Orientation for First Year Students (Sunday, September 6-Tuesday, September 8 2015)

StudentsOrientation is your introduction to Whittier College. The program is designed to give you an opportunity to meet faculty, administrators, and, of course, other new students. You will become acquainted with academic and student life programs, as well as the resources, facilities, and services available to you.

Schedule

A memorable and enjoyable Orientation experience awaits our first year students. See a full schedule below.

Arriving in Whittier

Residential and Commuter Students

Sunday, September 6, 2015 is the first day of Orientation. A a detailed schedule and list of Orientation events is listed below. The schedule is subject to change, so please check back frequently.

Early Arrivals. If you plan to arrive in Whittier prior to the start of Orientation, you will be responsible for arranging alternate accommodations as your residence hall room will not be available early. Click here for information about hotels near Whittier College.

Arriving by Air. Super Shuttle is a 24-hour, shared-ride airport shuttle service provided at all major Los Angeles area airports. Super Shuttle can pick you up at the airport terminal and drop you off at the College. Super Shuttle can be reached at 800.554.3146. The fare to Whittier from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately $45. Credit cards are accepted.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

8:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M.

International Student Orientation

Dezember Alumni House

8:00 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.

Residential Student Check-In

North Lawn

10:00 A.M — 12:00 P.M.

Commuter Student Check-In

North Lawn

8:30 A.M. — 3:00 P.M.

Business, Financial Aid, and Admissions Offices are open

Mendenhall Building
& Weingart Hall

11:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M.

Welcome Session for Students & Families of African Descent

Club 88

11:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M

Asian and Pacific Islander Student & Family Welcome

Villalobos Hall

11:00 A.M. — 12:00 P.M.

Disability Services Meeting

Wardman Library,
Lower Level

11:00 A.M. — 2:00 P.M.

Lunch

Campus Inn

12:00 P.M. — 1:00 P.M.

Commuter Student Information Session

Shannon Center

1:00 P.M. — 2:00 P.M.

Latino/Latina Student & Family Welcome

Villalobos Hall

2:00 P.M. — 2:30 P.M.

First Year Meeting With Mentor Groups
(Required for all new students)

Harris Amphitheatre

2:00 P.M. — 3:00 P.M.

Sesión Informativa en Español        

Villalobos Hall

2:30 P.M. — 5:00 P.M.

Faculty Mentor Meetings

Various Locations

5:00 P.M. — 6:30 P.M.

New Student Welcome Dinner with Mentor Groups 
(Required for all new students)

Campus Inn

7:00 P.M. — 7:15 P.M.

Line Up for President's Convocation

Harris Amphitheatre

7:15 P.M. — 8:15 P.M.

President's Welcome and Convocation

Harris Amphitheatre

8:15 P.M. — 10:15 P.M.

Family Reception

Campus Center Courtyard

9:15 P.M. — 10:15 P.M.

Transfer Meet-and-Greet

Setà in Uptown

9:15 P.M. — 10:15 P.M.

First-Year Residence Hall Floor Meetings

Johnson & Stauffer
Residence Halls

10:15 P.M. — 11:15 P.M.

ASWC Meet-and-Greet

Johnson & Stauffer
Residence Halls

Monday, September 7, 2015

7:00 A.M. — 8:00 A.M.

Breakfast

Campus Inn

8:00 A.M. — 9:30 A.M.

Community Building Activity

North Lawn

9:45 A.M. — 11:30 A.M.

Diversity Session

Shannon Center

11:30 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.

Singing Auditions

Music Building, Room 106

11:30 A.M. — 1:00 P.M. 

Commuter Lunch

Club 88

11;30 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.

Lunch

Campus Inn

1:00 P.M. — 3:00 P.M.

Faculty Speaker

TBD 

3:00 P.M. — 5:00 P.M.

Title IX Speaker

TBD

5:00 P.M. — 6:30 P.M. 

Dinner

Campus Inn

5:00 P.M. — 8:00 P.M.

Whittwood Mall Shuttle

Philadelphia House
Parking Lot

8:30 P.M. — 11:00 P.M.

Stauffer-Johnson Cup Festival

Upper/Lower Quad

8:30 P.M. — 10:30 P.M.

Transfer Mixer

Hartley House

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

7:15 A.M. — 8:30 A.M.

Breakfast

Campus Inn

8:30 A.M. — 11:00 A.M.

Taking Care of Business

Various Locations

11:30 A.M. — 1:00 P.M.

Lunch

Campus Inn

11:30 A.M. — 2:30 P.M.

Music Theory Placement Exam

Music Building,
Room 106

11:30 A.M. — 2:30 P.M.

Singing Auditions

Music Building,
Room 106

1:00 P.M. — 2:30 P.M.

Work-Study Fair

Villalobos Hall & Club 88

2:45 P.M. — 5:00 P.M.

Introduction to Student Life

TBD

5:30 P.M. — 7:30 P.M.

President's Dinner

Wardman House

8:00 P.M. — 10:30 P.M.

Residence Hall Meetings

All Residence Halls

 

 

 

 

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