Residential Life Services & Amenities


Campus Safety

Campus Safety ensures the general safety and security of the College. Other services include Operation Identification (engraving of personal belongings), lost and found, parking, and Safe Ride service for the campus.

IT Services

IT Services is located on the first floor of the Wardman Library and provides computer and network support. Ethernet jacks are installed in all residence hall rooms and Wi-Fi is available across campus. Please call IT Services directly for support and assistance.

Whittier College does not provide any telephone services. Students are encouraged to bring a cellular phone and provide the College with their phone number for emergency situations.


Laundry rooms in the College's residential halls are equipped with WASH washers and dryers that accept credit cards and allow students to report malfunctions directly from their phones. Students can download the "WASH Connect" app on their iPhone or Android and scan the machine barcode or enter the Machine ID to report a broken machine. The WASH Connect app also allows for laundry monitoring for students to view machine availability. 

Laundry cards

Students pay $50 per semester for unlimited access to the washing machines. This fee will cover their laundry needs for the entire semester, reducing the need to worry about adding additional funds.


Whittier's Mail Room and mailboxes are located in the Campus Center. Stamps are available for purchase from noon until 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Movie Streaming

The Office of Residential Life offers the Resident Select online movie streaming service. Students on campus are provided 24/7 on-demand access to movies with the ability to start, stop, fast-forward, rewind, and pause whenever they want from their computer. 

Resident Select has more than 18,000 movie titles to choose from, with dozens of new releases added regularly. Each month, students choose the movies they'd like included in Whittier's Resident Select library. Campus advertisements will also play prior to every movie to keep students informed of what's happening on campus. 

How to Watch

Resident Select is compatible with Windows and Mac platforms. Movies are streamed through a campus intranet connection. To watch a movie from Whittier's Resident Select library, visit Kanopy to get started. You must be on the Poet's Network to access this material.

Additional Services

The Office of Housing & Residential Life has partnered with Campus Storage to provide students the option to store their items over the summer. Campus Storage offers free pickup and delivery of boxed belongings, beds, desks, couches, etc. Students who are interested can sign up with Campus Storage.

How It Works

  • After selecting a pickup date, Campus Storage staff will gather your belongings from your residence and transport them to their secure, climate-controlled facility for the summer.
  • After summer break, Campus Storage staff will deliver your items to your residence hall room, apartment, or house.
  • You will be billed for the amount of boxes and items (e.g., couches, beds, desks) that Campus Storage stores for you over the summer.
  • If needed, Campus Storage also provides free delivery of any packing supplies (e.g., boxes, tape, bubble wrap, and duffel bags).

For questions related to summer storage, contact Campus Storage.

Occasionally, incidents such as theft, fire, flood, and other casualties occur on or around campus which result in damage or loss of student property. Whittier College does not carry insurance to protect a student's personal belongings and is not responsible for replacing these items. Therefore, the Department of Residential Life strongly suggests students purchase insurance or are otherwise able to cover these unexpected costs.

Whittier College has partnered with NSSI (National Student Services Institute) College Plus, a specialized property insurance program designed to address the specific needs of college students at affordable rates.