Orientation Schedule

Opening Week 2014

Schedule of Activities
August 28 - September 1

Please note that there will be minor changes made to the 2014 opening week schedule throughout the summer.  The final 2014 schedule will be printed and distributed to students when they arrive on campus Thursday, August 28th!

Events marked with an asterisk (*) are required for new students.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Reid Campus Center Hours:
General Building    8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bookstore   9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Espresso Cart  8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
OP Rental Shop     Noon-5 p.m.
Post Office 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Mailboxes will be assigned during this time.)
Whitman Café  8:30-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

8 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m.  • WCTS HELP DESK OPEN, Olin Hall 168. The Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) Help Desk is open if you have questions.

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • INFORMATION DESK, Reid Campus Center. Wondering where to go or what to do? Stop here with your questions.

*9 a.m.-2 p.m. • RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN FOR NEW STUDENTS. All students should arrive at their residence halls by 2 p.m. Upon checking in, students will receive a New Student Packet that contains additional orientation information. A second packet, the Registration Packet, can be found in all new students’ mailboxes in the Reid Campus Center.

*9 a.m. -2 p.m. • CHECK-IN FOR NEW STUDENTS LIVING OFF-CAMPUS, Reid Campus Center Information Desk. New students not living in a residence hall can pick up their New Student Packet at the Information Desk. A second packet, the Registration Packet, can be found in all new students’ mailboxes in the Reid Campus Center.

*9 a.m.-3 p.m. • I.D. CARD PICTURE, LIBRARY ACCOUNT ACTIVATION, WEB CHECK-IN & VOICE RECORDING, Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom. 

*9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • POST OFFICE MAILBOXES ASSIGNED, Reid Campus Center ground floor. Stop by the Post Office to receive your mailbox assignment. Registration packets will be found in all new students’ mailboxes.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • PACKAGE PICK-UP, Reid Campus Center G02. Packages mailed to the college over the summer may be picked up during this time.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • THURSDAY DINNER/FRIDAY LUNCH TICKETS ON SALE, Reid Campus Center foyer. Tickets for the Thursday dinner and the Friday lunch may be purchased in advance or at the event. Both meals are complimentary for new students; there is a $15.50 charge for adults and a $7.50 charge for children 12 and under for the Thursday dinner, and a $12.50 charge for adults and a $7 charge for children 12 and under for the Friday lunch.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • BUSINESS OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 233. All bills must be paid or other financial arrangements made before you can get Business Office clearance for registration.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OPEN, Penrose House. The Financial Aid Office is open if you have questions.

10 a.m.-3 p.m. • REFRIGERATOR RENTALS, Reid Campus Center, room 202. Small residence hall refrigerators are available to rent for the academic year.1 p.m. • CAMPUS TOUR, Penrose Library. Take a walk through the Whitman College campus with a student guide. Tours leave from the front steps of Penrose Library.

1 p.m. • CAMPUS TOUR, Penrose Library. Take a walk through the Whitman College campus with a student guide. Tours leave from the front steps of Penrose Library.

1-4 p.m. • ‘GOPRINT & NETWORK’, Residence Hall Main Lounges.  Students are encouraged to bring their laptop computers to the Technology Services table in the Anderson, Jewett, Lyman, North or Prentiss main lounge to have their laptop set to connect and print to the Whitman computer network.  If students with desktop computers need help, please call 509-527-4976 to schedule an appointment to have their computer setup to connect and print to the Whitman computer network.

1-4 p.m. • ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT FORMS, Reid Campus Center, room 207.  Students who intend to work on campus need to complete several required forms.  When completing the paperwork, please be ready to present the following information: bank account number and routing number to direct deposit your check; filing status and number of exemptions to complete your W-4; and acceptable documents such as a current passport OR a valid photo ID with either an original birth certificate or original social security card to complete the I-9 form. 

*4-5:30 p.m. • RESIDENCE HALL SECTION MEETINGS, Residence Hall Sections. New students will meet with their Resident Assistants, Student Academic Advisers and section mates.

