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Office Telephone # Office Telephone #
Academic Resource Center (ARC) 509-527-5213 Off-Campus Studies (OCS) 509-527-4992

Admission Office

509-527-5167 Outdoor Program (OP) 509-527-5965
Alumni Association 509-527-5167 Penrose Library 509-527-5191
Athletic Facilities 509-527-5921 Provost and Dean of the Faculty 509-527-5397
Bon Appétit 509-527-5508 Registrar's Office 509-527-5983
Business Office 509-527-5143 Reid Campus Center 509-527-5208
Communication Office 509-526-3014 Religious and Spiritual Life Office 509-527-4449
Conferences and Events 509-527-5251 Residence Life and Housing 509-527-5297
Dean of Students Office 509-527-5158 Sexual Harassment and Title IX 509-524-2049
Disability Support Services 509-527-5213 Security 509-527-5777
Fellowships and Grants 509-527-5933 Sheehan Gallery 509-527-5249
Financial Aid 509-527-5178 Student Activities Office 509-527-5367
Glover Alston Center (GAC) 509-522-4410 Career and Community Engagement Center 509-527-5183
Harper Joy Theatre (HJT) 509-527-5180 Technology Services (WCTS) 509-527-4976
Instructional Media Services (IMS) 509-527-5257 The Center for Writing and Speaking (COWS) 509-527-5182
Intercultural Center (IC) 509-527-5596 Welty Health Center 509-527-5281
Internation Student and Scholar Services 509-527-5001 Welty Counseling Center 509-527-5195
Language Learning Center 509-527-5898

Academic Resource Center

Olin Hall, 334
Academic Resource Center

The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides resources and support for all students. Home to tutoring, peer academic coaching, and the student academic adviser program, the staff in the ARC assist students who need academic advice, who want to improve their study or time management skills, or are otherwise struggling. The ARC staff also coordinates assistance for students with disabilities including note-takers, or assistive technology.

The ARC student staff is comprised of the Student Academic Advisers (SAs) and the peer tutors. The SAs work in the first-year residence hall sections to guide and assist new students on academic and curricular matters. Through academic programming, including such topics as time management, analytical reading, exam preparation, stress management, learning preference recognition, etc., SAs strive to provide content that contributes to improving students' overall academic effectiveness and confidence.

Disability Support Services

Olin Hall, 334
Disability Services

Whitman College is committed to providing students who have disabilities fair and equal access. Once the college admits a student with a disability, he or she will have equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from all the college programs and activities. Whenever a student with a documented disability needs modification of academic requirements, facilities, services, or procedures, the college will make every reasonable effort to meet the student's needs with respect to the essential elements of a course or program. A student requesting accommodations for a documented disability should contact Disability Support Services at DSS@whitman.edu to discuss their needs.

Admission Office

Penrose House, 515 Boyer Ave.
Toll Free 877-462-9448

You are here due in large part to the efforts of the Admission Office. We believe that all students admitted to the college have the potential to succeed. If you are interested in helping with their efforts, please contact the office for more information about how to get involved with prospective students.

Alumni Association

Alumni House, 364 Boyer Avenue

Whitman College alumni are an active, engaged group of loyal Whitman graduates who stay connected with each other and are willing to network and mentor Whitman students and alumni. You can find out more information by visiting the Career and Community Engagement Center and asking about Whitman Connect, the online alumni directory, or contacting the Alumni Office at x5167. Watch for career networking opportunities on campus throughout the year, and in major markets during winter break. All graduates of Whitman College are automatically members of the Alumni Association. Anyone who has attended Whitman for one term, and whose class has graduated, also can become a member by calling the Alumni Office and asking to be added. Once you graduate from Whitman, you will receive the Whitman Magazine, Whittie News (a monthly e-newsletter), mailings and emails about class reunions, career networking opportunities and alumni events in your area.

