Visiting Whitman College
We at Whitman College are pleased to welcome students and their families to campus for visits with COVID-19 protocols, based on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
Please review the following information before scheduling your visits.
Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, and in compliance with local health ordinances, campus visits will occur entirely outdoors. Please monitor weather conditions prior to your visit, and dress accordingly. Walla Walla enjoys four beautiful seasons, including occasionally snowy winters! If conditions are harsh and we deem that it is unsafe to be outdoors for a prolonged period of time, or unsafe to walk around campus, we will contact you prior to your visit to reschedule. As always, we will continue to monitor public health guidelines to determine the safest way to conduct on-campus visits.
Newly Admitted Students
First, congratulations and welcome to the Whitman community! You are welcome to schedule a campus visit seven days a week with us. On Sunday through Friday, we host visits for individual families according to the guidelines below. On Saturdays, we will be offering special group admitted student programming, with more comprehensive tours and the opportunity to meet with additional members of the Whitman community (still socially distanced and in accordance with public health advisory).
Check the Class of 2025 webpage for more the most up-to-date information regarding visiting campus, virtual events and more!
High School Juniors
Beginning in March, we are excited to welcome juniors to our campus for tours. Junior tours and meetings are offered Monday through Friday.
For high school first-year and sophomore students: We are not offering campus tours at this time, but check back with us in May! We are excited to expand our visit options to include you throughout the summer.
Individual Visits: What to Expect
- Campus Tours (45 minutes) will be led by a current student and be entirely outdoors. ADA accessible tours can be easily accommodated.
- Information Sessions with our Admission Officers (30 minutes) will be hosted outdoors in a sheltered area with space heaters.
- Visits will be limited to one student and up to two family members per time slot.
- Visits are for rising seniors and transfer students only at this time.
- We will require all students, family members and admission staff to wear a face covering for the entire visit and keep a 6-foot distance from those not in their immediate family
Virtual Information Sessions
We are also pleased to regularly offer virtual information sessions designed for any student interested in learning more about Whitman. During your session, get a feel for all that Whitman has to offer and submit your own questions to an admission officer via the chat box during the presentation. Students and their families are all welcome to join!
Get an up close look at our beautiful campus from the comfort of your own home. Our student-led virtual tours give you an inside look at our residence halls, dining hall, and academic, outdoor and recreational spaces so you can get a feel for what life is like here at Whitman College.