5:30-7 p.m. • DINNER, Prentiss Hall front lawn (Reid Campus Center in case of rain). Dinner is complimentary for new students; there is a $15.50 charge for adults and a $7.50 charge for children 12 and under.

*7-8:30 p.m. • RESIDENCE HALL MEETINGS, Residence Hall Main Lounges. This session for new students will include an orientation to residence hall life as well as a discussion about living with roommates. Come meet your new neighbors and your hall’s staff!

8:30-10 p.m. • STORM THE FIELD. All first-year and transfer students housed in Jewett Hall, Lyman House and North Hall will storm Ankeny Field for a variety of field games and activities.

8:30-10 p.m. • CRAM THE COURTYARD. All first-year and transfer students housed in Anderson Hall, Douglas Hall, Marcus House and Prentiss Hall will cram the courtyard between the buildings for a variety of field games and activities.

Friday, Aug. 29

Reid Campus Center Hours:
General Building    7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bookstore   9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Espresso Cart  8 a.m.-7 p.m.
OP Rental Shop     Noon-5 p.m.
Post Office 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
(Mailboxes will be assigned during this time.)
Whitman Café  7-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

7-7:45 a.m. • BREAKFAST, Reid Campus Center Café. For students on a meal plan.

7 a.m.-5 p.m. • INFORMATION DESK, Reid Campus Center. Wondering where to go or what to do? Stop here with your questions.

8 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m.  • WCTS HELP DESK OPEN, Olin Hall 168. The Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) Help Desk is open if you have questions.

*For residents of Jewett Hall, Lyman House and North Hall

*8-9 a.m. • GROUP ADVISING, Maxey Auditorium. This session is designed to provide first-year and transfer students with crucial information regarding college policies, advising and registration.

*9-9:25 & 9:30-9:55 a.m. • SPECIAL ACADEMIC SESSIONS.  Students interested in education professions, environmental studies, foreign languages, health professions, history, music, pre-law, Spanish  or 3-2 engineering/3-2 computer science are invited to attend one or two information sessions to learn more about the department.

Education Professions—Maxey 202
*Health Professions — Science 159
History—Maxey 207 
Music — Chism Auditorium (Music Bldg.)
Spanish — Olin 316 (Language Learning Center)

Environmental Studies — Science 151
Foreign Languages — Olin 304 & 305
(Chinese/Japanese-304, French/German-305)
Pre-Law—Maxey 104
3-2 Engineering/3-2 Computer Science — Science 100

*The Health Professions session will run from 8-8:55 a.m.

 

*For residents of Anderson Hall and Prentiss Hall

*8-8:25 & 8:30-8:55 a.m. • SPECIAL ACADEMIC SESSIONS.  Students interested in education professions, environmental studies, foreign languages, health professions, history, music, pre-law, Spanish or 3-2 engineering/3-2 computer science are invited to attend one or two information sessions to learn more about the department.

Education Professions—Maxey 202
*Health Professions — Science 159
History—Maxey 207 
Music — Chism Auditorium (Music Bldg.)
Spanish — Olin 316 (Language Learning Center)

Environmental Studies — Science 151
Foreign Languages — Olin 304 & 305
(Chinese/Japanese-304, French/German-305)
Pre-Law—Maxey 104
3-2 Engineering/3-2 Computer Science — Science 100

*The Health Professions session will run from 9-9:55 a.m.

*9-10 a.m. • GROUP ADVISING, Maxey Auditorium.  This session is designed to provide first-year and transfer students with crucial information regarding college policies, advising and registration. 

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • BUSINESS OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 233. All bills must be paid or other financial arrangements made before you can get Business Office clearance for registration.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OPEN, Penrose House. The Financial Aid Office is open if you have questions.

