Schedule of Activities for Returning Students

Aug. 25-28, 2017

Returning Students,

Activities Fair Welcome back to campus!  We are very excited for your return and for the start of the fall semester.  There are a number of exciting things in store for this year, and we're glad you're here to share them with us.

Orientation is about new and returning students coming together to meet and mingle, and we invite you to join us in welcoming the new first-year and transfer students to Whitman!  This schedule lists many opportunities for you to meet the new students at upcoming orientation programs, and you are most welcome to attend all events listed in the returning students orientation program.  So, if you love Christa Keim Schmeder’s motivational lecture, feel free to attend on Friday night at 7:30 p.m.  If you want to win a raffle prize, come visit us at Night@Reid.   If you love to dance, show the new students what you learned at Salsa Magic.

Please know that you are welcome at all these events.  As much as we want to meet new students and help them in their transition to Whitman, we also want to see you, hear about your summer adventures and welcome you home!

See you around!
Barbara Maxwell & Funmi Oyekunle

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: 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Whitman Café: 7-8 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

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 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. • RESIDENCE HALLS OPEN FOR RETURNING STUDENTS. Welcome back!

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

11:30a.m. - 2:00p.m. • LUNCH, Reid Campus Center Café. For students on a meal plan.

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 are cordially invited to attend this event that marks the formal opening of the college year.  Keith Farrington, the Laura and Carl Peterson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, will deliver the convocation address.

6:15-7:15 p.m. • AROUND THE WORLD DINNER, Ankeny Field (Jewett Dining Hall in case of rain). For students on a meal plan.

7:30-8:30 p.m. • “WELCOME TO THE TIME OF YOUR LIFE,” Cordiner Hall.  If you loved hearing Christa Keim Schmeder as a new student, you are invited to hear her again.

Reid Campus Center Hours:

General Building: 7 a.m.-Midnight
Bookstore: 11 a.m.-6 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.

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, Reid Campus Center Ballroom. The Whitman College Technology Services (WCTS) Help Desk is open if you have questions.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

4-5 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.

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.

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!

10 a.m.-1 p.m. • STUDENT ACTIVITIES FAIR, Cordiner Side LawnRepresentatives 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.

1-2 p.m. • IHC ALL-HALL, Tekisuijuku Lawn.  This session for returning students living in the Interest House Community will include an introduction to the Resident Assistants of the various Interest Houses as well as an orientation for what it means to live in this unique neighborhood. Snacks will be provided!

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 1
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, meet new people, 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.

5:30-6:30 p.m. • SOPHOMORE WELCOMING ADDRESS AND PICNIC, Reid Back Lawn (Reid Ballroom in case of rain)Two seniors will offer a welcoming address to the sophomore class.  After the address sophomores will be invited to reconnect with friends over dinner.  You must bring your Whitman I.D. card.

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 Blue Mountains, Eagle Cap Wilderness Area, the Cascades 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.

8 p.m. • MARCUS HOUSE HALL MEETING, Marcus House Main Lounge.  This brief, required, all-hall meeting will introduce Marcus House residents to their Residence Life staff, give them a refresher on Residence Hall policies, and tell them about ways to get to know and be involved in their community.  

8:30 p.m. • COLLEGE HOUSE HALL MEETING, College House Main Lounge.  This brief, required, all-hall meeting will introduce College House residents to their Residence Life staff, give them a refresher on Residence Hall policies, and tell them about ways to get to know and be involved in their community.  

9 p.m. • DOUGLAS HALL MEETING, Douglas Hall Main Lounge.  This brief, required, all-hall meeting will introduce Douglas Hall residents to their Residence Life staff, give them a refresher on Residence Hall policies, and tell them about ways to get to know and be involved in their community.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

4-5 p.m. • SENIOR CLASS MEETING, Maxey Auditorium.  Did you know you have to apply to graduate?  Come find out (almost) everything you need to know about your senior year.

Thursday, Aug. 31

5-6:30 p.m. • "AS YOU LIKE IT,” Amphitheater (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 

3:30-4:30 p.m. • UPPERCLASS SHINDIG, Marcus House Back Lawn. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors, come enjoy root beer floats, ice cream, popsicles, and field games with your upper-class friends after a long summer break and the first week of classes!

4 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 p.m.-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 St. 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 concert of the year, sponsored by the Whitman Events Board (WEB).

Wednesday, Sept. 6

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.

8-9:15  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.  • LECTURE BY 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.