OCS Staff


Susan HolmeSusan Holme 
Off-Campus Studies holmesl@whitman.edu


Barbara HoffmanBarbara Hoffman
Assistant Director
Off-Campus Studies hoffmabb@whitman.edu



 Laura Cummings
Off-Campus Studies


 Mindy Neissl
Admin. Assistant
Off-Campus Studies


How to Schedule an Appointment with Susan or Barbara, OCS Advisers

E-mail offcampusstudies@whitman.edu and include the following information

  1. Days and times that are best for you
  2. Semester(s) you want to study off-campus
  3. Current class year
  4. Countries and/or programs you are considering for off-campus study

Katie will confirm the appointment date and time with you via e-mail.

Please note that you must attend one Off-Campus Studies First Step Meeting before scheduling an appointment with an OCS Adviser.

Who is the contact person for…?

Application forms and processing

Mindy Neissl

Billing and program fees

Laura Cummings


Laura Cummings

Faculty-led trips and Faculty inquiries

Susan Holme, Laura Cummings

Gilman Scholarship advising

Barbara Hoffman

Global Classroom

Barbara Hoffman

International Medical/Travel Insurance

Laura Cummings

Off-Campus Studies Committee (OCSC)

Susan Holme, Barbara Hoffman

Outside Program Scholarship advising

Laura Cummings, Barbara Hoffman

Pre-departure forms

Mindy Neissl

Program representative visits

Laura Cummings

Scheduling appointments

Mindy Neissl

OCS advising

Susan Holme, Barbara Hoffman

OCS transfer credit

Barbara Hoffman

OCS transcripts

Barbara Hoffman

Program fees

Laura Cummings

Visa advising

Barbara Hoffman

Web site

Laura Cummings

Whitman Summer Studies in China

Susan Holme, Laura Cummings

Whitman in China teaching program

Susan Holme, Laura Cummings

Work abroad

Susan Holme, Barbara Hoffman

Whitman Faculty Advisers

Associated Kyoto Program

Ron Takemoto


Elizabeth Vandiver

Mexico Solidarity Network

Aaron Bobrow-Strain

National Theatre Institute

Jessica Cerullo

Philadelphia Center

Helen Kim

Semester in the West

Phil Brick

School for Field Studies

Delbert Hutchison

Washington Semester

Helen Kim

Contact Information


Off-Campus Studies (OCS) Office
Memorial Building, Room 205
Whitman College
345 Boyer Avenue
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Phone: (509) 527-4992
Fax: (509) 526-4770

The OCS Office will be open Monday thru Friday
8:30 am -12:00 pm and 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm