Choose one from a selection of six academic experiences taught by Whitman professors. Your choice of academic session will determine your start time for the day. The morning also includes a campus tour before the session and brunch in Cleveland Commons after the session.


姜必枯干,博士. Robert F. 生物学教授

The session will allow students to explore the STEM Hub (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and the Hall of Science, 包括学生研究的展示, 先进的实验室设备和校园空间, and connections with our academic and career support services. 教员们会现场回答问题.



Professor Kate Jackson is a nationally recognized scientist who has built the only online database of the snakes of Western and Central Africa. Though her focus for this lecture will be amphibians, herpetology (the study of snakes) is her dominant focus. 在她的课程和研究, Whitman students use 3-D printing to explore evolutionary biology and species classification. 



Kurt Hoffman, 长期物理学教授, has conducted research focused on infrared luminescence and optical characterization, sol-gel glasses for high-speed optical communication, 和燃烧合成. 

The Public Sphere: Public Opinion in the Age of Social Media

Tarik Elseewi, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies

Professor Tarik Elseewi is a media and cultural studies scholar who focuses on globalization, Arabic media and political identity as well as the role of electronic media in culture and politics. At Whitman College, he teaches Middle East media, television studies and media theory. He also participated in last year’s interdisciplinary Covid-19 course, 以"调解病毒"为题.” 



Professor Arch’s research and expertise covers a broad range of topics including environmental history, animal history, 和日本近代史. 她的课程丰富,跨学科, and include “Changing Landscapes: Introduction to Terrestrial Environmental History” and “Pacific Whaling History.”

Reading from “The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story” 

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, Baker Ferguson Chair of Politics and Leadership

Professor Aaron Bobrow-Strain’s “The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez” is a work of narrative nonfiction exploring how the U.S.-Mexico border got to be the way it is today—and how it could be different—through the harrowing story of one young woman growing up undocumented in Douglas, 90年代到2000年代的亚利桑那州. It is the result of more than five years of intensive research, a process shaped by many great conversations in Politics Department seminars, as well as by the participation of numerous Whitman student research assistants. 


Student Life at Whitman sessions are offered after brunch. 十一点半和十一点半你都有几个选择.m. and 12:30 p.m. Sessions are 45 minutes and many include student presenters or panelists. No registration is required for these sessions and members of your party can attend different sessions.

10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m.

Location: Kimball Auditorium, Hunter Conservatory

Our 入学和助学金 team will demystify the process of applying to Whitman for admission and merit-based aid, and how to be considered for need- and talent-based scholarships.

11:30 a.m. Sessions


Our 学术资源中心 staff will provide information on the various types of academic support available, including assistance with navigating academic accommodations, 辅导和持续的学术指导.


Hear from Whitman students who have studied either abroad or in United States-based partner programs, and learn about the wide-range of off-campus opportunities.

地点:Lymon House Lounge

Our Residence Life team will share information about each first-year residence hall, and the immersive and supportive experience of residence living at Whitman. 


A panel of athletes will discuss the various ways you can get involved in athletics at Whitman, from varsity and club sports to the student-run intramural sports program.


教授劳拉希望, director of theater and chair of the department of theater and dance, 会带领参观表演艺术场地吗. More than 60 percent of Whitman students enroll in a theater or dance class, 在舞台上表演, design, build, crew, usher or work the box office before they graduate.

12:30 p.m. Sessions

Diversity and Inclusion at Whitman: A Student Panel

Whitman’s Intercultural Center provides resources, 支持多样性的规划和空间, 公平和包容在LMG视讯的校园. Meet some of the student leaders—Inclusion Fellows—behind this important work.


Whitman’s nationally recognized 室外项目 runs trips most weekends throughout the school year. 旅行包括皮划艇, hiking, 山地自行车, climbing, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, 攀冰等等. 

职业建议 & 社区参与

Our Student Engagement Center offers comprehensive career advising services and provides guidance for applying for fellowships, 实习和奖. The SEC is also home to several volunteer programs that connect Whitman students with meaningful service learning experiences in the Walla Walla community.


Explore the campus’ main gallery space with Kynde Kiefel, co-director of the Sheehan Gallery. The current exhibit is “You Are Here” by artists Roger Amerman ’80 and Marcus Amerman ’81, 乔克托族的成员.