*10 a.m.-Noon • ACADEMIC ADVISING/LIBRARY ORIENTATION/CIRP SURVEY ROTATION.  New students have been assigned a time to meet with their academic adviser, tour the Penrose Library and participate in the CIRP survey.  A personalized schedule is located in your registration packet — please refer to it for the times and locations of your meetings. 

•ACADEMIC ADVISING, Advisers’ Offices. New students will meet individually with their academic adviser to discuss classes and plan a fall semester schedule. 

•LIBRARY ORIENTATION, Penrose Library Foyer. New students will participate in a 30-minute orientation and tour of Penrose Library.

•CIRP FIRST-YEAR SURVEY (First-year students only), Olin 130.  CIRP is a national survey that asks first-year college students their opinion on a wide range of questions, including student characteristics, goals and opinions. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Noon-1 p.m. • NEW STUDENTS AND FAMILY LUNCH, Prentiss Hall front lawn (Reid Campus Center in case of rain).  Lunch is complimentary for new students; there is a $12.50 charge for adults and a $7 charge for children 12 and under.

*1-2:30 p.m. • ACADEMIC ADVISING/LIBRARY ORIENTATION/CIRP SURVEY ROTATION CON’T.  New students have been assigned times to meet with their academic adviser, tour the Penrose Library and participate in the CIRP survey. A personalized schedule is located in your registration packet — please refer to it for the times and locations of your meetings. 

•ACADEMIC ADVISING, Advisers’ Offices. New students will meet individually with their academic adviser to discuss classes and plan a fall semester schedule. 

•LIBRARY ORIENTATION, Penrose Library Foyer. Students will participate in a 30-minute orientation and tour of Penrose Library.

•CIRP FIRST-YEAR SURVEY (First-year students only), Olin 130.  CIRP is a national survey that asks first-year college students their opinion on a wide range of questions, including student characteristics, goals and opinions. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Noon-3 p.m. • REFRIGERATOR RENTALS, Reid Campus Center, room 202. Small residence hall refrigerators are available to rent for the academic year.

*3-4 p.m. • WHITMAN COLLEGE OPENING CONVOCATION, Cordiner Hall. All students and family members are cordially invited to attend this event that marks the formal opening of the college year.  New students will be seated as a class for this event.  Elyse Semerdjian, Associate Professor of History, will deliver the convocation address.

4-5 p.m. • FAMILY FAREWELL RECEPTION, Cordiner Side Lawn (Reid Campus Center in case of rain).  Family members and new students are invited to join President Bridges and members of the administration for a post-Convocation reception.

6:15-7:15 p.m. • AROUND THE WORLD DINNER, Ankeny Field (Jewett Dining Hall in case of rain). New students will join their RA and SA for a festive section dinner on Ankeny Field.

7:15 p.m. • ENTERING CLASS GROUP PHOTO, Ankeny Field. We invite you to participate in creating a memento of your Opening Week experience by joining your new classmates in a large group photo of the entering class!

*7:30-8:30 p.m. • “WELCOME TO THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE,” Cordiner Hall. Nationally acclaimed speaker Dr. Will Keim addresses important issues faced by new college students.

9:30 p.m. • “RESIDENCE HALL SURPRISE”, Residence Hall main lounges.  Join the RAs and SAs in a time-honored Whitman tradition!

Saturday, Aug. 30

Reid Campus Center Hours:
General Building: 7 a.m.-Midnight
Bookstore: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Espresso Cart: Noon-7 p.m.
OP Rental Shop: CLOSED
Post Office: CLOSED
Whitman Café: Noon-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

8-11 a.m. • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

*8 a.m.-1 p.m. • REGISTRATION FOR NEW STUDENTS, Reid Campus Center Ballroom.  Thirty minutes prior to their assigned registration time, new students will be allowed into the Reid Campus Center Ballroom to meet with faculty and their adviser.  At their assigned registration time, new students will be admitted into the registration kiosk area to register for their fall classes.  Individual registration times are listed on the personalized advising/registration schedule located in student registration packet.  Students must bring their photo ID and their personalized advising/registration schedule with them to be granted access to the registration kiosks at their assigned registration time.

9 a.m.-1 p.m.  • WCTS HELP DESK OPEN, Olin Hall 168. The Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) Help Desk is open if you have questions.

Please check your New Student Packet for your “Dialogue on Diversity” session assignment.

Session I
10 a.m.-Noon • DIALOGUE ON DIVERSITY: OUR ROLE AS NEW STUDENTS TO CO-CREATE AN INCLUSIVE CAMPUS COMMUNITY, Cordiner Hall.  Dr. Kathy Obear, a nationally recognized educator, will lead an interactive session on engaging in conversation with respect and civility to create an inclusive campus environment for everyone.

Session II
1-3 p.m. • DIALOGUE ON DIVERSITY: OUR ROLE AS NEW STUDENTS TO CO-CREATE AN INCLUSIVE CAMPUS COMMUNITY, Cordiner Hall.  Dr. Kathy Obear, a nationally recognized educator, will lead an interactive session on engaging in conversation with respect and civility to create an inclusive campus environment for everyone.

Session III
4-6 p.m. • DIALOGUE ON DIVERSITY: OUR ROLE AS NEW STUDENTS TO CO-CREATE AN INCLUSIVE CAMPUS COMMUNITY, Cordiner Hall.  Dr. Kathy Obear, a nationally recognized educator, will lead an interactive session on engaging in conversation with respect and civility to create an inclusive campus environment for everyone.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • BRUNCH, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

1-3 p.m. • REFRIGERATOR RENTALS, Reid Campus Center, room 202. Small residence hall refrigerators are available to rent for the academic year.

5:30-7 p.m. • DINNER, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

*7:30-8:30 p.m. • S.O.S. (Secrets of Success), Residence Hall Main Lounges. First-year students are invited to a presentation by the SAs in their halls. Learning styles, study skills and schedule-management techniques will be presented from the perspective of your fellow students in a manner that is sure to get you well acquainted with the charismatic personalities of your SA staff.

9 p.m.-Midnight • NIGHT@REID, Reid Campus Center. Join the staff of Reid Campus Center for a night of fun, fun, fun! Activities will include Rock Band, Wii games, Bingo, Karaoke, mini-golf, food, prizes, and more!

Sunday, Aug. 31

Reid Campus Center Hours:
General Building :   8 a.m.-Midnight
Bookstore:   10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Espresso Cart:  Noon-7 p.m.
OP Rental Shop: CLOSED
Post Office: CLOSED
Whitman Café:  Noon-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

8-11 a.m. • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

For residents of Jewett Hall, Lyman House and North Hall
*10-11 a.m. • CONSENT: WHAT EVERY WHITMAN STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, Maxey Auditorium.  Consent is asking for and receiving clear communication in all intimate situations.  While consent is sexy, it can also be confusing and awkward.  This student to student session focuses on the ins and outs of consent at Whitman, including the need to practice communication and consent skills.

*11 a.m.-Noon • GREEN DOT: IT’S WHAT WE DO, Chism Hall.  Green Dot, Whitman College’s sexual violence prevention program, identifies individual safety as a community responsibility.  Students have the ability to reduce incidents of sexual assault by learning how to be Green Dot bystanders!


For residents of Anderson Hall, Douglas Hall, Marcus House, Prentiss Hall & Off-Campus
*11 a.m.-Noon • CONSENT: WHAT EVERY WHITMAN STUDENT NEEDS TO KNOW, Maxey Auditorium.  Consent is asking for and receiving clear communication in all intimate situations.  While consent is sexy, it can also be confusing and awkward.  This student to student session focuses on the ins and outs of consent at Whitman, including the need to practice communication and consent skills.

*Noon-1 p.m. • GREEN DOT: IT’S WHAT WE DO, Chism Hall.  Green Dot, Whitman College’s sexual violence prevention program, identifies individual safety as a community responsibility.  Students have the ability to reduce incidents of sexual assault by learning how to be Green Dot bystanders!

