Family Weekend - Whittier College

Family Weekend - Whittier College

The 2011 - 2012

Poet Family Guide

A Family Resource Manual

Whittier College Office of the

Dean of Students


Table of Contents

I. Welcome from the Dean of Students

II. So, Your Student Just Left For College...

Expect Change

Remember, It Takes Time to Adjust

Write (Even if They Don’t Write Back)

Ask Questions (But Not Too Many)

Visit (But Not Too Often)

Call or Text (But Not Everyday)

Trust Them



Don’t Say, “These are the best times of your life.”

III. Frequently Asked Questions



FERPA and Student Records

Residential Life

Campus Involvement

IV. Save the Date


Whittier Weekend

Family Weekend

V. Important Academic Dates


Fall Semester 2011

January Interim

Spring Semester 2012

VI. Whittier College Resources


VII. Whittier City Resources



Community Services

Churches, Mosques, & Temples

Financial Services

Health Services



Coffee Shops

VIII. Whittier College Campus Map


Dear Poet Family,

Welcome to Whittier College! As you

and your student begin this next chapter

in your lives, we want to provide

you with information and tips to help

make the college experience successful

and rewarding.

Being the parent of two college students

myself, I can identify with the

range of emotions you may feel. On

one hand, you are proud of your student’s accomplishments

and excited about the next stage in his or her life. On the other

hand, you might be scared about how your relationships could

change as well as full of anticipation about the challenges and

opportunities to come.

This booklet was written to provide resources and to answer

typical parent questions. Please read it over! The Dean of Students

Offi ce and all other offi ces within the division of Student

Life are here to help make the transition of your college student

a success.

Best wishes for a successful Whittier College experience!


Welcome from the

Dean of Students

Vice President

and Dean of Students

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So, Your Student

Just Left For College...

Each year, more than two million students enter college and

begin a new phase of their lives. The coming years will be fi lled

with excitement, joy, fear, anticipation, and discovery for you

and your student. Here are a few suggestions that will help you

adjust during your student’s years in school.

Expect Change

Your student will change. It will happen either dramatically within

the fi rst months, slowly over the college years, or somewhere

in between. It’s natural, inevitable, and can be inspiring and

beautiful - though change can be diffi cult, too. College, and all

the experiences surrounding it, affect changes in a student’s

social, vocational, and personal behavior. Remember that your

student will remain basically the same person that you sent

away to college; the changes he or she will experience are part

of a maturation process.

Remember, It Takes Time to Adjust

The fi rst few days and weeks at school are packed with new

experiences. The challenges of meeting new people and

adjusting to unfamiliar situations take a lot of time and energy.

The transition to a new environment may seem overwhelming

to your student, however, most students adapt well to their new

environment, and in time, will become used to the new “norm.”

Ask Questions (But Not Too Many)

College students are eager to establish their independence

and often resent interference with their new-found lifestyles.

Still, some desire the security of knowing their family remains

interested in them. Family curiosity can be unproductive and

alienating or relief-giving and supportive, depending on the

attitudes of the persons involved. Questions marked with “I

have a right to know”, ulterior motives, and nagging can be

harmful. However, honest inquiries and other “between friends”

communication and discussion will most likely enhance the

family-student relationship.

So, Your Student

Just Left For College...

Call or Text (But Not Everyday)

Some students, especially at the beginning of their college

career, will call or text you with all sorts of questions, maybe

several times a day. Questions range from how to do laundry

and pay tuition, to advice about a roommate. Communication

is good, but try to limit telephone calls or text messages to no

more than once per day. When you do talk to your student ask

questions like, “Who could you talk to on campus about this

problem?” rather than telling them what to do. Encouraging

independent decision-making is an important skill developed in


Visit (But Not Too Often)

Visits by family (especially when accompanied by shopping

sprees and/or dinners) are another favorite part of the college

experience. These visits are a nice time for family members to

become acquainted with, and to gain an understanding of their

students’ new activities, commitments, and friends. However,

spur-of-the-moment “surprises” are usually not appreciated; preemption

of a planned weekend of studying or other activities can

have disastrous results.

Expect and encourage students not to come home every

weekend. Spending time on campus is one of the best ways to

make friends.

