Orientation for First Year Students (September 1-3, 2013)
Orientation 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.
A memorable and enjoyable Orientation experience awaits our first year students. Download the 2013 Fall Orientation Schedule or access it from your mobile phone using Involvio.
Orientation at your fingertips. Whittier College has teamed up with Involvio to help new students and their families maneuver through Orientation with ease. Once downloaded to your smart phone, the app gives instant access to our full Orientation schedule and more. Download Involvio for free from the app store for your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, or Blackberry device and sign in using your Facebook account to get started. Learn more.
Arriving to Whittier
On September 1, 2013 – the first day of Orientation - residential students may arrive to the College any time between 8:00 a.m. and Noon. Upon arrival, please go to the North Lawn to receive your orientation binder and then proceed to your residence hall to check into your room. A variety of optional activities are scheduled until 2:00 p.m. when required activities start.
Early Arrivals. If you plan to arrive in Los Angeles prior to the start of Orientation, you will need to arrange for your own accommodations. Your residence hall room will not be available early. Click here for information about local-area hotels to the College.
Arriving by Air. Super Shuttle provided at all major Los Angeles airports. Super Shuttle can pick you up at you airport terminal and drop you off at the College. Super Shuttle can be reached at 800.554.3146. The fare to Whittier from the Los Angeles International Airport is approximately $45. Credit cards are accepted.
On September 1, 2013 – the first day of Orientation – commuter students should plan to arrive to the College any time before 12:30 p.m. Upon arrival, please go to the North Lawn to receive your Orientation binder. A variety of optional activities will take place between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., as well as a special session for commuter students scheduled at 1 p.m.