Spring Visitors Day Schedule

Spring Visitors' Day Friday, April 11th 2014   

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7:45 - 8:15 a.m. REGISTRATION. Complimentary breakfast. In order to attend a class, students must register at the Class Visits table in the Reid Campus Center Foyer. Registration continues in Penrose House, Office of Admission, after 9:15 a.m. Music provided by Jonas Myers.
8:15 - 8:50 a.m. WELCOME TO WHITMAN COLLEGE. George S. Bridges, President of Whitman College, and Tony Cabasco, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, will remark on the “Whitman Experience” and provide schedule updates. Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center.
9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. CLASS VISITS. Whitman invites prospective students to join Whitties in the classroom. A list of class options is included in your packet. Students must register for a class at the Class Visits table during Registration in the Reid Campus Center Foyer or at Penrose House, Office of Admission, after 9:15 a.m. Classes are limited, and available on a first come, first serve basis.
9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. CAMPUS TOURS. Take a walk through the Whitman College campus with a student guide. The first tour departs from Reid Campus Center at 9:00 a.m. The 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 1:00 p.m. tours will leave from the front steps of Penrose Library.
9:00 - 9:50 a.m. FACULTY PANEL ON SIGNATURE PROGRAMS. Join a panel of Whitman faculty as they provide an overview of the Whitman curriculum, the General Studies program, undergraduate research and experiential learning opportunities. Maxey Auditorium, Maxey Hall.
10:00 - 10:50 a.m. PANEL FOR PARENTS. Hear from Whitman’s Associate Dean of Students, Director of Academic Resources, and Residence Life staff about life at Whitman outside the classroom. Ask questions about living on campus, academic support, safety policies, and how Whitman works to cultivate a strong campus community. Olin 130, Olin Hall.
11:00 - 12:10 p.m. CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMS. Staff from various departments will share about opportunities available to Whitman students. Choose from one of the following options:
  11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
  INTERCULTURAL CENTER: Kyle Martz, Program Adviser for the Intercultural Center, Student Club Leaders, and Intercultural Interns will host a panel on campus diversity initiatives and signature campus wide cultural programs. Reid G02, Reid Campus Center.
  STUDENT ENGAGEMENT CENTER: Susan Buchanan, Director of Career Development, Abby Juhasz, Community Service Coordinator, and current students will speak on internships and community service opportunities.Maxey Auditorium, Maxey Hall.
  11:40 – 12:10 p.m.
  THE OUTDOOR PROGRAM: Members of the Outdoor Program will present a slide show and discuss the outdoor recreational opportunities and resources sponsored by Whitman College. Room 245, Olin Hall.
  VARSITY ATHLETICS, CLUB & INTRAMURAL SPORTS: Dean Snider, Athletics Director, the coaching staff, and student athletes will be available to discuss their programs and answer questions about athletics at Whitman. Main Gym, Sherwood Athletic Center.
11:40 - 12:10 p.m. OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES:  Susan Holme, Director of Off-Campus Studies, and current students will discuss Whitman’s wide array of international and domestic off-campus study programs. Maxey Auditorium, Maxey Hall.
11:50 - 12:50 p.m. HAVE LUNCH ON US!  Join us for a complimentary lunch on the Reid Campus Center Side Lawn. Please present the meal ticket you received at registration. One meal ticket per person. Music provided by Testostertones, one of Whitman’s a cappella groups. In the event of rain, lunch will be provided in Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center.
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. STUDENT PANEL: Come hear our panel of current students offer personal perspectives on their Whitman experiences. Maxey Auditorium, Maxey Hall.
1:00 - 2:20 p.m. INTERDISCIPLINARY ACADEMIC PROGRAMS. Faculty members and current students will present overviews and lead discussions on a sampling of Whitman's special academic programs.
  1:00 - 1:20 p.m.
  Pre-Health Professions: Room 140, Hall of Science. James Russo, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology
Asian Studies: Room E110 Olin Hall East (Asian Studies Display Space and Tea Room). Charles McKhann, Professor of Anthropology
  1:30 - 1:50 p.m.
  Student Panel on Sciences at Whitman: Room 140, Hall of Science. Students enrolled in various science programs including Chemistry, Astronomy, Biology, and BBMB.
Global Studies Initiative: Room W42, Maxey Hall. Jonathan Walters, Professor of Religion; Ball Endowed Chair of Humanities; Director, Global Studies
  2:00 - 2:20 p.m.
  Environmental Studies: Room W42, Maxey Hall. Don Snow, Senior Lecturer of Environmental Humanities and General Studies
3-2 Engineering and Computer Science: Room 140, Hall of Science. Frederick Moore, Professor of Physics
2:30 - 3:20 p.m. ADMISSION & FINANCIAL AID.  Curious about the inner mechanics of admission or financial aid? Tony Cabasco, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, will discuss the application, admission, and financial award process. Maxey Auditorium, Maxey Hall.
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. STUDENT PANEL. Come hear our panel of current students offer personal perspectives on their Whitman experiences. Performance to follow by student group Schwa, one of Whitman’s a cappella groups. Maxey Auditorium, Maxey Hall.

 

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