Parents Fall Orientation Schedule

2014 Parents Orientation

Schedule of Activities
August 28-29, 2014

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.
Post Office: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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.

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • CHECK-IN FOR PARENTS, Reid Campus Center Information Desk. Parents
Orientation Schedules will be available for parents at the Information Desk.
 
*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.-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.

1-4 p.m. • HOSPITALITY CENTER, Reid Campus Center Stevens Gallery (first floor). Parents are welcome to use the hospitality center during the afternoon. Light refreshments will be available.

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.

3 p.m. • ALUMNI PARENT & WALLA WALLA PARENT RECEPTION, Sherwood House, 1107 Alvarado Terrace.  Parents who are also alumni of Whitman College and their families plus parents and families of Walla Walla area incoming students are invited to attend a reception at Sherwood House, 1107 Alvarado Terrace, hosted by President George Bridges and the Whitman College Alumni Association. (Directions from campus to Sherwood House: Go east on Isaacs Avenue past the fraternities, turning left at the Clinton Street stoplight; Sherwood House is located one block behind Green Park Elementary School on the corner of Clinton and Alvarado Terrace.)

4:30-5:15 p.m. • PRESIDENTIAL WELCOME, Cordiner Hall. President Bridges will offer welcoming remarks and answer questions.

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. • THE WHITMAN ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE, Cordiner Hall. Provost/Dean of the Faculty Patrick Spencer will moderate a panel on the academic experience at Whitman, including the required first-year curriculum, the process of selecting a major, the off-campus studies program and the senior year experience.

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 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.

8:15 a.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.

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.

9:30-10:30 a.m. • INTRODUCTION TO RESIDENCE HALL LIVING, Residence Hall main lounges. Meet the staff of your student’s residence hall and learn more about the hall’s living environment.

10:45-11:45 a.m. • “WELCOME TO THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE,” Cordiner Auditorium. Nationally acclaimed speaker Dr. Will Keim has addressed new Whitman students during orientation for the past 25 years. He’s a favorite with parents, too, and his lecture will give you a sneak peek at the lecture he will present to students on Friday night.
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.

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

1:15-2:45 p.m. • STUDENT LIFE AT WHITMAN, Maxey Auditorium. Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland will provide an overview of student life at Whitman from 1:15-1:45 p.m., and then invite you to tour any of the student service areas listed below that are of interest to you from 1:45-2:45 p.m.

Welty Center
Counseling Center, 502 Boyer Ave.
Health Center, 11 Merriam St.

Memorial Building
Room 130: Residence Life and Housing
Room 205: Off-Campus Studies
Room 325: Academic Resource Center (academic support/disability services)

Reid Campus Center (RCC)
Room G23: Outdoor Program
Room 217: Religious and Spiritual Life
Room 219: Student Engagement Center: Career, Internships and Community Service

Room 217: Religious and Spiritual Life

Glover Alston Center (GAC)
Intercultural Center, 26 Boyer Ave.

*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.

5 p.m. • PARENTS ORIENTATION ENDS. Thank you for your participation in our program. We hope you will be able to return to campus for Family Weekend, Oct. 24-26, 2014!


5:30 p.m. • CONGREGATION BETH ISRAEL OPEN HOUSE, 1202 E. Alder St.  The Congregation and Whitman College's Hillel-Shalom student group invite you to an open house at the synagogue with snacks and coffee provided.

For more information regarding Orientation, please contact

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