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What are some health resources if I am a student on-campus?

The Welty Student Health Center is scheduling all nursing and physician visits; there are no walk-in visits. You can call the Health Center at 509-527-5295 or at 509-527-5281 for a nurse consult.

  • Regular nursing hours will be 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
  • Medical provider hours will be 9-10 a.m. daily.

If you do not want to come into a doctor’s office, some facilities are offering virtual health care visits. You can check with your health insurance provider to see if they have a preferred virtual health care provider. Both Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla and the University of Washington are offering virtual visits.

Providence Virtual Appointments (with a health care provider)

Virtual Clinic through the University of Washington

Get more information on health resources on campus from https://www.whitman.edu/health-center

What buildings can I access on-campus?

Olin, Science, Hunter, Maxey, Music, Harper Joy and Fouts are accessible to faculty and staff only. Cleveland Commons is open to faculty, staff and students from 11:55 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 4:55 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. BonApp employee hours are unchanged. Memorial Building is accessible to faculty and staff only. The Glover Alston Center is open to faculty, staff and students from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. All other buildings are only open to authorized employees.

Are there places where I can get food if I cannot afford it right now?

On campus, the food pantry in the Glover Alston Center will be available from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with swipe access for the rest of the semester. The food pantry will be regularly restocked throughout each week. 

Off campus, the Blue Mountain Action Council offers food assistance to low-income households at the BMAC Food Bank. Drive-through mobile food banks will operate each Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 921 W. Cherry St.

Cleveland Commons (Limited Hours) – Whitman College’s dining hall 

Weekday Hours:

Breakfast: 8-9am

Lunch: 12-1pm

Dinner: 5-6pm

Weekend Hours:

Lunch: 12-1pm

Dinner: 5-6pm 

Students with need-based aid who find that they are running out of flex dollar points toward the end of the semester can work with the Dean of Students Office for assistance. Contact Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students Kazi Joshua at [email protected] or (509) 527-5158 for assistance. 

Glover Alston Center (GAC)


8AM – 8PM 

A food pantry on the top floor of the Glover Alston Center (GAC) is open to faculty, staff and students. The school asks that students practice social distancing when using the space and minimize the amount of time spent in the building. The GAC is located at 26 Boyer Ave. 

Self-Isolating Students

If you are self-isolating or quarantining, food can be delivered to students living in on-campus residence halls or interest houses. Contact your hall’s resident director or resident assistant for assistance. Additionally, the Residence Life Office can be contacted at [email protected] or 509-527-5297.

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