• Encounters

    Encounters, a required course for first-year students, is a text-based course that emphasizes close reading, critical discussion, and the grounded presentation of arguments organized around various themes. The course provides first-year students with the tools to address increased analytical complexity.

  • Center for Global Studies

    The Center for Global studies seeks to address historical and contemporary interconnections to enable Whitman students — future humanitarians, teachers, diplomats and business people — to interact effectively and meaningfully with people from all corners of the world.

  • Outdoor Program

    The Outdoor Program offers environmentally sound trips and courses to Whitman students to help them develop leadership and outdoor skills.

  • Science Outreach

    Whitman Science Outreach connects to the community, educates K-12 students and teachers and engages in experiences that cultivate futures and inspire the exploration of science.

  • Semester in the West

    Semester in the West is an interdisciplinary field program focusing on public lands conservation and rural life in the interior American West.

  • Whitman Undergraduate Conference

    The Whitman Undergraduate Conference celebrates the scholarship and creativity of Whitman students over a day dedicated entirely to their presentations, posters and performances.