College Initiatives

 

Whitman College is engaged is a number of distinct initiatives designed to enhance the intellectual and social experience of students at Whitman.

WHITMAN GLOBAL

From internationally-themed meals to talks with Princeton faculty, Whitman Global highlights the many opportunities for global engagement here at Whitman and in the broader Princeton community.

RESIDENTIAL COLLEGE EXCHANGE WITH MORNINGSIDE COLLEGE, CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG

In a partnership with the Dean of the College Office, we offer 4 - 5 Whitman students the chance to spend a week at Morningside College at the Chinese University of Hong Kong and experience a residential college embedded in a different culture and historical context. In the fall, Morningside students come to Whitman and take part in our college life for a week, including classes, college nights and other Whitman events. 

WHITMAN COLLEGE MEETS THE LEWIS CENTER FOR THE ARTS

Whitman College offers students a number of opportunities to attend artistic performances and connect with the world-class faculty of the Lewis Center for the Arts.  You will not want to miss the special dinners with Princeton’s resident artists and writers as well as trips to New York and Philadelphia.

FRESHMAN SEMINARS IN SERVICE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

The Freshman Seminars in Service and Civic Engagement program is a unique curricular initiative offered by Whitman College in partnership with the Office of the Dean of the College and Princeton’s Community-Based Learning Initiative. Part of the Program of Freshman Seminars in the Residential Colleges, these courses allow students to combine deep academic inquiry and research with active engagement with communities beyond the university.  While these seminars are open to freshmen in all six of Princeton’s residential colleges, the faculty who teach these seminars are fellows of Whitman College and work closely with the College Staff to integrate these courses into the residential college experience and to offer opportunities for engagement to the broader Whitman community.

Program of Freshman Seminars in the Residential Colleges

Course descriptions for the 2016-2017 Freshman Seminars in Service and Civic Engagement 

GETTING FROM HERE TO THERE

For students who have wondered about the career paths taken by successful people after they leave college, the “Getting From Here to There” Dinner Series offers the opportunity to hear the stories of alumni who have risen to the top of their respective fields.