Athletic Facilities

Athletic Facility Hours

Baker Ferguson Fitness Center, a 38,000-square-foot fitness center located on the corner of Main and Park streets, includes a competitive swimming pool to serve the Whitman varsity swim teams, as well as the kayaking, water polo, and recreational swimming needs of the college. It also has 10,000 square feet of fitness training equipment available to all students, faculty, staff, as well as varsity and club sport teams. Lockers and shower rooms are on the main floor. Sherwood Center includes two large gyms, three multipurpose (dance/aerobic) rooms, squash and racquetball courts, two class rooms, locker rooms, mens’ and womens’ saunas, and an indoor climbing facility with more than 7,000 square feet of climbing space.

Bratton Tennis Center is an indoor tennis facility with four courts, locker room facilities and a viewing area. Six lighted outdoor tennis courts also are available in the center of campus near Ankeny Field.

Whitman Athletic Fields host men’s and women’s soccer teams and women's lacrosse teams and offers space for club and intramural competitions. The complex includes a competition field and 3 practice fields.

Borleske Stadium is the practice and competition site for our baseball team. It includes a 1756-seat stadium and playing field. As a part of that complex, Martin Field is a Track and Field facility. Both facilities are owned in partnership between Whitman College, the City of Walla Walla and the Walla Walla School Board and is managed by the Borleske Association.

Bon Appétit

Prentiss Dining Hall
Bon Appétit

At the direction of Whitman College, Bon Appétit provides food services at Prentiss, Jewett, and Lyman dining halls, as well as Café ’41 in the Penrose Library, plus Café ’66 and the Espresso Bar in the Reid Campus Center. Bon Appétit offers a broad range of service hours and, more importantly, excellent food. The helpful staff at the Bon Appétit Office in Prentiss Hall can answer your meal plan questions and assist you with special requests. Bon Appétit also provides on-campus catering services. Students or campus activity groups planning a special event outside of the dining halls can arrange for catering through the catering office at 509-527-5127. Catering events are paid for by college department, student charge, cash, or check. Student feedback about all aspects of Bon Appétit’s services is expected, encouraged, and always welcome.

Business Office

Memorial Building, 223
Business Office

The Business Office, open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (including the noon hour), is the place to go if you have any questions about your student account.

Usual services of the office include setting up payment plans, cashing checks, and handling all charges and credits to student accounts.

Communications Office

Boyer House, 34 Boyer Ave.

The Office of Communications offers printing, publicity assistance, and mailing services. If you need booklets, posters, banners, T-shirts, event coverage, or international mail sent out, the communications staff will work with you to get things done. If your printing project or mailing is officially for Whitman through a club or organization, be sure to provide your budget number. For personal projects, you can pay by cash or check.

Conferences and Events Office

Reid Campus Center, 202
Conferences, Events, and Scheduling

With the exception of academic classes, all programs and events along with any event sponsored by an external organization, are scheduled through the Conferences, Events and Scheduling Office. Your organization should contact the office to reserve a location for your event. This process allows other groups to be aware of events scheduled on any particular day and avoid scheduling conflicts. A calendar of public events is listed on the college's home page.

Dean of Students Office

Memorial Building, 325
Dean of Students

One of the primary roles of the Dean of Students Office is to work as an advocate for and mentor to students and student groups. The Office is a welcoming place for students and provides guidance and direction to those who may seek our help. Feel free to stop by and see us.

The Dean of Students Kazi Joshua also oversees the various departments of Student Affairs. The primary components of the philosophy of Student Affairs include encouraging community development, involving students in life beyond the classroom and providing leadership opportunities. Student Affairs supports the academic mission and strives to connect students to the college community and provides them with skills that can be used successfully in and out of the classroom. This approach fosters community building, personal growth, and intellectual development and helps students discover their passions while pursuing a healthy, balanced life.

Office of Fellowships and Grants

Reid Campus Center, 231 and 232
Fellowships and Grants

The Office of Fellowships and Grants works closely with Whitman students and alumni in their pursuit of national fellowships, scholarships, and grants. Application deadlines for these opportunities are found under Fellowships Calendar in the left-column menu of the home page.

Each year, Whitman students receive prestigious awards for research, teaching, independent projects, and study in the United States and abroad. Crucial to an applicant's success is early preparation for the formal application process. Applicants are encouraged to work well in advance of deadlines to find appropriate fellowships and craft a work plan to be a top candidate for these awards.

