About Walla Walla University

Walla Walla University is a Christian institution of higher learning operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church since December 7, 1892. It 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.

Walla Walla University is committed to equal opportunity for all students. It does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, age, color, handicap, national and/or ethnic origin in administration of its admissions, educational, financial, employment, and student life programs and policies, or any other college-administered program. The University provides for the attendance and academic success of handicapped students. The campus and a number of buildings have been modified to provide easy wheelchair access.

Walla Walla University seeks to foster an intelligent understanding of Christian ideals, loyalty to God, and service to humanity; and to offer an educational experience encouraging the formation of character marked by a full, harmonious development of the intellectual, physical, and spiritual powers. The seventh-day Sabbath is observed at Walla Walla University from sunset Friday to sunset Saturday. Instructional activities are not conducted during these hours.

Walla Walla University offers Graduate degree programs in Biology; Education; and Social Work. Graduate study is planned with reference to the student's previous academic preparation, experience, personal qualifications, and future objectives. Close cooperation between the student and advisor is essential. Graduate degree programs at Walla Walla University provide an atmosphere which stimulates intellectual curiosity and independent thinking. They are designed to develop an appreciation for the value of research, to provide involvement with basic research techniques, and to strengthen professional competence in areas of specialization.