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Frequently Asked Questions

Information for Whitworth campus visit events

Will I be able to spend the night on campus?

Overnight visits are available only to students traveling to campus without a parent, guardian or guest for select visit events as noted below. Prior arrangements are required through the individual event registration forms. Please note that you will be 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 with your own sleeping arrangements. Please also bring your own towel and toiletries.

  • Why Whitworth Days
  • Fall Preview
  • Honors Scholarship Weekends 
  • Mentorship Visit Program (MVP)
  • Bucs Bound
  • Junior Preview

Where can I access a map of campus?

Our campus map is available at The admissions office is in Viren House, building no. 62, and the Hixson Union Building (HUB) is building no. 49. 

What should I do if I am running late for my visit?

Please let us know by calling the admissions office front desk at 509.777.4786. If you are calling after 5 p.m. or over the weekend, please call the info desk at 509.777.3796.

What is the schedule of events for my visit?

Our visit schedules vary and are subject to change. Use the links below to learn more about each event:

Where should I go the day of my visit?

Please check your email for the most recent visit confirmation. Arrival details (including location and time) will be listed in those emails. If you have trouble finding the meeting location when you arrive, call 509.777.4786.

I am unable to attend one of the additional appointments I requested. What should I do?

Faculty and staff members are taking time out of their day to answer your questions about Whitworth, so we highly encourage you to attend your appointment if possible. If you cannot attend or you have a change of plans, please call our visit team as soon as possible so we can notify the appropriate professors, coaches and/or admissions staff members. You may contact us at 509.777.4786 or

Where should I go if I have an appointment before my visit begins?

If you are visiting for a Why Whitworth Day, Fall Preview, Honors Scholarship Weekend, the Mentorship Visit Program (MVP), Bucs Bound or Junior Preview, please come to the Hixson Union Building (HUB) and we will have a tour guide escort you to your appointment. If you are visiting for a daily tour, please check in at the admissions office (Viren House).

Will I have a chance to ask questions about admissions, financial aid and campus life?

There will be many opportunities to ask questions of a variety of sources. Faculty members and admissions staff will be present throughout the day as a resource for you. The campus tour and student panel are both led by current students who are eager to answer your questions. You should feel free to strike up conversations with other students or staff you encounter during classes or around campus.

Will meals be provided during my visit?

For Why Whitworth Days, Fall Preview, Honors Scholarship Weekend, the Mentorship Visit Program (MVP), Bucs Bound and Junior Preview, one or two meals will be provided for the student. Any additional meals or meals for parents and guests may be purchased at the door to the dining hall. You may also purchase a la carte items in our cafe or coffee shop.

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 House. Current students will most likely be socializing in the HUB. Please check out our athletics site and campus events calendar for more details:

Does Whitworth offer a shuttle service?

Shuttle transportation service is only for prospective students traveling unaccompanied by a parent/guardian. For more information, visit the shuttle information page. 

Where can I find driving directions to Whitworth?

You may find driving directions to our campus at

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

Please park in the large parking lot adjacent to the admissions office on Hawthorne Road (parking lot A1 at the bottom of the campus map), and then take a short walk to the Hixson Union Building (HUB). If you are arriving after 5 p.m., you may park near the Hixson Union Building (HUB). Parking permits are required for all visit events (except for campus tours) and will be distributed to you via email prior to your visit. 

My parents/guests are coming with me. Which activities can they participate in?

Parents/guests are welcome to attend the entire event, with the exception of class visits. When applicable, your parents/guests will receive a specific schedule with their visit information.


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