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Whitman College - Campus Life

Environment | Campus Description | Housing | Regulations | Student Employment


  • The Northwestern region of the country constitute a vast majority of U.S. students.
  • The campus area is 55 acres.
  • Campus is located within one mile of a city or town.

Campus Description and Transportation Services
55-acre campus in Walla Walla (population: 30,000), 170 miles from
Spokane. Served by air and bus; larger airport serves Spokane; train
serves Pendleton, Oreg. (45 miles). Public transportation serves campus.


Types of Housing

  • Coed Dorms are used by 61% of the on-campus students.
  • Women's Dorms are used by 15% of the on-campus students.
  • Fraternity housing are used by 10% of the students.
  • School-owned/operated Apartments.
  • Other: Special-interest and language houses.
  • 99% of freshmen live in school housing of some type.
  • 65% of all students live in school housing of some type.
  • 35% of all students live off campus or commute.
  • On average, 95% of all students are on campus during the weekend.
Students who are required to live on campus:
  • All unmarried freshmen and sophomores under age 21 must live on campus.
Campus housing is available for all unmarried students regardless of year. The school provides assistance in locating off-campus housing if on-campus housing is not available.

Campus Rules, Regulations & Policies

  • All students may have cars on campus.
  • 20% of all students have cars on campus.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age but certain restrictions apply.

Other Policies

  • Class attendance policies set by individual instructors
  • Honor Code
  • Hazing Prohibited

Student Employment

  • 43% of full-time undergraduates work on campus during the year.
  • Undergraduates may expect to earn, on average, $1051 per year working part-time on campus.
  • This school participates in College Work/Study Program.
  • Institutional employment is available.
  • Part-time off-campus employment opportunities are good.
  • Freshmen are not discouraged from working during first term.