Pre-Commencement Activities

Minority Caucus and Interfaith Programs Senior Recognition

Sunday, April 6th, 2:00 p.m.
A.J. Villalobos Hall
This event is for all seniors who wish to be acknowledged for their academic success and contributions to promoting diversity at Whittier College through involvement and leadership within Minority Caucus and Interfaith Programs. Please contact Joy Hoffman if you have questions or plan to participate, at 562.907.4962 or Please provide your name, major/minor, and which organization(s) you represent. Sponsored by the Cultural Center, Minority Caucus, and Interfaith Programs

Annual Latino Graduates Celebration

Saturday, May 10, 4 p.m.
Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts
The Latino Graduates Celebration is a bilingual ceremony sponsored by the Ortiz Programs, the Latino student associations on campus, and ASWC Senate to celebrate the academic success and achievement of Whittier students. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. For more info contact Luz Maria Galbreath at the Cultural Center, or 562.907.4962.

Senior Class Gift Final Celebration

Tuesday, May 13, 8 p.m.
Setá dine:lounge
After the President's Dinner seniors are encouraged to make their way to Setá in Uptown Whittier for a night of fun and dancing! This event is open only to students whom have participated in the Senior Class Gift Campaign — if they haven't given yet, graduates are able to do so at the Senior Week events or anytime online. Make sure to visit: for more information on the campaign.

Baccalaureate Ceremony

Thursday, May 15, 8:00 p.m.
Harris Amphitheater
The Baccalaureate Ceremony is an opportunity for graduates, faculty, and families to gather together and express gratitude for the Whittier College experience. The Baccalaureate Ceremony is a bookend to the President's Convocation that students attended at the beginning of their collegiate experience, graduates will participate in the Light of Learning Ceremony.

Graduates should line up in the Upper Quad no later than 7:45 p.m. The procession will begin promptly at 8:00 p.m. Graduates should wear their gown and any cords or stoles. Caps are not necessary. In the event of rain, the Shannon Center will be used and graduates should line-up in the Studio Theater. If rain is forecast please check the website for more information.

For more info contact Frances Romo at the Dean of Students Office, or 562.907.423

Please remember that in order to participate in the commencement ceremony and receive a diploma, your tuition bill must be paid in full by April 11, 2014.