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Winter is Coming

A curious thing happened yesterday, and it happened again today. On Tuesday, November 19, Walla Walla had a high temperature of 57. It was balmy and rainy, and was almost too warm for the heavier jackets many of us had … Continue reading

Date: Thursday November 21, 2013 6:08 PM
Tagged: Admission Office Walla Walla Admission Application Reading Winter

Music to Travel By (Part 2)

Hello All! While it’s been some time since anything has been posted here, I assure you it’s been for good reason. Namely, travel season! One of the busiest months in the Office of Admission is upon us, and for many … Continue reading

Date: Tuesday October 1, 2013 8:30 PM
Tagged: High School Visit Music On the road Travel Visits

5 Things to Look Forward to in the Coming Months (From the Whitman College Office of Admission)

Hello all, and welcome once again to the Whitman Admission Blog! It’s been a crazy hectic couple of weeks here in the office, and not just because of the gradual increase in students visiting campus. Fall, as I’ve talked about … Continue reading

Date: Tuesday September 17, 2013 10:00 PM
Tagged: Admission Office Travel Visiting Admission Fall Host Overnight Visit

The Changing of the Seasons

Seasons come, seasons go. They shift, they fade. Sometimes they transition slowly, cold winter melting into warm spring with the pace of thawing ice. Spring slowly warms to the kiss of the sun, blooming into the heat of summer. Generally … Continue reading

Date: Friday September 6, 2013 9:34 PM
Tagged: Admission Autumn Fall Walla Walla Weather

They Came, They Saw, They Moved In (Move In Day, Part 2)

August 29th came and went. In many parts of the world, it was an ordinary Thursday. People woke up, they sipped their coffee, slowly pulling themselves from the embrace of sleep, prepping themselves for the day of work ahead. They … Continue reading

Date: Friday August 30, 2013 9:48 PM
Tagged: Admission Office Class of 2017 Fall First Year Freshmen Move In

Seven Days… (Move in Day, Part 1)

Seven Days… It’s funny how many different associations you get out of such a simple string of words as “seven days,” or maybe even “one week.” If you’re a horror movie fan, maybe you immediately think of the eponymous and … Continue reading

Date: Thursday August 22, 2013 8:44 PM
Tagged: Class of 2017 Fall Semester Move In Day New Students Students

Coming Soon, to a High School/College Fair Near You

While the last couple entries on this blog have focused a bit more on the downtime in the Admission cycle, those few quiet months of repose, rest, and preparation for the new year, this post is going to focus on … Continue reading

Date: Thursday August 8, 2013 5:33 PM
Tagged: Admission Office Travel Admission College Fair High School Visit Interviews

There’s More Than One Way to Peel an Onion

Despite how many seasons as there are, and despite the numerous excellent things that happen throughout the year – Move In Day, the first day of classes, interviewing students, graduation – it is very easy for me to say this … Continue reading

Date: Friday July 26, 2013 5:07 PM
Tagged: Class of 2017 Onions Summer Walla Walla

Summer Thoughts

Summertime in Walla Walla is hard to beat. Flowers bloom, the Farmers Market buzzes, nights are warm, and the lush, green wheat fields ripple lazily in the sunshine. But campus is quiet. The Class of 2013 graduated last Sunday and … Continue reading

Date: Tuesday May 28, 2013 4:07 PM
Tagged: Summer

May 1

In a few hours, our Admission staff will pack up our work for the day and congregate to celebrate today’s date. As is the case with the vast majority of colleges and universities around the country, today is Whitman’s deposit … Continue reading

Date: Wednesday May 1, 2013 9:46 PM
Tagged: Congratulations Decisions Deposit Deadline Welcome