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As an employee, you may attend the intercollegiate athletic events held on campus. Your Whitman College I.D. card will admit you and members of your immediate family without charge.
Sherwood Athletic Center is available for employee use without charge during open hours. A schedule may be obtained on the athletic web page or from the athletic office. Gymnasiums, racquetball courts, tennis courts, and dance/aerobic rooms are available.
Baker Ferguson Fitness Center is available for employee use without charge during open hours. A schedule may be obtained on the athletic web page or from the athletic office. BFFC contains a fitness center and 30 meter pool.
Bratton Tennis Center provides four indoor tennis courts for campus and community use. Regular staff and their immediate family members are eligible to schedule court time. Valid Whitman I.D. cards are required and court fees will be charged. Contact Bratton Tennis Center or Jeff Northam (x5886) concerning guidelines for use of the tennis center.
Intramurals - College employees are welcome to participate in the college intramural program. Intramural events are planned by the student intramural committee. Although each year's events may vary, flag football, basketball, bowling, dodgeball and many others are offered on a regular basis. Employees may form their own 'staff/faculty' team or join a student team.
Located on the lower level of Reid Campus Center, the bookstore serves the Whitman community by providing textbooks, school and office supplies, cards, gifts, art supplies, and Whitman College clothing and merchandise. The store is a full-service bookstore offering a hand-picked selection of classic and contemporary titles for the Whitman and Walla Walla communities. The bookstore encourages special orders and staff are happy to find out-of-print books for readers. Whitman faculty, staff, and students receive a 20% discount on non-textbook titles. In addition, campus departments receive a 20% discount on office supplies, art supplies, and bulk orders of Whitman College merchandise.
Important information about Whitman College, such as the college catalog and campus directory, is maintained on the Whitman College website. Whitman’s Web address is: www.whitman.edu.
Many offices and departments produce brochures, calendars, newsletters, and other communications which give information about plays, concerts, lectures, College policies, employee matters and subjects of general interest. In addition, the student newspaper, "The Pioneer," explores many topics of current concern on the campus.
Bon Appetit is on campus, ready to assist the Whitman community, its guests and friends with every detail of each special event whether it’s a small coffee service or large formal dinner. Choose from many special event locations both indoors and outdoors, or something off campus. Contact the Catering Department in Reid Campus Center 212, (x5127), 509-540-6429 or firstname.lastname@example.org for menus and prices.
The College maintains a small two-bedroom cabin on 30 acres along Mill Creek approximately 20 miles from campus. Although students are given priority during the academic year, the cabin is available for $50 per night during breaks and throughout the summer for staff and faculty. Arrangements for the cabin can be made through the Scheduling Office in the Reid Campus Center.
The College maintains a limited number of vehicles to be used for official College business. Scheduling is handled by the secretary in the Physical Plant.
If you choose to use your personal vehicle for College business travel, you must provide your own insurance protection. The College insurance policy will only provide coverage if you are using a College vehicle or renting a vehicle for College business. When transporting Whitman students, you must always use a College vehicle or rent a vehicle.
Whitman College requires an annual review of driving records for anyone who drives as a regular part of their job duties. In addition, drivers must complete an online defensive driving course. Van drivers must participate in a training program for van drivers and be certified by the Safety Coordinator. For more information see the Environmental Health and Safety Department web page or contact the Safety Coordinator at 509-527-5946.
The Health Center staff are available to evaluate minor emergencies, monitor blood pressure, and advise on referrals to community medical facilities as needed.
The Human Resources staff, located in Memorial Building, 104, can assist you with questions regarding benefits, salary, and employment policies. The staff are also available to assist in the mediation of conflicts in the work environment.
A photo I.D. card is issued to each regular staff member. These cards can be used to receive free admission to campus athletic events, to purchase discounted tickets for a variety of selected campus activities, to receive a 20% discount on trade and general reading books at the bookstore, to use Bratton Tennis Center, as a library card when a library bar code has been attached to the back of the card, and to gain after-hours access to various buildings. The Human Resources office provides information on obtaining an I.D. card. Cards must be returned to the Human Resources upon termination of employment.
Regular employees of the College are given free use of Penrose Library. Information regarding check-out policies is available on the Library's website. Staff must register with the Library Circulation Desk before checking out materials. A library bar code will be attached to your Whitman photo I.D. card.