National awards are highly competitive; academic achievement, service, and leaderships are essential for candidacy. Watch for general announcements about grants and specific bulletins about information meetings throughout the year.

Financial Aid Services

Memorial Building, 123
Financial Aid

If you have any questions or concerns about scholarships, loans, work study, or simply how to apply/reapply for financial aid, please feel free to visit our office in person or contact us by phone or email. Financial Aid is open Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Glover Alston Center

26 Boyer Avenue
Glover Alston Center

The Glover Alston Center (GAC) is a resource to facilitate Whitman's commitment to sustaining a diverse community. By providing a safe space for meaningful conversation and interaction, the Glover Alston Center welcomes and supports differences, collaborates with academic departments, encourages input from divergent perspectives, enhances intercultural and international awareness, and models respect for all in the Whitman community. The Glover Alston Center achieves this by serving as:

  1. A unique place for programs to develop education, understanding and community involvement.
  2. A safe place where conversations about diversity, difference, multiculturalism and social justice occur.
  3. A social and academic space for collaboration between members of the Whitman community.
  4. A meeting place and home for campus organizations and clubs.
  5. An open space for meditation, reflection, and spiritual and religious practices.

With this facility, the Whitman community hopes to foster meaningful exchanges between individuals and groups for the greater understanding and mutual respect of one another by encouraging engagement, leadership development and learning.

All members of the Whitman community are invited and encouraged to use this nonresidential space. Even though reservations are not necessary to use the space, you may secure a specific room by emailing gacreservation@whitman.edu.

Harper Joy Theatre (HJT)

Harper Joy Theatre
345 Boyer Ave 

Theatre Office: 509-527-5279
Theatre Box Office: 509-527-5180

Harper Joy Theatre (HJT) produces a rich and varied season of plays for the campus and community. All students are welcome to participate in HJT productions. Audition notices are sent through the student list serve, Harper Joy Facebook page, and are posted on the callboard at the theatre. If you want to work backstage, in one of the shops, or as front of house staff, please contact the technical director. Paid student staff positions are filled at the beginning of each semester. Check at the theatre office if you are interested or have additional questions.

Instructional Multimedia Services (IMS)

Hunter Conservatory, 203

IMS provides multimedia resources and support to the faculty, students, and staff of Whitman College. Equipment available for free checkout includes camcorders, voice recorders, tripods, document cameras, DVD/ VCR combos, video projectors, and portable projection screens. In addition to providing equipment checkout, delivery, IMS maintains and supports events in approximately 90 smart classrooms, including many large venues like Maxey Auditorium, Olin 130 and Kimball Theatre.

Intercultural Center

Reid Campus Center, 216
Intercultural Center

Fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity for all in the Whitman community is one of the foremost goals of the Intercultural Center. The center works to strengthen Whitman's intercultural community and seeks to enrich the experience of those from historically under-represented backgrounds. The center strives to support the entire Whitman community by providing opportunities to engage and educate the campus on issues related to diversity and social justice. Working together with a variety of campus constituencies, the Intercultural Center facilitates and encourages ongoing dialogue on issues of diversity and inclusion between students, staff, and faculty.

The Intercultural Center team provides academic and social support for multicultural and international students. Through resources such as the international and multicultural student orientation, mentoring, individual counseling and advising sessions we assist students with their transition to Whitman College and Walla Walla.

Throughout the year, the center helps bring diverse perspectives and experiences to campus by sponsoring workshops, speakers, programs, and cultural events that are free and open to the whole community. In addition to the Multicultural House, there are 15 active identity and culture groups that the Intercultural Center advises: Beyond Borders Club (BBC); Black Student Union (BSU); China at Whitman; Club Latino; Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment (FACE); First Generation Working Class (FGWC); For Us By Us (FUBU); PRISM (a group for LGBTQIA+ students); Hillel-Shalom; Indigenous People's Education & Cultural Club (IPECC); Mixed Race Club; Namaste; South Asian Student Association (SASA); and Whitman African Student Association (WASA). These student-led organizations are among the most active clubs on campus. They provide leadership opportunities for students and promote diversity and multiculturalism by sponsoring speakers, discussion panels, musical events, dances, festivals, and dinners.

