Parents Spring Orientation Schedule

Schedule of Events

Thursday, January 16


General Building                8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Bookstore                          9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Café                                   5-7 p.m.

Espresso Cart                    CLOSED

Outdoor Rental Shop         CLOSED

Post Office                         10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.          Financial Aid Office Open, Penrose House.
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 final registration.

1-3 p.m.                            *New Student Check-In/MATRICULATION TASKS, Reid Campus Center Information Desk
Check-in at the Reid Campus Center Information Desk to pick up your new student packet and then complete the following matriculation tasks.

  • Photo ID Card, Memorial Building, room 137
  • Post Office Mailbox, Reid Campus Center, ground floor

1-3 p.m.                            HEALTH CENTER OPEN, Welty Center, 11 Merriam Street
Your TD screen, immunization form and on-line (Quack) insurance enrollment/waiver must be completed and submitted to the Health Center to clear your account.

2-3 p.m.                            Campus Tour, Penrose House
Take a walk through the Whitman College campus with a student guide. The tour leaves from Penrose House, 515 Boyer.

3-5 p.m.                            *Residence Hall Check-In
Residence halls are open for new students to check-in. 

Friday, January 17


General Building                      8 a.m.-8 p.m.

Bookstore                                9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Café                                        10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-7 p.m.

Espresso Cart                          8:45 a.m.-7 p.m.

Outdoor Rental Shop               CLOSED

Post Office                               10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

9-10:30 a.m.                      *Welcome to Whitman College, Kimball Auditorium, Hunter. Conservatory.  A 'meet and mingle' breakfast will precede welcoming remarks from President George Bridges, Provost/Dean of Faculty Tim Kaufman-Osborn, and Dean of Students Chuck Cleveland.
10:45-11:45 a.m.               *Student Panel Discussion, Kimball Auditorium, Hunter Conservatory.
What is it really like to be a January start student?  Come ask questions of our student panel, all former January starts themselves, and find out!

Noon-1:15 p.m.                *Welcome Lunch for New Students and Families, Reid Campus Center Coffeehouse
New students and their families are invited to join academic advisers and administrators for a complimentary lunch.

1:30 p.m.                           PARENTS ORIENTATION ENDS.
Thank you for attending!