Classes of  1970 and 1971
Preparations are being made and banners are being dusted off!

Save the date for your exciting reunion weekend, June 23-26, 2022!

2022 Reunion Schedule

Visit the Whitman College Bookstore
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Reid Campus Center

The Whitman College Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center at 280 Boyer Ave., is open. Whitman memorabilia is featured, from clothing to glassware to gift items. A wide selection of reading materials, including books by Whitman faculty, staff and alumni, is on display.

Senior Thesis Art Show
Noon-5 p.m. | Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall

Sheehan Gallery exhibit featuring the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors.  The show includes a variety of media, from sculpture to painting, printmaking and more.  

Whitman College and Northwest Archives
3-4 p.m. | Penrose Library
Visit the Whitman College and Northwest Archives to view materials on display from early college history as well as from the late 1960s through the early 1970s. Roo Rat Society materials will be available for your perusal. Do you have materials to donate?  The Whitman College and Northwest Archives welcomes donations of materials that relate to the history of the college and the Walla Walla region.  We are especially interested in materials that shed light on student life, including diaries, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, course-related materials, records of student organizations and activities and memoirs.  If you have such items in your possession, we would be happy to speak with you about making a permanent home for them in the college archives.  Please contact archivist, Ben Murphy, at 509-526-4731.  The archives are located on the ground level of Penrose Library.

Visit the Elbridge Hadley Stuart Room
4-5 p.m. | Penrose Library
In July 1972, construction began on an expanded Penrose Library. Originally built in 1957, the library needed room to grow and be updated. Perhaps the most interesting and enduring part of the 1972 expansion was the creation of the “Stuart Room”; more commonly known by many generations of Whitman students as the “Napoleon Room”.  We will take a tour of the room, interact with several items from Mr. Stuart’s vast collection of Napoleonana, and learn about the role Mr. Stuart and his family played in the development and construction of the 1972 expansion.

Class of 1970 and 1971 Reception with President Murray
6-7:30 p.m. | Sherwood House
Hearty Hors d'oeuvres and Wine Reception hosted by President Kathleen Murray at Sherwood House, 1107 Alvarado Terrace. The reception will take place out of doors so you may want a light jacket. In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to the Young Ballroom in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Avenue. Directions from campus to Sherwood House: Go east on Boyer Avenue, at Clinton Street turn left; Sherwood House is located one block behind Green Park Elementary School. Attire: Business casual.

Visit the Whitman College Bookstore
9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Reid Campus Center

The Whitman College  Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center at 280 Boyer Ave., is open. Whitman memorabilia is featured, from clothing to glassware to gift items. A wide selection of reading materials, including books by Whitman faculty, staff and alumni, is on display.

A Lecture on "the Liberal Arts in Crisis in the 1970s: A Preview of Volume III of the History of Whitman College" by Professor of History David Schmitz
10-11:30 a.m. | Location TBD
Dr. David F Schmitz, the Robert Allen Skotheim Chair of History, will present a lecture on the history of the college and lessons learned while conducting archival research. Professor Schmitz will discuss the problems that faced Whitman College (and all liberal arts colleges) in the mid-1970s.

Class of 1970 and 1971 Reunion Luncheon hosted by President Murray
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Reid Campus Center
Class of 1970 and 1971 Luncheon hosted by President Kathleen Murray in the Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave. Come hear about the state of the College from Whitman’s 14th President. Attire: Business casual.

Senior Thesis Art Show
Noon-5 p.m. | Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall

Sheehan Gallery exhibit featuring the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors.  The show includes a variety of media, from sculpture to painting, printmaking and more. 

Class of 1970 and 1971 Campus Tour
1 p.m. | Meet in front of Reid Campus Center
Campus tour led by Admission Office tour guides. The tour will include a tour of Whitman’s two newest buildings--Cleveland Commons and Stanton Hall. Meet in front of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.  Golf carts will be available for those needing assistance by advance reservation. 

Whitman College and Northwest Archives
3-4 p.m. | Penrose Library
Visit the Whitman College and Northwest Archives to view materials on display from early college history as well as from the late 1960s through the early 1970s.  Do you have materials to donate?  The Whitman College and Northwest Archives welcomes donations of materials that relate to the history of the college and the Walla Walla region.  We are especially interested in materials that shed light on student life, including diaries, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, course-related materials, records of student organizations and activities and memoirs.  If you have such items in your possession, we would be happy to speak with you about making a permanent home for them in the college archives.  Please contact archivist, Ben Murphy, at 509-526-4731.  The archives are located on the ground level of Penrose Library.

