Ways to Support Whitman

Parents are encouraged to attend special events throughout the year, such as Parent Orientation, Family Weekend, and regional programs. Parents who desire a deeper level of involvement are encouraged to become a Parent Admission Representative (PAR). Parent Admission Representatives contact parents of potential Whitman students to answer questions and encourage compelling applicants to attend Whitman. Members attend local admission functions and may help host events in their region for prospective students and their parents, including a January gathering for applicants and a summertime send-off party for entering students.

To be a Parent Admission Representative please contact: Heather Dygert, Office of Admission, at (509) 527-5176 or dygerthk@whitman.edu.

Student Referrals

Mention Whitman to high school students who are considering college. Also maintain relationships with your student’s favorite teachers, coaches, and counselors.

Support Local Events

Host or attend a Whitman event in your area. Whitman sponsors thought-provoking and entertaining events throughout the year, and parents are always welcome to attend. Whitman sports teams and musicians often are on the road and love your support. See the Whitman website for event dates and times.

Whitman benefits from the wide-ranging talent, effort, and achievements of parent volunteers, who are rewarded with a stronger connection to Whitman and the college community. If you are interested in local volunteer opportunities, please contact Abby Juhasz at the Student Engagement Center at (509) 527-5183.

Family Weekend

October 24-26, 2014:

Whitman College is best experienced in person. While the college’s literature and Web site may be informative, a visit to the campus will give you a better understanding of your student’s daily life. Family Weekend is a wonderful opportunity to bring the entire family to campus.

The Family Weekend schedule is filled with a variety of activities and events. There will be musical performances, gallery exhibits, kids’ activities, and sporting events. You will have a chance to experience all the campus has to offer.

The majority of activities are planned for Saturday, October 25. There also will be some Family Weekend events both Friday (beginning in the late afternoon) and Sunday (until early afternoon). You may access the Family Weekend schedule online here. If you do plan to attend Family Weekend 2014, it is wise to make hotel reservations and travel arrangements as soon as possible. If you are not able to attend Family Weekend, there are many other great weekends to visit campus; talk with your student and plan a visit to campus any time during the academic year.