International Student and Scholar Services

Reid Campus Center, 218
International Student and Scholar Services

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) works within the Intercultural Center (IC) to support international students, scholars and staff at Whitman College as they pursue their educational objectives. ISSS collaborates with IC staff and other offices to provide programs and services that help the international community acclimate to life in the U.S. and at Whitman, and to facilitate meaningful opportunities for international students, faculty and staff to contribute to the Whitman community as a whole. ISSS is responsible for international student orientation, immigration services, student advising, and offers a variety of other programs to support the academic and personal well-being of the international community.

Religious and Spiritual Life Office

Reid Campus Center, 217

The Office of Religious and Spiritual life works to promote religious diversity and spiritual engagement on campus. The programming from this office seeks to create opportunities for interfaith dialogue among religiously affiliated groups which include: Hillel-Shalom, Muslim Student Association, Namaste Meditation Club, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Catholics on Campus, Society of Friends, Whitman Christian Fellowship, and Whitman College Unitarian Universalists. Interfaith discussions ("Nourish"), worship services, service projects, and high holy day meals are among the many activities supported by the office. Pastoral care and spiritual guidance available.

Language Learning Center

Olin Hall, 316
Language Learning Center

The Language Learning Center is the hub of foreign language pedagogy at Whitman College. Whether you're taking a language class, preparing for study abroad, or just want to brush up on your language skills, the LLC is here to help.

As part of its mission, the LLC is happy to host the Whitman College Language Assistants. These Language Assistants (from Spain, France, Germany, Japan, and China) provide linguistic and cultural support to Whitman College's foreign language departments. The LLC also coordinates Whitman College's English Language Fellow (ELF) program, which provides intensive one-on-one peer tutoring to students for whom English is their second (or third) language.

In addition, the LLC offers a wide selection of streaming content (Netflix, Hulu, etc.), international VHS and DVD players, digital voice recorders, audio editing software, computer workstations, printers, group conversation rooms, and a collection of international magazines and newspapers.

The Language Learning Center is open from 9am to 5pm, Monday-Friday.

Off-Campus Studies

Memorial Building, 205
Off Campus Studies

Whitman offers its students a wide range of study opportunities around the world and in several U.S. cities. About 38 percent of Whitman students study off-campus before graduating, usually for one or both semesters of their junior year. All students who wish to receive credit for their off-campus studies program (including the U.S.-based semester programs and summer programs outside the United States) must apply through the Off-Campus Studies Office prior to attending the program. If you would like to learn more about the off-campus study opportunities available to you, please attend one of our frequent First Step Meetings advertised on the Off-Campus Studies home page, or stop by the Off-Campus Studies Office for more information.

Outdoor Program

Reid Campus Center, G-23
Outdoor Program
Rental Shop 509-527-5965
Brien Sheedy, Director 509-522-4375
Stuart Chapin, Assistant Director 509-527-5791

Mission Statement: The Outdoor Program (OP) fosters personal growth, facilitates learning and creates recreational opportunities through skills and risk management training, leadership development, and environmentally sound trips in a supportive community.

The Outdoor Program (OP) accomplishes its mission by assisting people in outdoor pursuits while also managing risks so as to offer safe and rewarding recreational experiences. Furthermore, the OP provides quality rental equipment in the fields of hiking, backpacking, climbing, flat-water and whitewater kayaking, rafting, canoeing, stand-up paddle boarding, cross country skiing, snow shoeing, telemark and alpine touring skiing. Activities cater to beginner and intermediate skill levels. On campus the OP organizes visiting speakers, instructional seminars, film showings, and other special events, including the annual Banff Mountain Film Festival and Back country Film Festival. The OP also oversees the Whitman Climbing Center and the first-year preorientation "Scrambles" wilderness trip program.

