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All in for Whitman! 75 hours. 750 gifts. $75,000 bonus. Join us online April 19-22, 2016

Join us online April 19-22 and be all in for Whitman with a gift to support students! Watch your email for an invitation to participate.
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Whitman News

Whitman basketball coach gets national attention for pre-game ritual
Assistant Coach Stephen Garnett has individual handshake for each player.
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Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg’s ’01 work in sub-Saharan Africa earns recognition
Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg makes London-based publication New African Woman’s inaugural list of Africa’s top female game-changers in Africa.
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Praise for anthology by Whitman Professor Katrina Roberts
“Because You Asked” is a a compilation of pieces by dozens of writers who have visited Whitman College in the last 15 years.
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Presidential Reception • Spokane, WA

14th President of Whitman College, Dr. Kathleen M. Murray May 4, 2016 • 6:30 p.m. • The Historic Davenport Hotel, Elizabethan Ballroom
Join Whitman College alumni, parents and friends for an special reception with our 14th President,
Dr. Kathleen M. Murray. Hear from Dr. Murray about initial plans to build on the success of the Now Is the Time Campaign and create a shared vision for the College’s future. Wine and refreshments will be served.
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Commencement Speaker Announced

Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary YuWashington State Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu will deliver the 2016 Whitman College Commencement address in Walla Walla.

“I am honored to be part of this year’s Commencement at Whitman College because it’s an extraordinary, innovative institution of higher education with a social conscience,” said Yu.
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Whitman College Commencement

Whitman College Commencement

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Visit the commencement page for details and FAQs about commencement weekend. The page will be updated as more information becomes available.

2015-2016 Academic Calendar

April 12, Tuesday Whitman Undergraduate Conference 2016
April 17-27 Housing sign-up occurs between April 17 and 27 (sign-ups starting on April 13)
April 22, Friday Fall 2016 Pre-registration begins
May 9, Monday Last day of Classes
May 10, Tuesday Reading Day - NO CLASSES
May 11, Wednesday Honors Theses due in Library for Spring thesis candidates and Reading Day - NO CLASSES
May 12-14 and 16-17 Final Exams
May 17, Tuesday End of Semester
May 19, Thursday All residence halls close at 5:00 p.m. for the summer.
May 22, Sunday Commencement

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A historic season for men’s basketball ended as the Whitman team lost to eighth-ranked St. Thomas. Photo courtesy of Paul Colletti.

A historic season for men’s basketball ended as the Whitman team lost to eighth-ranked St. Thomas. Photo courtesy of Paul Colletti.

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