Orientation for Transfer Students (Sunday, September 4, 2016 - Monday, September 5, 2016)

Peer mentor makes WC hand signYou are at an exciting moment in your life - a time to continue your educational experience and earn a bachelor's degree. Transfer Orientation, facilitated by Transfer Peer Mentors, is designed to introduce you to Whittier College's academic programs, policies, and services. If you have not done so already, you will meet with faculty in your major, register for classes, and learn how to navigate the campus as well as meet new transfer students.


Time Session Location 4 C's
8:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Residential Student Check-In
*Required for Residential Students

North Lawn Community
10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Commuter Student Check-In
*Required for Commuter Students

North Lawn Community
8:30 AM- 3:00 PM Business, Financial Aid, and Admission Open House Mendenhall/ Weingart Hall Connections
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM Lunch Campus Inn Connections
1:15 PM- 2:00 PM

Orientation Kick-Off
*Required for All New Students

Graham Athletic Center Community
2:15 PM- 6:45 PM

Transfer 101
*Required for All New Transfer Students

Club 88 Community, Connections
4:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Dinner with Faculty Mentors
*Required for All First-Year Students

Campus Center Connections
7:00 PM- 7:15 PM

Line Up for Convocation
*Required for All New Students

Upper Quad Community
7:15 PM- 8:15 PM

President's Welcome and Convocation / Light of Learning Ceremony
*Required for All New Students

Harris Amphitheatre Community
8:15 PM- 9:15 PM Family Reception Campus Center Courtyard Community
9:00 PM- 11:00 PM Transfer Night at Setá Setá in Uptown Whittier Community
7:30 AM- 8:30 AM Breakfast Campus Inn  Community
9:00 AM- 10:30 AM

Community Building Activity
*Required for All New Students

North Lawn Community, Cultural Perspectives, Communication
10:45 AM- 12:15 PM

Sex Signals 
*Required for All New Students

Graham Athletic Center Cultural Perspectives
12:30 PM- 1:45 PM Commuter Lunch Club 88 Community
12:30 PM- 1:45 PM Lunch Campus Inn Community
8:30 PM- 10:30 PM

Residence Hall Meetings
*Required for Residential Students

All Residence Halls Community, Connections, Communication, Cultural Perspectives

*Times and events subject to change

1. Download OrgSync on GooglePlay or the AppStore.
2. Sign in using your Whittier College username and password.
3. Once logged in, click the "Whittier College" logo then the "Events" tab and the orientation schedule is available in addition to events throughout the academic year.

Arriving in Whittier

Sunday, September 4 is the first day of Orientation. Orientation takes place over 3 days (2 of which are required for transfer students).

Early Arrivals If you plan to arrive in Whittier prior to the start of Orientation, you will be responsible for arranging alternate accommodations as your residence hall room will not be available early. Click here for information about hotels near Whittier College.

Arriving by Air Super Shuttle is a 24-hour, shared-ride airport shuttle service provided at all major Los Angeles area airports. Super Shuttle can pick you up at the airport terminal and drop you off at the College. Super Shuttle can be reached at 800.554.3146. The fare to Whittier from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately $45. Credit cards are accepted.