Orientation for First Year Students (Sunday, August 31 - Tuesday, September 2)

Orientation is your introduction to Whittier College. The program is designed to give you an opportunity to meet faculty, administrators, and, of course, other new students. You will become acquainted with academic and student life programs, as well as the resources, facilities, and services available to you.

Schedule

A memorable and enjoyable Orientation experience awaits our first year students. 

Arriving to Whittier

Residential and Commuter Students

 Sunday, August 31, 2014 is the first day of Orientation.  Check-in will start at 8:30 a.m. on the North Lawn.  Please download the Orientation Schedule to see the list of the day’s events.   

Early Arrivals. If you plan to arrive in Los Angeles prior to the start of Orientation, you will need to arrange for your own accommodations. Your residence hall room will not be available early. Click here for information about local-area hotels to the College.

Arriving by Air. Super Shuttle provided at all major Los Angeles airports. Super Shuttle can pick you up at you airport terminal and drop you off at the College. Super Shuttle can be reached at 800.554.3146. The fare to Whittier from the Los Angeles International Airport is approximately $45. Credit cards are accepted.

Saturday August 30, 2014

12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

International Student Check-In
Required for International Students

Weingart Hall

Sunday August 31, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

International Student Orientation
Required for International Students

Dezember Alumni House

8:00 a.m. –11:00 a.m.

Residential Student Check-In
Required for Residential Students

North Lawn

10:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Commuter Student Check-In
Required for Commuter Students

North  Lawn

8:30 a.m.—3:00 p.m.

Business, Financial Aid, and Admissions Offices are open.

Mendenhall/ Weingart Hall

8:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

CAAS and First-Year Experience Open House

Library, Lower Level

11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Welcome Session for Students and Families of African Descent

Villalobos Hall

11:00 a.m.—12:00 p.m.

Asian and Pacific Islander Student and Family Welcome

Club 88

11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Latino/Latina Student and Family Welcome

Shannon Center

11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.

Disability Services Meeting

Library, Lower Level

11:30 a.m.—2:00 p.m.

Lunch

Campus Inn

12:00 p.m.—1:00 p.m.

Commuter Student Information Session

Shannon Center

1:00 p.m. —2:00 p.m.

Sesió​n Informativa en Españ​ol

Villalobos Hall

2:00 p.m. –2:30 p.m.

First Year Meeting with Mentor Groups
Required for all New Students

Various Locations

2:00 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Transfer Meeting with Mentor Groups

Required for All New Transfer Students

Student Lounge

2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m. (1st group)

3:50 p.m — 4:50 p.m (2nd group)

Making the Transition

Required for all New Transfers

Hoover 100

2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m.

(Group A) Are You Smarter than Johnny Poet?
Required for all New Students

Villalobos Hall

2:45 p.m.—3:45 p.m.

(Group B) Rockin’ Around Campus
Required for all New Students

South of Hoover Hall

3:50 p.m.—4:50 p.m.

(Group A) Rockin’ Around Campus
Required for all New Students

South of Hoover Hall

3:50 p.m.—4:50 p.m.

(Group B) Are You Smarter than Johnny Poet?
Required for all New Students

Villalobos Hall

5:00 p.m.—6:30 p.m.

New Student Welcome Dinner with Mentor Groups
Required for all New Students

Campus Inn

7:00 p.m.—7:15 p.m.

Line up for President’s Convocation
Required for all New Students

Harris Amphitheatre

7:15 p.m.—8:15 p.m.

President’s Welcome and Convocation
Required for all New Students

Harris Amphitheatre

8:15 p.m.—9:15 p.m.

Family Goodbyes

Campus Center Courtyard

9:15 p.m.—11:00 p.m.

Transfer Meet and Greet at Setá

Setá in Uptown

9:15 p.m.—10:15 p.m.

First Year Hall Floor Meetings
Required for Residential Students

Johnson & Stauffer Residence Halls

10:15 p.m.—11:00 p.m.

ASWC Meet and Greet

Johnson & Stauffer Residence Halls

Monday, September 1, 2014

7:00 a.m. –8:00 a.m.

Breakfast

Campus Inn

8:00 a.m.—9:30 p.m.

ARC: Poets in Training
Required for all new students

North Lawn

9:45 a.m.—11:30 a.m.

“You Don’t Know me until You Know me” with Michael Fowlin
Required for all New Students

Shannon Center

11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Commuter Lunch

Club 88

11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Campus Inn

11:30 a.m.—1:00 p.m. Singing Auditions Music Building, Room 106

1:00 p.m. –3:00 p.m.

Meeting with Mentor Groups
Required for New First-Year Students

Various Locations

1:30 p.m.—2:30 p.m.

Career Planning and Internships Event
Required for New Transfer Students

Hoover 100

3:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.

“Force, Incapacitation, Consent” with Scott Lewis
Required for All New Students

Shannon Center

3:00 p.m. –5:00 p.m.

International Student Orientation (Continued)
Required for International Students

Dezember House

5:00 p.m. –6:30 p.m.

Dinner

Campus Inn

5:00 p.m. –8:00 p.m.

Whittwood Mall Shuttle

Philadelphia House Parking Lot

8:30 p.m.—11:00 p.m.

Stauffer-Johnson House Cup Festival

Upper/Lower Quad

8:30 p.m. –10:30 p.m.

Transfer Reception

Hartley House

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

7:15 a.m. –8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Campus Inn

8:30 a.m. –11:00 a.m.

Taking Care of Business

Various Locations

11:30 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Campus Inn

11:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m.  Music Theory Placement Exam Music Building, Room 106
11:30 a.m.– 2:30 p.m. Singing Auditions Music Building, Room 106

1:00 p.m. –2:30 p.m.

Work-Study Fair

Villalobos Hall & Club 88

2:45 p.m. –5:00 p.m.

Meeting with Mentor Groups
Required for New First-Year Students

Various Locations

2:45 p.m. –3:45 p.m.

Study Abroad Event
Required for New Transfer Students

Diehl 118

4:00 p.m.– 5:15 p.m. Education Department Information Session Campus Center, Club 88

5:30 p.m. –7:30 p.m.

President’s Dinner
Required for all New Students

Wardman House

8:00 p.m. –10:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Meetings
Required for Residential Students

All Residence Halls