Orientation for Parents & Families (September 1-3, 2013)
As family members of a new Whittier College Poet, you must be very proud. Attending a private, select, national liberal arts college speaks for the accomplishments of your student and the role you played in guiding him/her to this point. Our goal is to continue to support your student's academic success and personal development at Whittier.
Orientation is geared to prepare new students for seamless transition to college. Part of that transition involves the encouragement and understanding of families. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle or sibling, you are an important source of support that enables your student to be successful. The adjustment to college life and the academic challenges of a new learning environment require greater personal independence, motivation, and responsibility.
As a part of New Student Orientation, Family Orientation is designed to provide you with essential information that promotes student success and help you understand our curriculum at the College, academic policies, graduation requirements, and student life programs and services.
Family Orientation also brings with it the opportunity to meet with key campus leaders and participate in an important rite of passage for all new students, the President's Convocation and Light of Learning Ceremony.
A memorable and enjoyable Orientation experience awaits our parents and families. Download the 2013 Fall Orientation Schedule for Parents & Families or access it from your mobile phone using Involvio.
Orientation at your fingertips. Whittier College has teamed up with Involvio to help new students and their families maneuver through orientation with ease. Once downloaded to your smart phone, the app gives instant access to our full Orientation schedule and more. Download Involvio for free from the app store for your iPhone, Android, Windows Phone 7, or Blackberry device and sign in using your Facebook account to get started. Learn more.
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