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  • Registration | Whittier College
    that prevent you from registering Meet with your advisor and pick your schedule Your advisor is your best resource when deciding which classes to take next term Verify your schedule using My Whittier edu Report any discrepancies to the Office of the Registrar as soon as they are discovered Complete registration activities before the deadlines published in the Academic Calendar Failure to do so will result in a late registration fee Read and understand Whittier College s Registration Policies My Whittier edu How To s How to view your degree audit Web Registration Tutorial Waitlist Tutorial How to put yourself on a Waitlist Common registration errors How to view your schedule online How to view your schedule one week at a time How to view your final exam schedule How to change your contact information Address and Phone number Registration Information Advising must be completed each term before undergraduate students are permitted to register Your advisor will remove your advising hold when this requirement is met It is very important that you meet regularly with your advisor and develop a close working relationship Whittier College stands ahead of most other institutions in providing open access to faculty advisors This is a significant benefit not enjoyed by students at most other institutions Corequisites are used when two or more classes must be taken simultaneously This is typically used to link a lecture to a lab but it is also common with the Community link and Connections I pair requirements in the Liberal Education core You must register for each class in the corequisite group Grade Options exist for most classes This permits you to take a class for a letter grade default or for credit no credit with instructor permission Classes taken under the credit no credit option are excluded from GPA calculations Taking too many credits under the credit no credit option may also prevent you from being considered for the Dean s List each term departmental honors and Honors at Commencement Holds are used by various offices to get your attention Check your Registration Status page in My Whittier edu to ensure you have no outstanding holds that prevent you from registering The office that placed the hold will remove it when you have resolved the triggering issue Prerequisites exist for many classes They are used to ensure that a student is adequately prepared before attempting a more difficult class The registration system has access to your entire transcript accepted transfer work and test scores If the prerequisite for a class is not found you will not be permitted to add the class Review the current College Catalog for the specific prerequisites assigned to each course Study Load restrictions are used to ensure undergraduate students register for a full time schedule 12 to 17 credit hours Please note There is an additional charge for any credits above 15 First year students and students on academic probation are limited to no more than 12 credit hours per term Once your

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/registrar/registration (2016-01-26)
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  • Annual Events | Whittier College
    For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni You are here Home Annual Events Annual Events On 12 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments From Orientation in September through to Commencement in May Whittier College hosts a number of events designed to bring together all members of our expanded family to share in traditional activities and celebrations Orientation The induction of first year International and transfer students traditionally takes place over Labor Day Weekend in early September and is an opportunity for new students and their families to meet professors administrators and learn about life on campus Whittier Weekend and Family Celebration Taking place in October this weekend of activities focuses on building the true Poet spirit as alumni and parents of current students mingle and take part in some of Whittier s longstanding events Dub Sync Pep Rally Homecoming sports games and the crowning of a king and queen Tardeada Taking place the final day of Whittier Weekend Tardeada is a cultural fiesta of music food dancing and performance that has been a Whittier tradition for more than three decades Honors Convocation Taking place in April Honors Convocation recognizes outstanding student academic service and leadership achievement and offers a prelude to the pageantry of graduation exercises Latino Graduate Celebration An intimate event hosted by the Hispanic Student Association to highlight the achievements of our graduating seniors This event celebrated at the Ruth B Shannon Center for the Performing Arts brings together students families faculty alumni and friends to recognize all those

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/gateway/currentstudents/annualevents (2016-01-26)
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  • Commencement | Whittier College
    Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni Commencement Slider Meet the Class of 2015 Terry Jacob Terry Jacob found a way to blend his interest in environmental science with his passion for lacrosse Read more Meet the Class of 2015 Jessica Webster Business major and equestrian team member Jessica Webster shares her plans after Whittier Read more Meet the Class of 2015 Jaimis Ulrich Jaimis Ulrich took a nontraditional path to her undergraduate degree Read more Meet the Class of 2015 Jafet Diego Jafet Diego wants to continue working as an advocate in Whittier and serve as a resource to people of color Read more Meet the Class of 2015 Rebecca Robinson When I graduate and leave Whittier the things I will miss most are the companionship of my friends and the mentorship and support of my professors Read more Meet the Class of 2015 Greg Carlson Greg Carlson s advice to future Poets Take advantage of all opportunities that are presented Read more Prev Next In This Section Comme Mobile Pre Commencement Events Graduates Families Reception Student Information Cap Gown Graduation Announcements Photography Senior Class Gift Ceremony Information Schedule Distribution of Diplomas Families Guests Severe Weather Plan Parking Accommodations Commencement Traditions You are here Home Commencement Commencement On 9 May 2013 By admin 0 Comments Commencement at Whittier College is a very special event We are proud of our graduates and look forward to celebrating their academic accomplishments Students we

