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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find a map of Whitworth?

The campus map is available here: whitworth.edu/campusmap.

Where can I find driving directions to Whitworth?

You may find driving directions to our campus toward the bottom of this page: whitworth.edu/campusmap.

Where should I park, and do I need a parking permit?

If you are arriving during regular business hours, you may park in the large parking lot adjacent to the admissions office (parking lot A1). If you are arriving after 5 p.m., you may park near the Hixson Union Building (HUB). You do not need a parking permit to park on campus. Parking lots are indicated on the campus map referenced above.

What should I do if I am running late?

We appreciate being informed if you are running late so we can make necessary adjustments. Please call the admissions office front desk at 509.777.4786 or 800.533.4668, option 1. If you are calling after 5 p.m. or during the weekend, please call the information desk at 509.777.3796.

What should I expect for the campus tour?

The campus tour is led by a current student and is 75-90 minutes long. This is a walking tour that takes place rain or shine, so please bring comfortable walking shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Please reference the list below for the buildings that you will see on the tour. If you are interested in visiting a building that is not included on the tour, you are welcome to check out the building anytime during your visit. All academic and administrative buildings are open during regular business hours (residence halls are locked 24 hours a day).

  • Seeley Mudd Chapel is the venue for Tuesday and Thursday morning chapel services as well as two student-led worship services, AWAKE and Hosanna.
  • Athletic facilities including the University Recreation Center.
  • Academic buildings including Weyerhaeuser Hall, which is home to the School of Business, the sociology department and the history department, as well as Robinson Science Hall, which houses the biology, chemistry and health sciences departments.
  • Arend Residence Hall or Oliver Hall, which offer a representative look at Whitworth’s residence life, spacious rooms and large common areas.
  • Hixson Union Building is the hub of activity. Our student union building includes the bookstore, dining hall, post office, coffee shop, and career and student services offices.

I am no longer interested in one of the appointments that has been scheduled for me. What should I do?

Every appointment on your schedule has been specifically arranged just for you. If you plan on skipping a visit activity or are not interested in an activity anymore, please let us know ahead of time so that we can notify the appropriate professors, coaches, and/or admissions staff members. You may contact us at the admissions phone numbers above or by email at visitus@whitworth.edu.

What should I do when I arrive to my class?

The professors like to meet you before class starts, so please arrive early and introduce yourself. Classes vary between 60-90 minutes long, so please plan on staying through the entire class. Please keep in mind that while we do our best to schedule a class for you to visit within one of your academic interests, there are times that we will schedule a general education course for you to attend. This happens when we don’t have space available in a class in your area of interest, or the professor has scheduled a test on that particular day.

My parents are coming with me. What activities can they participate in?

Parents are welcome to join you for the campus tour and appointments; however, due to limited space in classrooms, parents are not able to visit classes. Parents may dine in our dining hall for $8.50 per person. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate parents overnight on campus. For recommended accommodations close to campus, please visit the following webpage: whitworth.edu/accommodations. Most of these hotels offer a reduced rate if you let them know you are visiting Whitworth. 

What should I do if I have some free time in my schedule?

We recommend that you walk around campus and get a feel for the atmosphere. Wander through our library or grab a cup of coffee from the Mind & Hearth coffee shop. Current students will most likely be socializing in the HUB. Often there are sporting events, theatre or music performances, visiting speakers, or other campus happenings that you are welcome to attend during your stay. Please check out our event calendar for details: whitworth.edu/events. For athletic events, go to whitworthpirates.com.

Overnight Visits

When does Whitworth offer overnight visit programs?

We offer overnight stays for any of our larger visit events as well as our Why Whitworth Days. If you would like to stay overnight on campus, please be sure you have registered for these events ahead of time as we have limited space available for guests. We are able to accommodate up to 125 students. 

Are meals provided during my visit?

We provide one meal for students during their overnight visit. Any additional meals in the dining hall may be purchased at the door for $8.50. You may also purchase a la carte items in our café or coffee shop.

What will my overnight experience be like?    

We hope that staying overnight gives you a clearer picture of student life at Whitworth. Your overnight host will introduce you to other students, residence hall activities and campus activities. Please note, however, that you are staying with current students who may have homework to do. You may want to bring a book or homework of your own. While some overnight hosts may have access to an air mattress or sleeping bag, most will not, so please be prepared to cover your own sleeping arrangements. You most likely will be sleeping on the floor. Please also bring your own towel and toiletries.