Schedule of Events

Commencement Weekend Schedule

As this site will be updated frequently, please check back for more information.  Final weekend event details will be posted by Monday, May 12, 2014

General Information

Sherwood Center, Baker Ferguson Fitness Center, and Harvey Pool - Work out, shoot hoops, swim, play
racquet ball or squash, and use the sauna. Summer hours will be in effect, click here to check the facility hours of operations.
 
Whitman College Bookstore - Purchase insignia clothing, candy and chocolates, magazines and books, cards
 and last minute gifts. Open 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. May 22, 23, 24 and 25. (Reid Campus Center basement)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

8:00 p.m. - Harper Joy Theater Production: Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling.  Reservations available begining April 28.  Set in Truvy's Beauty Parlor in Chiquapin Parish, LA, Steele Magnolias is a story of female friendship that's filled with humor and heartbreak.  We laugh and cry with these six small-town women who care deeply about and for each other as the realities of their lives unfold.

Friday, May 23, 2014

8:00 p.m. - Harper Joy Theater Production: Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Reservations available begining April 28. Set in Truvy's Beauty Parlor in Chiquapin Parish, LA, Steele Magnolias is a story of female friendship that's filled with humor and heartbreak.  We laugh and cry with these six small-town women who care deeply about and for each other as the realities of their lives unfold.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

9:00 a.m. - Phi Beta Kappa Brunch & Annual Meeting:  Phi Beta Kappa members and their guests are
invited to attend. Please email your RSVP to Andrea Dobson at dobson@whitman.edu (Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom)

1:00 p.m. - Sheehan Gallery Friends & Family Reception: Please join with the Sheehan Gallery in recognizing the 2014 Senior Studio Art Majors. These events will be held from 1:00-2:00 p.m. in the Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall and from 2:00-3:00 p.m. in the Fout's Center for the Visual Arts, room 101.

1:00 p.m. - Schwa A Cappella: Whitman's premier co-ed a cappella group, will perform one last time before the current Whitman College seniors graduate!  Students, friends, and family are all welcome!  Free and open to the public.  For more information on Schwa A Cappella, go to: https://www.whitman.edu/schwa/

2:30 p.m. - Baccalaureate Ceremony in Cordiner Hall: This ceremony offers graduating seniors and their families an opportunity to reflect on their time spent at Whitman and look ahead to new opportunities.  Tickets are not required.

8:00 p.m. - Harper Joy Theater Production: Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling. Reservations available begining April 28. Set in Truvy's Beauty Parlor in Chiquapin Parish, LA, Steele Magnolias is a story of female friendship that's filled with humor and heartbreak.  We laugh and cry with these six small-town women who care deeply about and for each other as the realities of their lives unfold.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

8:00 a.m. - Seating Opens for Commencement - Parents, families and friends attending Commencement may
claim seats in open seating sections on the south lawn of Memorial starting at 8:00 a.m. So that everyone can enjoy
the ceremony, please only hold the number of seats your party will need. Community members are encouraged to
sit in the bleachers to allow parents and families an opportunity to sit closer to their grads. (Memorial Building
South Lawn)

11:00 a.m. - Whitman College Commencement Ceremony - The closing ceremony of the academic year
includes the conferring of diplomas, honorary degrees, and awards. The ceremony will run approximately 2 hours.
(Memorial Building South Lawn)

1:00 p.m. - Post-Commencement Luncheon - A light luncheon will be served for graduates and their families, faculty, and staff following the Commencement ceremony. In case of rain, lunch will be relocated to Sherwood Center. Happy
graduation, everyone! (Memorial Building North Lawn, near Penrose Library)

*If you are unable to find the answers you need on this website, please contact Krista Meyer in the President's Office at (509) 527-5132 or email: commencement@whitman.edu