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Sophomore Summit: Forge Your Future

Sophomore Summit is a new program being piloted for the 2018-2019 school year. Sophomores are invited to return to campus on Friday, Jan. 11. The summit will launch with dinner and a keynote speaker on Friday night. We will be offering a range of exciting workshops all day Saturday and conclude with a dinner at the Marriott Courtyard in the evening.

The Sophomore Summit is a unique sophomore-only experience that will allow participating students to:

  • Critically examine your leadership identity
  • Develop the skills of narrating your academic life and academic choices
  • Use your varied experiences to inform your future decision making 
  • Interact and spend time with your sophomore classmates
  • Increase your connections within the Walla Walla community

This program is sponsored by the Student Activities Office and the Student Engagement Center.

Registratoin for the 2019 Sophomore Summit is now closed. Please watch this site for information and registration for next year!

Friday, January 11th

3 -  5 p.m Participant check-in at Reid to receive Summit materials 
5:30 -  7:30 p.m Opening Dinner with Keynote by Danielle Garbe Reser '97, CEO of the Sherwood Trust
7:30 - 8:30 p.m. Financial Literacy Learning Session

Saturday, January 12th

8:45 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast on your own in Cleveland Commons (meal plan can be used)
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Creating a Future with Purpose: Joe Wheeler '11 & Katharine Curles '07
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Leading an Organization and Yourself through Crisis: Danielle Garbe Reser '97
12 - 12:45 p.m. Lunch on your own in Cleveland Commons (meal plan can be used)
1 - 2 p.m. What You Should Know NOW About Grad School: Alumni Panel
2:15 - 3:45 p.m. Building your Why Statement: Mira Gobel
3:45 -  4:15 p.m. Closing Group Activity
4:15 - 5:15 p.m. Prepare for dinner/Headshots in Reid
5:15 p.m. Shuttle to Courtyard Marriott for dinner
5:30 -  8 p.m. Networking, Etiquette Dinner, and Closing
8 p.m. Return to campus

Q: Who can participate?
A: Any sophomore student at Whitman is eligible to participate in the 2019 Sophomore Summit (Friday and Saturday, Jan. 11-12).

Q: When do I need to be back on campus?
A: Friday, Jan. 11, no later than 4 p.m.

Q: When is the last day to register for the summit?
A; Friday, December 7 at midnight.

Q: Where will I stay/sleep?
A: You will be able to move into your regular on-campus residence hall room on Friday, Jan. 11.

Q: Do I have to pay for the summit?
A: This program is FREE for students!

Q: What do I get out of it? / Why should I participate?
A: The Sophomore Summit is a unique sophomore-only experience that will allow participating students to:

  • Critically examine your leadership identity
  • Develop the skills of narrating your academic life and academic choices
  • Use your varied experiences to inform your future decision making 
  • Interact and spend time with your sophomore classmates
  • Increase your connections within the Walla Walla community

Q: What else do I need to know?
A: After you register, you will receive an additional form with more details.  Please fill it out so we can gather some additional information for planning purposes. Also, there will be an orientation meeting for all registrants the week of Dec. 10 - 14.

Q: I have more questions, who should I contact?
A: We'd love to talk more with you! Please feel free to reach out to any of us