Events & Programs

Students Through its different programming branches, LEAP is responsible for many of the student-centered activities at Whittier, from outdoor movie nights and traditional special events to off-campus volunteer experiences and excursions throughout Southern California.

For a list of commuter specific events visit:

For a full list of campus events, connect to Whittier College’s Event Management System.


Through its Excursions program, LEAP partners with offices across campus to provide opportunities for Whittier College students to experience amusement parks, professional sporting events, theater and the performing arts, as well as other landmarks Southern California has to offer. Excursions are usually provided at minimal to no cost to students, but often require a refundable deposit to hold a reservation. 

2015 - 2016 Excursions Include: 

  • Outdoor Adventure Overnight Trip - Thursday September 3 - 5, 2015
  • Trip to Dodgers Game - TBD
  • Trip to Universal Studios Hollywood's Halloween Horror Nights - Thursday October 29, 2015
    • Includes a talk from Halloween Horror Nights Creative Director, John Murdy '89
  • Trip to Professional Performing Arts Production - Spring 2016
  • Trip to Explore LA - Spring 2016

Community Building

Be part of something bigger than yourself! Each semester, LEAP provides opportunities for students to take part in blood and bone marrow drives, donate food and toys goods to a local families in need, or make a difference in the community at service initiatives like Helping Hands Day

2014-2016 Blood Drives with American Red Cross:

  • Wed. Nov. 18, 2015
  • Thurs. Jan. 28, 2016
  • Wed. March 23, 2016 (includes bone marrow registration)

Get to know your fellow poets at SportsFest Competition - Whittier College's annual two day competition full of fun and rivalry. Bring your skills, as serious bragging rights are always up for grabs. Note: Competition includes more than just sports. There is something for everyone.

Please also visit the Center for Engagement with Communities for more information about reoccurring volunteer opportunities. 

ASWC Program Board Events

Program Board hosts annual events that keep traditions alive and strong at Whittier. Welcome Week activities. Dub Sync Lip Sync competitions. The crowning of Mr. & Ms. Whittier. Thanks to ASWC, there is always something to do at the Poet campus.

2015-2016 Program Board Events:

  • Fall 2015 Welcome Week - Wednesday, September 9th - Wednesday, 16th
  • Homecoming Court Competition / Spirit Week - Wednesday, October 21st - Saturday, October 24th
  • Spring 2016 Welcome BACK Week - Thursday, January 28th - Monday, February 1st
  • SpringFest Carnival - Saturday, March 5th on North Lawn
  • Luminarias (Lumies) Semi-formal Dance - Saturday, April 2nd
  • Movie Premier - Thursday, April 28th

If you are an outside vendor who would like to participate in a Whittier College student event, please contact LEAP at 562.907.4986 or