Fall at Whitman

As the temperature cools down considerably in Washington, Walla Walla is energized with activity. Many travel to wine country during this time of year for the grape harvest while Fall Visitors’ Day and Parents Weekend invite friends and family to campus to enjoy the beautiful setting. A range of Walla Walla events including art tours, […]

Why Walla Walla?

A big part of my college decision came down to location. After a short trip to the west coast during my freshman year of high school, I had fallen in love with the the way the forests are dauntingly dense and simultaneously inviting. I was hooked by the endless hills, the sight of the mountains […]

Whitman College: One of the most BEAUTIFUL Colleges in America

“Carnival” was created in 1997 by Jim dine. This picture is a comparison of the same Carnival in Winter and Spring. New coming students should remember this statue since all of you will learn “Carnival” in your Encounters’ course!   This is a photo of Ankeny Field. Students enjoy sunshine and play sports during their […]

First Gen at Whitman

I grew up in Walla Walla, so I have been aware of Whitman College’s existence for most of my life. I can remember going through campus as a small child, and being enchanted by the wandering ducks, bold squirrels, and many tall trees. However, for a variety of reasons, I did not think that being […]

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 […]

Your Guide to Walla Walla: Top Things to do in Town (Student Edition)

  To some, Walla Walla is considered a small town, and especially for students that come to Whitman from big cities like, LA, New York, or Houston, Walla Walla may cause some culture shock. But do not fear, because although Walla Walla may seem small, you will come to enjoy this vibrant town! Here is […]

Visit Planning for Juniors

  Junior year of high school career often feels like a blur. There’s a huge academic leap from sophomore year to junior year. Social freedoms like jobs and cars open new opportunities. Students begin to assume leadership roles in the extra curricular activities they are involved in. Perhaps most daunting, the college process begins. For […]

Whitman’s Lucky Ducklings

If you happen to visit Whitman’s campus, one of the first things you will notice are the paddling mallards. These majestic birds can be seen waddling around, swimming in Lakum Duckum (an appropriately named pond on campus), crossing the streets in uniformed rows, and grazing on seed that friendly neighbors provide. More than once I have […]