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)

11:00 a.m. - Economics Department Reception and Toast for Seniors and Families: The Economics
Department celebrates the graduation of Economics, Economics-Environmental Studies, and Economics-
Mathematics students at Jan and Tod Crouter's Home, 535 Boyer Ave.

11:00 a.m. - Psychology Department Champagne Toast: The Psychology faculty invite graduating seniors and their families for snacks and a champagne toast to celebrate the accomplishments of the senior class. (Maxey Auditorium Foyer)

11:00 a.m. - Sociology Department Champagne Toast: Graduating seniors and their families are invited to a Sociology department reception at the home of Keith Farrington and Nancy Tavelli (709 University Street).

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