Every week, Senior Associate Dean of Students Juli Dunn sends all new students helpful emails to prepare for entering Whitman. If you happen to miss one, or would like to go back and read a previous email, we have them listed here for your convenience.

Hello Whitties,

Welcome to Whitman College! Congratulations on your college decision. I am Juli Dunn, senior associate dean of students. (Great to meet you, Whitties!)

Now, you may be wondering, what’s next?

Each Monday throughout the summer, I will send you an email with important information, tips and deadlines. (Today’s is a special Tuesday edition! 😉)

What’s Due Soon

Today, I’d like to encourage you to complete three critical Whitman tasks. You’ll want to take care of these as soon as possible.

  • Activate your Whitman email account. Once activated, please check it regularly. That’s where you’ll receive your Monday emails from me, and all your student email as a Whittie.

Your ID number: To activate your Whitman email account, you’ll need your Whitman ID number (also known as your WID#).

  • Complete your online advising questionnaire. Why is this so important? We use your input to select an academic advisor for you. The questionnaire only takes a few minutes to complete.

  • Choose a Group Advising Session. I'll meet online with first-year and transfer students to discuss advising, distribution requirements, registration and expectations around academic integrity. You can pick a time that works for you! These sessions will run June 8-10.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about anything, please do not hesitate to email me and I will make sure you get an answer.

Again, welcome to Whitman—we’re very excited about you joining us in the fall!

Juli Dunn
Senior Associate Dean of Students

Hello Whitties,

We’re counting the weeks until you join us on campus. T-minus 12 weeks!

For those of us preparing for your arrival, this time will zip by as we finalize advising, registration, housing assignment and Opening Week activities.

Here are a few items to make sure are checked off your list.

What’s Due Soon

Today, I’d like to encourage you to complete three critical Whitman tasks. You’ll want to take care of these as soon as possible.

1. Activate your Whitman email account. If you haven’t already, please do so at whit.mn/acct.

Activating your account will also give you access to MyWhitman. This is where you’ll complete online forms, search for classes and generate your course wish list. You’ll also want to check your Whitman email on a regular basis. Like on Mondays, when you’ll hear from me!

Your ID number: To activate your Whitman email account, you’ll need your Whitman ID number (also known as your WID#). 

2. Attend a Group Advising Session this week! I will meet online with first-year and transfer students to discuss advising, distribution requirements, registration and expectations around academic integrity. Sessions start tomorrow, June 8, and run through June 10. See the times.

3. Take your writing assessment—before June 18. This exercise will help us find the best writing class for your first year. The writing assignment and questionnaire will be available June 8-18, 2021. There's no time limit, but set aside at least a couple of hours to read the material and do your writing.

Find and learn more about the assessment.

You'll also see info about other placement tests there. If you’re considering advanced courses—above introductory level—in chemistry, calculus or a foreign language, you'll need to complete your placement exams by July 15, 2021

What if you plan to start a new language? That’s great! The 100-level classes are where you’ll want to begin—in which case, you will NOT need to take a placement test.

Consider this: Learning a new language may open new doors for you, like opportunities to study abroad. Check out the video below to see Whitties around the world! 

Once again, we are thrilled that you have decided to call Whitman home. 

Best,

Juli Dunn

P.S. Have you filled out your Residence Life Questionnaire on your application portal? It’s designed to help you think about your future living situation and preferences, while giving us information we need to consider the best housing option for you.