New students must submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination by July 15 in order to register for classes.
Learn more about Whittier's vaccination policy
Daily Health Screening & Self-Report
Reminders are sent daily via text with links to the various forms. If you are not receiving these texts please update your information immediately.
Communication from Health Center, Residential Life, and Dean of Students
Please comply with mandatory testing dates as they are communicated with students. This helps in slowing the spread of COVID-19. More information will be provided soon online.
Face masks remain mandatory indoors on campus regardless of vaccination status. Please refrain from eating in classrooms or shared office spaces. Exceptions are when students are alone in their residence hall rooms. Per Los Angeles County protocol we are strongly recommending students wear a medical-grade mask, KN95, KN94, or N95 respirator.
Personal Hygiene, Cleaning & Disinfection
Observe basic hygiene: wash hands properly and frequently; cover coughs and sneezes; refrain from touching eyes, nose, and mouth; disinfect frequently touched surfaces and objects at least once daily; and refrain from sharing objects and materials to the extent practical.
While capacity limits have been lifted and physical distancing of six feet is no longer required, efforts to reduce crowding remain encouraged. Unvaccinated students and employees are recommended to maintain six feet from others if conditions allow it.
Thank you for your cooperation in keeping our Whittier College community healthy and safe. We will be sending more communication in the coming days, as well as hosting a series of community chats and workshops to answer questions you may have and support you through this. All student life offices and support services are operational and here to support you remotely.
The Dean of Students Team members can be reached for appointments and will have open student hours should you have any questions and/or need support.