Write (Even If They Don’t Write Back)

While it may seem that your student is eager to embrace the

independence that accompanies college, most students still

appreciate ties and the security those ties bring. Many students

would give anything for news from home and family. There is

nothing more depressing than an empty mailbox, so write or

send e-mail. Don’t expect a reply to every letter you write—be

prepared for unanswered correspondence.

All U.S. mail should be

addressed as:

Student Name (Box #)

Whittier College

P.O. Box 634

All packages shipped via FedEx or UPS

should be addressed as:

Student Name (Box #)

Whittier College

7214 Painter Ave

4 Whittier, CA 90608-0634

Whittier, CA 90602-1450


So, Your Student

Just Left For College...

Don’t Say, “These are the best years of your life.”

At times, your student’s college years will be fi lled with

indecision, insecurity, disappointment, and mistakes. They

will also be full of discovery, inspiration, good times, and best

friends. But, it’s not always the good that stands out. Your

student may not agree that these are “the best years” while he

or she is suffering with the trials and tribulations of adjusting to

a new environment. A great deal of pressure can be placed on

students to always appear to be having “the time of their lives.”

Any parent who believes that all college students get good

grades, know what they want to major in, always have activitypacked

weekends, have thousands of close friends, and lead

carefree lives is wrong. So are the parents who think that

“college-educated” means “mistake-proof.” Those who accept

and understand the highs and lows of their student’s reality can

help provide the necessary support and encouragement.

Trust Them

Self-discovery and the transition into adulthood are diffi cult

enough tasks without feeling that the people whose opinions

you respect the most are second-guessing you. You and your

student may have differences of opinion. It is important to realize

that these differences are not a battle between right and wrong;

rather, they should be thought of as different points of view. It is

vitally important that your student knows you love, respect, and

are supportive of him or her. Your relationship and the college

years will be better for it.

Frequently Asked



1. What is the First-Year Experience Program?

The purpose of the First-Year Experience at Whittier College is

to help students transition to college and develop the skills and

knowledge needed for academic success.

The First-Year Experience is a series of programs and services

designed to promote student success. These include a College

Writing Seminar linked to another academic course (“Linked

Courses”), a Living-Learning Community experience in the

residence halls, and First-Year Mentoring. Together, these

programs foster the development of relationships with faculty,

students, and upper-class peer mentors. They also teach

students how to be active, contributing members of the Whittier

College community. The First-Year Experience is coordinated

by the Associate Dean of First-Year Programs, Dr. Lisa Bortman


2. How do students register for classes?

Students register on-line for classes based on the number of credit

hours they have earned and after they have completed an advising

session with their mentor. Students who have an outstanding

balance are not able to register for the next semester.

3. Does my student need a computer?

Students need to have access to a computer, but they do not

need to have their own. There are a number of computer labs

on campus available for students and laptop computers may be

checked out at the library main desk.

4. Where can my student get career counseling?

The Weingart Center for Career Planning and Internships provides

counseling to assist students with choosing a major, career and

internship planning, résumé writing, interviewing skills, job searches

for breaks and after graduation, and options for graduate study.

Workshops, job fairs, and job listings for full- and part-time jobs,

fellowships, and graduate schools are also available.

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Frequently Asked


5. How can my student learn about study-abroad


Studying abroad for a semester (usually during the junior year) can

be a great way to enhance your student’s education. To participate

in a study-abroad program and earn academic credit toward

their undergraduate degrees, students are required to submit an

application and well-designed learning plan as part of a competitive

selection process. One year prior to the expected study abroad

date, students should attend a study abroad general meeting

to learn more about opportunities, eligibility, and requirements.

The application process begins the semester before the student

expects to study abroad.

6. What is the role of a faculty advisor?

The faculty advisor, known as a faculty mentor to fi rst-year

students, is an excellent resource for planning academic study and

career opportunities. Students move from a faculty mentor to an

advisor when they declare their majors. The faculty advisor helps

students to:

• understand graduation requirements and student records

• plan balanced and realistic schedules

• establish academic goals and academic planning

• assist students in changing majors

• improve academic performance

• select courses for the upcoming semester

7. What standards of conduct are students held to?

The Academic Honesty Policy and the Code of Student Rights and

Responsibilities outline the requirements for student conduct inside

and outside the classroom with the goal of creating a healthy living

and learning environment for all members of the Whittier College

community. Unacceptable behaviors and the consequences are

detailed in the student handbook. Under federal law, a College

offi cial may consult with you about a situation involving your

student only with a signed release from the student. A description

of the student disciplinary process is available at:

Frequently Asked


8. How can my student access services for a disability?

The Disability Services Offi ce assists in creating an accessible

college community where students with disabilities have an

equal opportunity to participate fully in the life of the College. The

Disability Services Offi ce partners with students, faculty, and staff

to cultivate student learning and success.

