Faculty: They’re Just Like Us! (Only with PhDs)

  In September, the Whitman College Anthropology department, as they do every year, took the senior Anthropology majors to Pendleton, OR for a weekend to experience firsthand the “Pendleton Round-Up”, the “Happy Canyon Pageant”, and the Tamástslikt Cultural Institute. The weekend was geared towards providing the us seniors with a better grasp on rich moments […]

Family Weekend at Whitman

For me, Family Weekend goes a little something like this: Friday: 4:37 PM: First thoughts of cleaning the room enter my mind. 5:43 PM: Frantically folding clean laundry and putting away clothes, arranging furniture, straightening blankets, and vacuuming the floor because they’re 15 minutes out! 6:02 PM: My family shows up, and wants to check […]

5 Fall Break Destinations

A few weeks ago, Whitman students got the chance to enjoy their first break of the academic year. Commonly referred to as “four-day break,” or simply “fall break,” it usually takes place in the first or second week of October, and students have both Thursday and Friday off, giving them an extra-long weekend to spend […]

Arriving at Whitman: How to be an incoming first year student

Move In Day is filled with excitement, anxiety, and logistical nightmares. For all you incoming students, here are some pro tips about moving in: Do… Wear comfortable shoes Label your boxes Unpack the most important things first, then decorate Bring water. Walla Walla can be over one hundred degrees in August Bring someone to help […]

Fall in the Wallas

Fall in Walla Walla is undoubtedly one of the highlights of going to Whitman. The weather starts to cool off, the leaves begin to change, and hoodies and flannels replace shorts and t-shirts. Even as students begin to settle into their routines and find their favorite places to study, there are plenty of things to […]