Orientation for First Year Students (Tuesday. January 27, 2015-Wednesday. January 28, 2015)

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. 

Arriving to Whittier

Residential and Commuter Students

 Tuesday, January 27, 2015 is the first day of Orientation.  Check-in will start at 12:00 p.m. in Club 88 (Campus Center, Room 143). Commuter students are advised to arrive at 2:00 p.m.Please read the Orientation Schedule below to see the list of the day’s events.   

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.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m


Orientation Check-In and Residential Life Move-In

Campus Center, Club 88


12:00 p.m – 3:00 p.m.

Math Placement Testing *Note: Only students who have not completed the online test prior to Orientation are required to take the Math placement test.If you need to take the test, allow one hour for testing. 

IT Classroom, Bottom Floor of Wardman Library

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Informational Session and Brief Campus Tour (with families)

Campus Center, Club 88

5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Light of Learning Ceremony and Welcome Dinner Memorial Chapel 
7:30 p.m.  Cocoa Connection:New Poet Meet-and-Greet  Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf 
7201 Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier, CA 90602

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast: See how the Center for Career Planning & Internships can help you jumpstart your career! Weingart Center, Room 230, Campus Center
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Taking Care of Business CAAS, Bottom Floor of Wardman Library
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Advising and Registration for Transfer Students (Center for Advising and Academic Success) Computer Commons, Bottom Floor of Wardman Library
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. First Year Meeting with Faculty Mentor (Dezember House) Dezember Alumni House