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Fall 2022 Orientation Schedule for Transfer Students

Schedule subject to change, keep checking this page and follow @whitworthorientation on Instagram for updates.

Note: *Denotes events that are mandatory for all transfer students

Saturday, Sept. 3

*Transfer Student Orientation Check-In (8 a.m.-2 p.m.) - Hixson Union Building Lied Square and Multipurpose Room

Come visit the HUB to get all your essentials for starting your journey at Whitworth! You can:

  • Pick up your orientation schedule, post office key and free bus pass
  • Turn in your immunization records 
  • Get your I.D. card
  • Speak with student accounting services and representatives from academic advising

Welcome Fair - The Loop (8 a.m.-2 p.m.)

Let us welcome you to Whitworth and Spokane! Enjoy free samples from local restaurants, get information about local businesses, and greet representatives from campus services that look forward to helping you become involved in the Whitworth community. 

Move Into Your Residence Hall (8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

Check into your room, greet your hallmates and meet students on the leadership staff in your residence halls.

  • Even number rooms: 8:30-11 a.m.
  • Odd number rooms: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Campus Tour for Families and Guests (10:30 a.m.-noon) - Various Locations

Campus tour with a current student who will guide you around our campus, share their experiences and explain our facilities.

Lunch (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) - HUB Dining Hall

Students can begin their meal plan in the dining hall. Additional meals for guests cost $10.60.

Campus Tour for Families and Guests (12:30-2 p.m.) - Various Locations

Campus tour with a current student who will guide you around our campus, share their experiences and explain our facilities.

Games & Ice Cream (1-3 p.m.) - The Loop

Come to The Loop and enjoy ice cream, games and the company of your fellow Pirates!

Parent & Family Orientation (2-3 p.m.) - Cowles Auditorium

The first year of college is often just as challenging for families as it is for students. It is a time of major transition, and there are many questions. To begin this session, student life will take you through a "year-in-the-life" of a Whitworth student during their first year and share some of the things they've learned about what it's like to be a student and a parent.

Advisor Meetings for Parents (3-4 p.m.) - Various Classrooms

Meet your student's academic advisor and chat with them about the upcoming year.

Resident Floor Meeting (3-4 p.m.) - Residence Halls

Led by your residence hall staff, this floor meeting will give you an opportunity to learn more about your home and neighbors. You will also start to determine what activities you would like to do together during the upcoming year. Don't miss it!

Off-Campus Student Welcome (3 p.m.) - HUB Crow's Nest

How can you stay involved while living off campus? This gathering for off-campus students will introduce you to the off-campus ASWU senator. You will hear about opportunities to connect with other commuters throughout the year and ways to get involved with life on campus. Snacks provided.

*Cross Over Ceremony (4 p.m.) - The Loop

All new students and their families congregate in The Loop, rain or shine, for the Cross Over Ceremony. Admissions will present the new students to President Scott McQuilkin, who will formally accept these students as they are surrounded by their families and loved ones. We will sing Amazing Grace and the new students will cross under the traditional pinecone arch, where they will be welcomed into the Whitworth community by faculty, staff and fellow students.

Dinner (5-7 p.m.) - HUB Dining Hall

Students can begin their meal plan in the dining hall. Additional meals for guests cost $10.60.

Legacy Dessert (6:15-7 p.m.) - HUB Crow's Nest

Join us for a gathering for alumni parents and their families. By invitation only.

Residence Hall Meetings (7:30 p.m.) - Residence Halls

Meet your fellow residents and your residence hall staff and learn about important campus-wide values.

Crafts Ahoy! (8:30-10:30 p.m.) - HUB ABC Room

Ahoy there! As an alternative to Traditiation, join us for an evening of crafts, food and drinks in the HUB ABC Room.

Sunday, Sept. 4

Catholic Mass (8 a.m.) - Seeley G. Mudd Chapel

Join us in celebrating Mass. Hosted by Catholic Fellowship Club. Refreshments provided after service. 

Campus Worship Service (9:30 a.m.) - The Loop

Join the Whitworth community in a worship service hosted by Whitworth Campus Ministry including student-led music and a sermon given by Dean of Spiritual Life and campus pastor, Forrest Buckner.

Steering the Ship with Student Life (11 a.m.-noon) - HUB MPR

Come meet the student life staff and learn about the programs and services they offer to help keep our students happy, healthy and safe.

*Transfer Student Kick-off Lunch (Noon) - HUB MPR

Join us in the HUB MPR to connect with other transfer students and kick off the transition into Whitworth with a special opportunity to talk with our special guest on campus, Jason LeVasseur. Lunch will be provided. 

Parents and Families Depart Campus (1 p.m.)

Make sure to find a good time to give one last hug prior to this event as incoming students continue to settle in to the Whitworth community.

