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Megan Thompson
Campus Visit Coordinator


509.777.4283 (Spokane)
800.533.4668, ext. 1 (toll free)

Why Whitworth Days

"Why Whitworth?" isn't just a rhetorical question. We really do want you to discover anything and everything that will help you decide why Whitworth could be a great school for you. Why Whitworth? is a program for prospective students and their parents that takes place on select dates during the fall and spring semesters. Your day will begin at 10 a.m. and end at 3 p.m. (or thereabouts) and will feature the following activities:

  • Campus tour
  • Admissions presentation
  • Class visit(s) of your choice
  • Student panel
  • Lunch in the dining hall (student meals are on us)
  • Your parents are welcome to join you for the entire program. While you visit a class, your parents are invited to attend a parent seminar.

Schedule Registration Form

2015-16 Why Whitworth Days
Friday, Sept. 25 Friday, Nov.13 Friday, Feb. 26 Wednesday, April 6
Friday, Oct. 2 Friday, Nov. 20 Friday, March 11 Friday, April 8
Friday, Oct. 9 Friday, Dec. 4 Monday, March 28 Friday, April 15
Friday, Oct. 16 Friday, Feb.12 Wednesday, March 30 Friday, April 22
Friday, Oct. 23 Monday, Feb. 15 Friday, April 1 Friday, April 29
Friday, Nov. 6 Friday, Feb. 19 Monday, April 4  

Please Note:

  • Meals in the HUB dining hall are served cafeteria-style, with a wide variety of menu options, for $8 per person. A la carte meal options are available in the café in the Hixson Union Building and in the Mind & Hearth Coffee House (where cash, credit and debit cards are accepted).
  • In addition to the planned program, you may request one-on-one appointments with professors or coaches (based on their availability) and may stay overnight in a residence hall with a student host. We may also be able to accommodate other special requests before or after the program for guests who provide at least one week's advance notice. Please enter such requests in the "Special Requests" box at the bottom of the online Why Whitworth? registration form.
  • Unfortunately, we are unable to host parents overnight on campus. Please see the Local Accommodations list for recommended hotels close to campus. Most of the listed hotels offer a reduced rate – just let the desk clerk know that you're visiting Whitworth.

If you'd prefer a visit that includes more specialized activities, we recommend that you schedule an Individual Visit. (Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate individual visits on Why Whitworth Days.)

We look forward to helping you discover your own answers to "Why Whitworth?"