||REGISTRATION. Complimentary continental breakfast. Jonas Myers ’13 will perform. Foyer, Reid Campus Center. Registration continues in Penrose House (Office of Admission) after 8:30 a.m.
||WELCOME TO WHITMAN COLLEGE. George S. Bridges, President of Whitman College, and J. Antonio Cabasco, Dean of Admission & Financial Aid, will remark on the “Whitman Experience” and provide schedule updates. Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center.
||CAMPUS TOUR. Take a walk through the Whitman College campus with a student guide. The tour will depart from Reid Campus Center steps. Subsequent tours will leave from the Penrose Library steps at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., and 1 p.m.
||SAMPLE A CLASS. Whitman classes generally take the form of discussion-based seminars, but you can get a taste for the intellectual life of the College by attending a presentation by a Whitman professor.
- A Field Guide to Water: Finding Patterns in Streams. Nicholas Bader, Assistant Professor of Geology. Room 151, Hall of Science.
- The Emergence of Rock 'n' Roll. David Schmitz, Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History. Room 207, Maxey Hall.
- To Infinity! And…Beyond? Barry Balof, Associate Professor of Mathematics. Room 245, Olin Hall.
- The Poetics of Daily Life. Katrina Roberts, Schwabacher Professor of English and Creative Writing and Garrett Fellow. Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory.
- Hero or Bystander? Exploring the Social Psychology of When and Why We Help Others. Brooke Vick, Assistant Professor of Psychology. Room 306, Maxey Hall.
||OFF-CAMPUS STUDY. Susan Brick, Director of Off-Campus Studies, along with a panel of student participants, will discuss Whitman’s vast array of international and domestic off-campus study programs. Room 130, Olin Hall.
||STUDENT POINT OF VIEW. A panel of current students will talk about the Whitman experience and answer questions. Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory.
||GREEK LIFE PANEL. Members of Whitman’s fraternities and sororities will share their experiences with Greek Life at Whitman and answer questions. Room 157, Olin Hall.
||RESIDENCE LIFE INFORMATION SESSION AND TOUR. Sarah Gremer, Assistant Director of Residence Life & Housing, will answer questions about residence life and then lead you on a tour of the five potential living options for first-year students. Meet in Maxey Auditorium, Maxey Hall.
||SAMPLE A CLASS. This is another chance for you to sample a class taught by a Whitman professor. Again, Whitman classes generally take the form of discussion-based seminars, but you can get a taste for the intellectual life of the College by attending one of these presentations.
- The Civil Rights Movement and Black Popular Music of the Late 1950’s and the Early to Mid-1960’s: Whither Sam Cooke, The Godfather of Soul, and Hitsville, U.S.A. Keith Farrington, Peterson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences. Room 130, Olin Hall.
- Dislocation: Finding Our Place in the Universe. Andrea Dobson, Associate Professor Astronomy & General Studies. Room 100, Hall of Science.
- Burn it and They will Come: Studies in Community Ecology. Delbert Hutchison, Associate Professor of Biology. Room 151, Hall of Science.
- Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Am I a Chiral Molecule? Marion Götz, Assistant Professor of Chemistry. Room 165, Hall of Science.
|11:00 – 11:30 a.m.
||THEATRE INFORMATION SESSION AND TOUR. Christopher Petit, Associate Professor of Theatre, and Tillie Gottlieb ’11, Admission Officer, will talk about Whitman’s Theatre program, answer questions, and lead a tour. Meet in Foyer, Harper Joy Theatre.
||SERVICE LEARNING AND INTERNSHIPS OPPORTUNITIES. Join Kelsie Butts ’11, Community Service Coordinator, along with current students to discuss service learning and internship opportunities. Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory.
||HAVE LUNCH ON US! Join us for a complimentary picnic luncheon on the Cordiner Hall Side Lawn. Please present your meal ticket (one meal ticket per person). If weather prevents an outdoor picnic, lunch will be served in the Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center.
||PRE-PROFESSIONAL, COMBINED, AND COOPERATIVE PROGRAMS. Faculty members will present overviews and lead discussions about Whitman’s pre-professional, combined, and cooperative programs.
- Biochemistry, Biophysics, and Molecular Biology. BBMB majors Amy Hasson ’12, Katie Lien ’11 and Kel Payton ’12. Room 165, Hall of Science.
