Orientation for First Year Students (January 28 & 29, 2014)

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.


A memorable and enjoyable Orientation experience awaits our first year students. Download the Spring 2014 Orientation schedule. 

Arriving to Whittier

Residential and Commuter Students

On January 28, 2014 – the first day of Orientation - students may arrive to the College any time between 8:30 a.m. and noon. Upon arrival, please go to Club 88 to receive your Orientation folder. If you are a residential student, proceed to your residence hall to check into your room. If you are a commuter student, you may want to visit the bookstore. Required activities for all new students will begin at noon at A.J. Villalobos Hall.

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.