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  • Helping Hands Day | Whittier College
    Whittier News Events Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information Athletics Athletics Alumni Get Involved Our Alumni Poet Awards Benefits Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section Leaper Mobile About Leadership Service Opportunities Helping Hands Day Student Government Clubs Organizations Commuter Students Events Programs Student Employment Forms Resources Contact You are here Home LEAP Helping Hands Day Helping Hands Day On 7 May 2013 By rrafferty 0 Comments From gardening and painting projects to reading to the elderly to working with the homeless Helping Hands Day has hundreds of Whittier College students staff faculty and alumni rise early on a Saturday morning for a day of service projects within the community Since its launch in 1994 the list of Helping Hands Day service activities and partner organizations has grown to include local city agencies senior centers shelters and other organizations in need An integral part of the First Year Experience program Helping Hands Day encourages all first year students to participate as a way to instill a tradition of community service and enhance student understanding of the College s strong history and mission of service The 21st Annual Helping Hands Day will take place on Saturday September 26 2015 Confirmed Sites American Cancer Society Bolsa Chica Conservancy Brookdale Central Whittier Whittier Parks Recreation and Community Services Hadley Pre School H O W House Lydia Jackson Elementary Pasadena Ronald McDonald House Sorensen Library County of LA Public Library US Green Building Council Wilson Middle School Links To request Whittier College volunteers at your institution or organization

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/leap/hands (2016-01-26)
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  • SportsFest | Whittier College
    throughout SportsFest Women Kaplan s Angels Men WanBats WINNING TEAMS The following are the male and female teams which earned the highest overall score from the 22 activities of the 4 day SportsFest competition Men 1st Place Johnson Juggernauts with 1538 points 2nd Place Super Smash Bros with 1114 points 3rd Place WanBats with 618 points Women 1st Place Vicious Delicious with 1122 points 2nd Place Turner Female Mob with 1085 points 3rd Place Johnson s Angels with 1053 points AREA CHAMPIONSHIP TROPHY The championship trophy is awarded to the area with the highest point average across the teams in that area The trophy is housed in the LEAP Office and contains the names of the area champions since 1991 1st Place WaTurBall or Wardman Turner and Ball Halls with an average of 937 2nd Place StoJo or Stauffer and Johnson Halls with an average of 750 3rd Place WHaCK or Wanberg Harris Cambell Halls and Kaplan with an average of 562 A full breakdown of the points are now posted in the window of the LEAP Office Provide feedback about the competition at https orgsync com 97652 forms 126796 SportsFest Overview Get your friends neighbors and classmates together for the biggest competition Whittier College has to offer Started in Spring 1992 by Ken Kelly former Associate Dean of Student Activities who got the University of Miami SportsFest is a multi day competition full of games fun and rivalry and where t shirts and serious bragging rights are up for grabs Loosely based on the Olympics teams comprised of students faculty and staff come together each November SportsFest was moved to the Fall semester in 1992 to build community spirit and participate in events that include traditional sporting events basketball dodge ball etc alternative competitions talent show poker video board

