Please use the following Zoom meeting link to join all events below with the exception of WEB Hosted Trivia Night, Student Activities Fair and Convocation Talk with Brian Dott.

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Thursday, August 20

9 a.m.

Strategies of Success Session

The Student Academic Advisors, who are known as SAs, will be presenting Strategies of Success (SOS) sessions to help you get off to a great start in your college academic experience! Most of you have been meeting with your SA this summer, so you may see familiar faces. For the Strategies of Success sessions, they have created SA power teams to give you knowledge that you'll need — so be sure to attend!

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Noon

Understanding Your Finances: How To Pay Your Bill and Get Your Full Financial Aid

Meet with staff members from the Office of Financial Aid, Business Office, Human Resources and Student Engagement Center to figure out how to make your finances work this semester without creating additional stress.

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3 p.m.

WEB Hosted Game Night

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6 p.m.

Diversity & Inclusion Session

The Whitman experience involves deep connection and learning in a community of people with varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Join us to begin this rewarding experience and start meeting some folks! During this session you’ll get to know current students, other incoming students, and the Diversity & Inclusion Team. You’ll also learn about the support and opportunities we offer and ways to get involved.

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8 p.m.

Dr. Ibram X Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist Book Discussion

As we prepare for the start of the academic year, one of the most important things will be beginning to cultivate the life of the mind in all aspects of your college experience. We will expect you to become engaged in academic endeavors in and out of the classroom.

From internships to field study, from community service to independent research — we will challenge you to immerse yourself fully in cultivating a thoughtful, curious and open mind. Your first opportunity to do so will come in the form of Whitman's community read: Dr. Ibram X Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist. This session will give new students an opportunity to engage with their peers, returning students, faculty and staff in a discussion of the book. This Opening Week event marks students first entree into the academic year-long theme: Race, Violence, and Health.

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Friday, August 21

9 a.m.

Dr. Ibram X Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist Book Discussion

As we prepare for the start of the academic year, one of the most important things will be beginning to cultivate the life of the mind in all aspects of your college experience. We will expect you to become engaged in academic endeavors in and out of the classroom.

From internships to field study, from community service to independent research — we will challenge you to immerse yourself fully in cultivating a thoughtful, curious and open mind. Your first opportunity to do so will come in the form of Whitman's community read: Dr. Ibram X Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist. This session will give new students an opportunity to engage with their peers, returning students, faculty and staff in a discussion of the book. This Opening Week event marks students first entree into the academic year-long theme: Race, Violence, and Health.

Join

Noon

Strategies of Success Session

The Student Academic Advisors, who are known as SAs, will be presenting Strategies of Success (SOS) sessions to help you get off to a great start in your college academic experience! Most of you have been meeting with your SA this summer, so you may see familiar faces. For the Strategies of Success sessions, they have created SA power teams to give you knowledge that you'll need — so be sure to attend!

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1:30 p.m.

Diversity & Inclusion Session

The Whitman experience involves deep connection and learning in a community of people with varied backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Join us to begin this rewarding experience and start meeting some folks! During this session you’ll get to know current students, other incoming students, and the Diversity & Inclusion Team. You’ll also learn about the support and opportunities we offer and ways to get involved.

Join

3 p.m.

Understanding Your Finances: How To Pay Your Bill and Get Your Full Financial Aid

Meet with staff members from the Office of Financial Aid, Business Office, Human Resources and Student Engagement Center to figure out how to make your finances work this semester without creating additional stress.

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5 p.m.

Transfer Student Meet-Up

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8 p.m.

WEB Hosted Bingo Night

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Saturday, August 22

9 a.m.

Student Activities Fair

Join us for our Virtual Student Activities Fair hosted in our very own virtual world platform. Students will need to use the password goblues to access the site. Once logged into the site, you will be able to “run” around campus, explore spaces, and learn about the majority of our 80+ student clubs and organizations. Student leaders and staff can provide information about getting involved, including opportunities for virtual and remote events this fall.

Cannot join the Student Activities Fair from a computer? Zoom in for a guided tour.

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Noon

Dr. Ibram X Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist Book Discussion

As we prepare for the start of the academic year, one of the most important things will be beginning to cultivate the life of the mind in all aspects of your college experience. We will expect you to become engaged in academic endeavors in and out of the classroom.

From internships to field study, from community service to independent research — we will challenge you to immerse yourself fully in cultivating a thoughtful, curious and open mind. Your first opportunity to do so will come in the form of Whitman's community read: Dr. Ibram X Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist. This session will give new students an opportunity to engage with their peers, returning students, faculty and staff in a discussion of the book. This Opening Week event marks students first entree into the academic year-long theme: Race, Violence, and Health.

Join

3 p.m.

Strategies of Success Session

The Student Academic Advisors, who are known as SAs, will be presenting Strategies of Success (SOS) sessions to help you get off to a great start in your college academic experience! Most of you have been meeting with your SA this summer, so you may see familiar faces. For the Strategies of Success sessions, they have created SA power teams to give you knowledge that you'll need — so be sure to attend!

Join

6 p.m.

WEB Hosted Trivia Night

Trivia Night Poster

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8 p.m.

Understanding Your Finances: How To Pay Your Bill and Get Your Full Financial Aid

Meet with staff members from the Office of Financial Aid, Business Office, Human Resources and Student Engagement Center to figure out how to make your finances work this semester without creating additional stress.

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Sunday, August 23

9 a.m.

Understanding Your Finances: How To Pay Your Bill and Get Your Full Financial Aid

Meet with staff members from the Office of Financial Aid, Business Office, Human Resources and Student Engagement Center to figure out how to make your finances work this semester without creating additional stress.

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Noon

WEB Netflix Party Movie Viewing
Join us for 3 different film screenings via Netflix Party! For those who haven't downloaded the Netflix Party extension, WEB directors will give a tutorial and share the Netflix party movie links between Noon-12:20 p.m. on Zoom.

Movie Viewing Poster Schedule  | Netflix Party Instructions

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12:30 p.m.

WEB Hosted Coloring Party

Join the WEB directors for an hour of coloring and music via zoom! 

Coloring Pages | Coloring Party Poster

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3 p.m.

Dr. Ibram X Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist Book Discussion

As we prepare for the start of the academic year, one of the most important things will be beginning to cultivate the life of the mind in all aspects of your college experience. We will expect you to become engaged in academic endeavors in and out of the classroom.

From internships to field study, from community service to independent research — we will challenge you to immerse yourself fully in cultivating a thoughtful, curious and open mind. Your first opportunity to do so will come in the form of Whitman's community read: Dr. Ibram X Kendi's How to be an Anti-Racist. This session will give new students an opportunity to engage with their peers, returning students, faculty and staff in a discussion of the book. This Opening Week event marks students first entree into the academic year-long theme: Race, Violence, and Health.

Join

6 p.m.

Convocation 2020 – Cross-Currents by Professor Brian Dott

In this traditional faculty speech to incoming first-years, Professor Dott encourages students to take active roles in the directions of their educations. He also addresses important issues connected with this year’s academic theme of “Race, Violence and Health.” In addition, he brings in some motivating examples from Chinese history.

The video will premiere on Sunday, August 23 at 6 p.m.

Watch The Video

5 p.m.

2019-20 Gap Year Student Meet-Up

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8 p.m.

Strategies of Success Session

The Student Academic Advisors, who are known as SAs, will be presenting Strategies of Success (SOS) sessions to help you get off to a great start in your college academic experience! Most of you have been meeting with your SA this summer, so you may see familiar faces. For the Strategies of Success sessions, they have created SA power teams to give you knowledge that you'll need — so be sure to attend!

Join