Returning Students

Opening week

Welcome back to Campus! We are very excited for your return and the start of the fall semester. We know that you join us in welcoming the new first-year and transfer students to Whitman. There are a number of opportunities for you to meet the new students at upcoming orientation programs. You are most welcome to attend all events listed in the returning students orientation program. So, if you loved Will Keim's motivational lecture, feel free to attend on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. If you love to dance, show the new students what you learned at Salsa Magic. If you want to win a raffle prize, we need to see you at Night@Reid.

Orientation is about new and returning students coming together to meet and mingle-know that you are welcome at all these events. As much as we want to meet new students and help them in their transition
to Whitman, we also want to see you, hear about your summer adventures
and welcome you home!  


Schedule of Activities for Returning Students

Aug. 29-Sept. 2, 2014

Returning Students,

Welcome back to campus!  We are very excited for your return and for the start of the fall semester.  There are a great deal of exciting things in store for this year, and we're glad you're here to share them with us.

Orientation is about new and returning students coming together to meet and mingle, and we invite you to join us in welcoming the new first-year and transfer students to Whitman!  This schedule lists many opportunities for you to meet the new students at upcoming orientation programs, and you are most welcome to attend all events listed in the returning students orientation program.  So, if you love Will Keim’s motivational lecture, feel free to attend on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.  If you want to win a raffle prize or check-out the new photo booth, come visit us at Night@Reid.   If you love to dance, show the new students what you learned at Salsa Magic.

Please know that you are welcome at all these events.  As much as we want to meet new students and help them in their transition to Whitman, we also want to see you, hear about your summer adventures and welcome you home!

See you around! 
Barbara Maxwell & Katharine Curles


Schedule

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.
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.

9 a.m. • RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN FOR RETURNING STUDENTS. Welcome back!

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.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • PACKAGE PICK-UP, Reid Campus Center G02.

Noon.-1 p.m. • LUNCH, Reid Campus Center Café. For returning students on a meal plan.

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 are cordially invited to attend this event that marks the formal opening of the college year.  Elyse Semerdjian, Associate Professor of History, will deliver the convocation address.

6:15-7:15 p.m. • AROUND THE WORLD DINNER, Ankeny Field (Jewett Dining Hall in case of rain).

7:30-8:30 p.m. • “WELCOME TO THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE,” Cordiner Hall. If you loved hearing Will Keim as a new student you are invited to hear him again!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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 a.m.-Noon, 1-4 p.m. • ACADEMIC ADVISING APPOINTMENTS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS, Advisers’ Offices.   Returning students who plan to add or drop classes should arrange to meet with their academic advisers during this time.

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 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.

1-4 p.m. • ACADEMIC ADVISING APPOINTMENTS FOR RETURNING STUDENTS, Advisers’ Offices.   Returning students who plan to add or drop classes should arrange to meet with their academic advisers during this time.

2-3 p.m. • IHC ALL-HALL, Tekisuijuku Lawn.  This session for returning students living in the Interest House Community will include an introduction to the Resident Assistants of the various Interest Houses as well as an orientation for what it means to live in this unique neighborhood. Snacks will be provided!

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.

3-4 p.m. • TIE-DYE, Reid Campus Center Back 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).

4:30-5:30 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.  Meet in your residence hall for discussion with your upperclassmen peers and RAs.  Ask your RA or RD for details. 

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.   

 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.

 5:30-6:30 p.m. • SOPHOMORE WELCOMING ADDRESS AND PICNIC, Reid Back Lawn (Reid Ballroom in case of rain)Seniors Perry Anderson and Molly Streeter will offer a welcoming address to the sophomore class.  After the address sophomores will be invited to reconnect with friends over dinner while enjoying live music courtesy of student band Annie Ocean on the Reid side lawn.  You must bring your Whitman I.D. card.

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.

8 p.m. • MARCUS HOUSE HALL MEETING, Marcus House Main Lounge.  This brief, required, all-hall meeting will introduce Marcus House residents to their Residence Life staff, give them a refresher on Residence Hall policies, and tell them about ways to get to know and be involved in their community.  

8:30 p.m. • COLLEGE HOUSE HALL MEETING, College House Main Lounge.  This brief, required, all-hall meeting will introduce College House residents to their Residence Life staff, give them a refresher on Residence Hall policies, and tell them about ways to get to know and be involved in their community.  

9 p.m. • DOUGLAS HALL MEETING, Douglas Hall Main Lounge.  This brief, required, all-hall meeting will introduce Douglas Hall residents to their Residence Life staff, give them a refresher on Residence Hall policies, and tell them about ways to get to know and be involved in their community.  

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. 
4-5 p.m. • SENIOR CLASS MEETING, Maxey Auditorium.  Did you know you have to apply to graduate?  Come find out (almost) everything you need to know about your senior year.

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.

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

3:30-4:30 p.m. • UPPERCLASSMEN SHINDIG, Marcus House Back Lawn. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors, come enjoy root beer floats, ice cream, popsicles, and field games with your upperclassman friends after a long summer break and the first week of classes!

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. • “SAFETY ON CAMPUS,” Cordiner Auditorium.  Members of the Security and Safety staffs will review critical safety issues with students.