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.
Fall Family Orientation Schedule
August 25-26, 2021
You’ll receive a more detailed orientation schedule when you arrive on campus.
PLEASE NOTE: Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students for the 2021-2022 academic year. Family members must also show proof of vaccination to take part in Move-In and Orientation activities. See Whitman's new masking policy (June 28, 2021). Learn more about Whitman’s campus health practices in COVID-19 Information for New Students.
Wednesday, August 25
|8 a.m.–3 p.m.||New Student and Families Check-In|
|9 a.m.–Noon||Residence Hall Move-In and Campus Tours|
|2:30 p.m.||Family Event: Alumni Parent Reception|
|4 p.m.||New Student and Family Welcome|
Thursday, August 26
|9 a.m.||Session 1 Options
|10:00 a.m.||Coffee & Tea Break|
|10:15 a.m.||Session 2 Options
|11:15 a.m.||Regional Meet-Ups for Families|
|1:30 p.m.||Session 3 Options
|3:00 p.m.||Session 4 Options
|4:30 p.m.||Family Farewell Reception|
We'll be in touch!
Whitman families will get emails over the summer to help keep you up to date.