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Celebrate Commencement Weekend!

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Date: Sunday, May 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Memorial Building South Lawn

Can’t be on campus for the Commencement ceremonies?
Join us online!

Livestream Baccalaureate here at 2:30, May 19.
Livestream the graduation ceremony here starting at 10:45 am, May 20.
See the full weekend schedule here.

Whitman News

Whitman hosts 2018 Hosokawa lecture, awards
David Wheeler, a journalism professor at the University of Tampa and freelance writer for news outlets like CNN and The Atlantic, presented Whitman’s annual Hosokawa Journalism Lecture on Monday, April 16.
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Adam Michel ’12 appears on Heritage Foundation panel
A politics major at Whitman, this policy analyst earned his masters in economics from George Mason University, where he is currently pursuing his Ph.D.
Watch the panel discussion

Reza Darvish ’21 extols virtues of outdoor leadership
The pre-engineering major from Miami recently returned from a weeklong hiking trip in the Utah Canyonlands, where Whitman students learned wilderness skills, environmental ethics, risk management and more with the help of their instructor.
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Enhancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—An Update
Seattle, WA
Kazi Joshua, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and Fred Capestany '86, chair, Alumni of Color Networking Steering CommitteeMay 10, 2018, 7-9p.m.
Northwest African American Museum
Kazi Joshua, vice president for diversity and inclusion, and Fred Capestany ’86, chair, Alumni of Color Networking Steering Committee.
Read more and RSVP by May 4

Houston Whitties in the Cities BBQ • Houston, TX
June 3, 2018, 4-7p.m.
Alumni, students, parents, and newly enrolled students of Whitman College are invited to the home of Robert Street ’07 for a BBQ dinner compliments of Whitman College. Meet other Whitties in the area and welcome those that have recently arrived.
Read more and RSVP by May 28

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Whitties Helping Whitties career networking receptions for alumni, students and parents
June 4: Denver — Read more and RSVP by May 28
June 6: New York City — Read more and RSVP by May 31
June 7: Washington, D.C. — Read more and RSVP by June 6

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Student Engagement Center Internship Videos

The Student Engagement Center (SEC) connects Whitman students and alumni to the communities and experiences that help them cultivate their futures. Internships are one example of how students are having experiences outside the classroom. Check out the SEC's collection of internship videos here.

2017-2018 Academic Calendar

May 10-15 Final examination period
May 17 Residence halls close at 5 p.m.
May 20 Commencement

View the full 2017-2018 Academic Calendar

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Why We Love Whitman!

A Big THANK YOU from Whitman College

A Very Special Thank You
Whitman alumni, parents, faculty, staff and students surpassed 1,000 donors and unlocked the $100,000 match with 1,234 donors and gifts and matches totaling $383,226! More than 60% of the donors were alumni along with 15% parent and generous gifts from students, faculty, staff, and friends. A sincere thank you to donors and to the 58 advocates and 30 people who offered matches and challenges.
Watch the thank you video

Student Engagement Center (SEC)

Learn more about the SEC from their website and blog.

Career information can be found on the SEC web site.

Whitman Magazine

Whitman Magazine Winter 2018

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Academic Calendar

Academic calendars are produced by the Registrar’s Office and contain important academic and registration deadlines.
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