Prospective Freshman Admissions

Why Whitworth Days

"Why Whitworth?" isn't just a rhetorical question. We really do want you to discover anything and everything that will help you decide why Whitworth could be a great school for you. Why Whitworth? is a program for prospective students and their parents that takes place on select dates during the fall and spring semesters. Your day will begin at 10 a.m. and end at
3 p.m. (or thereabouts) and will feature the following activities:

  • Campus tour
  • Admissions presentation
  • Class visit of your choice
  • Student panel
  • Lunch in the dining hall (complimentary for students, parents will be able to purchase a meal for $8 per person)
  • Your parents are welcome to join you for the entire program. While you visit a class, your parents are invited to attend a parent seminar.


Schedule Registration Form

2015-16 Why Whitworth Days:

Friday, Sept. 25
Friday, Oct. 2
Friday, Oct. 9
Friday, Oct. 16
Friday, Oct. 23
Friday, Nov. 6

Friday, Nov.13
Friday, Nov. 20
Friday, Dec. 4
Friday, Feb.12
Monday, Feb. 15
Friday, Feb. 19

Friday, Feb. 26
Friday, March 11
Monday, March 28
Wed., March 30
Friday, April 1
Monday, April 4

Wed., April 6
Friday, April 8
Friday, April 15
Friday, April 22
Friday, April 29

Please Note:

  • Students are invited to be our guests for lunch, served cafeteria-style in the Hixson Union Building dining hall, with a wide variety of menu options. Parents are welcome to enjoy meals in the dining hall for approximately $8 per meal per person; à la carte meal options are available in the the cafe in the Hixson Union Building and in the Mind & Hearth Coffee House (where cash, credit and debit cards are accepted).

  • In addition to the planned program, you may request one-on-one appointments with professors or coaches (based on their availability) and may stay overnight in a residence hall with a student host. We may also be able to accommodate other special requests before or after the program for guests who provide at least one week's advance notice. Please enter such requests in the "Special Requests" box at the bottom of the online Why Whitworth? registration form.

  • Unfortunately, we are unable to host parents overnight on campus. Please see the Local Accommodations list for recommended hotels close to campus. Most of the listed hotels offer a reduced rate – just let the desk clerk know that you're visiting Whitworth.

If you'd prefer a visit that includes more specialized activities, we recommend that you schedule an Individual Visit. (Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate individual visits on Why Whitworth Days.)

We look forward to helping you discover your own answers to "Why Whitworth?"