Welcome to Walnut Hill College

Congratulations on taking the first step towards a rewarding career in the Hospitality Industry! Whether you have chosen to be a great chef, pastry chef, or hospitality manager, Walnut Hill College is committed to supporting you in achieving your academic and career goals!

IMPORTANT DATES AND INFORMATION

Please see our full academic calendar for a full listing of all important dates during the academic year!

welcome home (freshman move-in)

Welcome Home is an event on campus during which all new Residential Life and Learning (RLL) students, those moving into our dorms, move into their rooms, meet their roommates, and enjoy a day full of fun while learning about campus life. New RLL students’ families are encouraged to join us for the day! A schedule of the day’s events will be mailed to you about a month before your move in date.

Our Welcome Home event for the start of the 2022 fall term
is scheduled for Sunday, August 28th, 2022.

Students who are moving into the dormitories should visit our Housing page for additional details as to what to bring, what NOT to bring, a virtual room tour, our vibrant student activities, and more details on the surrounding area. For questions related to on campus housing, please feel free to reach out to our Residential Learning Coordinator  anytime!

Have specific questions about moving in or Freshman Orientation? Contact your admissions representative by calling (267) 295-2311.

First Class (freshman orientation)

First Class, our Freshman Orientation programming, is a required event for ALL INCOMING STUDENTS, RLL and Commuter students alike!

During First Class you will review the College’s Student Handbook that outlines policies and procedures that relates to classes, uniforms, and campus life. Do you want to know more about what to wear to class, grooming standards for kitchens, financial aid, or even our International Travel Experiences? Our Student Handbook will give you the answers to all your questions. Click on the green box on this page to download the Student Handbook.

Our First Class events for the start of the 2022 fall term are scheduled for:

Monday, August 29th, 2022 for all RLL (dormitory) students, and
 
Tuesday, August 30th 2022 for all Commuter students.

 

Freshman showcase

Mark your calendars for Friday, October 14th when WHC celebrates its Class of 2024!

Our Freshman Showcase event is a fun filled evening where the friends and family of our new freshman are invited to come to campus, visit their students, and experience some of what they have learned during their first few months at Walnut Hill College!

All freshman student should expect to be a part of the interactive event on campus where your family members will:

  • Travel through our six teaching kitchens as they taste their way through WHC.
  • Enjoy your students as they demonstrate what they’ve learned in our pastry and culinary kitchens.
  • Experience our Tableside cookery presented by our management students.
  • Interact with our Chef Faculty as they provide culinary and pastry demonstrations.
  • Explore the world of wines in our wine and cheese tasting room.
  • Learn more about our International Study Tour Courses to France, England, and Florida and the Bahamas.
  • …and much, much more!

This wonderful gastronomic immersion is a great way to visit the college and experience all that your students have already learned!