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Whittier College celebrates grand opening of the Science & Learning Center

Whittier College welcomed hundreds of members of the Poet community to dedicate the newly renovated Science & Learning Center (SLC). President Sharon Herzberger was joined by a member of the Whittier City Council, senior staff, faculty, trustees, students, and more in cutting the ribbon on the building’s south side, which serves as a renewed gateway to the campus. “This project, […]


Science & Learning Center Map

The Science & Learning Center opened for classes on September 7, 2016. View a map of the building’s interior.


Dawn Over the Science & Learning Center

Watch the sun rise on the new Science & Learning Center. The building is set to open next month in time for Orientation.


The Transformation is Almost Complete

Drag the slider side-to-side to see the Science and Learning Center’s nearly complete transformation!


May Construction Update

The Science & Learning Center is in the homestretch and scheduled to make its debut on September 7. Student leaders recently toured the site and got a first glimpse of their future classrooms and unique features of the building.


Science and Learning Center Project Receives Funding

Construction of the Science and Learning Center (SLC) continues apace as the new building steadily takes shape. The SLC project—the largest capital project in the College’s 127-year history—involves a complete renovation of the primary academic building on campus. The renovated 89,000-square foot center will house seven academic departments and will be instrumental for the transformation […]


September Construction Update

Construction on the south entrance of the Science & Learning Center continues apace this month, with work on the collaboration zones in the new “pop-out” areas of the building taking shape nicely.


Whittier celebrates groundbreaking for the renovation of its Science & Learning Center

Donning hard hats and holding shovels, Whittier College President Sharon Herzberger, trustees, administrators, students, faculty, and friends of the College participated in the official groundbreaking of the new Science & Learning Center (SLC) this spring. The event involved a ceremonial “sledgehammering” with local dignitaries and mascot Johnny Poet taking down a brick wall with a backhoe.


Science and Learning Center Project Remains on Schedule

President Sharon Herzberger and Whittier College officials donned hard hats and toured the Science and Learning Center construction site for the first time since the project began. Project Manager John Best gave President Herzberger and the group an update on the project’s progress and confirmed that it remains on schedule.


Whittier Celebrates Groundbreaking for the Renovation of its Science and Learning Center

On May 14, a groundbreaking ceremony took place on the College’s upper quad lawn to mark the start of construction of the renovation of the College's new Science and Learning Center (SLC.) Slated to reopen in the fall of 2016, the new SLC will have new laboratories, and classrooms to foster cross-disciplinary collaboration and flexible learning environments, the new building will create transformative opportunities for the entire Whittier College campus.