Incoming Class Photo (3 p.m.) - The Loop

Belonging Seminar (3:30-4 p.m.)- Various Classrooms

Learn about one of Whitworth’s guiding pillars; belonging. This is an opportunity to meet new people, hear their stories, and share your own!

Monday, Sept. 5

Dining Hall Opens for Breakfast (7-9 a.m.) - Dining Hall

*Whitworth 101 (9-11 a.m.) - Cowles Auditorium

This meeting is mandatory for all new and transfer students and attendance will be taken. During this highly interactive session, we will learn how to safely respond to acts of violence, bullying and harassment. As part of our commitment to provide a safe and welcoming campus environment for all students, and as part of our institutional compliance obligations, new students are required to attend a presentation on understanding sexual harassment and consent as they are stated in Whitworth's Title IX procedures.

Music Lesson Sign-Up (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) - Cowles Music Center

Individual music lessons can be taken for credit and are available to all students (course fee applies).

Dining Hall Open for Lunch (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) - HUB Dining Hall

Chemistry Placement Exam (11:30 a.m.) - Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (Robinson Teaching Theatre)

All students enrolled in CH 161 for Fall Term 2022 must take a placement test. This test is given before every semester, only take it when you are enrolled in CH 161. This test is to verify that students have the appropriate math skills and chemistry knowledge to take the CH 161 course. Students that do not pass will be required to take CH 101, an introductory chemistry course. Bring a pencil and a calculator to the test.

*Transfer Student DEI Lunch (11:30 a.m.) - HUB Crow's Nest

This meeting is mandatory for all new students and attendance will be taken. Come have lunch with your fellow transfer students and hear from a variety of staff on campus about what diversity, equity and inclusion mean at Whitworth for Transfer Students specifically. In this meeting, we will discuss creating a community at Whitworth that embraces and respects the intersections of identities and developing a common language to talk about issues related to race, privilege and difference. Lunch will be provided.

*Whitworth 111 (3-5 p.m.) - Various Classrooms

This meeting is mandatory for all new students and attendance will be taken. Curious about the classroom experiences that lie ahead? Faculty members will provide insight on the transition from high school to success in college.  What will be required of you? What do we hope will happen for you on the academic side of your journey at Whitworth? This session will offer you tips for academic success. 

Dining Hall Open for Dinner (4:45 p.m.) - HUB Dining Hall

Concert (7 p.m.) - The Loop

Enjoy an electric performance from the 502s!

Pattinson's Skate Night (9-11 p.m.) - Pattinson's North Roller Skating Center

Just down the street from campus, enjoy a night of skating and music at Pattinson's Skate Center!

Shuttle transportation will be provided.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Dining Hall Opens for Breakfast (7 a.m.) - Dining Hall

*Whitworth 112 (9-11 a.m.) - Various Classrooms

This meeting is mandatory for all new and transfer students and attendance will be taken. Dive in to your first session of SC 125/325. You will learn about what to expect from the class and provide an opportunity for you to get to know your fellow classmates and advisor.

Music Lesson Sign-Up (10 a.m.-3 p.m.) - Cowles Music Center

Individual music lessons can be taken for credit and are available to all students (course fee applies).

Honors Program Orientation (11 a.m.-noon) - Seeley G. Mudd Chapel

This orientation session invites all students admitted with Honors to learn general information about the program and to have an opportunity to meet students and faculty in the Honors Program. For any questions, contact Honors Director Bert Emerson (dbemerson@my.whitworth.edu) or your departmental Honors advisor.

Chemistry Placement Exam (11:30 a.m.) ­- Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (Robinson Teaching Theatre)

All students enrolled in CH 161 for Fall Term 2022 must take a placement test. This test is given before every semester, only take it when you are enrolled in CH 161. This test is to verify that students have the appropriate math skills and chemistry knowledge to take the CH 161 course. Students that do not pass will be required to take CH 101, an introductory chemistry course. Bring a pencil and a calculator to the test.

*Slice of Whitworth for Our Transfer Students (noon) - North-most end of The Loop

Come and grab a slice of pizza or cake and hear about what life is like in and out of the classroom.

Dining Hall Opens for Lunch (11 a.m.-1 p.m.) - HUB Dining Hall

Club Fair (Noon-3 p.m.) - The Loop

Come enjoy some treats as you check out all the clubs on campus and find out how to get involved.

Music Theory and Ear Training Placement Exams (12:30-1:45 p.m.) ­- MUB 200

Students with previous music theory or ear training experience may take the exam for possible placement in higher-level music theory or ear training courses. The placement exam is not required for students who plan to enroll in first-semester theory or ear training courses (MU 110/MU 111).

