Get Involved!

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

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.

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.

Helpful Tips for Parents

College Parents Matter is a website that provides tools and scripts to improve communication with your college student. Included are articles and tips about high-risk drinkings situations.


  • Puget Sound Parents Reception with Kathleen Murray • Bellevue, WA

    April 25, 2018 • Bellevue Club, Olympic Room

    Join President Kathleen M. Murray and other Puget Sound-area parents for an evening reception and campus update Hear the latest on Whitman's strategic planning initiatives, and learn about progress on the new residence hall, slated for opening in the 2018-19 academic year.

    RSVP by April 16
  • Five Years of Frenchtown • Walla Walla, WA

    April 25, 2018 • Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom

    Presented by Sarah Hurlburt ’91 associate professor of foreign languages and literature—French, and student researchers Jessie ’18 and Nikki ’18 Day-Lucore.

    RSVP by April 20
  • Whitties in the Twin Cities • Minneapolis, MN

    April 26, 2018 • moto-i Ramen & Sake House

    Join alumni, parents and friends to welcome young alumni new to the area and catch up with other Whitties in the Twin Cities.

    RSVP by April 22
  • Whitman Family Science Day at OMSI• Portland, OR

    April 28, 2018 • Oregon Museum of Science & Industry (OMSI)

    Alumni, parents, and friends (with or without children) are welcome to join Assistant Professor of Chemistry Nate Boland and Science Outreach Coordinator Heidi Chapin for a fun afternoon learning about teaching science to children and the efforts of Whitman and it's students in the Walla Walla school system.

    RSVP by April 20
  • Whitman Orchestra & Chorale Perform Mozart's Requiem Mass • Spokane, WA

    April 29, 2018 • Fox Theater

    Whitman alumni, parents and friends are invited to a rare, on-the-road performance of the Whitman College Orchestra and Chorale, performing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's Requiem in D minor, K.626.

    RSVP by April 27
  • Diversity and Inclusion Report: 2 years later • Seattle, WA

    May 10, 2018 • Northwest African American Museum

    Please join Kazi Joshua, vice president for diversity and inclusion, for an update on the actions taken since his last visit to Seattle two years ago. He will share about the findings of a climate study and the strategic direction of the college with regard to building a more diverse, inclusive and equitable Whitman. Fred Capestany ’86, chair, Alumni of Color Networking Steering Committee will add to the updates.

    RSVP by May 4

Welcome parents and families!

As a parent of a current Whitman student, you are automatically a member of the Whitman Parents Association.

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.