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/leap/sportsfest (2016-01-26)
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  • Welcome, Poet Alumni! | Whittier College
    variety of programs and activities EXPLORE Whittier College visit the campus navigate through our website celebrate Whittier Weekend or attend another Poet event CONNECT with the College and fellow Poets through our social media efforts Hire Poets first when seeking to fill internships or full time positions Join the Poet Nation through your local Regional Alumni Chapter and take part in various activities held throughout the year CONTRIBUTE back to Whittier by sharing your expertise through time talent service or a gift to the College Share your professional experience with students as a career mentor guest speaker or Backpack to Briefcase panelist Or make a difference today through a donation to Whittier College no matter the size every gift to the College changes student lives VISIT Dezember Alumni House CONTACT 562 907 4222 or alumni whittier edu MAIL 13406 Philadelphia St Whittier CA 90608 Attend Volunteer Donate Look News Feb 10 Wed 02 10 2016 5 00pm The Meeting Fascinating and dramatically compelling this eloquent play depicts the supposed meeting of two of the most important men of modern Feb 11 Thu 02 11 2016 6 00pm Chicana Leadership Master Class Josefina Lopez Reception 6 00 p m Program 6 30 p m Whittier College welcomes Founding and Artistic Director of Casa0101 and Real Women Have Feb 15 Mon 02 15 2016 8 00am Presidents Day College Open Mar 03 Thu 03 03 2016 7 30pm The Merchant of Venice General Admission 15 00 Seniors Students 10 00 Buy Tickets Adapted and directed by Gil Gonzalez Associate Mar 14 Mon 03 14 2016 8 00am Spring Break previous 2 of 7 next Alumni Association Board of Directors Seeks New Members Currently the leadership for the Alumni Association is seeking new members to participate on its Board of Directors Commitments of time and resources include attendance at three campus meetings September February May active participation on a Board committee and an annual contribution to the Whittier Fund Interested Like to know more Contact the Office of Alumni Programs Giving alumni whittier edu or 562 907 4222 New terms will begin in September 2015 More Whittier Weekend 2015 Volunteers Needed The three day Whittier Weekend affair annually hosts more than 1 000 alumni of varying ages as well as families of current students Each year we are in need of a number of ambassadors who can help out at various events during the weekend from hosting and registration to more behind the scenes setups and decorating In particular we d love to have current Class Agents help us welcome home their classmates Care to join us Contact the Office of Alumni Programs Giving alumni whittier edu or 562 907 4222 Calling All Regional Poets Live far from campus but still want to connect with other Poets in your local area Your help is wanted The Alumni Association works with regional alumni chapters across the U S and abroad all with volunteer positions currently open Like to know more Contact Krista Nicole Bishop

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/alumni?page=1 (2016-01-26)
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  • Expert in Emerging Democracies Returns to Campus to Teach Fellow Poets | Whittier College
    tell my colleagues and students about what I have been doing I started my JanTerm class actually talking about events that happened during my first week as a freshman Garzon said My class begins with the 1973 Chilean coup that violently overthrew its democracy an event which happened during my first week at Whittier I have been observing how and why democracies fail or succeed throughout my professional life so to come back here and retell this part of history through my own experience is very rewarding Garzon is a retired Foreign Service Officer who managed democracy assistance for several countries in Asia Latin America and East Europe including Afghanistan and Kosovo He later served as deputy director of the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation for the US Agency of International Development USAID in Washington D C He continues to serve part time as a Senior Advisor for the U S Agency for International Development in the Bureau of Democracy Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance During his tenure at USAID Garzon was responsible for carrying out conflict assessments and evaluations in Bosnia and Kosovo I helped successfully open the path for USAID to work with Kosovo Serb leaders in the north who were previously hostile to the U S and Kosovo governments Garzon said As Kosovo is a newly independent state the United States is very active there and even set up and trained an entire ministry of foreign affairs in Kosovo So it s a very big step in helping support and developing a new democratic state Garzon s JanTerm course takes an interdisciplinary approach to the topic of developing third wave democracies and the importance of international engagement and conflict resolution Integrating other disciplines such as economics political sociology psychology anthropology and moral philosophy Garzon hopes to help

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/01-18-16 (2016-01-26)
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  • Notable Alumna Retires from Whittier Union High School District | Whittier College
    Services Connect Whittier Weekend Information For Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Information for Students Alumni Parents Families Friends Neighbors Faculty Staff Apply Visit Search form Search Calendar Directory Campus Life Admission About Academics News Events Athletics Giving Alumni In This Section News Events Mobile Menu Office of Communications News Releases Campus Events Calendar The Rock For the Media Emergency Information You are here Home News Notable Alumna Retires from Whittier Union High School District Notable Alumna Retires from Whittier Union High School District On 5 Jan 2016 By pzurita 0 Comments Tuesday January 5 2016 Educational leader Sandra Thorstenson 77 will retire after from the Whittier Union High School District after serving as an educator and administrator for 39 years including 14 years as District Superintendent During her tenure as a leader at the local and state levels Thorstenson became a renowned force that has successfully instituted a culture of support collaboration and unity among teachers and staff for the benefit of every single student Thorstenson has been lauded by her peers for her leadership including early efforts to implement the new California Standards in Whittier Union her work supporting the success of English language learners efforts

    Original URL path: http://www.whittier.edu/news/01-5-16-0 (2016-01-26)
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