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The Ortiz Programs provide academic and career resources, as well as financial aid guidance and overall emotional support, primarily to first-generation Latinx students. The program serves as a liaison between Latinx students, family, alumni, community organizations, and the Whittier College community.
We invite students and families are invited to join this special sessin to learn about resources available to all incoming Poets. During small group sessions, families will learn more about Whittier—getting answers to some of their basic concerns—and how they can support their student during their transition into college. It is also an opportunity to meet other Whittier students, professors, and staff.
A yearly event held during Latinx Heritage Month and Homecoming, Tardeada is open to new and returning students, their families, alumni, members of the Whittier community, and friends of the College. Tardeada is a celebration of Latinx culture and has been a College staple for more than four decades. It's an opportunity to be in community to celebrate with traditional food, music, and dances from Latin America.
The Day of the Dead Celebration is an annual cultural event held in November to honor and remember loved ones who have passed away. This program is a collaboration between MEChA and the OEI.
The Latinx Graduation is a bilingual and intimate celebration where family, friends, and community members come together to highlight the achievements of our graduating seniors and honor students' personal successes in the spirit and traditions of the Latinx culture.