As this site will be updated frequently, please check back for more information. Final weekend event details will be posted by Monday, May 16, 2016

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 21, 22, 23 and 24. (Reid Campus Center basement)

Thursday, May 19, 2016

8:00 p.m. The Seagull By Anton Chekhov – Translated by Paul Schmidt

Konstantin, a struggling young playwright searching for new dramatic forms, presents his play at an impromptu theater. It stars Nina, the love of his life, and in the audience is his actress mother, Arkadina, and the famous novelist, Trigorin. What follows changes the lives of all involved. Comic and tragic, a meditation on love and art, The Seagull marks one of Chekhov's greatest masterpieces. Reservations are available beginning April 22. (Harper Joy Theater)

Friday, May 20, 2016

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – 2015 Studio Art Major Senior Thesis Show

The annual Senior Thesis Art Exhibit will be on display in Sheehan Gallery from April 22-May 22. This year we have 14 senior art majors working in a diverse array of media including video, sculpture, sound, painting, printmaking, and installation art. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Katrina Allick, Hannah Bartman, Cody Burchfield,Hannah Davenport, Katie Emory, Megan Gauglitz, Ali Holmes, Ben Johnson, Emily Jones, Draco Liu, Asa Mease, Sam Sheffer, Jack Swain and Noah Wertheimer (Olin Hall, Sheehan Gallery)

4:00 p.m. - Student Engagement Center Open House

The staff at the Student Engagement Center invite you to bring your friends and family to enjoy refreshments and reflect on the successes of the class of 2016.

8:00 p.m. The Seagull By Anton Chekhov – Translated by Paul Schmidt

Konstantin, a struggling young playwright searching for new dramatic forms, presents his play at an impromptu theater. It stars Nina, the love of his life, and in the audience is his actress mother, Arkadina, and the famous novelist, Trigorin. What follows changes the lives of all involved. Comic and tragic, a meditation on love and art, The Seagull marks one of Chekhov's greatest masterpieces. Reservations are available beginning April 22. (Harper Joy Theater)

Saturday, May 21, 2016

9:00 a.m. - Phi Beta Kappa Brunch & Annual Meeting: Phi Beta Kappa members and their guests are invited to attend. Please email your RSVP to Andrea Dobson at dobson@whitman.edu (Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom)

12:00 pm – 5:00 pm – 2015 Studio Art Major Senior Thesis Show

The annual Senior Thesis Art Exhibit will be on display in Sheehan Gallery from April 22-May 22. This year we have 14 senior art majors working in a diverse array of media including video, sculpture, sound, painting, printmaking, and installation art. Artists featured in the exhibition include: Katrina Allick, Hannah Bartman, Cody Burchfield,Hannah Davenport, Katie Emory, Megan Gauglitz, Ali Holmes, Ben Johnson, Emily Jones, Draco Liu, Asa Mease, Sam Sheffer, Jack Swain and Noah Wertheimer (Olin Hall, Sheehan Gallery)

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.

8:00 p.m. The Seagull By Anton Chekhov – Translated by Paul Schmidt

Konstantin, a struggling young playwright searching for new dramatic forms, presents his play at an impromptu theater. It stars Nina, the love of his life, and in the audience is his actress mother, Arkadina, and the famous novelist, Trigorin. What follows changes the lives of all involved. Comic and tragic, a meditation on love and art, The Seagull marks one of Chekhov's greatest masterpieces. Reservations are available beginning April 22. (Harper Joy Theater)

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)

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