General Information

Sherwood Center, Baker Ferguson Fitness Center, and Harvey Pool - Work out, shoot hoops, swim, play racquetball or squash, and use the sauna. Summer hours will be in effect. Facility hours of operations are available here.

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 18, 19, 20 and 21. (Reid Campus Center basement)

Thursday, May 17, 2018

8:00 p.m. - Spring Awakening
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Tickets available beginning April 19. (Harper Joy Theater)

Friday, May 18, 2018

8:00 p.m. - Spring Awakening
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years. Tickets available beginning April 19. (Harper Joy Theater)

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Archives Open House
Please join the Whitman College and Northwest Archives for an open house tour. We'll have historical photographs, rare books, and interesting documents from Whitman's history. Drop by the archives to discover what life was like on campus over the past 135 years. Bring your parents! Visit with the class of 1968! Find us on the first floor of Penrose Library.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

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.

3:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Senior Art Thesis Friends and Family Show - Please join the Sheehan Gallery and Whitman College Studio Art Faculty as we celebrate the accomplishments of this year's graduating senior Art Majors with a cross-campus exhibition occupying the Sheehan Gallery and the Fouts Center for Visual Arts.

8:00 p.m. - Spring Awakening
The winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening explores the journey from adolescence to adulthood with a poignancy and passion that is illuminating and unforgettable. The landmark musical is an electrifying fusion of morality, sexuality and rock and roll that is exhilarating audiences across the nation like no other musical in years.Tickets available beginning April 19. (Harper Joy Theater)

Sunday, May 20, 2018

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 any questions, please call the Office of Conferences, Events and Scheduling at (509) 527-5366 or email commencement@whitman.edu.