Academic accommodations and support services are based on

the student’s documentation of disabilities and are determined on

an individual basis. Once a student has completed an application

for services and has furnished current verifi cation of a disability, the

student meets with the director to discuss and then implement the

procedures for use of appropriate supportive services.

9. Does Whittier College have an internship program?

Internships complement a student’s education by allowing fi rsthand

experience in “translating” a liberal arts education into

potential professional options. Internships during the fi rst years of

college allow a student to explore and to enhance skills and selfknowledge.

Internships during the junior and senior years help a

student fi ne-tune professional goals, get ahead of the competition,

and make useful contacts for the future. The Weingart Center for

Career Planning and Internships provides preparation, advising,

and resources for students who want to participate in internships.

10. Can parents access student grades?

Grades are posted each semester on the individual student’s account after fi nals are completed. Grades are not

sent home via U.S. mail. Because student information is protected

by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), this

information cannot be disseminated to anyone but the student.

Parents are encouraged to discuss academic performance directly

with their student.

11. What if my student has diffi culty in a course?

If your student is having trouble in a course, the fi rst step is to have

your student speak with the instructor. The instructor may be able

to suggest study skills, further reading, or student groups that

may aid your student. In addition, your student can explore the

many opportunities for assistance at the Center for Advising and

Academic Success(CAAS).

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Frequently Asked


12. Is assistance with writing and tutoring in other

subjects available?

Tutors at the Center for Advising and Academic Success (CAAS)

help students organize, develop, and express their thoughts in

written form. In addition, CAAS provides the following services free

of charge:

• Academic Guidance: Professional staff can help your

student assess academic strengths and weaknesses, and

develop a customized learning plan to improve study skills.

• Academic Advising: Each new student is assigned to

a faculty mentor who provides academic support and

direction through the freshman and sophomore years.

• Tutoring: One-on-one tutoring is available in most subjects

by dedicated students who are trained to assist their


• Supplemental Instruction: Students who have successfully

completed a challenging course conduct review sessions

and tackle diffi cult course content each week with

students currently enrolled in the class.

• Academic Coaching: Provides an opportunity for students

to have greater accountability through one-on-one weekly

sessions with an academic coach.

• Workshops: Sessions on the writing process are offered

regularly throughout the year.

• Computer Lab: Computers, printers, and other equipment

are available for general student use.

13. If my student is doing poorly in class, will the College

send a notice besides fi nal course grades?

Yes. In the middle of each semester, the College sends an email

to each student who is performing poorly in class. These midsemester

warnings cover the following areas: 1) attendance; 2)

class participation; 3) regular preparation for class; 4) completion

of assignments; 5) understanding and comprehension of material;

6) effort in the class; and 7) graded assignments, papers, quizzes

or exams. This information is to help students address areas that

prevent success in the class.

Frequently Asked



1. What is FERPA?

FERPA stands for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy

Act. It grants students certain rights concerning their

educational records and the disclosure of information to anyone

other than the student. Whittier makes it a practice not to

disclose any information contained in a student’s record to

anyone but the student. Records include: mid-term or semester

grades; disability, discipline, or counseling records; or the bill

(even though parents often pay for their student’s education).

Health records are covered under HIPPA, another federal law.

Students will be provided with the option to sign an

authorization form allowing the release of information to a

designee, such as a parent or family member. The student

may choose to sign an authorization allowing the release of

information from other offi ces such as Residential Life, Business

Offi ce, Financial Aid, or Registrar’s Offi ce. Should your student

elect to sign an authorization, please be advised that this

does not mean that one of the above mentioned offi ces will

contact you if there is an issue. It means that if you contact the

respective offi ces, your student has given them permission to

talk to you.

When a faculty or staff member informs you of the College’s

inability to share information with you regarding a particular

student record, they are adhering to FERPA. Use this

opportunity to contact your student to discuss the situation,

encourage follow up on the matter, or sign an authorization

form. In doing so, you will be encouraging valuable selfadvocacy

skills in your student.

