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Facts About Whitman's Commencement Ceremony

WHEN: Sunday, May 24 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: Whitman College, Memorial Building South Lawn (345 Boyer Ave.)

WHAT: About 400 students will participate in the Commencement Ceremony in front of an estimated crowd of 4,000 students, family members, faculty, staff and guests.

SPEAKER:  Engineering manager for NASA's Mars Exploration Program and former chief engineer for the Curiosity rover mission Rob Manning (story here)


BACKGROUND: For complete details, including a map, visit the Commencement page at

PARKING: Limited parking is available around campus, with additional parking in surrounding residential neighborhoods. Many attendees choose to park downtown and walk to campus.