New Student Orientation


Welcome to Whittier College! Orientation for students entering in fall 2020 is scheduled to begin August 17. More information will be provided in the coming days. 

Whittier's Orientation Program is designed to introduce new students to all the ins and outs of being a Whittier student. Orientation is designed to foster true and genuine connections between all members of our community, particularly supporting our newest students as they acclimate to our wonderful campus.

Whittier College is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and making decisions according to the guidelines set forth by local, state, and national health agencies. As such, plans for Orientation will be made with the health and safety of our community foremost in mind. 

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September 8, 5:30 p.m. The Light of Learning 

The Light of Learning is the most significant of Whittier College traditions, marking both the initiation of new students into the College and the conclusion of their time at Whittier. The President's Convocation culminates with the igniting of candles to symbolize sharing the Light of Learning.

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