Student Life

Life at Whitman is a lot about balance. It is a balance that sets you up to graduate with your backpack stuffed full of ideas, insights, values, skills, relationships, and memories to unpack, and depend on, for the rest of your life.

It's a balance between rigorous classroom learning; innovative research, internship, and study abroad experiences; and a dynamic student activities program. Between the adrenaline generated by one of the nation’s best outdoor programs or the exciting intramural sports activities that more than 70 percent of Whitties participate in, and the spontaneous moments of quiet reflection inspired by a beautiful, historic campus. Between the passionate arguments that flow from our legendary debate program and fulfilling opportunities to participate in community service projects in Walla Walla. Between the noisy camaraderie of an impromptu game of Frisbee-golf (“Frolf” to Whitties,) and the speechless celebration of a gorgeous sunset.

It's a balance between transforming individual experiences and the collaborative, shared success you only experience on a residential campus where you can interact with your friends and classmates 24/7.