Get Involved!

Fundraising: To help enhance the Whitman experience for every student or to learn about the Parents Leadership Committee, contact Brenda Michels in the Annual Giving Office.

Career Development: To share career advice, internships and job opportunities, contact the Student Engagement Center.

Admission and Recruitment: Parents can serve as Parent Admission Representatives. Contact Heather Dygert in the Office of Admission for more information.

Update Your Contact Information

New parents: Please complete the Family Information Form so that we may stay in touch.

All parents: Let us know when your contact information changes by filling out the Change My Address form.


  • Whitnic in Central Park • New York City, NY

    June 24, 2017 • Central Park, Sheep Meadow

    Join Whitman alumni, parents and friends for a BYOPicnic in Central Park's Sheep Meadow. The group will be greeted by Aaron Blank '01 on the west side of the meadow. Look for a Whitman sign staked in the ground.

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  • Float the Wild and Scenic Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers • Eastern Oregon

    July 17-19, 2017 • Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers of Eastern Oregon

    The Whitman College Alumni Association invites you to join us for a uniquely Western perspective on the wild and scenic river corridor of the Wallowa and Grande Ronde Rivers of Eastern Oregon. Assistant Professor of Geology Nick Bader will share the geologic history of the region at camp each night and point out areas of interest along the float. The trip will be led by Grant Richie ’03 and his team of experienced guides from Richie Outfitters. Noted Walla Walla chef Andrae Bopp from Andrae's Kitchen will create gourmet meals from the camp kitchen and Jared Burns ’03 of RevelryVintners will bring along his wines to pair with the menu.

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  • Whitman in Ashland- Oregon Shakespeare Festival • Ashland, Oregon

    August 4-6, 2017 • Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, Oregon

    Alumni, parents and friends are invited to join Theresa DiPasquale, the Gregory M. Cowan Professor of English Language and Literature for a weekend at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Join us in beautiful Ashland, Oregon for theater, dinner and post-play discussions led by Professor Theresa DiPasquale which will enrich the experience.

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Welcome families!

Whitman College Parents Fund

The Parents Fund is an annual campaign that asks parents for gifts that will enhance every student's success. The main focus of the Parents Fund is to support the Student Engagement Center, Whitman's office for internships, career counseling, networking opportunities, resume development, civic engagement and much more.

Gifts to the Whitman Parents Fund help make possible the outstanding educational opportunities that are part of your student's Whitman experiences and give Whitman a critical edge in providing the best possible liberal arts education. You can make a gift to the Parents Fund online through the Parents Fund Giving page.