Opening Week 2017

Schedule of Activities — August 24-28, 2017

Please note that there will be minor changes made to the 2017 opening week schedule throughout the summer. The final 2017 schedule will be printed and distributed to students when they arrive on campus Thursday, August 24th!

Events marked with an asterisk (*) are required for new students.

International students

International students should plan to arrive between 5 p.m., Friday, Aug. 18 and 10:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. International student orientation begins at 9am on Monday, Aug. 21. Please see the International Student Orientation Packet for details.

Reid Campus Center Hours

General Building: 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bookstore: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Espresso Cart: 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
OP Rental Shop: Noon-5 p.m.
Post Office: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (Mailboxes will be assigned during this time.)
Whitman Café: 8:30-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

Schedule

8 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m. • WCTS HELP DESK OPEN, 416 E. Main St. The Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) Help Desk is open if you have questions.

8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. • INFORMATION DESK, Reid Campus Center. Wondering where to go or what to do? Stop here with your questions.

*9 a.m.-1 p.m. • RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN FOR NEW STUDENTS. All students should arrive at their residence halls by 1 p.m. Upon checking in, students will receive a New Student Packet that contains additional orientation information.

*9 a.m. -1 p.m. • CHECK-IN FOR NEW STUDENTS LIVING OFF-CAMPUS, Reid Campus Center Information Desk. New students not living in a residence hall can pick up their New Student Packet at the Information Desk.

*9 a.m.-2 p.m. • I.D. CARD PICTURE, 'HANDSHAKE' CHECK-IN, CAMPUS SECURITY, STUDENT CHECK-IN & VOICE RECORDING, Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom.

*9 a.m.-2 p.m. • POST OFFICE MAILBOXES ASSIGNED, Reid Campus Center ground floor. Stop by the Post Office to receive your mailbox assignment.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • PACKAGE PICK-UP, Reid Campus Center G02. Packages mailed to the college over the summer may be picked up during this time.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • THURSDAY DINNER/FRIDAY LUNCH TICKETS ON SALE, Reid Campus Center foyer. Tickets for the Thursday dinner and the Friday lunch may be purchased in advance or at the event. Both meals are complimentary for new students; there is a $16.95 charge for adults and a $7.50 charge for children 12 and under for the Thursday dinner, and a $13.95 charge for adults and a $6.50 charge for children 12 and under for the Friday lunch.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 123. The Financial Aid Office is open if you have questions.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • BUSINESS OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 233. All bills must be paid or other financial arrangements made before you can get Business Office clearance for registration.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. • REFRIGERATOR RENTALS, Reid Campus Center, room 202. Small residence hall refrigerators are available to rent for the academic year.

11 a.m.-2 p.m. • ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT FORMS, Reid Campus Center, room 207. Students who intend to work on campus need to complete three required forms. When completing the paperwork, please be ready to present the following information: bank account number and routing number to direct deposit your check; filing status and number of exemptions to complete your W-4; and acceptable documents such as a current passport OR a valid photo ID with either an original birth certificate or original social security card to complete the I-9 form. 

11 a.m.-2 p.m. • SHUTTLE TO WALMART, Reid Campus Center information desk. Opening week assistants will provide a shuttle service to the local Walmart for new students. Please check-in at the information desk at Reid Campus Center to arrange a ride.

11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. • ‘PRINTING & NETWORK’, Residence Hall Main Lounges. Students are encouraged to bring their laptop computers to the Technology Services table in the Anderson, Jewett, Lyman, North or Prentiss main lounge to have their laptop set to connect and print to the Whitman computer network. If students with desktop computers need help, please call 509-527-4976 to schedule an appointment to have your computer set up to connect and print to the Whitman computer network.

1 p.m. • CAMPUS TOUR, Penrose Library. Take a walk through the Whitman College campus with a student guide. Tours leave from the front steps of Penrose Library.

*2:30-4 p.m. • RESIDENCE HALL SECTION MEETINGS, Residence Hall Sections. New students will meet with their Resident Assistants, Student Academic Advisers and section mates.

