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Youth Movement Propels Pioneering Civics Program
Whitman Teaches the Movement (WTTM) is a pioneering program that leads conversations about civil rights on campus all year long and in participating Walla Walla public schools every January and February.
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Whitman College Begins Process of Divestment from Fossil Fuels
The Whitman College Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to begin the process of reducing investment in fossil fuels as part of a comprehensive commitment to sustainability.
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Exposing the Harmful Rhetoric in Medical Policies of the Past and Present
Rhetoric studies major Kendra Winchester '18 has studied the language used by health researchers. Phrases such as "having bad blood," for instance, was once used as justification for using human beings as test subjects based on their race and economic status. These harmful expressions persist today.
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2019 Whitties Helping Whitties
Career networking receptions for alumni, students and parents

January 6, 2019, Seattle, WA - RSVP Here
January 7, 2019, Bellevue, WA - RSVP Here
January 9, 2019, Portland, OR - RSVP Here
January 10, 2019, Santa Clara, CA - RSVP Here

An Evening of Reflections with Professor David Schmitz • Seattle, WA
February 24, 2019, Pacific Tower

Join Whitman alumni, parents, and friends for a lecture on the history of the college by the Robert Allen Skotheim chair of history, Dr. David F. Schmitz.
Read more and RSVP by February 21st

More Alumni and Parent Events

Send a care package to a Whitman student!

The 'Get Well Soon' Basket

The Whitman Bookstore can prepare a care package for a Whitman student during Finals Week. You can purchase one online or call (509) 527-5274.

Whitman Express Buses

The Reid Campus Center coordinates a convenient and safe charter round-trip bus service to the Seattle and Portland areas for Winter Break. Reservations can be made online. Questions about the bus service should be directed to Jessica Ruiz in the Reid Campus Center at (509) 527-5208.

2018-2019 Academic Calendar

December 7 Last day of classes
December 10-14 Final exams
December 15 All residence halls close at noon for winter break.
January 13 Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m. for returning students.
January 14 Classes begin
January 21 Martin Luther King Jr. holiday - no classes

Important housing dates from Residence Life
Academic Calendar

Why We Love Whitman!

Whitman Science Night

It landed! NASA's InSight spacecraft landed on Mars last week. Watch Whitman alumnus Rob Manning '80 explain InSight's "seven minutes of terror."

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Whitman Magazine

Whitman Magazine - Fall 2018

Whitman College gives students, faculty and alumni the freedom to create their own journey. Read their stories in the fall issue of Whitman Magazine
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Student Engagement Center (SEC)

Learn more about the SEC's Four Phase Plan to help Whitman students guide their career and professional development.

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