See your classmates and their children, attend a lecture without an exam, network with other alumni new to town — these are just a few reasons to attend events organized by the Alumni Office. Until we are able to meet in person, watch for announcements on this page, in your email inbox and in the monthly Whittie News for opportunities to connect with alumni, students and faculty.

Signing Black in America

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 4 p.m. PT

Alumni, students, families and friends of Whitman College are invited to screen the documentary film  Signing Black in America with associate producers  Ceil Lucas '73 and  Carolyn McCaskill.

About the film:
While African American Language is the most widely recognized ethnic variety of English in the world, the use of American Sign Language (ASL) by Black Americans has been largely ignored or dismissed as part of an assumed ASL system uniformly used by the deaf community in the United States. But ASL, like any language, may show robust diversity, including traits associated with Black Americans.

Signing Black in America is the first documentary to highlight the development of Black American Sign Language. Based on extensive interviews with Black signers, linguistic experts, interpreters, natural conversations, and artistic performances by Black ASL users, it documents the development and description of this unique ethnic variety of ASL.

Read More and RSVP here 

Class of 2020 Celebration

Date TBD

The Class of 2020 graduated in extraordinary times that did not allow for the true celebration of achievement it deserves. We hope members of the class will be able to join together on campus to enjoy your time together. Information will be updated here ( as it becomes available.

Varsity Swim Reunion

October 22-24, 2021

Join Whitman Swimmers from 1968 to 2024 for a weekend of friendly competition and celebration!  
Celebrate 50 Years of Varsity Swimming at Whitman - RSVP to let us know you plan to attend.

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