May 18-21, 2023

Please note: This schedule is subject to change.

Check-in for your reunion at Baker Center, 364 Boyer Avenue. You can reach the Alumni Office at (509) 527-5167.  Please stop by to pick up your reunion registration packet:

Thursday, 12-6 p.m., main floor of Baker Center
Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., 2nd floor of Baker Center

Elevator access to the second floor is located down the hall to the right of the stairway.

Visit the Whitman College Bookstore
Noon-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 1973 Dessert and Wine Reception
7-8 p.m.
Class of 1973 Dessert and Wine Reception hosted by President Sarah Bolton at Sherwood House, 1107 Alvarado Terrace. The dessert and wine reception will take place out of doors (bring a light jacket). In the event of inclement weather, the event will be moved to a location yet to be determined. Questions the day of the event? Call 509-527-5167. 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.

Harper Joy Theatre performance
8 p.m.
Harper Joy Theatre performance, to be determined.

Campus Tour
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. | Reid Campus Center

Class of 1973 Campus Tour led by Admission tour guides.  For those needing assistance, golf carts will be available on a pre-arranged basis.  Meet in front of the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

Bookstore
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

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.

Faculty Presentation
10-11:30 a.m. 

Faculty presentation, to be determined.

Class of 1973 Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center

Class of 1973 Luncheon in the Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave. Come hear about the state of the College from Whitman's 15th President, Sarah Bolton. The program will include the announcement of the results of the Class of 2023 Reunion Fund project. Attire: Business casual.

Class of 1973 Dinner
6:30 - 9 p.m. | Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center
Class of 1973 Dinner in the Young Ballroom located in the Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.  The bar is compliments of the Whitman College Alumni Association. Attire: Casual.

Harper Joy Theatre performance
8 p.m.
Harper Joy Theatre performance, to be determined.

Bookstore
9 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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.

Phi Beta Kappa No-host Brunch
9 a.m. | Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center

Phi Beta Kappa No-host Brunch and Annual Meeting (by advanced RSVP only for members and their guests). The luncheon fee is payable at the door. Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center, 280 Boyer Ave.

Class of 1973 Reunion Photograph
12 p.m. | North Steps of Memorial Building
Class of 1973 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, George Ball Court in Sherwood Center, 47 S. Park.

Class of 1973 Picnic
12:30-2 p.m. | Baker Center

Class of 1973 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.

Whitman College 2023 Baccalaureate
2:30 p.m. | Cordiner Hall
       
The Whitman College 2023 Baccalaureate. Farewell talks by Whitman College faculty and musical performances by students. Cordiner Hall, 36 S. Park St.

Class of 1973 Social Hour and Reunion Dinner
6 p.m.

Class of 1973 Social Hour and Reunion Dinner, location to be determined.  Attire: From casual to dressy; be comfortable!

Class of 1973 Robe Selection
10-10:30 a.m. | Baker Center
Class of 1973 Robe Selection at Baker Center, 364 Boyer Ave. All members of the Class of 1973 are invited to march in the processional (graduates and non-graduates from Whitman College, only, please). Caps and gowns provided (if you have your own hood and/or gown you are welcome to bring them). After the ceremony please bring your cap and gown to the tent on the side lawn of Cordiner Hall where lunch will be provided. Attire: Casual. Depending on the weather it can be quite warm wearing a robe, so dress appropriately. Water bottles will be provided.

Class of 1973 Cap and Gown Photograph
10:40 a.m. | Baker Center

Class of 1973 Cap and Gown Photograph on the steps of Baker Center, 364 Boyer Ave.  Then line up on the north and south sides of Boyer Avenue to congratulate members of the Class of 2023 as they walk by!  Follow the Junior Marshal and the Class of 2023 banner to your reserved seats.

Whitman College 2023 Commencement
11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Memorial Building front lawn

The Whitman College 2023 Commencement Exercises; lawn of Memorial Building. Seating for spouses and guests of alumni marching in the processional are on the right-hand section of folding chairs (when facing the stage). Alumni Office staff members will be on duty to help direct you to your seats; look for the Guests of Class of 1973 signage.

Please note: In the event of severe weather, the ceremony will be moved indoors. Consequently this means that the participation in the processional for the Class of 2023 will be cancelled. Instead the group will be able to watch the ceremony in Hunter Conservatory where the ceremony will be broadcast live. Weather may also delay the start of the ceremonies by one hour.

Class of 1973 Luncheon
1-2 p.m. | Baker Center

Class of 1973 Luncheon immediately following Commencement at Baker Center. Return your cap and gown here!

Bookstore
1-4 p.m.

The Whitman College Bookstore, located on the ground level of the Reid Campus Center at 280 Boyer Ave., is open.