Another important function of the Outdoor Program is to teach outdoor skills, both elementary and advanced, in such areas as risk management, wilderness first aid, kayaking, climbing, skiing, canoeing, mountaineering, backpacking, and outdoor leadership. There are over 75 different jobs per semester that students can practice their leadership skills working for the OP in the rental shop, leading trips and scrambles and instructing in the climbing center. The program is a resource for those interested in planning their own trips, exploring the outdoors surrounding Walla Walla, purchasing equipment, or obtaining instruction. Magazines, books, maps, literature on recreational programs, and outdoor jobs are available at the OP Rental Shop.

The Outdoor Program is not a club. There are no dues; anyone, regardless of ability or skill level, may participate. Through the Outdoor Program, all students interested in noncompetitive, non-motorized pursuits may share adventures.

In 2013 the Outdoor Program was granted the prestigious David J Webb program Excellence award issued by the Association of Outdoor Recreation and Education. An AORE press release stated "Whitman College is an outstanding example and embodiment of AORE values. The Whitman College Outdoor Program is an incredible teaching program based in Walla Walla, WA. They are best known for their freshman orientation program and climbing center, but also have strong sea kayaking, backpacking and whitewater programs. The program has been a part of the school for over 3 decades. Whitman College Outdoor Program's freshman orientation is second to none, as their trips serve over half of the incoming freshman class. They also work closely and in collaboration with academic departments to provide general trips and opportunities for the campus at large, and to encourage involvement and dedication to betterment and growth of the [outdoor recreation] industry."

Penrose Library

Penrose Library

Penrose Library provides critical services, collections, and programs in support of the Whitman College mission and the needs of the college curriculum. The Library provides an exceptional space for learning, personal growth, and communication, while at the same time providing a variety of print and electronic resources and services that enable students to engage in intellectual exploration and creativity. The faculty relies on the Library to provide materials not only for their pedagogical needs but also to help advance their research agendas. These activities in turn feed back into the classroom, providing a model for the student scholar at an institution that actively promotes undergraduate research.

Librarians at Penrose Library value an environment focused on teaching and learning. Instructional programming occurs at several different levels, all aimed at integrating life-long information literacy skills into a student's larger academic development. Librarians work collaboratively with faculty to prepare classroom presentations that facilitate a problem-based approach to instruction. The instructional program is fundamentally about "source literacy" to insure that students have an understanding of the differences and the uses of primary and secondary sources. This approach provides the opportunity to move beyond simply reviewing secondary literature and into engaging in original research. Students are gradually learning how to construct "Research Questions" and integrate primary sources (both digital and analog) into their work. In essence, they begin to experience the complex and messy world of scholarship.

Beyond supplying rich and deep collections for research and learning needs, the Library offers physical and virtual spaces to meet the College's mission of graduating critical thinkers. The Library is open 24 hours a day/7 days per week during the academic year and many of its resources are available in digital formats. The building provides a variety of spaces for learning opportunities including group study, quiet individual study and audio-visual support rooms. An informal environment is encouraged by providing appropriate furnishings that lead to collaborative, discussion-based learning. By focusing on the social as well as the intellectual needs of students, personal growth and social development are fostered in the Library - values which the College strives to instill in Whitman graduates.

Provost and Dean of the Faculty Office

Memorial Building, 308
Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Provost and Dean of the Faculty, Alzada Tipton, is the chief academic officer of the college. Her office is involved in all aspects of the academic life of the college, from registration to postgraduate fellowships (such as Truman and Fulbright fellowships). Recruiting, developing, and retaining an excellent faculty is her most important responsibility. She also plays a leading role in curricular planning and academic budgeting. Students can be referred to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty to discuss academic interests or problems.

Registrar's Office

Memorial Building, 208

You surely will get to know the friendly staff in the Registrar’s Office. Stacey Guisti, Whitman’s Registrar, is responsible for maintaining your academic records at the college. The Registrar’s staff is ready to help you with questions about registration, adding or dropping a class, transferring credit from another school, questions about your grades or academic progress, and submission of a petition to the Board of Review for exemptions from official policy. Take a look at all the other services available at the above link, or better yet, drop by for a visit.

