Physical Plant Services

Phone: (509) 527-5999, Fax: (509) 527-4961

804 Penrose, Walla Walla, WA 99362

Dan Park, Director

Office Hours:
Sep-May, 8:00am-4:30pm
June-Aug, 7:00am-3:30pm
Monday - Friday 

Help! Who you gonna call?

During non-business hours, a Physical Plant staff member is always on-call for emergencies.

Daytime emergency anywhere on campus: x5999
• After-hours emergency: Security at x5777
• Non-emergency work order: Create a service request online
• Reserve a vehicle, call x5999, send a fax to x4961, or an email to
• Residence hall work order: Residence Life at x5297

Supporting the academic mission of the College by providing a physical environment conducive to learning and living.

Whitman College posseses one of the most beautiful college campuses in the nation. Our 55 acres are host to a meandering creek, two ponds, a walking sculpture tour, and hundreds of trees, many of which are state and national champions. Our physical plant includes more than 1,000,000 square-feet of floor space in classrooms, residence halls, practice spaces, performing arts venues, and offices.

The Physical Plant Department, with headquarters on Penrose Street north of Isaacs, is responsible for keeping this "small city" working efficiently — from cutting the grass to fixing the heating system… painting the walls to vacuuming the residence halls… repairing vehicles to setting up chairs for special events. Physical Plant personnel contribute to the mission of the College by doing their jobs in a courteous, helpful, and professional manner.

• Maintenance 
• Academic Custodial
• Residential Life Custodial
• Landscape Maintenance and Motor Pool 
• Rental Properties
• Construction Project Manager
• Key Request Form (requires Faculty or Staff login)
• Create a service request online

Student Employment
During the academic year and throughout the summer, the Physical Plant regularly employs students in various positions. These jobs usually require from 1 to 20 hours per week during the academic year, and may be full-time during the summer. For more information, call the Physical Plant at 509-527-5999 or the Human Resources Offices (509) 527-5172.