*4:15-5:15 p.m. • WRITING ASSESSMENT. All incoming new students are required to participate in a short writing assessment. Writing samples will be read and evaluated prior to students meeting with pre-major advisors on Friday morning.  Students who would benefit from additional writing instruction will be notified by email on Friday morning and be enrolled in Composition 170.  Please do not bring any electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets, or computers with you; all needed materials will be provided. RAs and SAs will provide you with your writing assessment location.

3-4 p.m. ALUMNI PARENT & WALLA WALLA PARENT RECEPTION. New students whose parents are alumni of Whitman College and their families, as well as new students from the Walla Walla Valley, are invited to a reception hosted by President Kathleen Murray and the Whitman College Alumni Association at Sherwood House, located at 1107 Alvarado Terrace.

5:30-7 p.m. • DINNER, Prentiss Hall front lawn (Reid Campus Center in case of rain). Dinner is complimentary for new students; there is a $16.95 charge for adults and a $7.50 charge for children 12 and under.

7-8:30 p.m. • RESIDENCE HALL MEETINGS, Residence Hall Main Lounges. This session for new students will include an orientation to residence hall life as well as a discussion about living with roommates. Come meet your new neighbors and your hall's staff!

8:30-10 p.m. • STORM THE FIELD. All first-year and transfer students housed in Jewett Hall, Lyman House and North Hall will storm Ankeny Field for a variety of field games and activities.

8:30-10 p.m. • CRAM THE COURTYARD. All first-year and transfer students housed in Anderson Hall, Douglas Hall and Prentiss Hall will cram the courtyard between the buildings for a variety of field games and activities.

Reid Campus Center Hours

General Building: 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Bookstore: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Espresso Cart: 8 a.m.-7 p.m.
OP Rental Shop: Noon-5 p.m.
Post Office: 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Mailboxes will be assigned during this time.)
Whitman Café: 7-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

Schedule

7 a.m.-5 p.m. • INFORMATION DESK, Reid Campus Center. Wondering where to go or what to do? Stop here with your questions.

7-7:55 a.m. •  BREAKFAST, Reid Campus Center Café. For students on a meal plan.

*8:30-9:30 a.m. •  GROUP ADVISING, Cordiner Auditorium. This session is designed to provide first-year students with crucial information regarding college policies, advising and registration.

8 a.m.-Noon and 1-4 p.m. • WCTS HELP DESK OPEN, 416 E. Main St. The Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) Help Desk is open if you have questions.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 123. The Financial Aid Office is open if you have questions.

9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. • BUSINESS OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 233. All bills must be paid or other financial arrangements made before you can get Business Office clearance for registration.

*9-10:30 a.m. • ACADEMIC INTEREST SESSIONS. New students have the opportunity to explore different academic areas, meet faculty and ask questions. Sessions 1 and 2 focus on theme areas while session 3 is department specific.

  • 9-9:30 a.m. •  Session 1
    • Global Education–Learn about how to gain global experiences and perspectives while at Whitman. Includes faculty from Foreign Languages, Asian and Middle Eastern Students, Classics and Off-Campus Studies. Olin 138.
    • Health Professions–An introduction to health profession pathways and prerequisites. Science 159.
    • Selecting Science Classes–Get an overview of introductory-level science courses at Whitman for both majors and non-majors. Includes faculty from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics & Computer Science and Physics. Science 100.
  • 9:35-10:05 a.m. •  Session 2
    • Global Education–Learn about how to gain global experiences and perspectives while at Whitman. Includes faculty from Foreign Languages, Asian and Middle Eastern Students, Classics and Off-Campus Studies. Olin 138.
    • Health Professions–An introduction to health profession pathways and prerequisites. Science 159.
    • Selecting Science Classes–Get an overview of introductory-level science courses at Whitman for both majors and non-majors. Includes faculty from Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics & Computer Science and Physics. Science 100.
  • 10:10-10:35 a.m. •  Session 3
    • Classics–Olin 329
    • 3-2 Engineering–Science 100
    • English–Olin 233
    • Environmental Studies–Science 151
    • Foreign Languages–Olin 333 (Language Learning Center)
    • History–Maxey 207
    • Philosophy–Olin 192
    • Music-Chism Auditorium (Hall of Music)
    • Rhetoric–Olin 201
    • Spanish–Olin 333 (Language Learning Center)           

*10:40 a.m.-Noon • ACADEMIC ADVISING/LIBRARY ORIENTATION/CIRP SURVEY ROTATION. New students have been assigned a time to meet with their academic adviser, tour the Penrose Library and participate in the CIRP survey. A personalized schedule is located in your New Student Packet—please refer to it for the times and locations of your meetings.