FERPA does allow communication with parents in lifethreatening

situations, if an alcohol or drug violation has

occurred, or if there is misconduct that is likely to result in the

loss of housing, suspension, or the privilege of participating in


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Frequently Asked


2. How can my student’s enrollment status be verifi ed?

Students can obtain verifi cation of enrollment at the Registrar’s

Offi ce.

3. How is my student’s account managed?

When a student incurs charges for registration, housing, board,

and other items, the charge and then payment is summarized

on the student account. Account information is available

to students through Students are strongly

encouraged to monitor fi nancial activity on a regular basis

so that they have enough time to resolve any issues that will

prevent registration.

4. Where can I fi nd tuition and fee information?

A chart listing tuition, housing, and board options is available

on the web at cesAndServices/

BusinessOffi ce/Forms/default.aspx. Tuition and fees must be

paid in full for your student to register for the next semester.

There are a number of ways to pay the bills owed to the

College. Please consult with Business Offi ce staff for more

information at: (562) 907-4207.

5. How do students know if they are eligible for

fi nancial aid?

Students should fi le the Free Application for Federal Student Aid

(FAFSA) at After fi ling, students can review

their Student Aid Report (SAR) online for changes. It is essential

that students apply for fi nancial aid early. The FAFSA form

should be fi lled out each year of a student’s enrollment.

6. How can my student fi nd a job while going to school?

“Poet Paths” is a search tool offered by Career Planning. It lists

part-time and full-time positions, including student employment

and career positions. http//

7. Wan to know what is happening on campus?

Join the Student Life Facebook page to see a weekly calendar

of events, learn about organizations & societies, sporting &

intramural events, and even what’s to eat on campus.

Frequently Asked


8. When do students receive fi nancial aid funds?

If a student has been awarded fi nancial aid, it is disbursed at the

beginning of each semester. Deferred fees and other charges are

deducted and the difference is made available to the student as

a refund. College work-study is paid according to the number of

hours a student works each week and is expected to be applied to

student charges.


Living on campus is considered

an important part of the student’s

education at Whittier College.

Students are expected to live on

campus unless they are married,

commuting from their legal

residence (with family) within 25

miles of the College, or have earned 90 credit hours. Forming

strong living-learning communities is a hallmark of the student’s

experience. During the fi rst year, students are assigned to livinglearning

communities based on their enrollment in linked courses.

Students who live and study together have the opportunity to

extend classroom learning through small group work and out-ofclass


1. How are residence hall rooms furnished?

Each double room includes two beds, two chests-of-drawers, two

desks, and two desk chairs. The beds take twin, extra-long sheets.

Single rooms are generally not available for fi rst-year students, but

a limited number are available for students living in upper-class

residence halls. Triple rooms have three extra long twin beds, three

chest-of-drawers, three desks, and three desk chairs.

2. What staff is available for residents?

Area Coordinators (ACs) are full-time professionals with master’s

degrees who are skilled in leadership, program development,

advising, confl ict resolution, and resource referral. Living in

selected residence halls, they train and supervise student Resident

Assistants (RAs) in their responsibilities and oversee student

12 conduct violations and administrative functions.


Frequently Asked


3. How are roommate disagreements handled?

From time to time, confl icts arise between roommates. To help

foster positive communication between residents, we begin

the year by requiring students living together to complete a

Roommate Agreement. This agreement encourages students to

talk about potential areas of disagreement, such as study and

sleep habits, sharing of personal belongings, and visitation. This

agreement often prevents problems from occurring, and can be

useful to review if disagreements between roommates do come

up. Students can also talk with their RAs or their AC for help

improving relations between roommates.


1. What is provided by

Campus Safety?

Campus Safety provides

uniformed patrol for deterrence

and addressing of crime, as well

as provides crime prevention

programming in the residence

halls and various departments

on campus. The department also offers a safe escort service to

students, staff, and campus visitors (call x4211). When needed,

paramedic or police assistance is requested. Please encourage

your student to program Campus Safety’s telephone number

(562) 907-4211 into the cell phone.

2. What steps can my student take to stay safe and

protect personal property?

In becoming a member of the Whittier College community,

students are expected to share responsibility for maintaining a

safe environment. The majority of thefts on campus occur when

property is left unattended. By locking doors and windows,

especially in the residence halls, students can minimize the

potential for theft. For additional security of personal belongings

an engraving tool is available at Campus Safety.

