Free Visit Day Buses

For Fall Visitors Day 2019, Whitman College is offering free charter buses for juniors and seniors who would like to visit the college and live in western Washington or western Oregon. The buses will depart from Portland and Seattle on Oct. 3, and returning to those cities the following evening.

Seats are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Juniors and seniors may reserve a seat for themselves and up to one adult guest. Juniors and seniors are invited to stay overnight with a current Whitman student; overnight stays are not required. Adult guests must make their own accommodations. Each rider will also receive a voucher for free dinner in Cleveland Commons upon arriving at Whitman.

Departure and Return

  • Seattle — Leaving at noon Oct. 3 from the North Gate Mall parking lot (intersection of Northeast 105th Street and Fifth Avenue Northeast). Departs Whitman at 4 p.m. Oct. 4, returning to original pickup location at 9 p.m.
  • Portland — Leaving at 1 p.m. Oct. 3 from Northeast 99th Avenue and Pacific Street. Departs Whitman at 4 p.m. Oct. 4, returning to the original pickup location at 8 p.m.

Juniors and Seniors interested in reserving a seat may do so on the Fall Visitors Day registration form. For more information, call the Office at Admission at 509-527-5176.

About Our Visitors Days

Each spring and fall, we are excited to welcome prospective students and their families to campus for our fall and spring visitors days. These special events are uniquely designed to show you what makes a Whitman education distinctive and how you fit in to our community.

During these visitors days, you'll get a chance to tour campus, listen to a panel on student life, hear from faculty, ask questions about academics and majors, attend sessions on the application process and financial aid, and learn more about extracurricular opportunities, like our paid internships or opportunities to study off-campus.

Fall Visitors Day is typically held each October. Spring Visitors Day is usually in early April. Registration becomes available about six weeks prior to the event. We also offer a special day just for our admitted seniors in mid-April. This gives admitted students an opportunity to get a head start on fall and meet some of their future classmates.

Please call the Office of Admission at 509-527-5176 or email for more information about special visit days.