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Whitties Helping Whitties promotion

Please join us for a night of conversation and connection with Whitman students, alumni, and parents.
January 9: Mountain View • Computer History Museum • RSVP
January 10: Portland • Ecotrust at Jean Vollum Natural Capital Center • RSVP
January 11: Seattle • Impact HUB Seattle • RSVP

Living At Whitman: an initiative to enhance our campus community • Portland, OR
December 3, 2016 • 2-4 p.m. • Oregon Historical Society
The Madison Room
Nancy Tavelli, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life and Keith Farrington, Laura and Carl Peterson Endowed Chair of Social SciencesTalk with Nancy Tavelli, Associate Dean of Students for Campus Life and Keith Farrington, Laura and Carl Peterson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, about plans for the first new residence hall since 1969.
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More Alumni Events

Whitman News

Brennan Johnson ’16 lays out seven steps to culinary success
According to “Planting Roots,” an unusual senior thesis by Brennan Johnson ’16, there are seven rules for culinary success.
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Whitman College announces new mascot
The “Whitman Blues” receives the most votes from campus community to become new Whitman College mascot.
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Five new Whitman classes available in Spring 2017
New courses will be introduced in Spring 2017 that span the four major academic divisions and offer something different for students.
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2017 Reunion Weekend

Save the date!
October 12-15, 2017

Classes of 1952, 1957, 1962, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 2007, 2011, 2012 and 2013.
View the schedule of events, accommodation information and RSVP

From the Student Engagement Center

Spring Break Job Shadow program opens for 2017!
Whitman students are curious about the world of work and the variety of career options available to them. You can assist in their exploration by hosting a student (or two!) during this year’s Spring Break Job Shadow program. Curious about what job shadowing is? Read this post by current senior, Colin Faunt who had a fantastic experience shadowing with Whitman alumnus Joshua Wnuk ’03.

Spring Break Job Shadow
Monday, March 13 - Friday, March 24, 2017
Register to volunteer as a shadow host.

This is an excellent way to share with students how your Whitman education has helped you in your career path. If you have questions about other ways to get involved, please contact the Student Engagement Center at

Why We Love Whitman!

Associate Professor of Theatre Christopher Petit talks about Whitman's Instant Play Festival

Whitman College’s Harper Joy Theatre stages the Instant Play Festival. Follow playwright Tara McCulloch ’16 on the journey of writing her 10-minute piece in one night. Watch the video.

Whitman Connect


Whitman College 50th Reunion Icon
50th Reunion Weekend
May 18-21, 2017
Class of 1967
• View the schedule of events, accommodation information and RSVP online
Access the Reunion Booklet Biography Form -- due on March 1, 2017.

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Submit a Class Note

Class notes submitted between Sept. 26, 2016 and Jan. 23, 2017 will appear in the Winter issue of the Whitman Magazine.

Class Notes

Alumni Travel

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2017

Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland, Oregon

August 4-6, 2017
Alumni, parents and friends are invited to join Theresa DiPasquale, the Gregory M. Cowan Professor of English Language and Literature for a weekend at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Join us in beautiful Ashland, Oregon for theater, dinner and post-play discussions led by Professor Theresa DiPasquale which will enrich the experience.

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WhitMail Project

You can make a difference in the life of a graduating Whitman senior in just a few minutes with WhitMail. Learn how you can participate Help welcome a senior to the ranks of alumni through the WhitMail Project!
Deadline is May 5.
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WhitMail Project

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