Penrose Library collections include more than 500,000 books, access to over 37,000 electronic journals, and newspapers, one-half million U.S. government documents, and more than 65 unique databases. The Library's participation in the Orbis Cascade Alliance gives patrons access to materials in academic libraries throughout the Northwest.
A lost and found service is located in the Reid Campus Center Office, 202. All found items should be turned in promptly.
Mail service is provided daily to all campus buildings. The campus Post Office, located in the Reid Campus Center, provides easy transmittal of business mail from one campus location to another, in most cases twice daily. The Post Office also sells stamps, postage for parcels, and offers UPS services.
Department mail picked up by the campus courier is taken to Mailing Services, located in Boyer House, for processing. Mailing Services also provides ink jet addressing, processes bulk mailings including address certification services and offers Federal Express Services.
Several notaries public are located on campus. Please refer to the "Campus Offices and Services" section of the On-Line Campus Directory for names, locations, and phone numbers.
Located in the Reid Campus Center, the Outdoor Program is a resource through which students, faculty and staff may sign up for or organize a variety of outdoor activities including the rental of outdoor equipment. The program provides a wide variety of outdoor safety courses from beginning to advanced and provides guest speakers, slide shows and special programs.
There is no charge for campus parking. The College takes precautions to help protect the property of employees on campus by lighting the parking areas and providing security officers to patrol and check on parked cars; however, each employee retains full responsibility for his or her own vehicle and for any parking penalties, liability, or damage claims resulting from possession or operation of a motor vehicle on campus.
All incoming mail for the college is processed through Whitman’s Post Office, which receives deliveries Monday-Friday from USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL. While Whitman is not an official postal substation, the Post Office provides a variety of services to the campus community. Postage stamps are sold singly, by book, or by roll. Available mail rates include first class, certified, delivery confirmation, priority, and express; media mail, parcel post rates and international rates are available as well. Services NOT provided include registered mail, insured mail and money orders. The Post Office also provides UPS services which includes tracking and insurance.
During the academic year, the Post Office window is open Monday-Friday, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Outgoing mail is taken to the local post office at 4 p.m. (holiday and summer hours vary).
Whitman’s campus courier makes two mail deliveries each day to all administrative offices beginning at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. The courier brings all administrative outgoing mail to Mailing Services at Boyer House for processing. Please contact the Post Office if you have any mail delivery or pick-up concerns.
Mail for Faculty/Staff should be addressed as follows – Name, Whitman College, Department/Building, 345 Boyer Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362.
The Production Services Department, located in Boyer House, provides design, layout, photocopy, and bindery services for departments, faculty, staff, and students. Projects include large-quantity runs of course materials, full-color posters, and saddle-stitched booklets, lamination and postcards.
The Scheduling Office is located in the Reid Campus Center and schedules the use of most campus facilities including the College Cabin and Baker Faculty Center guest rooms. For the spaces they do not schedule, they can put you in contact with the appropriate personnel for help. Once a grand private residence, Baker Faculty Center now serves as a quiet social center for faculty and staff of the College. During the academic year, BFC is open for lunch from 11:30 A.M. to 1:15 P.M. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The main floor and two small meeting rooms upstairs are available by reservation and are great for lunch meetings or dinner celebrations. Bon Appétit must provide catering for events hosted in the space and can be reached at extension 5127. Two guest rooms are available for guests of the College are scheduled through the Scheduling Office.
Security escorts are provided on campus for students, faculty and staff 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To arrange an escort anywhere within a two-block radius of campus boundaries, call the Department of Security at 509-527- 5777.
Security phones (blue-light phones) are located throughout the campus. These can be used for emergency calls or brief (two minutes) calls to a campus phone extension. Instructions are located on the phones.
The Student Activities Office assists students with planning and participating in activities of their interest. The office is an umbrella organization for many groups, and assists students in creating new activity or interest groups. It is an excellent information center for both on-campus and off-campus activities and events.
Whitman’s drama department is recognized as one of the leading theater programs in the West. Each season offers a wide variety of plays, ranging from classics and contemporary drama to musical comedy and opera. The Harper Joy Theatre facility features two performance spaces: the 310-seat Alexander Stage and the new Studio Theater (completed 2011). Season tickets are available at discounted rates for staff during the first semester of the academic year.