  • ACADEMIC ADVISING, Advisers’ Offices. New students will meet individually with their academic adviser to discuss classes and plan a fall semester schedule.
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION, Penrose Library Foyer. New students will participate in a 30-minute orientation and tour of Penrose Library.
  • CIRP FIRST-YEAR SURVEY (First-year students only), Olin 138. CIRP is a national survey that asks first-year college students their opinion on a wide range of questions, including student characteristics, goals and opinions. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Noon-1 p.m. • NEW STUDENTS AND FAMILY LUNCH, Prentiss Hall front lawn (Reid Campus Center in case of rain). Lunch is complimentary for new students; there is a $13.95 charge for adults and a $6.50 charge for children 12 and under.

*1-3 p.m. • ACADEMIC ADVISING/ CIRP SURVEY ROTATION CONTINUED. New students have been assigned times to meet with their academic adviser and participate in the CIRP survey. A personalized schedule is located in your New Student Packett — please refer to it for the times and locations of your meetings.

  • ACADEMIC ADVISING, Advisers’ Offices. New students will meet individually with their academic adviser to discuss classes and plan a fall semester schedule.
  • LIBRARY ORIENTATION, Penrose Library Foyer. New students will participate in a 30-minute orientation and tour of Penrose Library.
  • CIRP FIRST-YEAR SURVEY (First-year students only), Olin 138. CIRP is a national survey that asks first-year college students their opinion on a wide range of questions, including student characteristics, goals and opinions. The survey takes approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

Noon-3 p.m. • REFRIGERATOR RENTALS, Reid Campus Center, room 202. Small residence hall refrigerators are available to rent for the academic year.

*3:30-4:30 p.m. • WHITMAN COLLEGE OPENING CONVOCATION, Cordiner Hall. All students and family members are cordially invited to attend this event that marks the formal opening of the college year. New students will be seated as a class for this event. Keith Farrington, the Laura and Carl Peterson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, will deliver the convocation address.

4:30-5:30 p.m. • FAMILY FAREWELL RECEPTION, Cordiner Side Lawn (Reid Campus Center in case of rain). Family members and new students are invited to join President Kathleen Murray and members of the administration for a post-Convocation reception.

5:30-6 p.m. CALLING ALL JEWS, Prentiss Spirituality Room, Prentiss Residence Hall. Parents and students please come join us for a 30-minute informal session and learn about Jewish life in Walla Walla. Students from Whitman's Hillel group and representatives from the local congregation, Congregation Beth Israel, will meet for a short Shabbat celebration and chat. All Jews, even non-religious, are welcome.

6:15-7:15 p.m. • AROUND THE WORLD DINNER, Ankeny Field (Jewett Dining Hall in case of rain). New students will join their RA and SA for a festive section dinner on Ankeny Field.

*7:15 p.m. • ENTERING CLASS GROUP PHOTO, Ankeny Field. We invite you to participate in creating a memento of your Opening Week experience by joining your new classmates in a large group photo of the entering class!

*7:30-8:30 p.m. • "WELCOME TO THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE," Cordiner Hall. Christa Keim Schmeder will share keys to success and inspire you to think about the college experience and the life you want to live.

9:30 p.m. • “RESIDENCE HALL SECTION ACTIVITY,” Residence Hall Main Lounges. Join the RAs and SAs in a time-honored Whitman tradition!