Reid Campus Center

280 Boyer Ave.
Reid Campus Center

The Reid Campus Center serves as a community center for all members of the college - students, faculty, staff, alumni, and guests. To support the residential nature of the Whitman campus, the Reid Campus Center meets many day-to-day needs through an organization of professional staff, student employees, student volunteers, and committees.

The Reid Campus Center sponsors numerous programs including musical performances in the Coffeehouse, a Life Skills series, an Arts & Crafts fair, a monthly lunchtime leadership program, and much more.

Resources in the Reid Campus Center include the Bookstore, Conferences and Events Office, Fellowships and Grants, Greek Life, Intercultural Center, New Student Orientation, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life, Outdoor Program, Post Office, Student Activities Office, Career and Community Engagement Center (America Reads/Counts, Career Development, Community Service, Internships), and Whitman Café. Other facilities and services include meeting-and-dining rooms, a lounge, an art gallery, an ATM, vending machines, refrigerator rentals, campus lost-and-found, sign-ups for the chartered holiday bus and shuttle service, bulletin boards for advertising and notices, and outdoor equipment rental. The Reid Campus Center houses the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC), the Whitman Events Board (WEB), The Pioneer newspaper, the blue moon (art and literary journal), KWCW-FM student-operated radio station, the Waiilatpu (yearbook), and quarterlife (quarterly literary journal)

Residence Life and Housing Office

Memorial Building, 130
Residence Life and Housing

The Residence Life and Housing Office is responsible for on-campus living, and oversees residence hall staff and programs. Students with questions, problems, or suggestions regarding residence hall life are encouraged to visit the office. For more information about Residence Life and Housing, visit Living and Learning at Whitman.

Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

Memorial Building, 301
Sexual Misconduct and Title IX

Sexual harassment is unwelcome verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature which has the purpose or effect of interfering with an individual’s academic or work performance or creating an intimidating, hostile or offensive academic or work environment. Title IX is a federal law that prohibits discrimination based on sex or gender in educational programs in institutions that receive federal financial assistance.

The college seeks to prevent violations of policies governed by Title IX, including sexual violence, sexual harassment, intimate partner violence, stalking, and/or bullying or hazing. The college will investigate all allegations of discrimination and harassment (including complaints that do not involve unlawful civil rights violations), act to end the violation, prevent its recurrence, and remedy its effect on the victim and the Whitman College community. Students who know about an incident or believe they have been subject to discrimination based on sex or gender or who would simply like to get more information should come to the Diversity & Inclusion Office. The Title IX Administrator for the college is Cassandre Beccai, Memorial 301, beccaic@whitman.edu.

For additional information see both the Grievance Policy and the Sexual Misconduct policies.


Tech Services Building (416 E Main Street)

More than most other colleges and universities, Whitman College is a friendly community of people who know, respect, and watch out for each other. Proud to be part of this community, the staff of the Office of Security plays an important role in ensuring the safety of students, faculty and staff members, and visitors to campus.

Sheehan Gallery

Olin Hall, 159
Sheehan Gallery

The Donald H. Sheehan Gallery, named in honor of Whitman's ninth president, is an important visual arts resource for the college and the Walla Walla Valley. Up to five exhibitions are displayed over the course of the academic year. The Gallery features contemporary art and exhibits focused on issues in art history and human culture. Symposia, lectures, films, and workshops are frequently offered in conjunction with the exhibitions. The Gallery offers employment for up to 10 students as well as internships for students interested in contemporary art, art history, and museum studies. Sheehan Gallery exhibitions and programs are always free.

Student Activities Office

Reid Campus Center, 202
Student Activities

Student Activities supports the mission of the college, Student Affairs, and the Reid Campus Center by providing a variety of cocurricular programs and services that encourage student involvement in the campus community and enhance the educational aspects of Whitman. The cultural, social, recreational, and educational programs supported and developed by the Student Activities Office are designed to create a positive learning experience that provides opportunities for students to engage in activities that enrich the value of their education. Staff also assist students in developing leadership and life skills that empower them to advocate for their needs and interests. The Student Activities Director and Assistant Director work with students to form new organizations and keep current organizations vital, and serve as the advisers to the Associated Students of Whitman College (ASWC), Whitman Events Board (WEB), and other clubs on campus.

