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Sunday, September 6, 2015
Whittier College, Light Ceremony, Convocation, Class of 2019

President's Convocation Address by Sharon Herzberger ​Harris Amphitheatre, Whittier College September 6, 2015 Albert Einstein once said, “Only two things are infinite:  the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former... More

Sunday, September 6, 2015
Whittier College, Move In Day, Class of 2019

Whittier welcomed the Class of 2019 composed of 454 first-years and 76 transfer students who descended upon campus on September 6 for the start of New Student Orientation. This cohort is one of Whittier’s most diverse and brightest. Classes for... More

Friday, September 4, 2015
Nilanga Jayasinghe, Whittier College Alumna, WWF

​Nilanga Jayasinghe '01 doesn’t give up when the going gets tough.​ The Whittier College alumna is a program officer at World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C. where she focuses on the conservation of Asian species—particularly elephants, rhinos,... More

Thursday, September 3, 2015
New Faculty

Whittier College recently announced the hiring of 15 new faculty members with the start of the 2015-16 academic year.  With diverse backgrounds, the new faculty members’ areas of expertise include a wide range of fields of study such as... More

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The LEAP Office is proud to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 Student Organization Awards, a new iteration of its previous student organization recognition programs highlighting nine of this year's most outstanding student organizations and... More

Friday, August 28, 2015
Whittier College, Men's Water Polo, USA Today Ranking

Whittier College's Men's Water Polo team will open 2015 where they finished 2014 – on top of the National Division III Top 10 Poll. Whittier joins outstanding programs such as UCLA and Brown University who also top preseason polls. The Poets had... More

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Please remember the following important study abroad deadlines! Spring 2016 Semester Program Application Deadline: Friday, 9/18/15 Jan Term 2016 Program Application Deadline: Friday, 9/18/15 May Term 2016 Program Application Deadline: Friday... More

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Whittier College, ICLRT Conference, Educators, English Language Learners

The inaugural conference hosted by Whittier College's Institute for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching (ICLRT) gathered 145 educators from California school districts as far north as Modesto and Santa Paula, as well as local... More

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Jenny Guerra

The Leadership Experience and Programs (LEAP) Office welcomes Assistant Director Jenny Guerra, M.S., to its team.  Jenny is a member of Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc. where she served in numerous leadership positions as an undergraduate... More

Monday, August 17, 2015

A network outage is impacting communication systems at Whittier College. Inbound and outbound phone service is unavailable as are the College's email system and student portals. The College is working to restore these services as quickly as... More