Welcome to Whitman!

Top-notch academics. Unwavering student support. A community that inspires students to make a difference—and offers lifelong access to an amazing network of alumni.

At Whitman College, we're dedicated to creating an inclusive community of students, faculty, staff, alumni and family members.

We make every effort to create an environment where students can thrive and flourish as scholars, citizens and human beings. The transformation from being a high school student to being an independent college student can be an opportunity for growth that may be accompanied by growing pains. We will do everything we can here at Whitman to ensure a positive transition, but we cannot succeed alone. We will need your unwavering support for your student as we engage in this journey together.

Please use the resources on this website to help you as you guide your student into the next phase of their life as an adult and college student. Our team will be here to support them—and you. 

Fall 2021 Academic Calendar: Key Dates

Residence halls open for new students:  Aug. 25

Student OrientationAug. 25-30

Family Orientation:  Aug. 25-26

Fall semester classes begin:  Aug. 31

Fall break: Oct. 7-8

Family Weekend:  Oct. 23-24

Thanksgiving break: Nov. 22-26

Fall final exams: Dec. 13-17

Please note: Students and families will be informed of any changes to the academic calendar caused by health and safety requirements on campus.