Frequently Asked


3. Is Campus Safety prepared to respond to unusual

events that pose a direct threat to the College


Campus Safety offi cers are fi rst-responders in a campus

emergency and are trained accordingly through the City of

Whittier and County of Los Angeles Disaster Teams. The College

also has a Safety Committee that provides additional support in

the event of an emergency.

The College has instituted a cellular telephone notifi cation

system for any student who has his or her cellular telephone

number on record at the College. Please encourage your

student to submit his or her cellular telephone number to the

directory by logging on to his or her account and

updating the directory information.

4. What social, professional, and leadership

opportunities are available to students?

Whittier College offers many types of out-of-classroom

opportunities for students to enhance their formal education.

Whether your student chooses to participate in one of the

College’s 60+ student organizations, join a society (our

fraternities and sororities), give back to the community through

service, further his or her education by tutoring or joining an

academic honor society, Whittier College has the opportunities.

And if there isn’t already something that fi ts their interests, they

are encouraged to create a new group or program.

The Leadership Experience and Programming (LEAP) Offi ce

is the hub of things to do on campus. LEAP can provide

information on student organizations, support the development

of student marketing and publicity materials, and aid in planning

student-led events.

Students should check the Campus Activities Calendar: to see what programs and events

are scheduled. If your student complains that “there’s never

anything to do on campus,” we assure you, they’re pulling your


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Frequently Asked


5. What intercollegiate sports does the College offer?

Whittier College offers 21 intercollegiate sports teams and

competes at the Division III level of the NCAA, and in the

Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).

Whittier College’s men’s sports include baseball, basketball,

cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and

diving, tennis, track and fi eld, and water polo. Women compete

in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming

and diving, tennis, track and fi eld, volleyball, and water polo.

Parents and families are invited to join us in cheering the Poets

and are encouraged to sign up for the athletics newsletter at

6. Does the College have an intramurals program?

Intramurals allow students to get involved immediately on

campus, release some stress associated with studying, and

get some physical exercise. In past years, basketball, soccer,

softball, and fl ag football have been offered for men and women.

Intramurals are emerging as one of the most popular activities

on campus.

7. What is there to do on the weekends at Whittier


In addition to studying, there are many different options for

students on the weekends. Organizations, societies, and

residence halls plan programs for Friday evening, Saturday, or

Sunday. Some of the biggest events and College traditions are

held on the weekends, such as Homecoming, Luminarias (spring

formal dance), Spring Festival, and Spring Sing.

Some FAQ’s were adapted from the Parent Handbook distributed by

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

Save The Date!

Whittier Weekend

October 21-23, 2011

Whittier Weekend 2011 features great programs

and events, providing alumni with an opportunity to

reconnect, reminisce, and make new friends. Students

are encouraged to participate in activities throughout

the weekend. Friday kicks off the program with the

class of 1946/1951 reunion luncheon in Villalobos Hall.

The program continues throughout the day with Poet

College, a selection of courses led by Whittier’s distinguished faculty, specifi cally

designed for alumni. Enjoy a pep rally in the Upper Quad to get pumped for the

Homecoming game and then head on over to the courtyard for a Reunion Casino!

This year’s program will include society brunches and mixers, as well as the

annual Poets Awards ceremony, honoring distinguished alumni for their career

achievements and community service. The weekend would also not be complete

without the 50th reunion dinner at the president’s house and of course the much

anticipated Homecoming game versus Claremont McKenna College!

Complete your weekend by attending the 40 th Annual Tardeada, where you will

enjoy an afternoon of great friends, food, and much more! For more information, log

on to, call (562) 907-4222 or e-mail

Family Weekend

April 27-29, 2012

At Whittier College we realize that Poet families come

in many different shapes and sizes. During Family

Weekend we invite all Poet family members: parents,

aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, friends, and all of

those who we hold dear to us are welcome. With three

days of activities, athletic games, student presentations, and performances, all

leading up to the main event, Honors Convocation, this weekend promises to be a

true celebration of the achievements of our students.

Special Events Include:

• Walk with President Sharon


• Annual Luau Celebration

• State of the College Address

• Exciting Poet Sporting Events

• Study Abroad & International

Programs Information Session.

