Coug—closer to home! WSU Everett is still accepting applications for summer and fall 2020, and financial aid is available. Whether you need to catch up or get ahead while you’re at home, WSU Everett is here for you!

Video | #WSUTogether

In this moment that requires our grit, Cougs at Washington State University Everett are bonding together like never before.

We are here for you, to support your learning, so you earn your WSU degree.

We know there is uncertainty. But you can be certain of this: Once a Coug, Always a Coug.

See more Student Services and community resources here.

Stay home, stay safe

March 24, 2020

WSU Everett & Everett University Center community,

Effective immediately, Governor Inslee announced a Stay Home, Stay Healthy order.

This order requires everyone in the state to stay home except for essential activities such as grocery shopping, or going to medical appointments and pharmacies.

For those of you who have already made arrangements to work and study at home, little has changed. WSU Everett will remain restricted in accordance with Governor Inslee’s order. The building will remain locked and alarmed. Only essential personnel, with my official, written permission, may enter campus.

Students should review these resources provided by your campus personnel and the community.

All of us must adhere to Governor Inslee’s orders and stay home. We are emphasizing your safety, and that of your families, our students, and our state. I appreciate all you’re doing. Please stay safe and keep your families and friends safe, too.

Meanwhile, please stay connected to our educational family through your instructors, your peers, social media and communications from our campus and your university.

Watch for events online that are open to all students and the public, such as the discussion hosted on Zoom by Dr. Xiaopeng Bi tomorrow with City of Everett Public Works engineer Christina Curtis. The conversation he hosted with Blue Origin’s Heather Nelson was exciting and enlightening! On Friday, WSU will host a town hall about the COVID-19 response with Washington State University leadership streaming on YouTube.

We will all remain engaged in learning and working together, albeit at a distance, to use this time the best we can.

Stay healthy. Stay home.

Go Cougs! Go Vikings! Go Eags! Go Dawgs!

Paul Pitre, Chancellor
WSU Everett & Everett University Center

Checking in – a message from Chancellor Paul Pitre

March 19, 2020

Greetings #EverCougs students, faculty, and staff,

I’m checking in with you during your Spring Break and this unprecedented public health crisis because I want you to know that you are not alone. We are in this together, EverCougs, and we have dedicated teams at WSU Everett to support you in earning your degree.

In a different kind of disaster, we would all rush together. When rains flooded our building last fall, students and staff came together to clear the water. When the mudslide hit our neighbors in Oso, we put money into fundraisers and then students focused projects and learning into helping to re-establish businesses in Darrington and Arlington.

In this public health crisis, we must come together in a different way that keeps us physically apart. That can go against our nature, but we must comply with the recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our Snohomish Health District.

We must take care of our families, friends, colleagues and classmates, and sometimes that means staying away and finding alternative modes of communication. Thankfully, we live in a time with technology that allows us to continue our studies and our lives, albeit via online platforms.

That’s why we’re so excited to welcome everyone back for all your classes on Monday – even if that isn’t in the form of being physically at 915 N. Broadway.

With public crisis comes some sacrifice. WSU Everett has updated hours, and updated procedures to utilize a building with restricted access. They are in place for the safety of our community. Being healthy at any given moment isn’t enough anymore. We know that mitigating exposure will save lives. We have been called upon to lead, and that’s what we’ll do, despite the short-term discomfort it may cause.

We’re going to be careful. We’re going to make good decisions. We’re going to pay attention to evidence shared by our public health leaders. And yes, we’re going to have a successful learning environment.

Until this subsides and we can reconvene on campus, please check in regularly with your professors and advisers, along with your WSU email and Blackboard at


Paul Pitre, Chancellor
WSU Everett & Everett University Center

Online learning extended to end of spring semester

EVERETT, Wash. - March 11, 2019 - Thank you for working together to support our WSU and Everett University Center community and each other during this challenging time. WSU continues diligent assessment of the unfolding COVID-19 situation and you are urged to track the latest developments at Questions, suggestions and recommendations from our community can be sent to In order to mitigate exposure of students, faculty, and staff, WSU Everett transitioned all in-person classes online effective Monday, March 9. This morning, the WSU system announced that after spring break, all campuses and courses will follow that example. Please see that message below. » More ...