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • BRUNCH, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

*1 -2:15 p.m. • ‘GAP YEAR’ STUDENT LUNCH, Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom A. This event is designed for first year students who took a ‘gap year’ between high school and college to meet each other and get acquainted.

*1-2:15 p.m. • TRANSFER STUDENT LUNCH, Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom B. This event is designed for transfer students to meet each other and get acquainted.

*2:30-3:30 p.m. NEW STUDENT BOOK DISCUSSION FACULTY PANEL, Cordiner Hall.  Nick Bader, Assistant Professor of Geology, Laura Ferguson, Assistant Professor of History and Christopher Leise, Assistant Professor of English, will share their unique, discipline-specific perspectives on your summer reading, “Reservation Blues” by Sherman Alexie.

*3:30-4:30 p.m. • NEW STUDENT BOOK DISCUSSION. New students will discuss “Reservation Blues” by Sherman Alexie in small groups with their RA and SA.

4:30-5:30 p.m. • FIRST GENERATION/WORKING CLASS STUDENTS RECEPTION, Penrose House backyard (Prentiss Great Hall in case of rain). Representatives of the First Generation/Working Class (FGWC) student group invite you to socialize, meet new people and learn about upcoming events and activities. Refreshments will be provided. 

5:30-7 p.m.  • SUPAMAN, Reid Campus Center back lawn (Reid Campus Center Young Ballroom in case of rain).   In southeast Montana, thousands of miles from the birthplace of hip-hop, a man with the given name Christian Parrish Takes the Gun has been rapping to young people on the Crow Nation reservation. He calls himself SupaMan, and he's been merging inner-city music with more local concerns for more than a dozen years. "Native Americans grasp that culture of hip-hop because of the struggle," he says. "Hip-hop was talking about the ghetto life, poverty, crime, drugs, alcohol, teen pregnancy; all that crazy stuff that happens in the ghetto is similar to the reservation life. We can relate to that.” Come experience this powerful cultural performance as you enjoy dinner.

5:30-7 p.m. •NATIVE AMERICAN CUISINE, Hunter Front Lawn (Reid Campus Center in case of rain).   Join us for a taste of Native American cuisine as you listen to the talented performer, SupaMan .  For students on a meal plan.

*7:30-8:30 p.m. • ASWC: What will your impact be? Cordiner Hall. Whitman students have the opportunity to take an active role in shaping campus. ASWC and its organizations fuel student life by advocating for student interests, organizing campus-wide events, producing a variety of publications, and funding numerous clubs on campus. Please join us to learn about how you can become involved in leadership, programming, journalism, club funding, and so much more!

9 p.m.-Midnight • SALSA MAGIC, Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom. Sponsored by the Whitman Events Board (WEB), Salsa Magic is an interactive Latin dance party. Lead instructor Lee Edward Smith and his dance partner have performed around the world with a one-of-a-kind themed dance party that simply can’t be missed. Featured on Fox Television’s Ambush Makeover, they have created a unique, interactive show, and dance party.

Monday, Sept. 1

Reid Campus Center Hours:
General Building: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Bookstore: 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Espresso Cart: 8:45 a.m.-9 p.m.
OP Rental Shop: 5-6 p.m.
Post Office: Noon-4:30 p.m.
Whitman Café: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.

7-10 a.m. • BREAKFAST, Prentiss Dining Hall (7-9:30 a.m. full selection, 9:30-10 a.m. continental breakfast). For students on a meal plan.

7:30-9:30 a.m. • BREAKFAST, Jewett Dining Hall (full selection). For students on a meal plan.
 
8 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m.  • WCTS HELP DESK OPEN, Olin Hall 168. The Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) Help Desk is open if you have questions.

8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. • FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OPEN, Penrose House. The Financial Aid Office is open if you have questions.