Reid Campus Center Hours

General Building: 7 a.m.-11 p.m.
Bookstore: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Espresso Cart: Noon-7 p.m.
OP Rental Shop: CLOSED
Post Office: Noon-4 p.m.
Whitman Café: Noon-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

Schedule

8-11 a.m. • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

8 a.m.-1 p.m. • WCTS HELP DESK OPEN, 416 E. Main St. The Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) Help Desk is open if you have questions.

*8 a.m.-1 p.m. • REGISTRATION FOR NEW STUDENTS, Reid Campus Center Ballroom. Thirty minutes prior to their assigned registration time, new students will be allowed into the Reid Campus Center Ballroom to meet with faculty and their adviser. At their assigned registration time, new students will be admitted into the registration kiosk area to register for their fall classes. Individual registration times are listed on the personalized advising/registration schedule located in the New Student Packet. Students must bring their photo ID with them to be granted access to the registration kiosks at their assigned registration time.

9-11 a.m. • BUSINESS OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 233. All bills must be paid or other financial arrangements made before you can get Business Office clearance for registration.

Please check your New Student Packet for your “Consent” session assignment.

Session I

*9:15-10:15 a.m. • INTRODUCING CONSENT: THE ASPECT OF ‘THE BIRDS AND THE BEES’ THAT EVERY PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW, Maxey Auditorium. Consent is asking for and receiving clear communication in all intimate situations. This student led session focuses on how to use communication and consent. Our goal is to confront rape culture and teach personal responsibility within interpersonal relationships. (Please check your New Student Packet for your assigned time to attend the Consent presentation).

Session II

*11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. • INTRODUCING CONSENT: THE ASPECT OF ‘THE BIRDS AND THE BEES’ THAT EVERY PERSON NEEDS TO KNOW  Maxey Auditorium. Consent is asking for and receiving clear communication in all intimate situations. This student led session focuses on how to use communication and consent. Our goal is to confront rape culture and teach personal responsibility within interpersonal relationships. (Please check your New Student Packet for your assigned time to attend the Consent presentation).

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. • BRUNCH, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

*Noon-1:15 p.m. • TRANSFER STUDENT LUNCH, Baker Center. This event is designed for transfer students to meet each other and get acquainted.

1-3 p.m. • REFRIGERATOR RENTALS, Reid Campus Center, room 202. Small residence hall refrigerators are available to rent for the academic year.

*2:30-5 p.m. • HOME IN PÁSXAPA, Cordiner Hall. The Walla Walla Valley (Pásxapa) is home to Whitman College. Many different peoples call this place home alongside our faculty, staff and students. This session focuses on the history and heritage of the Walla Walla valley from the perspective of the Native American Tribes, and the role of the missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman. The session will give you a strong sense of your new home, and how the college's attitude towards the home it shares has changed over time.

5-6:30 p.m. • FIRST FOODS DINNER, Hunter Front Lawn (Reid Campus Center in case of rain). Join us for a taste of a Native American First Foods meal. For students on a meal plan.

* 7:30-8:30 p.m. • S.O.S. (Secrets of Success), Residence Hall Main Lounges. First-year students are invited to a presentation to meet their Student Academic Adviser. Your hall's SAs will discuss their role in supporting your academic transition to Whitman by introducing some of their Secrets of Success!

9-11 p.m. • NIGHT@REID, Reid Campus Center. Join the staff of Reid Campus Center for a night of fun, fun, fun! Activities will include Rock Band, Wii games, Bingo, Karaoke, food, prizes, and more!

Reid Campus Center Hours

General Building: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Bookstore: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Espresso Cart: Noon-7 p.m.
OP Rental Shop: CLOSED
Post Office: CLOSED
Whitman Café: Noon-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

Schedule

8-11 a.m. • CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

For residents of Anderson Hall, Douglas Hall, Prentiss Hall & Off-Campus

*9-10 a.m. • GREEN DOT: IT’S WHAT WHITTIES DO, Chism Hall. Creating a campus culture free of sexual violence and teaching students how to effectively intervene in unsafe, ‘red dot’ situations is the goal of our Green Dot program. Join us in learning how you can make a difference in ending sexual violence at Whitman!

