Message from Director of Athletics Rock Carter '89

February 19, 2021

The College previously announced that instruction will remain remote through the spring semester, with plans to return to primarily in-person classes, with the flexibility of hybrid instruction, for fall 2021.

These decisions have been made under the guidance of the local and state public health agencies—in particular, Whittier College has NOT been cleared to open for instruction or on-campus activities as of yet. As such, Whittier Athletics will not be participating in any competition for the remainder of the 2020-21 academic year.  

While not surprising, this is disappointing to all of us associated with Whittier College.  

I recognize the dedication and hard work of our student-athletes, and I am truly saddened that our seniors will not be able to enjoy the experience of their final season. I look forward to resumption of NCAA and SCIAC competition in the near future.  

We will continue working during the spring and summer months toward our reopening in the Fall 2021 to bring back Whittier athletics stronger than ever. 

I encourage you to continue to work as diligently in the classroom as you do in your training and to take advantage of all of our student support services that remain open and available, including academic advising, counseling, and medical services.