The in-person components of New Student Orientation will begin on Aug. 21. The schedule of 2020 orientation events will be available later this summer. Family Orientation activities will be held online.

Fall orientation is an extensive multi-day program that begins with moving in to your residence hall and includes a wide variety of activities. To help you be ready for orientation in August, you will receive a Student Welcome Guide in June.

The Student Welcome Guide also includes instructions on how to complete the following tasks, which we ask all new students to complete as soon as possible once the mailing is received:

Please open and carefully review all of information in the orientation booklet as soon as it arrives. If you have any questions about the mailing, please do not hesitate to contact us at

Arrival and Check-In

Students will be able to check into their residence halls beginning on Thursday, Aug. 20. We’ll send an assigned check-in time to your Whitman email as the date gets closer. Families who need overnight accommodations in Walla Walla are encouraged to make reservations as soon as possible. Information about lodging, restaurants and activities in our community is available at See more on traveling to Walla Walla.

Arrival and unloading Maps: