2021 Commencement Information
Students should plan to spend a full day attending orientation workshops, meeting with offices to take care of business, and registering for classes.
Some orientation programming will be conducted asynchronously – at your own pace and during times that are most convenient to you. Students will receive invitations to complete online workshops, such as one on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, via their Poet e-mail. Transfer students will receive additional support and information to aid their transition throughout the spring semester.
Special office hours to assist incoming students with their transition will also be available.
Welcome, Overview of Schedule, Icebreakers
Dean of Students Welcome & Introduction
Academic Success at Whittier College
Diversity, Equity, and Justice
Engagement at Whittier
Meet & Greet with Current Student Leaders (Optional)
Office Hours for Departments
Students can meet with offices to prepare for their first day of classes. More information regarding how to meet with departments will be provided in the morning of orientation.