Please check back for more information as we finalize our commencement weekend events.

General Information

Sherwood Center, Baker Ferguson Fitness Center, and Harvey Pool -  Work out, shoot hoops, swim, play racquet ball or squash, and use the sauna. Summer hours will be in effect, click here to check the facility hours of operations. 

Whitman College Bookstore - Purchase insignia clothing, candy and chocolates, magazines and books, cards and last minute gifts. Open 9 a.m.-5:00 p.m. May 19-22. (Reid Campus Center basement)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Friday, May 20, 2016

Saturday, May 21, 2016

2:30 p.m. - Baccalaureate Ceremony in Cordiner Hall

This ceremony offers graduating seniors and their families an opportunity to reflect on their time spent at Whitman and look ahead to new opportunities. Tickets are not required.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

8:30 a.m. - Seating Opens for Commencement
Parents, families and friends attending Commencement may claim seats in open seating sections on the south lawn of Memorial starting at 8:30 a.m. So that everyone can enjoy the ceremony, please only hold the number of seats your party will need. Community members are encouraged to sit in the bleachers to allow parents and families an opportunity to sit closer to their grads. (Memorial Building South Lawn)

11:00 a.m. - Whitman College Commencement Ceremony
The closing ceremony of the academic year includes the conferring of diplomas, honorary degrees, and awards. The ceremony will run approximately 2 hours. (Memorial Building South Lawn)

1:00 p.m. - Post-Commencement Luncheon
A light luncheon will be served for graduates and their families, faculty, and staff following the Commencement ceremony. In case of rain, lunch will be relocated to Sherwood Center. Happy graduation, everyone! (Memorial Building North Lawn, near Penrose Library)*If you are unable to find the answers you need on this website, please call the Office of Conferences, Events and Scheduling at (509) 527-5366 or email