Career and Community Engagement Center

Reid Campus Center, 219
Career and Community Engagement Center

The Career and Community Engagement Center (CCEC) connects Whitman students and alumni to the communities and experiences that help them cultivate their futures. These experiences enrich students' academic programs as well as help them refine their interests and develop their passions. They also help prepare students to be successful when pursuing opportunities for employment and graduate study.

The CCEC fosters intellectual and personal development by promoting engagement in academics, in community service, internships, campus and summer employment, leadership opportunities, and career exploration. The CCEC team collaborates with Whitman's other support programs and academic departments to help students assess their skills, interests, abilities, and to promote their involvement in activities that will advance them toward their future goals.

Through career counseling, students can assess their skills and interests and explore career options. The CCEC staff helps students to reflect on the experiences that will enhance their career goals and then teaches students how to build a professional resume and introduces them to resources that fit their unique needs.

Career and Community Engagement Center programs include:

Alumni Networking - The CCEC provides numerous networking opportunities for students and alumni to communicate about careers, internships, and jobs. Whitman Connect is a searchable database of thousands of alumni who are resources for students or other alumni for professional development. Several times a year the CCEC hosts networking receptions in conjunction with Alumni Relations.

Internships - Internships add to a student's college experience by allowing them to practice professional skills and obtain a deeper understanding of the world of work. Students are encouraged to apply for one of many paid internships available through CCEC resources or to develop an experience that best suits their interests. The CCEC also administers the Whitman Internship Grant Program which provided funding for 124 students in 2015 who developed and secured unpaid summer internships throughout the academic year and summer.

iEngage - Whitman's unique and popular job and internship search portal includes thousands of postings for internships and full-time/part-time positions applicable to students and young alumni.

Student-Led Community Service Programs - Student interns coordinate nine service programs: Mentor Program, Adopt-A-Grandparent, Story Time, Classroom Connections, Events & Reflection, Bilingual United, Spring Break and Service Trips, Whitman Teaches The Movement, and the Buddy Program.

Community Service Consultations - The CCEC team connects individuals and groups with volunteer opportunities and also supports Greek philanthropy and the Community Service House.

America Reads/Counts - The CCEC hires 20-25 Whitman students each year (most of whom are work study-eligible) to provide math and literacy support via individual and small group tutoring to students in Walla Walla public school K-8 classrooms Whitman students with prior experience working with youth can pursue this professional and practical experience for testing their interest in a possible career in education.

On-campus Recruiting - A new and expanding program, CCEC staff plan many opportunities for students to hear from and connect with recruiters and alumni working in organizations around the country. With a focus on the West Coast, recruiters may be represented in-person or virtually through small info sessions that allow direct student interaction with the teams of people hiring interns and soon-to-be graduates.

Technology Services

416 E Main St.
Help Desk: 509-527-4976

Whitman College Technology Services (Tech Services, WCTS) manages, maintains, and supports computing and technology resources across the campus. This includes college computer workstations and supported software, computer labs, classroom technology, the campus computer network, central computer systems and servers, and connections to the Internet. WCTS also manages telephone and voicemail systems, and administers email and network accounts for students, faculty, and staff.


Student resources maintained by Technology Services include computers in Penrose Library, general access labs in Maxey and Science Halls, the Multimedia Development Lab in Hunter Conservatory, two Computer Science labs and two small print stations in Olin Hall, and the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Lab in the Hall of Science. The facilities in Penrose Library are accessible to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week, during the academic year. All computer workstations are connected to the campus network, with access to the Internet as well as to a variety of application software, such as word processing, spreadsheet, graphics software, and specialized software used by specific academic departments. Other lab resources include laser printing, color printing, scanners, large-format poster printing, and video and audio editing. In addition, wireless connections are available throughout campus. Wireless laptops are available for four-hour checkout in the library.


