Turner Hall

Situated on Fire Hill above Harris Amphitheater, Whittier's newest residence hall boasts a spectacular panoramic view of the Los Angeles basin. Near the Graham Athletic Center, Turner Hall houses about 180 upperclassmen. The lounge features a fireplace and cable television. The ground floor has a kitchen. The facility offers residents five enclosed study rooms and a 24-hour computer lab. A professional staff member lives in Turner Hall on the first floor.


Dedicated in 1993, Turner Hall is named for Wallace Turner '27, a former trustee and one of Whittier College's major benefactors.

Resident Advisors

Name: Clarissa Burquez '14
Major: Biology
Hometown: Whittier, CA
Activities: Athenian Society, Biology club, Chemistry Club
Most interesting thing I've seen in a dorm room is: A little poop on the floor when I was on duty :o (it wasn't human though, THANK GOODNESS!)
After college, I want to be: A reality TV star. Haha, just kidding! A dentist.
Hi, everybody! My name is Clarissa Burquez and I am a senior at Whittier College majoring in Biology. This year I will return to Turner Hall as the second floor RA, and I'm even more excited than the first year! I can't wait to get to know all of my residents and floor mates. Please don't be shy and stop by for a chat sometime, I love meeting new people!

Name: Dillon Grandy '14
Major: Business Management
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Activities: Paragonian Society
My favorite movie/s are: The Lord of the Rings trilogy 
A quirky fact about me: I am one of the top-ranked players internationally in Wrestling and UFC games 
Hi there, everyone!  My name is Dillon Grandy. I am the Turner 3rd floor RA this coming year.  I am a Business major, and the MC for Whittier College.  I am looking forward to working with all of you this year, and if you ever need something, feel free to swing by! 

Name: Kathryn Harrold '14
Major/Minor: Business Administration/ Organizational Leadership
Hometown: Glendora, CA
Activities: Metaphonian Society and Senior Class Gift Committee 
My best Whittier College experience has been: Traveling to Ireland for my freshman year JanTerm and Argentina for my sophomore year JanTerm. 
A quirky fact about me is: I was born on Easter Sunday at sunrise!
Hello, lovely residents! My name is Kathryn and this is my second year as the Turner third floor R.A. I'm a native southern Californian and love meeting new people, as well as traveling! I look forward to hearing from all of you this year and can't wait for an exciting year ahead. 

Name: Robert Oliver '14
Major: Biology
Hometown: Westminster, CA
Activities: ASWC Campus Relations Director, Program Board Treasurer, William Penn Society, Choir/Voce
After college I want to: Pursue medical school, but I'm not sure what I want to specialize in yet.
My best Whittier College experience has been: Just getting as involved on campus as possible because by doing that I learned more about how Whittier College operates, met a lot of new people, and have felt like I have contributed something back to the school.
Hi, Poets! My name is Robert Oliver and I am the Turner second floor boys' Resident Adviser. This is my second year as a Turner RA, and I am excited to see everything that is going to unfold this upcoming year. If you have any questions about getting involved on campus whether it be ASWC Senate, Program Board, societies, or any other groups/organizations on campus, feel free to ask!

Name: Marie Perez '15
Major: Biology
Hometown: Barrigada, Guam
My favorite thing in the world is: My family.
Hey, everyone! My name is Marie Perez and I'm going to be one of the Turner RAs this year. I'm currently a junior majoring in biology with the hopes of attending medical school. This is my first year as an RA, and I'm looking forward to having a great school year with all of you. 

Name: Ryan Trantum '16
Major: Psychology
Hometown: Murrieta, CA
Activities: Treasurer of Psych Club
A quirky fact about me is: I scuba dive.
After college, I want to be: In the running for emperor of the world.
Hey, Turner residents! My name is Ryan Trantum and I am going to be serving as your first floor RA. This is my first year of being an RA and I am really excited to get to know all of you. Hopefully, we can work together to make this year the absolute best it can be.