Our campus has a definite spirit.

When you visit, any time of year, you'll feel it. The sense of place in the architecture, the people, and the interaction. We invite you to campus to be an honorary Whittie for a day. Stay overnight in a residence hall, eat your meals with current students, and visit a class. We recommend a half day visit to campus so you can explore and discover what Whitman has to offer.

  • Give careful consideration to your choice of activities - we plan your visit based on options you select.
  • If you need to make a change to your visit, contact the Campus Visit Coordinator at 877-462-9448 or visit@whitman.edu. Please do not enter another visit request.
  • Check the weather before you arrive on campus – our tours head out, rain or shine!
  • Arrival time: list the date/time you plan to be available on campus for activities, rather than the time you arrive in town.
  • Plan to arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your first appointment to check in and receive your schedule. Your final confirmation email will include where and when to report for your visit.
  • Most visits will include an extensive tour of campus - comfortable shoes are a good idea!
  • Visit requests are processed in order of the visit date – your final confirmation email will come closer to your visit date.

If there are mobility issues, please contact the Visit Coordinator at 877-462-9448 or visit@whitman.edu.

To request a visit outside the above guidelines, please contact the Campus Visit Coordinator at visit@whitman.edu.

Schedule your visit now!

Campus tours run about an hour; available to all visitors

Take a walk through the Whitman College campus with a student guide. The tour includes a residence hall, academic buildings, our state of the art athletic facilities, the art building, and the student campus center.

Summer hours (May - August): 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Fall, Winter & Spring hours (September - April): 9:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:30 p.m. (no 9 a.m. tour during vacations and orientation/exam periods.)

45 minutes.  Primarily for those beginning their college search.
Available to:  All Visitors

A member of the Admission Office staff will discuss, in a group setting, the distinguishing features of a Whitman education and answer any questions about academic programs, life on campus, the process of admission and applying for financial aid. 

Summer hours (May - August): 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Fall, Winter & Spring hours: 1:30 p.m. (10am session added late-March through April)

The following visit options become available as you progress through the 'Schedule Your Visit' form linked above.

High School Seniors and Transfer Students may also request an interview, 30-minute meeting with an Admission Officer, classroom visit, overnight stay on campus or lunch hosted by current Whitman students.

High School Juniors may also request a classroom visit and lunch hosted by current Whitman students. Interviews become available May 1 or later of their junior year through January 15 of their senior year. School Counselors are welcome to take a tour and sit in on an information session. We also invite you to request a 30-minute meeting with an Admission Officer.


60 Minutes with an Admission Officer or Senior Intern. Available for prospective first-year applicants from May 1 (junior year) through January 15 (senior year); transfer applicants through March 1. Interviews are an opportunity for you to meet one-on-one with an admission representative to discuss your academic and extracurricular interests and ask questions.

We offer interviews on campus and regionally:

  • For a campus visit, the option to request an interview will appear as you complete the registration form.
  • For those unable to visit campus, regional interviews are located on our Whitman on the Road page when Admission Officers travel, primarily in the summer and fall.
  • We also have regional offices in Seattle, the Bay Area and Los Angeles. Find your Admission Officer.

30-Minute Meeting

Available from January 16-May 1. Meetings are reserved for students who have submitted an application for the upcoming academic year. These meetings serve as an informal conversation with an Admission Officer during which questions regarding the admission timeline and financial aid can be addressed. Parents are welcome to join.

Overnight Stay in a Residence Hall

Visit must be booked at least 10 days in advance; available Sun -Thurs nights during most of the academic year. Not available during summer, holidays/vacations, exam/orientation periods and certain campus events. High school seniors and transfer candidates are welcome to stay overnight with a trained, approved student host.

Class Visits

Not available during summer, holidays/vacations, exam/orientation periods and certain campus events. High school juniors, seniors and transfer candidates are encouraged to attend a class during their visit. Seniors and transfer students are given priority for academic classes in October, March and April. During those months, juniors will be scheduled for Encounters, Whitman's first-year requirement course (10am on Mondays, 11am on Wednesdays and Fridays). Class visits are for prospective students only.

Lunch With Current Students

Not available during summer, holidays/vacations, exam/orientation periods and certain campus events. Whitman and its catering service Bon Appétit get rave reviews for food services. Lunch hosted by current students is available any weekday during the academic year with the exception of holidays, exams/orientation periods, and certain campus events.

11:00 AM Campus Tour, 12:00 PM Information Session

Saturday visits are offered on most weekends September through April. The Admission Office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays during the fall and spring and from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the months of January and February. A limited number of interviews are available to high school seniors and transfer applicants during the fall.

Visitors Days are a great opportunity to get an overview of the college and see our community in action, all in one day! While attending a Visitors Day students can take a tour of campus, listen to a panel on student life, ask questions about potential majors and learn about our many extracurricular activities. All high school and transfer students are welcome to attend a Visitors Day. Specific information on schedules and registration is typically posted online about a month prior to the event. We do not limit the number of attendees. 

More information about Visitors Days »

Whitman is happy to assist you in scheduling your group's visit. We request a minimum of 3 weeks' notice for all group requests; a longer lead time is suggested for visits in October or early March.


  • Campus visits are available for a variety of groups: alumni, art tours, etc., and are encouraged for middle and high school students.
  • Student tours must include a minimum of 1 adult chaperone per 10 students. Options include a tour and/or a group session with an Admission staff member (based on availability.)
  • Group visits are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and are limited in size to 50 people.
  • Group visits are NOT available during vacation times, orientation or exam periods, the final two weeks of March, nor the month of April. Please refer to our Campus Visit Calendar.
  • For summer group requests: we will do our best to accommodate your group request; summer is a very busy time for individual visits and we have limited tour guide availability. Please contact the Campus Visit Coordinator at visit@whitman.edu to see if a group visit is possible.
  • To request a group visit, please contact the Campus Visit Coordinator at visit@whitman.edu.

To request a visit outside the above guidelines, please contact the Campus Visit Coordinator at visit@whitman.edu.