- 3-2 Engineering and Computer Science. Kurt Hoffman, Professor of Physics. Room 100, Hall of Science.
- Environmental Studies. Don Snow, Senior Lecturer of Environmental Humanities/General Studies. Room 130, Olin Hall.
- Pre-Law Advising. Noah Levitt, Assistant Dean for Student Engagement. Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory.
||ADDITIONAL PROGRAMS. Faculty members and current students will present overviews and lead discussions about other highlighted Whitman programs.
- Pre-Health Professions. James Russo, Associate Professor of Chemistry. Room 165, Hall of Science.
- Fouts Center for the Visual Arts Tour and Open House. Charles Timm-Ballard, Associate Professor of Art. Foyer, Fouts Center for the Visual Arts.
- Music Department. Susan Pickett, Catharine Gould Chism Chair of Music. Chism Hall, Hall of Music.
- Outdoor Program Slideshow. Clare Sobetski ’13, current student and Outdoor Program employee. Room 130, Olin Hall.
- Glover Alston Center Open House. Matthew Ozuna, Intercultural Program Advisor, and current Whitman students. Glover Alston Center (26 Boyer Ave).
||THE TOP TEN ANSWERS TO PROSPECTIVE PARENT QUESTIONS. Chuck Cleveland, Dean of Students and Nancy Tavelli, Associate Dean of Students: Campus Life, will lead a discussion on the transition to college. Maxey Auditorium, Maxey Hall.
|2:30-3:30 p.m. and 3:45-4:45 p.m.
||GET WHITTIE . An opportunity for admitted students to get to know different aspects of Whitman. Please note, there are two sessions of Get Whittie offered and most sessions repeat.
- The Pioneer. Join Tricia Vanderbilt ’12 and members of The Pioneer staff to investigate the inner workings of Whitman’s weekly newspaper. Pioneer Newsroom, Room 236, Reid Campus Center. Session I and II
- Ultimate Frisbee. Play Ultimate Frisbee with Natalie Jamerson ’13 and other members of Whitman’s team, the Sweets. Participate in Ultimate games or perfect your Frisbee skills. Beginners welcome. Harper Joy Field. Session I and II
- KWCW. Music and radio aficionados can join KWCW General Manager Matt Bachman ’11 and top DJs for an open house, music library tour, and an opportunity to get on the air and record a promo spot. KWCW Studio, Mezzanine Level, Reid Campus Center. Session I and II
- Organic Garden. Join Lisa Beneman ’13, Hannah Joseph ’12 and other Whitman students and get down ‘n dirty in the Organic Garden. Meet on the steps of Penrose Library, and walk over to the Organic Garden (Corner of Penrose Street and Isaacs Avenue) together. Session I and II
- Intercultural Center. Connect with current students and explore the different intercultural opportunities at Whitman. Glover Alston Center (26 Boyer Ave). Session I and II
- Green Tour. Join Matt Akins ’14 and Lydia Bailey ’14 for a talk and tour about environmentalism and sustainability on campus. Visit Whitman’s new vermicompost system! Meet in front of the Environmental Interest House (424 Boyer Ave). Session I and II
- A capella. Join Whitman’s a capella groups for a discussion, performance and sing-along. Meet the Sirens of Swank, Schwa, and the Testostertones in Kimball Theatre, Hunter Conservatory. Session II only
- Humans vs. Zombies Mission. Campus Gaming will be starting this Spring Semester's HvZ game on Admitted Students Day! To celebrate, there will be a mock mission with all players and freshly admitted students invited. Meet in the Outdoor Amphitheater and bring bandanas/socks/nerf blasters if you have any - there will be some provided for those who don't! Amphitheater. Session I and II
- An Introduction to Chanoyu: The Japanese Art and Practice of Serving Tea. Join Professor Akira Takemoto as he leads a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Due to space, space is limited to the first 20. Japanese Tea Ceremony Room, Olin Hall East. Session I only
||ICE CREAM SOCIAL. All admitted students and their families are invited to an ice cream social with current students, faculty, and staff. The Testostertones and Schwa will perform. Coffeehouse, Reid Campus Center
||Before you go, use your Whitman College bookstore coupon to pick up a Whitman sweatshirt! The bookstore is open from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. Also, please refer to the document in your packet entitled EVENTS@WHITMAN for a listing of campus events this weekend.