*2-4 p.m. •  UNDERSTANDING RACE AND RACISM, Reid Campus Center Ballroom, Rodney Patterson, President of The Learner's Group, has worked successfully with more than 100 colleges, universities and organizations, facilitating dialogues about race and racism. Using a disarming approach that encourages deeper exploration of delicate matters, he has assisted organizations in transforming institutional culture, systems and structures in positive ways. Past participants have left workshops feeling enlightened, encouraged and inspired by the experience. 

For residents of Jewett Hall, Lyman House and North Hall

*9-11 a.m. •  UNDERSTANDING RACE AND RACISM, Reid Campus Center Ballroom, Rodney Patterson, President of The Learner's Group, has worked successfully with more than 100 colleges, universities and organizations, facilitating dialogues about race and racism. Using a disarming approach that encourages deeper exploration of delicate matters, he has assisted organizations in transforming institutional culture, systems and structures in positive ways. Past participants have left workshops feeling enlightened, encouraged and inspired by the experience. 

*2-3 p.m. • GREEN DOT: IT'S WHAT WHITTIES DO, Chism Hall. Creating a campus culture free of sexual violence and teaching students how to effectively intervene in unsafe, 'red dot' situations is the goal of our Green Dot program. Join us in learning how you can make a difference in ending sexual violence at Whitman!

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. • BRUNCH, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

11:30-1:00 p.m. • LGBTQ STUDENT LUNCH, Baker Center, 364 Boyer Avenue. This event is designed for LGBTQ students to meet each other and get acquainted.

11:30-1:00 p.m. • GAP YEAR LUNCH, Reid Campus Center, Ballroom B. This event is designed for first year students who took a ‘gap year' between high school and college to meet each other and get acquainted.

4:30-5:30 p.m. • FIRST GENERATION/WORKING CLASS STUDENTS RECEPTION, Reid Campus Center Coffeehouse. Representatives of the First Generation/Working Class (FGWC) student group invite you to socialize, meet new people and learn about upcoming events and activities. Refreshments will be provided.

5:30-6:30 p.m. • DINNER, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

6:00 – 7:00 p.m. DINNER, Jewett Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

* 7:30-8:30 p.m. •  • "IN OTHER SHOES." New students will discuss "In Other Shoes" in small groups with their RA and SA.

8:30-11 p.m. • SALSA MAGIC, Reid Campus Center, Young Ballroom. Sponsored by the Whitman Events Board (WEB), Salsa Magic is an interactive Latin dance party. Two professional instructors will lead a one-of-a-kind themed dance party that simply can’t be missed.

Reid Campus Center Hours

General Building: 8 a.m.-11 p.m.
Bookstore: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Espresso Cart: 8:45 a.m.-9 p.m.
OP Rental Shop: 5-6 p.m.
Post Office: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Whitman Café: 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.

Schedule

7-10 a.m. • BREAKFAST, Prentiss Dining Hall (7-9:30 a.m. full selection, 9:30-10 a.m. continental breakfast). For students on a meal plan.

7:30-9:30 a.m. • BREAKFAST, Jewett Dining Hall (full selection). For students on a meal plan.

8 a.m.-Noon and 1-5 p.m. • WCTS HELP DESK OPEN, 416 E. Main St. The Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) Help Desk is open if you have questions.

8:30 a.m-4:30 p.m. • FINANCIAL AID OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 123. The Financial Aid Office is open if you have questions.

9 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. • BUSINESS OFFICE OPEN, Memorial 233. All bills must be paid or other financial arrangements made before you can get Business Office clearance for registration.

9 a.m.-4 p.m. • POSTER SALE, in front of Cordiner. Come purchase posters to decorate your new room. Hundreds of prints to choose from!

*9-10 a.m. • FINANCIAL AID MEETING, Maxey Auditorium. All new students who are receiving need-based financial aid must attend this meeting. Students receiving loans are required to hear this information, and students receiving need-based scholarships need to hear important information about renewing their scholarships. International students and students receiving only merit-based scholarships do not need to attend.