Visit the Elbridge Hadley Stuart Room
4-5 p.m. | Penrose Library

In July 1972, construction began on an expanded Penrose Library. Originally built in 1957, the library needed room to grow and be updated. Perhaps the most interesting and enduring part of the 1972 expansion was the creation of the “Stuart Room”; more commonly known by many generations of Whitman students as the “Napoleon Room”.  We will take a tour of the room, interact with several items from Mr. Stuart’s vast collection of Napoleonana, and learn about the role Mr. Stuart and his family played in the development and construction of the 1972 expansion.

Class of 1970 and 1971 Dinner
6:30-9 p.m. | Reid Campus Center
Dinner in the Young Ballroom located in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.  The bar is hosted by the Whitman College Alumni Association.  Attire: Casual.

Visit the Whitman College Bookstore
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Reid Campus Center
The Whitman College Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center at 280 Boyer Ave., is open. Whitman memorabilia is featured, from clothing to glassware to gift items. A wide selection of reading materials, including books by Whitman faculty, staff and alumni, is on display.

Class of 1970 and 1971 Reunion Photograph
Noon | Memorial Building steps facing Penrose Library
Class of 1970 and 1971 Reunion Photograph on the steps of Memorial Building, facing Penrose Library. Spouses and guests welcome. In the event of heavy rain, the photo will be taken in Sherwood Center, 47 S. Park.

Class of 1970 and 1971 Picnic
12:30-2 p.m. | Baker Center side lawn
Picnic on the side lawn of Baker Center, 364 Boyer Ave. In the event of severe weather, the picnic will be moved to the Coffeehouse located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave. Attire: Casual.

Senior Thesis Art Show
1-4 p.m. | Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall

Sheehan Gallery exhibit featuring the thesis projects of graduating studio art majors.  The show includes a variety of media, from sculpting to painting, printmaking and more. Sheehan Gallery, Olin Hall.

Class of 1970 and 1971 Reunion Gathering
6 p.m. | Creek Stone Gardens

Reunion Event at Creek Stone Gardens, 1224 Mill Creek Road. Tonight’s wine and beer bar is hosted by the Alumni Office.  Attire:  Be comfortable!

Special Needs
If you have special dietary needs we will do our best to accommodate you; the reunion registration form is where you will report that information. If you have mobility issues, please contact Nancy Mitchell at 509-527-5952. A golf cart shuttle will be available for on-campus events on a pre-arranged basis.

Baker Ferguson Fitness Center
The BFFC, located at 10 S. Park (on the corner of Park and Main streets), is open to alumni during reunion weekend.  Your name tag is your pass to access the facility; please also bring photo I.D. To gain access to the building,use the buzzer located next to the card swipe unit on the wall to the right of the entrance.  Check the web site for times the facility will be open or call (509) 526-4729.

Golf

Call your friends and arrange a foursome to play at one of the area's fine golf courses. Golf at Veterans Memorial Golf Course, 201 E. Rees.  Or try Walla Walla's newest golf course, Wine Valley Golf Club, located on Highway 12 between Walla Walla and Lowden.

 Walla Walla Information
To read about Walla Walla area restaurants, wineries and attractions click here. Maps of area wineries will be available at the Alumni House.

 Donate Materials to the Whitman Archives
The Whitman College and Northwest Archives welcomes donations of materials that relate to the history of the college and the Walla Walla region. We are especially interested in materials that shed light on student life, including diaries, correspondence, photographs, scrapbooks, course-related materials, records of student organizations and activities, and memoirs. Please call the archives at (509) 526-4731. 

Security and Emergency Procedures
Welcome back to Whitman College.  Our intention is to provide you with a safe and enjoyable visit.  If you need assistance during your visit on campus, you may contact Campus Security at 590-527-5777 or Environmental Health and Safety at (509) 527-5966.  For police, fire or medical emergencies, please call 911.

If you feel there is an emergency of a medical nature or a threat to your personal safety, you should feel empowered to initiate emergency response by calling 911.  You may call 911 from any campus phone or from the "blue light" phones at outdoor locations around campus. To call 911 from the "blue light" phones simply push the large red button and wait for a dispatcher to answer.

During an emergency:

  • Call 911
  • Stay calm
  • Use common sense
  • Follow any directions you are given until assistance arrives
  • If you are instructed to evacuate a building, please evacuate promptly
  • If you are instructed to "shelter in place", please stay inside the building and follow the direction of college staff members

If you have questions about emergency preparedness, contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at:  509-527-5966.

*This schedule is subject to change; watch this site for updates!
Reunion check-in takes place in the foyer of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave., stop by to pick up your reunion registration packet:
Friday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.
Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Questions?  Email reunions@whitman.edu or call 509-527-5167.

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