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 […]

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 […]

Bikes bikes bikes!

As a former club swimmer, the most “off-season” I’d ever had was 2 weeks in the spring and 2 in the summer. But now, being a college athlete, and having finished our swim season (with a NWC Conference W for the swimmin’ women #rollblues) my first official off-season is in full swing! Before coming to […]

5 Places to Study Off-campus in Walla Walla

Whitman College offers plenty of comfortable, centrally-located venues for study including Penrose library, Reid campus center and all of the academic buildings, each offering unique spaces for learning. While these sites are frequently utilized by the community, many students also enjoy venturing off-campus to do some work in new settings. Walla Walla is full of […]

Exercising at Whitman

With the stress of midterms and hurrying to tie up loose ends before spring break, it’s tempting to cut back on my “me time” to dig into the papers and tests that await me. Regardless of the length of my to-do list, though, I quickly find that I can’t pour from an empty glass. We […]

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 […]