10 a.m.-1 p.m. • STUDENT ACTIVITIES FAIR, Cordiner Side Lawn. Representatives from various student clubs and organizations will provide information about getting involved at Whitman. Local businesses and organizations also will offer information about Walla Walla.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. • LUNCH, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. • LUNCH, Jewett Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

*1:15-2:15 p.m. • NEW STUDENT BOOK DISCUSSION. New students will discuss "Make Your Home Among Strangers" by Jennine Capό Crucet in small groups with their RA and SA.

*2:30-3:30 p.m. • "CAMPUS SAFETY AND YOU," Cordiner Auditorium. 
Members of the Security and Safety staffs will review critical safety issues with students.  

4-5 p.m. • THEATRE AND DANCE INFORMATIONAL MEETING, Harper Joy Theatre, Freimann Theatre Interested in theatre?  We invite you to attend this meeting to learn about the department, our student Drama Club, tour Harper Joy Theatre, meet the faculty, and find out about upcoming auditions and current job openings.

5:30-6:30 p.m. • DINNER, Prentiss Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

6-7 p.m. • DINNER, Jewett Dining Hall. For students on a meal plan.

6-8 p.m. DINNER, Lyman Dining Hall . For students on a meal plan.

*7:30-9:30 p.m. • “VOICES OF WHITMAN,” Amphitheatre (Cordiner Hall in case of rain). Current students will reflect on their college experiences, sharing with you how Whitman has shaped them, and in turn, how they have shaped Whitman in this celebration of diverse perspectives that define the college. Residence hall section discussions will follow the “Voices of Whitman” presentation.

10 p.m. • CAPTURE THE FLAG, Ankeny Field. Everyone is welcome!

CLASSES BEGIN!

Tuesday, August 29-Friday, September a

9 a.m.-5 p.m. MUSIC ENSEMBLE AUDITIONS, Hall of Music. Voice, Jazz, Wind, and Orchestra auditions are held during the first week of classes. If you are interested in auditioning for a music ensemble, you need to sign up for an audition time; sign-up sheets are on professors’ doors. Please see the insert in the New Student Packet for ensemble information and audition guidelines or email the ensemble professor:

4-5 p.m. • FIND A CAMPUS OR LOCAL JOB, Reid Campus Center Coffeehouse. Do you need a job? The Student Engagement Center will provide strategies and tips to find a campus or local job for the academic year. Gain experience, earn money, explore Handshake (new online job search platform), and build your resume. To help you find the right job for you, there will be a panel of returning students sharing their experiences with working in college.

5:30-7 p.m. • DINNER, Jewett Dining Hall & 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. DINNER, Lyman Dining Hall . PLEASE NOTE: As sophomores will be attending the ‘Sophomore Welcome Back Address and Picnic,’ Prentiss Dining Hall will be closed for dinner; all board meals will be served in Jewett and Lyman Dining Halls.

7:30-8:30 p.m. • OUTDOOR PROGRAM SLIDESHOW, Reid Campus Center G02. Is Whitman in the middle of nowhere? The Outdoor Program doesn’t think so! We are in a great location to access some of the best wilderness areas in North America, including the Wallowas, Wenaha-Tucannon Wilderness Area, Eagle Cap Wilderness Area and the Salmon River. Come find out more about the OP and where to hike, raft, climb, kayak, canoe, ski and camp. We will explore funding sources to make getting outside more affordable on a student budget and if you are interested in becoming a trip leader or working for the OP, come find out what it takes and how to start the process.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, Aug. 31

4-4:45 p.m. •  NEW STUDENT OFF-CAMPUS STUDIES (STUDY ABROAD) INFORMATIONAL MEETING, Maxey Auditorium. All first-year and transfer students are strongly encouraged to attend this session to learn about off-campus study opportunities in foreign countries and in the U.S.  We'll show lots of images of the places where you can study off-campus for credit as part of your Whitman academic program and provide critical planning tips for particular majors.  Topics include:  how to plan for off-campus studies, eligibility for admission to study abroad programs, foreign language and other course prerequisites, costs and financial aid, and more.  Don't miss this jump start on some once in a lifetime global learning opportunities!

