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General Fax Number - 509/527-2253
Toll Free (Continental U.S.A. and Canada) - 800/541-8900
Worldwide Web Site - www.wwc.edu


accredited by
     The Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges
     Accrediting Association of Seventh-day Adventist Schools, Colleges and Universities (Adventist Accrediting Association)

programs accredited by
     Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (Bachelor of Business Administration degree program, Bachelor of Arts degree Business Administration program.)
     Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree program)
     Council on Social Work Education (Bachelor of Social Work and Master of Social Work degree programs)
     National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs (Bachelor of Science degree Nursing program)
     National Association of Schools of Music
     Washington State Board of Education for Teacher Certification

a member of
     American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
     American Association of Higher Education
     American Society for Engineering Education
     Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
     Council of Baccalaureate and Higher Degree Programs of the National League for Nursing
     Council on Social Work Education
     Independent Colleges of Washington, Inc.
     National Association of College and University Business Officers
     National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
     National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators
     National Association of Summer Sessions
     Washington Friends of Higher Education

approved by
     Office of Degree Authorization for Oregon (Nursing)
     The Attorney General of the United States for nonimmigrant students
     The Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board’s State Approving Agency (HECB/SAA) for enrollment of persons eligible to receive educational benefits under Title 38 and Title 10 USC.
     Washington State for training in Vocational Rehabilitation

Equal Opportunity Commitment
Walla Walla College maintains a policy of equal educational opportunity for all applicants without regard to sex, race, color, national and/or ethnic origin, age, or physical handicaps, and in administration of its educational and admissions policies, financial affairs, employment programs, student life and services, or any other college-administered programs.
Information contained in this publication is hereby certified as true and correct in content and policy as of the date of publication, in compliance with the Veterans Administration DVB Circular 20-76-84 and Public Law 94-502.
MAY 2002
Vice PresidentVictor Brown
Application Blanks for Admission509/527-2327
BulletinsFax: 509/527-2397
General InformationEmail: info@wwc.edu

RegistrarCarolyn Denney
Academic Information509/527-2811
Transcripts and Transcript EvaluationFax: 509/527-2574
Transfer Student InformationEmail: registrar@wwc.edu
Veteran Information

DirectorCassie Ragenovich
Financial Information509/527-2815
Work OpportunitiesEmail: stufin@wwc.edu
Financial Aid, Loans, and Grants
Financial Planning
Payment Arrangements

Vice PresidentJune Ferguson
Automobile Registration509/527-2511
Off-Campus HousingFax: 509/527-2674
Student LifeEmail: fergju@wwc.edu

Dean of MenJohn Foote
General InformationSittner Hall/Meske Hall
Room Reservations509/527-2111

Dean of WomenBunny R. A. Reed
General InformationForeman/Conard Hall
Room Reservations509/527-2531

Portland Residence Hall DeanEileen Stuart
General InformationPortland Campus
Room Reservations503/251-6118

10345 S.E. Market St.
Portland, OR 97216

15510 Rosario Beach Rd.
Anacortes, WA 98221

Note: Administrative offices are closed from Friday noon until Monday morning and on legal holidays. Administrative officers are available on Sundays by appointment.


A community of faith and discovery committed to      • Excellence in thought
     • Generosity in service
     • Beauty in expression
     • Faith in God

Walla Walla College is founded on Christian teachings and values as understood and appreciated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Central to these teachings is the belief that every person is created in the image of God as a being of inestimable value and worth, imbued with powers of intelligence, stewardship, and creativity akin to those of the Creator. Walla Walla College, therefore seeks in its mission to foster the unique gifts of every individual within this Christian community of faith and discovery. Committed to excellence in thought, the College seeks to impart a broad knowledge of the arts, sciences, and professions by careful instruction and open inquiry at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Recognizing that God is the source of all truth, goodness, and beauty, the College seeks to convey to students a wisdom that translates academic achievement into responsible citizenship, generous service, a deep respect for the beauty in God’s creation, and the promise of re-creation through Jesus Christ.
Walla Walla College is located in the city of College Place, in the historic, fertile Walla Walla Valley of southeastern Washington. The Old Oregon Trail, passing west of the campus, leads directly to the nearby Whitman Mission National Historic Site. The scenic Blue Mountains to the east and the Snake and Columbia Rivers to the north and west offer opportunities for recreation and relaxation.
The College, in successful operation since December 7, 1892, was established in harmony with a resolution unanimously adopted at the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists held in Battle Creek, Michigan in 1891.
The college provides assistance through Disability Support Services, to encourage the attendance and academic success of students who may have a disability. The campus and a number of buildings have been modified to provide easy wheelchair access.
PORTLAND SCHOOL OF NURSING. Walla Walla College provides academic and residence hall facilities in Portland, Oregon for sophomore and upper-division nursing students. Classrooms, library, skills laboratory and faculty offices are housed in the academic building. The residence hall provides living accommodations for 134 students.
MARINE STATION. Walla Walla College maintains a biological research facility at Rosario Beach, adjoining Deception Pass State Park, Anacortes, Washington. This facility occupies 40 acres of beach and timberland, and includes five laboratory buildings, a kitchen and assembly hall, shop and 29 cabins for student and staff housing.


Founding a college is a tremendous undertaking. It can be especially intimidating in the dead of winter, with snow on the ground and quilts for heat. Such was the case in 1892, when Walla Walla College began on a frozen prairie a few miles west of Walla Walla, Washington. One building, five teachers, 101 students of all grades. If you like pioneer stories, we’ve got one for you. Sally Sutherland, wife of the first president, describes the scene:
“We began school without locks on the doors, with the kitchen unfinished, and without heat in the building. I kept the tuition (money) under my pillow with my bed in front of the door … The first breakfast was cooked on a borrowed stove, with the pipe leading out the kitchen window, and was served to eighty hungry students in a cold dining room … Thus, by the light of kerosene lamps and amid the sound of hammers on the unfinished building, those pioneer students studied, played, laughed and worked through their college days …”
The old Administration Building still stands. In those days, it contained classrooms, offices, dormitories and cafeteria. Walla Walla College has come a long way since then.
The first few years were a struggle for survival. The college finally granted a full four-year degree in 1909. The next decade saw the founding of the Associated Students of Walla Walla College, and of the Alumni Association, and expansion of the academic program.
At the conclusion of World War II, WWC began a twenty-year period of expansion both academically and physically. Programs such as engineering were started during this period. The biology department added the Rosario Beach Marine Station in 1958. A large scale building program culminated in the 1960s with the addition of several modern buildings, including the new College Church, Kretschmar Hall, the Fine Arts Center, and the Life Sciences Complex.
In the 1970s, WWC completed the Health Sciences Complex and added a new campus for the School of Nursing in Portland, Oregon. The college remained forward-looking in the early 1980s with a new Alumni Center and plans for a major endowment drive to carry WWC into the 21st century.
Today, Walla Walla College has locks on the doors, heat in the buildings, a cafeteria and a business office to replace Sally Sutherland’s pillow. Some things haven’t changed, though. The faculty and students still study, work, play, and pray together. Alumni are loyal to their school and support it generously. And the pioneer dedication to religion and Christian education that has strengthened Walla Walla College for over 100 years is very much alive today.