*9-10 a.m. • FINANCIAL AID MEETING, Maxey Auditorium. All new students who are receiving need-based financial aid must attend this meeting. Students receiving loans are required to hear this information, and students receiving need-based scholarships need to hear important information about renewing their scholarships.  International students and students receiving only merit-based scholarships do not need to attend.

9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. • BUSINESS OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 233. All bills must be paid or other financial arrangements made before you can get Business Office clearance for registration.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. • POSTER SALE, in front of Cordiner.  Come purchase posters to decorate your new room.  Hundreds of prints to choose from!

10 a.m.-1 p.m. • STUDENT ACTIVITIES FAIR, Cordiner Side LawnRepresentatives from various student clubs and organizations will provide information about getting involved at Whitman. Local businesses and organizations also will offer information about Walla Walla.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • LUNCH, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. • LUNCH, Jewett Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

*1:30-3 p.m. • CAMPUS RESOURCES HUNT, Residence Hall Main Lounges.  Wondering where to rent outdoor gear or who to talk to about community service in Walla Walla?  This campus wide quest with your SA and section mates will help you discover the offices and people that can answer these and the many other questions that will arise as you get situated to learning and living at Whitman. 

3-4 p.m. • TIE-DYE, Reid Campus Center side lawn.  Join us on the Reid side lawn for a tie-dye extravaganza.  We will provide the dye and shirts for the first 300 people who come.  Join your new friends, get cool new clothes and have fun.  Sponsored by the Whitman Events Board (WEB).

3-4 p.m. • DRAMA CLUB MEETING, Harper Joy Theatre, Freimann Theatre.  Interested in theatre?  We invite you to attend this meeting to learn about the department, tour Harper Joy Theatre, meet the faculty, and find out about upcoming auditions and current job openings.

4-5 p.m. • INTERCULTURAL CENTER SOCIAL, Glover Alston Center (GAC), 26 Boyer Avenue .  All students are invited to attend this event! Intercultural Center staff and representatives from affiliated student organizations invite you to socialize, meet new people, and learn of office programs and services. Good times guaranteed – spontaneous laughter, song, and dance may occur. A variety of ethnic foods will be provided !

5:30-6:30 p.m. • DINNER, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

6-7 p.m. • DINNER, Jewett Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

*7:30-9:30 p.m. • “VOICES OF WHITMAN,” Amphitheatre (Cordiner Hall in case of rain). Current students will reflect on their college experiences, sharing with you how Whitman has shaped them, and in turn, how they have shaped Whitman in this celebration of diverse perspectives that define the college. Residence hall section discussions will follow the “Voices of Whitman” presentation.

10 p.m. • CAPTURE THE FLAG, Ankeny Field. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, Sept. 2

CLASSES BEGIN!
9 a.m.-5 p.m. • MUSIC ENSEMBLES AUDITIONS, Hall of Music Faculty Offices. If you are interested in auditioning for a music ensemble, you must sign up for an audition time. Vocal, orchestra and jazz will be held today, Wednesday and Thursday.  Vocal auditions will be held in room 115 from 1-4 p.m., orchestra auditions with Professor Luongo in room 216 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., jazz ensemble auditions with Professor Scarborough in room 118 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.   

Noon-1 p.m. • SIGMA CHI FACULTY/FIRST-YEAR LUNCHEON, Sigma Chi side lawn, 1005 Isaacs St. The men of Sigma Chi cordially invite faculty, administrators and new students to join them for their traditional, start of the year lunch.

4-5 p.m. • FIND A CAMPUS OR LOCAL JOB, Reid Campus Center, G02.  Do you need a job?  The Student Engagement Center will provide strategies and tips to find a campus or local job for the academic year.  Gain experience, earn money, explore iEngage, and build your resume.  Refreshments provided.

5:30-7 p.m. • DINNER, Jewett Dining Hall.  PLEASE NOTE:  As sophomores will be attending the ‘Sophomore Welcome Back Address and Picnic,’ Prentiss Dining Hall will be closed for dinner; all board meals will be served in Jewett Dining Hall.

