We encourage you to visit your student during Whitman's Familly Weekend, Oct. 23-24, 2021. 

Here’s a preview of some of the weekend offerings and activities. More details to come! 

All Family Weekend events are optional. There are no required events.

We hope you’ll take this time to spend quality time with your student.

Friday, Oct. 22

3-7 p.m. Check-In for Family Weekend
Check in at the Reid Campus Center, validate your COVID-19 vaccination status and pick up a schedule of Family Weekend activities.

3-5 p.m. Open Houses: Student Support Offices
Whitman students have access to a wide-range of resources across campus. See for yourself by visiting the Student Engagement Center, Off-Campus Studies, Dean of Students Office, Health Center, Academic Resource Center, Intercultural Center or the Center for Writing and Speaking, just to name a few.

3-7 p.m. Self-Guided Tours & Club Meet-Ups

4-5 p.m. Friday at Four Solo Recital
Featuring Whitman's own J.J. Gregg playing the the sitar in the Kimball Auditorium in Hunter Conservatory.

4:30-5:30 p.m. Alumni Parent Reception
The Whitman College Alumni Association Board of Directors invites alumni parents (and their students!) to the Baker Center in the heart of campus for a wine and cheese social.

7-9 p.m. Whitman Music Sampler Concert, Cordiner Hall*
Enjoy some of Whitman’s talented student ensembles conducted by brilliant faculty members in Cordiner Hall.

*Events in Cordiner Hall will be limited to 500 guests. 

7 p.m. Night at the Courts!
Cheer on the Whitman Women’s Volleyball team at the Sherwood Athletic Center as they take on Willamette University.

Saturday, Oct. 23

8 a.m.-Noon Check-In for Family Weekend
Check in at the Reid Campus Center, validate your COVID-19 vaccination status and pick up a schedule of Family Weekend activities.

8 a.m. Family Coffee Hour, outside Cordiner Hall
Meet other families and join us for coffee, scones and fruit. Sponsored by the Office of Residence Life & Housing and the Parents Leadership Committee.

9 a.m Welcome by Kathleen Murray, Cordiner Hall*
Whitman College’s 14th President will welcome families to campus. It will feature a special performance Whitman College a cappella groups.

*Events in Cordiner Hall will be limited to 500 guests. 

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Downtown Farmer’s Market
Browse and enjoy the late-season produce, handmade gifts and musical entertainment—at the corner of 4th and Main Street in downtown Walla Walla.

10 a.m.-Noon SPECIAL EVENT: Sophomore Families Orientation, Cordiner Hall*
Join other families of our Class of 2024 to learn more about all Whitman has to offer your students.

Noon-4 p.m. Self-Guided Tours, Club Meet-Ups & Games on Ankeny Field

1:30-3 p.m. Academic Department Open Houses
Meet faculty from across campus, as well as current students majoring in different fields. 

2-4 p.m. Residence Hall Open Houses
See your student’s home away from home and meet their roomate(s), housemate(s) and college friends.

2:30 p.m. Root for the Blues! 
Cheer on our Whitman Men’s Soccer team at the Whitman Athletic Fields as they take on University of Puget Sound.

4-5 p.m. Family Social Hour
Connect with fellow Whittie parents and families over light hors d’oeuvres and refreshing beverages. 

7 p.m. Night at the Courts!
Cheer on Whitman Women’s Volleyball team at the Sherwood Athletic Center as they take on Linfield University.

Sunday, Oct. 24

Self-Guided Tours

2:30 p.m. Root for the Blues!
Cheer on our Whitman Men’s Soccer team at the Whitman Athletic Fields as they take on vs. Pacific Lutheran. 

Masks and Vaccination Required!

Whitman College is a fully vaccinated campus community. All visitors must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to attend on-campus events. No exceptions or exemptions. Any guests without proof of vaccination will be denied entry to campus events including young children and those ineligible for vaccination.

Based on CDC guidelines and campus policies, all visitors—even those who are fully vaccinated—are required to wear face masks in indoor group settings or public spaces.

To help keep visitors and our community safe, we highly encourage all visitors to have a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of coming campus.

For our health and safety reasons, Whitman College may cancel or postpone this event. We will let families know as soon as possible if there are any changes.

Staying in Walla Walla.

Enjoy & Explore!

Here are a few ideas for activities that you can do with your student during your visit:

    • Explore downtown Walla Walla.
    • Ask your student to give you a custom tour of their favorite places on campus.
    • Check out a bike from Penrose Library and ride with your student up the Mill Creek trail to Rooks Park. 
    • Take a walk around Bennington Lake—the local reservoir.
    • Tour the residence hall, interest house, fraternity, sorority, house or apartment where your student lives.
    • Walk to Pioneer Park. 
    • Go golfing at one of Walla Walla’s beautiful golf courses.
    • Take a trip up to the Blue Mountains.

Whitman College Campus Map

City of Walla Walla Visitor’s Guide