Whitman Faculty, Staff, and Students

Commencement Activities Schedule

Learn more about the events and activities during Commencement weekend: May 22-25, 2014.  You can also view details for the Commencement and Baccalaureate programs.

If you would like to include an event for your department in the Commencement Activities Schedule, please contact Krista Meyer no later than May 9, 2014 with details: meyerkm@whitman.edu.  Events will be added to the schedule as information comes available.

Faculty Photo

Information will be announced as we draw closer to the 2014 Commencement Ceremony

Faculty Memo

The Provost and Dean of the Faculty Office will provide a Memo to all participating faculty. The Faculty Memo contains important Commencement information, including processional order, how to pick up a cap & gown, key events to attend during the Commencement weekend, and much more.  Remember to sign up at your respective division offices whether or not you will be joining the processional and participating in Commencement this year.

Commencement Map

See locations for restrooms, seating, water stations, first aid, and much more before the Commencement Ceremony.

Extreme Weather

In the event of extreme weather, the Commencement ceremony will move indoors and begin at a later time than regularly scheduled.  Due to limited seating indoors, different groups attending Commencement will be asked to watch the ceremony at different locations. Extreme weather is defined as conditions that are unsafe, such as severe winds, hail, or lightning.  Conditions which are merely uncomfortable, such as steady or intermittent rain, will not invoke the Extreme Weather Plan. 

Please click through to learn more about the Extreme Weather Plan, including where and when Faculty should plan to participate in an indoor ceremony.

*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