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Baccalaureate Ceremony

The Baccalaureate Ceremony is an opportunity for graduates, faculty, and families to gather together and express gratitude for the Whittier College experience. The Baccalaureate Ceremony is a bookend to the President's Convocation that students attended at the beginning of their collegiate experience, graduates will participate in the Light of Learning Ceremony.


Latino Graduates Celebration

The Latino Graduates Celebration is a bilingual ceremony sponsored by the Ortiz Programs, the Latino student associations on campus, and ASWC Senate to celebrate the academic success and achievement of Whittier students. A reception will immediately follow the ceremony. For more info contact Luz Maria Galbreath at the Cultural Center.

Minority Caucus and Interfaith Programs Senior Recognition

This event is for all seniors who wish to be acknowledged for their academic success and contributions to promoting diversity at Whittier College through involvement and leadership within Minority Caucus and Interfaith Programs. Please contact Joy Hoffman if you have questions or plan to participate. Please provide your name, major/minor, and which organization(s) you represent. Sponsored by the Cultural Center, Minority Caucus, and Interfaith Programs

Hairspray, The Musical (March 5-9)

Hairspray, the Musical will be coming to the Whittier College stage March 5-8 at 8 p.m. and March 9 at 2 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre of the Ruth B. Shannon Center of the Performing Arts, 6760 Painter Ave., Whittier, CA 90608.

General Admission $15; Students/Seniors $9.

For additional information, directions, or to purchase tickets, call (562) 907-4203 or visit

  • Friday, Feb 28
    Alumna Alma Martinez Inducted Into Academy

    Actress and theatre professor Alma Martinez ’84 was inducted into the Academy of Motion Pictures Art... More

  • Sunday, Mar 02
    Spotlight Shines on Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs '71

    With the 2014 Academy Awards telecast on Sunday, a spotlight has shone on the organization’s new... More


President Herzberger at Memorial Field. Commencement at Whittier College is a very special event.

We are proud of our graduates and look forward to celebrating their academic accomplishments.

  • Wednesday, Mar 05
    Theatre Department Stages "Hairspray the Musical"

    Hairspray the Musical will be coming to the Whittier College stage March 5-8 at 8 p.m. and Marc... More

  • Tuesday, Feb 25
    Whittier Alumna Named as New Leaders Council Fellow

    Criminal defense attorney Armilla Staley-Ngomo ’03 has been named a 2014 New Leaders Council (NLC) F... More

  • Tuesday, Feb 25
    Whittier College Official Training Site For LA KISS Arena Football Team

    Whittier College’s Memorial Stadium will be the official training facility for Arena Football League... More