5-6:30 p.m. • "AS YOU LIKE IT," Amphitheatre (Maxey Auditorium in case of rain). Join us for a Shakespeare in the Park production of As You Like It. Follow Rosalind and Celia as they flee persecution and find love in the Forest of Arden. Cross-dressing, wrestling, love letters, and marriages abound! Directed by Donovan Olsen '19.

Friday, Sept. 1

5 p.m. • INTERCULTURAL CENTER CONCERT, Glover Alston Center (GAC), 26 Boyer Avenue. All students are invited to attend the Intercultural Center's Opening Fall Concert. Staff and representatives from affiliated clubs invite you to socialize, meet new people, and enjoy some live music. Appetizers and drinks will be provided!

8-12 a.m. • DRIVE IN MOVIE, Reid Campus Center Side Lawn. Bring your blankets, pillows, warm clothes, and join us for this double-feature movie screening, sponsored by the Whitman Events Board (WEB).

Saturday, Sept. 2

Noon - 4:00 p.m. • IHC BLOCK PARTY, Boyer Ave between Otis and Merriam St. Come join the Interest House Community for our annual bit of carnival-style fun with an inflatable obstacle course, games, international foods, performances, arts and crafts, and other activities from each of the interest houses and Tamarac!

7 p.m. • Concert, Reid Campus Center Side Lawn. Come unwind after the first week of classes and enjoy our first coffeehouse concert of the year, sponsored by the Whitman Events Board (WEB).

Sunday, Sept. 3

For residents of Jewett Hall and Lyman House

*1 p.m. •  RACE & EQUITY WORKSHOP, Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center.  The purpose of the program is to equip students with the necessary skills to build a just, equitable and inclusive community. The workshop focuses on: understanding how identities are created, developing a common language to talk about issues related to race and difference, and creating a culture at Whitman where students embrace the intersection of multiple identities. The program also explores the mitigation of, and responses to, negative or harmful interactions around race and difference, preparing students to be active bystanders in such circumstances. All new students are expected to attend.

For residents of Anderson Hall, North Hall, Prentiss Hall & Off-Campus

*3:30 p.m. •  RACE & EQUITY WORKSHOP, Young Ballroom, Reid Campus Center.  The purpose of the program is to equip students with the necessary skills to build a just, equitable and inclusive community. The workshop focuses on: understanding how identities are created, developing a common language to talk about issues related to race and difference, and creating a culture at Whitman where students embrace the intersection of multiple identities. The program also explores the mitigation of, and responses to, negative or harmful interactions around race and difference, preparing students to be active bystanders in such circumstances. All new students are expected to attend.

Wednesday, Sept. 6

For residents of Anderson Hall, Douglas Hall, Prentiss Hall and Off-Campus

*6:30-7:45  p.m. •   "'BEER GOGGLES' TO BLACKOUTS, 'THE MUNCHIES' TO MEMORY PROBLEMS:  THE SCIENCE OF ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA," Maxey Auditorium.   Dr. Jason Kilmer is a nationally recognized speaker whose presentation will challenge, amuse and educate you on issues relating to alcohol and marijuana. Residence hall section discussions will follow Dr. Kilmer's presentation.

For residents of Jewett Hall, Lyman House and North Hall

*8:00-9:15  p.m. •   "'BEER GOGGLES' TO BLACKOUTS, 'THE MUNCHIES' TO MEMORY PROBLEMS:  THE SCIENCE OF ALCOHOL AND MARIJUANA," Maxey Auditorium.   Dr. Jason Kilmer is a nationally recognized speaker whose presentation will challenge, amuse and educate you on issues relating to alcohol and marijuana. Residence hall section discussions will follow Dr. Kilmer's presentation.

Thursday Sept. 7

*7 p.m. • JENNINE CAPΌ CRUCET, Cordiner Auditorium. Author of the 2017 summer read, "Make Your Home Among Strangers, " Jennine Capό Crucet will talk with students about her experience as a working class, first generation college student who entered the world of an elite private liberal arts college, far from her home of Miami.

For more information regarding orientation, please contact:

Barbara Maxwell
Associate Dean of Students 509-527-5208
maxwelba@whitman.edu
orientation@whitman.edu