Language Placement Exam (1-3 p.m.) - Library, 2nd Floor Computer Labs

  • There will be one proctored test session during Orientation Week. Any student wishing to test out of the general education language requirement in French, German, Spanish or Russian MUST take the language placement test in a proctored setting. Students who plan to enroll in a language class but have not yet taken the online placement exam may also take the test at this time. The test takes 20-40 minutes and is all multiple-choice. You must register for a testing session prior to your arrival on campus.
  • For American Sign Language (ASL), please speak to a representative of the School of Education, in Dixon Hall.
  • For advanced placement in, or to test out of, Japanese or Chinese, please get in touch with Jennifer Brown, chair of world languages & cultures, in Westminster Hall (jbrown@whitworth.edu, 509.777.4484).

Pre-Medicine, Pre-Veterinarian, Pre-Dental, and Health-Sciences Meeting (1-2 p.m.) ­- Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (Robinson Teaching Theatre)

Come meet the pre-health advisors and learn about the classes to take and activities you will want to be involved in as a pre-health student.

Pre-Law Meeting (1-2 p.m.) - Weyerhaeuser Hall 111

Come meet the pre-law advisor and learn about classes and activities. We'll introduce the law and justice minor. 

Theatre and Dance Social (2:45-3:45 p.m.) - Centennial Plaza in the courtyard outside Cowles Auditorium

If you are interested in theatre and dance (on stage or back stage) come meet the theatre and dance faculty, staff, and current students. Hear about a wide variety of performance opportunities and our exciting upcoming season. This reception is for anyone who loves the arts.

Chemistry Placement Exam (3:15 p.m.) - Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (Robinson Teaching Theatre)

All students enrolled in CH 161 for Fall Term 2022 must take a placement test. This test is given before every semester, only take it when you are enrolled in CH 161. This test is to verify that students have the appropriate math skills and chemistry knowledge to take the CH 161 course. Students that do not pass will be required to take CH 101, an introductory chemistry course. Bring a pencil and a calculator to the test.

Dining Hall Open for Dinner (5-7 p.m.)

Survivor (9:30-11 p.m.) - Duvoliver Lawn

Wednesday, Sept. 7

Regular Meal Schedule Begins Today

Regular Class Schedule Begins Today

New Student Employee Orientation (noon) - HUB ABC Room

This mandatory session is for first time Whitworth student employees. We talk about student employment essentials including employment forms, web time entry, pay dates, tax information, and employee rights and responsibilities.

ASWU Assembly Meeting (5 p.m.) - HUB Chambers

Every Wednesday at 5 p.m. the student government will have an open meeting in the HUB. All are welcome to hear what issues, policies and programs are occurring at Whitworth. They'll be electing representatives in September, too, so if you want to be involved, you're welcome to join in on the discussion.

Floor Values Meetings (6:30-8:30 p.m.) - Residence Hall Lounges

Meet your neighbors and, as a floor, determine what values will shape your floor community this semester. Learn more about Community Behavioral Standards (CBS), what role they play in your larger community, and how to make sure your voice is heard.

Student Athlete Meeting (9:30 p.m.) - Weyerhaeuser Hall 107 (Robinson Teaching Theatre)

This is a mandatory meeting for returning, new and potential varsity athletes. We will cover NCAA and Whitworth requirements for participating in athletics as well as completing mandatory compliance paperwork. If you are interested in participating in varsity sports, please contact the coaching staff of your sport prior to coming to the meeting to receive information of all required meetings. Please bring a pen and your student I.D. number.

Thursday, Sept. 8

Today classes beginning at 9:30 a.m. will end at 10:30 a.m., only in order to allow time for the campus community to gather in the fieldhouse for our opening convocation. Classes will resume at noon.

Convocation (11 a.m.) - Fieldhouse

This rich tradition is the formal beginning of the academic semester. Faculty will parade in their academic regalia, and President Scott McQuilkin will address the Whitworth community.

Intercultural Student Center (ISC) Reception (3:30-5 p.m.) ­- Hendrick Hall

Come have refreshments and visit the Eileen Hendrick Hall Building, the location for the Whitworth Office of Student Diversity, Equity & Inclusion/Intercultural Student Center, and the Office of International Education.

Residence Hall Values and Community Behavioral Standards (CBS) Meeting (9:30 p.m.) - Residence Hall Lounges

This is an opportunity for you to decide the formal community values that will govern your living area. Make your voice count as your entire residence hall determines policies for you building such as quiet hours, visitation and more.

Friday, Sept. 9

Ministry Fair (10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) ­- The Loop

Whitworth University has great relationships with lots of churches and ministries in the greater Spokane area. Come by The Loop and meet with folks from some of these churches. Find out about their worship services, collegiate fellowship groups, and opportunities for internships and service. This is your chance to learn how to get involved with a church during your time at Whitworth.

Off-Campus Student BBQ (5:30 p.m.) - Holmberg Park

All off-campus students are invited to eat and play games together at Holmberg Park, southwest of campus, on Wall Street.

Bingo (8 p.m.) - Cowles Auditorium

Join us for ASWU's first big event for a chance to win over $2,000 in prizes! 

Saturday, Sept. 10

ASWU Event - Location TBA