Welcome to Whitman!

We are excited that your child is attending Whitman College, and hope that you will have many opportunities to spend time on the campus and in Walla Walla throughout their four years.

Just as we plan New Student Orientation events to help our students acclimate to life at Whitman, we have also planned an orientation program to help families make this transition. We want you to know that your child is in good hands for the next four years. 

Family Orientation Schedule

August 24-27, 2022

We’ll add more details as they become available.

PLEASE NOTE: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students for the 2022-2023 academic year. Family members must also show proof of vaccination to take part in Move-In and Orientation activities.

Wednesday, August 24

8 a.m.–2 p.m. New Student and Families Check-In
9 a.m.–Noon Residence Hall Move-In and Campus Tours
Students will receive their assigned move-in time in August
2:30 p.m. Family Event: Alumni Parent Reception
4 p.m. New Student and Family Welcome

Thursday, August 25

9 a.m. Session 1 Options
  • Centering Students in Our Work
  • Careers & More: The Career & Community Engagement Center
  • Wellness for College Students
  • Dining at Whitman
  • Meet the Residence Life Staff
  • First Year Seminar Program
  • Safety & Security at Whitman
10:00 a.m. Coffee & Tea Break
10:15 a.m. Session 2 Options
  • Pre-Major Advising & Academic Support
  • Off-Campus Studies
  • Diversity & Inclusion at Whitman
  • Meet the Residence Life Staff
  • First Year Seminar Program
  • Safety & Security at Whitman
11:15 a.m. Regional Meet-Ups for Families
1:30 p.m. Session 3 Options
  • Pre-Major Advising & Academic Support
  • Careers & More: The Career & Community Engagement Center
  • Supporting Your Student’s Wellness
  • Penrose Library: Programs, Services & More
  • Meet the Residence Life Staff
  • Expert Talk on Alcohol & Drugs: Jason Kilmer, Ph.D.
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Session 4 Options
  • Centering Students in Our Work
  • Off-Campus Studies
  • Penrose Library: Programs, Services & More
  • Diversity & Inclusion at Whitman
  • Dining at Whitman
  • Expert Talk on Alcohol & Drugs: Jason Kilmer, Ph.D.
4:30 p.m. Family Farewell Reception

Family Welcome Guide

Family Welcome Guide PDF

We’ll be in touch! 

Whitman families will get emails over the summer to help keep you up to date on orientation activities.