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Whitman students sing out for social justice
Freedom Songs again harmonized about social justice at Harper Joy Theatre. It featured student singers and spoken-word artists who furthered discussion of diversity and inclusion at Whitman.
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Mr. Whitman raises $48,000 for backpack meals program
The money will help more than 300 Walla Walla elementary schoolchildren eligible for free and reduced lunches to receive weekly Backpack Bridge bags filled with two breakfasts, two lunches and two snacks on Fridays. Currently, 140 primary school students benefit from the project.
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Whitman hosts Pacific Northwest students of color conference
The first Change Now! students of color conference drew more than 150 students of color—and other underrepresented groups such as first-generation college students and LGBTQIA+—from 10 institutions in the Pacific Northwest to Whitman College to share concerns, experiences, and leadership styles.
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Whitties Helping Whitties • three locations
Whitties Helping Whitties Join Whitman students, alumni, and parents for a series of events targeted at creating a professional Whitman community.
Seattle, WA January 8, 2018, RSVP by January 4
Portland, OR January 9, 2018, RSVP by January 4
San Francisco, CA January 10, 2018, RSVP by January 4

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End of Year Giving

The fundraising effort for the Parents Fund focuses on internships and other vital work of the Student Engagement Center. Make your gift before the calendar year-end to support the SEC. For additional information regarding calendar year-end gifts, please visit the End of Year Giving page.

Host a Whitman Job Shadow during Spring Break 2018!

Each year, the Student Engagement Center encourages Whitman students to develop one or two shadowing opportunities throughout the course of their academic year - an opportunity to see a day-in-the-life with a Whitman graduate working in a role, organization or professional field of the student’s interest.

This year, we invite you to join Whitman’s Spring Break Job Shadow Program by offering to host a current student for a full-day or half-day between the dates of: March 12th through 23rd, 2018.

By simply completing this form, you will share your information and availability to host with our office. We will work to pair you with a student interested in learning about your work and provide information to prepare both you and them for an excellent shadowing experience next March. Questions? Please contact Kim Rolfe, Director for Business Engagement at

Send your student a care package

You can purchase a finals gift basket from the Whitman College Bookstore, which will be available for your student to pick up on Thursday, December 7.

Order online or by calling the bookstore at (509) 527-5274.

Whitman Express Bus

The Reid Campus Center coordinates chartered round-trip bus services to Seattle and Portland areas for Winter Break. You can find more information here or call the Reid Campus Center at: (509) 527-5208.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

December 8 Last day of classes
December 11-15 Final Exams
December 16 All residence halls close at noon.
January 14 Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m.
January 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - no classes
January 16 Classes begin

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Why We Love Whitman!

Harrison Carter '18 and Lilia Cohen '18

Join Harrison Carter ’18 and Lilia Cohen ’18 as they tour a bit of downtown Walla Walla.
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Student Engagement Center (SEC)

Learn more about the SEC from their website and blog.

Career information can be found on the SEC web site.

Academic Calendar

Academic calendars are produced by the Registrar’s Office and contain important academic and registration deadlines. Calendars for the next few years have been provided as a convenience but please be aware that dates are tentative and could change.
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