Technology Services maintains the wired network connections for students to connect their own computers directly to the network and Internet in residence hall rooms, fraternity houses, and interest houses. In addition, wireless connectivity is available in all residence halls and interest houses. Students living off campus may connect to the network via a local Internet provider. Details explaining equipment requirements and the instructions for connecting to the ResNet network are available at here.

Where to get help

For tech support during the academic year, call the Help Desk at x4976, or the Tech Desk in the library at x5062. You also can email helpdesk@whitman.edu or visit the Help Desk at Technology Services (across from College House and Clarette's Restaurant.) Technology Services maintains an extensive website packed with information about campus technology resources, training and workshop opportunities, and online documentation covering a broad collection of topics such as using specific resources and software, and setting up and using email.

Responsible use of technology resources

Please be sure to look at Whitman's policies and guidelines for use of information technology and network resources in the Rights and Responsibilities section of this handbook, or online at wcts.whitman.edu/policies.

Welty Student Health Center

11 Merriam St.
Welty Student Health Center

The on-campus Health Center, with a 12-bed capacity, is staffed by nurses around the clock. During the academic year, the Health Center serves as a facility for the management of minor injuries and illnesses, and it offers student overnight rooms for health-related conditions not requiring hospitalization. Illness prevention and health education are emphasized.

The Health Center physicians maintain regularly scheduled hours on campus Monday-Friday. The physicians may refer students to outside resources if indicated. Limited postoperative care may be provided at the Health Center. The director of the student Health Center, who is a registered nurse, also is available to see students on a walk-in basis for nursing assessment and referral. All regular students may access Health Center resources and may see the Health Center physician and nurses without charge. If a student wishes to consult a private physician, the Health Center staff may recommend competent local specialists when requested to do so. Whenever a student is treated away from the Health Center, the expenses incurred will be the student's responsibility.

Services at the Health Center include: Women's health care, including PAP smears and contraception, anonymous HIV testing, a dispensary for prescribed medication, allergy antigen regimes/shots prescribed by home physicians, travel consults, vaccines, physical therapy, and nutritionist.

Welty Counseling Center

502 Boyer Ave
Welty Counseling Center

Professionally trained counselors are available to provide short term personal and psychological counseling to students at no charge. Counselors assist individuals and groups with personal and academic concerns, career choices, interpersonal relationships, and other areas that may interfere with their success at Whitman. Welty Health Center clinic physicians are available for medication evaluations as well medication management referral in the community.

The Counseling Center offers a variety of personal growth opportunities, including but not limited to workshops and programs on listening and communication skills, stress management, and assertiveness training. Master's level interns provide additional counseling resources and support. All counseling is confidential. In addition, Whitman's Peer Counselors are available for students who wish to talk with a fellow student and explore resources on the campus.

The Center for Writing and Speaking (COWS)

Olin Hall East, E132 

Students can come to the Center for Writing and Speaking for support at any stage of their writing or speaking projects. The COWS is a hub for writing, and you will find students and faculty in the COWS working on writing, talking about writing, and learning more about writing. We host open writing hours for students and faculty and we offer one-on-one consultations with trained student writing consultants. You can sign up for a one-hour appointment on our website, or just drop in when we are open. Bring whatever you have: prompts, ideas, notes, rough drafts, or even final drafts. We will work with you to help you develop your writing. We believe learning to write well is a lifelong process and that everyone can benefit from collaborating with a good listener.

In the 2015-2016 academic year we will be launching our Speaking Fellows program. Students will be able to make appointments with speaking fellows to practice presentations, receive coaching, work on class participation, or prepare a group presentation. Watch our website for more information.

The COWS is open evenings from 7pm to midnight for consultations. We also have afternoon hours on Fridays and Sundays and open writing hours during the week. Please check the website or our bulletin board for upcoming hours and events.  

In addition to one-on-one consultations, the COWS offers several workshops on writing throughout the year and thesis boot camps for seniors. We work closely with the Writing Fellows and with the English Language Fellows to promote an atmosphere that produces excellent writers and speakers. We are also available to visit faculty classes by request. Please contact Prof. Lydia McDermott with any questions or requests in Olin Hall East E 122.

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