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Students and faculty celebrate groundbreaking scientific discovery
Whitman played a role in the detection of gravitational waves caused by the collision of two neutron stars.
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Gilman Scholarships support Whitties studying abroad
Three Whitman juniors are expanding their horizons this semester through study abroad opportunities funded by the prestigious Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program.
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Alumni discuss how to land jobs at Amazon like they did
Amazon employees Austin Biehl ’16 and Sam Reddy ’17 prove that a liberal arts education opens numerous employment doors after graduation.
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Family Day with Whitman College • Sausalito, CA
November 18, 2017, 2-4 p.m.
Bay Area Discovery Museum
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.
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Whitman Express Bus

The Reid Campus Center coordinates charted round-trip bus services to Seattle and Portland areas for Thanksgiving and Winter Break.

You can find more information here or call the Reid Campus Center at: (509) 527-5208.

Whitman music streamed live

Whitman College Jazz Ensemble

Interested in hearing music concerts at Whitman but can’t make the drive? Click here for a full list of livestreamed and recorded events from the Chorale, Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, student solo recitals, and more.

Travel with Whitman

“Legendary Danube” River Cruise on AMA Waterways with Professor Kurt Hoffman
July 11-21, 2018

Includes optional 3 nights in Prague, followed by 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. From $3,079 per person.

The legendary Danube River.Join Professor of Physics Kurt Hoffman and celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube as you cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest. Visit centuries-old towns, and let the culture, art and music of Europe’s grand cities and fairy tale villages surprise and delight you. Along the way, Professor Hoffman will lead explorations of sound and how it moves in different architectural environments — whether in medieval Regensburg, the baroque-style Benedictine Abbey, or one of the great concert halls in Vienna. An experience not to be missed!

Spaces and promotions still available!

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2017-2018 Academic Calendar

November 17 Thanksgiving vacation begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends 8 a.m. Monday, November 27.
December 8 Last day of Classes
December 11 Final Exams
December 15 End of Semester. All Residence halls close at noon, Saturday, December 16.
January 14 Residence halls open at 9:00 a.m.
January 16 Classes begin

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Why We Love Whitman!

Whitman College student <strong>Jillian Briglia ’19</strong>, a film and media studies major, shares her passion for filmmaking.

Whitman College student Jillian Briglia ’19, a film and media studies major, shares her passion for filmmaking and some of what she learned about the field as a summer intern at the Northwest Film Center in Portland, Oregon.
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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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