Career Planning and Internships

Information Session.

• Undergraduate Research,

Scholarship and Creative Arts

Presentation Day

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Important Academic Dates Whittier College Resources

Mark Your Calendars Now!

Fall Semester

Classes begin

Last day to add

Last day to drop without record

Last day to fi le CR/NC card

Mid-semester break

Last day to drop with record of enrollment (W)

Whittier Weekend

Pre-registration for Spring & Jan. Term

Thanksgiving Break

Last day of classes

Reading Day


Residence Halls close

January Interim

Residence Halls open

Classes begin

Last day to add

Last day to drop without record

Last day to fi le CR/NC card

Last day to drop with record of enrollment (W)

Last day of Jan Term classes

Spring Semester

Residence Halls open for new students

New Student orientation

Classes begin

Last day to add

Last day to drop with no record

Last day to fi le CR/NC card

Last day to drop with record of enrollment (W)

Residence Halls close for Spring Break

Spring Break

Residence Halls re-open

Family Weekend

Pre-registration for Fall and Summer terms

Last day of classes

Reading Day


Residence Halls close (except graduating seniors)


Residence Halls close (graduated seniors)

September 8

September 15

September 29

October 6

October 14-17

October 20

October 21-23

November 14-18

November 24-27

December 9

December 12

December 13-16

December 17 noon

January 2 at noon

January 3

January 6

January 13

January 13

January 13

January 23

January 23 at noon

January 23-25

January 26

February 2

February 16

February 23

March 8

March 24 at noon

March 26-30

April 1 at noon

April 27-29

April 16-20

May 1

May 1

May 3-7

May 8 at noon

May 13

May 12 at noon

All numbers can be reached at (562) 907-xxxx

For Questions About Visit Call

Absences from class Dean of Students x4233

Academic Center of Advising and x4816


Academic Success

Academic Honors Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Academic Sanctions Assoc. Dean of

Liberal Education


Accidents Health Services/ x4548/

Campus Safety




Registrar’s Offi ce x4241


Placement Credit

Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

AIDS Information Health Services x4548



Counseling Services x4239

Alumni Relations Alumni Offi ce x4222

Athletics Athletics Center x4271



Campus Safety x4211

Billing Accounts Business Offi ce x4207

Books (new, used,

and rented)

Bookstore x4251

Calendar of Events Offi ce of Leadership

Experience & Programs



Campus Inn


Bon Appétit x4257

Campus Safety Campus Safety x4211

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Whittier College Resources Whittier College Resources

For Questions About Visit Call

Catering/Dining Bon Appétit x4257

Change of Address Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Clubs/Organizations LEAP x4986

Club Sports LEAP x4986

Commencement Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Computer Information


Information Technology Services

Copying Services Copy Center x4265

Counseling (personal) Counseling Center x4239

Course Registration Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Crime Prevention Campus Safety x4211

Dental Care


Health Services x4548

Depression Counseling Services x4239

Disciplinary Matters Dean of Students x4233

Disabilities Disability Services x4840

Discrimination Dean of Students x4233



Health Services x4548

Dropping Courses Registrar’s Offi ce x4241



Health Services x4548

Emergencies Campus Safety x4211



Campus Safety x4211

Employment on/off


Career Planning x4230

For Questions About Visit Call

Exam Schedule Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Fees Business Offi ce x4207

FERPA Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Financial Aid Financial Aid x4285



Bisexual Students

Cultural Center x4963

Grade Appeal Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Grants Financial Aid x4285

Hearing Board Associate Dean of



Housing (on & offcampus)

Residential Life x4223

ID Card Campus Safety x4211

International Offi ce of


Students Admissions



Internship Offi ce x4533

Intramural Sports Athletics x4271

Leadership Offi ce of Leadership x4986

Resources Experience &

Programs (LEAP)

Legal Assistance College Legal

Clinic (Whittier Law


(714) 870-5757

Lost and Found Campus Safety x4211

Mail Mailroom x4264

Maintenance Facilities x4261

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Whittier College Resources

For Questions About Visit Call

Mental Health Counseling Services x4239

Minority Student


Cultural Center x4962

Newspaper, Quaker



Campus (www.

Orientation Dean of Students x4233



Campus Safety x4211

Payment of

College Fees

Business Offi ce x4207

Psychotherapy Counseling



Radio Station, KPOET (www.



