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Campus Tour

 

Take a walk through the Whitman College campus with a student guide. The tour includes a residence hall, academic buildings, our state of the art athletic facilities, the art building, and the student campus center. Tours last 60 minutes during fall, winter, and spring and 90 minutes during the summer.  Visit options are affected by vacation, exam, and orientation schedules.  Please check the campus visit calendar for specifics here.

Summer hours (May - August): 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Fall, Winter & Spring (September - April): 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:30 p.m.

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Information Sessions

 

A member of the Admission Officer staff will discuss, in a group setting, the distinguishing features of a Whitman education and answer any questions about academic programs, life on campus, and the process of applying for admission and financial aid. Information sessions last approximately forty-five minutes and are intended primarily for students and families beginning the college search process. Visit options are affected by vacation, exam, and orientation schedules. Please check the campus visit calendar for specifics here.

Summer hours (May - August): 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Fall, Winter & Spring (September - April): 10:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

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Interviews

Interviews are an opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with an admission officer or senior intern to discuss your academic and extracurricular interests and ask questions about Whitman College and the application process.

Interviews last approximately 30 minutes, followed by an opportunity for anyone who accompanied you to Whitman to ask questions they may have. Interviews are recommended, but not required, and available for prospective first-year applicants from May 1 of your junior year through January 15 of your senior year. Transfer applicants may schedule interviews though March 1. We will do our best to accommodate all interview requests, but availability is limited, so we encourage you to submit your interview request at least two weeks prior to your visit.

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* Students who are unable to interview on campus may be able to interview with an admission officer in their area at certain times of the year. To check for upcoming interviews in your area please visit Whitman on the Road.

Class Visits

High school juniors, seniors and transfer candidates are encouraged to attend one or two classes during your visit. In most cases, you will be directed to Encounters, Whitman's first-year requirement course. These classes take place at either 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m., so if class visits are your priority, please keep that in mind when scheduling your visit. Class visits are for prospective students only. Family members are welcome to relax in Penrose House or enjoy the lovely grounds around campus. Reid Campus Center offers coffee and other refreshments for purchase and also houses our campus bookstore, and downtown Walla Walla is just a five-minute walk from the Admission Office.

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Meeting with an Admission Officer

 

30-minute meetings are reserved for students who have submitted an application for the upcoming academic year. These meetings serve as an informal conversation with an admission officer during which questions regarding the admission timeline and financial aid can be addressed, and are available January 15 to May 1. Parents are welcome to join.

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Lunch with Current Students

 

Whitman and its catering service Bon Appétit get rave reviews for food services. Lunch hosted by current students is available on any weekday during the academic year with the exception of holidays and exams/orientation periods.

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Overnight Stays in the Residence Halls – must be booked 2 weeks in advance

 

High school seniors and transfer candidates are welcome to stay overnight with a current student in his or her residence hall room. Overnight stays are available Sunday through Thursday nights during most of the academic year.

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Saturday Visits

 

Saturday visits are offered on most weekends September through May. The office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A campus tour is offered at 11:00 a.m. and an information session is offered at 12:00 p.m. Interviews are also available to high school seniors and transfer applicants, though availability is limited.

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OTHER VISIT OPTIONS:

 

Visitors' Days

 

Visitors' Days are a great opportunity to get an overview of the college and see our community in action, all in one day! While attending a Visitors' Day students can take a tour of campus, listen to a panel on student life, ask questions about potential majors and learn about our many extracurricular activities. All high school and transfer students are welcome to attend a Visitors' Day.  Click here for more information.

 

Group Visits

 

Whitman is happy to assist you in scheduling your group's visit. Please fill out a group visit request form to get the process started.

Group visits are available for a variety of groups (schools, alumni, art groups, etc.) School group visits are encouraged for middle and high school students; elementary groups are requested to contact the Visit Coordinator. Student tours must include a minimum number of chaperones (1 adult per 10 students.)

Group visit options include a tour and a group session with an Admission staff member (based on availability.) Group size is limited to 50 people. If you would like to request a visit for a larger group, please contact the Campus Visit Coordinator.

Group visits are not available during the final week of March and the month of April.

 

TIPS FOR VISITING WHITMAN:

 

Please give careful consideration to your choice of activities - we plan your visit based on what options you select. If you need to make a change to your visit, please contact the Campus Visit Coordinator at 509-527-5176 or visit@whitman.edu. Please do not enter another visit request.

Make sure to check the weather forecast before you leave home, so that you are prepared with appropriate dress.

When you list your arrival time, please list the time you plan to be on campus available for activities, rather than the time you plan to arrive in town.

Plan to arrive at the Admission Office (Penrose House) at least 15 minutes prior to your first appointment to check in and receive your schedule. If you are arriving after 4 p.m. for an overnight visit, please refer to your final confirmation email on where and when to report for your visit.

Most visits will include an extensive tour of campus, so wear comfortable shoes.

If there are mobility issues, please contact the Visit Coordinator at 877-462-9448 or visit@whitman.edu.