7:30-8:30 p.m. • OUTDOOR PROGRAM SLIDESHOW, Reid Campus Center G02. Is Whitman in the middle of nowhere? The Outdoor Program doesn’t think so! We are in a great location to access some of the best wilderness areas in North America, including the Wallowas, Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness Area, Eagle Cap Wilderness Area and the Salmon River. Come find out more about the OP and where to hike, raft, climb, kayak, canoe, ski and camp. Also, if you are interested in becoming a trip leader for the OP, come to this meeting to find out what it takes and how to start the process.

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Sept. 3

9 a.m.-4 p.m. • MUSIC ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS, Hall of Music Faculty Offices.  If you are interested in auditioning for a music ensemble, you must sign up for an audition time. Vocal, orchestra and jazz will be held today and Thursday.  Vocal auditions will be held in room 115 from 1-4 p.m., orchestra auditions with Professor Luongo in room 216 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., jazz ensemble auditions with Professor Scarborough in room 118 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. and wind ensemble auditions with Professor Gemberling in room 12 from 1-5 p.m. 

Thursday, Sept. 4

9 a.m.-5 p.m. • MUSIC ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS, Hall of Music Faculty Offices. If you are interested in auditioning for a music ensemble, you must sign up for an audition time. Vocal auditions will be held in room 115 from 1-4 p.m., orchestra auditions with Professor Luongo in room 216 from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., jazz ensemble auditions will be held with Professor Scarborough in room 118 from 9 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m. and wind ensemble auditions with Professor Gemberling in room 12 from 1-5 p.m.

4-4:45 p.m. • NEW STUDENT OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES (STUDY ABROAD) INFORMATIONAL MEETING, Maxey Auditorium. All first-year and transfer students are encouraged to attend this informative meeting about the wide range of off-campus study opportunities in foreign countries and in the U.S. available through Whitman.  We'll be showing lots of images of the places where you can study off-campus for credit as part of your Whitman academic program and providing planning tips for the majors.  Topics to be covered include:  how to plan for off-campus studies, eligibility for admission to study abroad programs, foreign language and other course prerequisites, costs and financial aid, and more!

5-6:30 p.m. • "MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING," Amphitheatre (Maxey Auditorium in case of rain). "When three young soldiers return to Messina, two great (and wildly different) romances are sparked, but soon put to the test by a scheming rival. Shakespeare's classic comedy pits four lovers against scandal, rumor, and sometimes each other. Can love and witty banter win out in the end?" Directed by Tyler Schuh’15.

*7 p.m. • “IF AND HOW MUCH: ALCOHOL AND COLLEGE,” Cordiner Hall.  Dr. Jason Kilmer is a nationally recognized speaker whose presentation will challenge, amuse and educate you on issues relating to alcohol.

9 p.m. • "WEB Film" Kimball Theater (Hunter Conservatory).  WEB Cinema will host a screening (with popcorn), sponsored by the Whitman Events Board (WEB).

Friday, Sept. 5

9-11 p.m. • COFFEEHOUSE, Reid Campus Center Coffeehouse. Come unwind after the first week of classes and enjoy the first Coffeehouse show of the year, sponsored by the Whitman Events Board (WEB).

Saturday, Sept. 6

Noon - 4:00 p.m. • IHC BLOCK PARTY, Boyer Ave between Otis and Merriam St. Come join the Interest House Community for our annual bit of carnival-style fun with an inflatable obstacle course, games, international foods, performances, arts and crafts, and other activities from each of the interest houses!

Tuesday, Sept. 9

*7 p.m. • “CAMPUS SAFETY AND YOU,” Cordiner Auditorium.  Members of the Security and Safety staffs will review critical safety issues with students.

For more information regarding Orientation, please contact

Barbara Maxwell
Associate Dean of Students 509-527-5208
maxwelba@whitman.edu
orientation@whitman.edu