Records, Student Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Refund of Tuition Business Offi ce x4207

Registration Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Residence Halls Residential Life x4223

Résumé Writing Career Planning x4230



Residential Life x4223

Scholarships Financial Aid x4285

Sexual Assault


Dean of Students x4233

Sexual Harassment Dean of Students x4233

Societies (Greek Associate Dean of x4274



Whittier College Resources

For Questions About Visit Call

Sports Information Athletics x4271



Student Senate x4876

Study Abroad International



Study Skills Center for Advising &

Academic Success




Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Theft Campus Safety x4211



IT Services x5000

Transcripts Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Transfer Credit Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Tutoring Center for Advising &

Academic Success


Verifi cation of


Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Volunteer Leadership


Opportunities Experience &

Program (LEAP)

Withdrawal from


Registrar’s Offi ce x4241

Withdrawal from Registrar’s Offi ce/ x4241

the College Dean of Students x4233

Writing Concerns Center for Advising &

Academic Success


Yearbook, Student Acropolis x4920

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Whittier City Resources


Whittier Police Department


(562) 945-8250

Project Sister

(sexual assault crisis services)

(909) 626-4357

Regional Poison Control

(800) 876-4766

Suicide Prevention (24-hours)

(877) 727-4747

Community Services

Charter Communications

(Cable TV)

(800) 681-9997

L.A. County Fire Department

(626) 444-2581

Citizenship & Immigration


(800) 375-5283

Whittier Dept. of Motor


(800) 777-0133

L.A. County Registrar of Voters

(562) 462-2748

Social Security Administration

(800) 772-1213

Whittier Information & Referral

(562) 464-3368

Whittier City Hall

13230 E. Penn St., Whittier

(562) 945-8200

Churches, Mosques,


Calvary Chapel (Brethren)

12817 Hadley St., Whittier

(562) 693-2500

Christian Science Church

8705 S. Catalina Ave., Whittier

(562) 693-9116

First Baptist Church

13106 E. Bailey St., Whittier

(562) 698-0095

First Christian Church

(Disciples of Christ)

6355 S. Greenleaf Ave., Whittier

(562) 698-0556

First Family (Assemblies of God)

8434 S. Greenleaf Ave., Whittier

(562) 698-6737

First Friends Church (Quaker)

13205 E. Philadelphia St., Whittier

(562) 698-9805

Grace Brethren Church

6704 S. Milton Ave., Whittier

(562) 698-0914

Hsi Lai Temple (Buddhist)

3456 Glenmark Drive

Hacienda Heights, CA

(626) 961-9697

St. Gregory’s Catholic Church

13935 E. Telegraph Rd., Whittier

(562) 941-0115

Whittier City Resources

Churches, Mosques,

Temples (cont.)

St. Mary’s Catholic Church

7215 S. Newlin Ave., Whittier

(562) 698-0107

St. Matthias Episcopal Church

7056 S. Washington Ave., Whittier

(562) 698-9741

Swaminarayan Hindu Temple

12401 E. Pellissier Rd., Whittier

(562) 692-2277

Temple Beth Ohr (Jewish)

15721 Rosecrans Ave.,

La Mirada

(714) 521-6765

Temple Beth Shalom (Jewish)

14564 E. Hawes St., Whittier

(562) 941-8744

Shepherd of the Hills


15215 Janine Dr., Whittier

(562) 696-1151

Trinity Lutheran Church

11716 E. Floral Dr., Whittier

(562) 699-7431

First Methodist Church

13222 E. Bailey St., Whittier

(562) 698-0022

Islamic Center


434 S. Vermont Ave.,

Los Angeles, 90020

(213) 382-9200

East Whittier Presbyterian


14061 E. Second St.,


(562) 698-9948

Whittier Presbyterian Church

6030 S. El Rancho Dr.,


(562) 692-3748

Financial Services

Bank of America

7255 S. Greenleaf Ave.,


(562) 868-1448

Credit Union of Southern


8028 S. Greenleaf Ave.,


(562) 698-8326


13103 Philadelphia St.,


(562) 945-1592

Union Bank of California

8510 S. Painter Ave., Whittier

(562) 693-9636

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Whittier City Resources

Financial Services


Wells Fargo

7202 S. Greenleaf Ave.,


(562) 945-1511

U.S. Bank

13525 E. Whittier Blvd.,


(562) 698-2521

Health Services

Alcoholics Anonymous

(323) 936-4343

Bright Medical Urgent Care

15725 E. Whittier Blvd.,


(562) 947-7754

National AIDS & HIV Hotline

English: (800) 342-2437

Spanish: (800) 344-7432

National Alcohol & Drug

Abuse Hotline

(800) 252-6465

Presbyterian Intercommunity


12401 E. Washington Blvd.,


(562) 698-0811

Whittier Hospital Medical


9080 Colima Rd, Whittier

(562) 945-3561


Burbank Airport (BUR)

Approx. 34 miles NW of

Whittier College

2627 N. Hollywood Way,

Burbank, 91505

(818) 840-8840

Long Beach Airport (LGB)

Approx. 18 miles SW of

Whittier College

4101 E. Donald Douglas Dr.

Long Beach, 90808

(562) 570-2600

Los Angeles International

Airport (LAX)

Approx. 28 miles W of

Whittier College

1 World Way,

Los Angeles, 90045

(310) 646-5252

Ontario International Airport


Approx. 34 miles E of

Whittier College

1940 East Moore Way,

Ontario, 91761

(909) 937-2700

Orange County John Wayne

Airport (SNA)

Approx. 34 miles SE of

Whittier College

18601 Airport Way,

Santa Ana, 92707

(949) 252-5200

Whittier City Resources

Transportation (Cont.)

Alaska Airlines

(800) 252-7522

American Airlines

(800) 433-7300

Continental Airlines

(800) 523-3273

Delta Airlines

(800) 221-1212


(800) 538-2583

Northwest Airlines

(800) 225-2525

US Airways

(800) 428-4322

Southwest Airlines

(800) 435-9792

United Airlines

(800) 241-6522

Virgin America

(877) 359-8474

Metro Transportation

Authority (MTA)

(800) 266-6883

Greyhound Bus Lines

(800) 231-2222

Whittier Transit

(562) 929-5550

Metrolink Customer Info

(800) 371-5465


(800) 872-7245


Baja Fresh Mexican Grill

13582 Whittier Blvd., Whittier

(562) 464-5900

California Grill

6751 Painter Ave., Whittier

(562) 907-7017

Marco Polo’s Pizza

6553 Comstock Ave., Whittier

(562) 698-4166

New Canton Restaurant

13015 Philadelphia St.,


(562) 698-7315

Norm’s Restaurant

14810 Whittier Blvd., Whittier

(562) 907-2760

Uptown Mexican Cafe

7040 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier

(562) 945-5877

Ohana Hawaiian BBQ

13520 Whittier Blvd., Whittier

(562) 696-8866

Golden Triangle Thai


7011 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier

(562) 945-6778

Coffee Shops


6758 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier

(562) 789-9258

Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

7201 Greenleaf Ave., Whittier

(562) 698-8452

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Whittier City Resources

Grocery Stores


13003 E. Whittier Blvd.,


(562) 696-5025

Herbie’s (House of Health)

13310 E. Whittier Blvd.,


(562) 945-1322


15740 La Forge St., Whittier

(562) 943-0516

Fresh & Easy

13301 Whittier Blvd.

Whittier, CA 90602

(562) 907-2540

Trader Joe’s

15025 E. Whittier Blvd.,


(562) 698-1642

Stater Brothers Brothers

11750 E. Whittier Whittier Blvd., Blvd.,


(562) 696-3212 696-3212


14919 E. Whittier Whittier Blvd., Blvd.,


(562) 945-3779

Fresh & Easy

13301 Whittier Blvd.


(562) 907-2540

Shopping Malls

Montebello Town Center

2134 Montebello Town Center Dr.,

Montebello, 90640

(323) 722-8454

Puente Hills Mall

1600 Azusa Ave., City of Industry,


(626) 965-8086

The Quad at Whittier

13502 Whittier Blvd., Whittier

(562) 693-5543

Whittwood Town Center

15603 E. Whittwood Ln., Whittier

(562) 947-2871

Post Offi ces

Bailey Station

6709 S. Washington Ave., Whittier

(562) 698-4810

Main Post Offi Offi ce

8520 S. Michigan Ave., Whittier

(800) 275-8777 275-8777

Whittier College Campus Map


13406 E. Philadelphia St

Whittier, CA 90608



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