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Whittier College is located about 12 miles southeast of the City of Los Angeles, easily accessible from the 605 Freeway, which runs the north-south corridor between Los Angeles and Orange Counties. The campus is situated on the eastern edge of historic Uptown Whittier, on Painter Avenue, between Philadelphia Street and Earlham Drive.

Situated on 74 hillside acres, the campus houses 29 academic and administrative facilities, seven residence halls, a chapel, two 100+ seat auditoriums, an outdoor amphitheatre, an art gallery, a Cultural Center, and three Faculty Masters Houses.

The athletic complex is on the east end of campus off of Earlham and Canyon Drive is set against the east side of picturesque Worsham Canyon.

The Poets sponsor 22 varsity sports and have seven facilities to accommodate the programs. The Donald E. Graham Athletic Center is the epicenter of the department as it features the Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts, the Lillian Slade Aquatics Center, Dave Jacobs Court, the Hall of Fame, the George Allen Fitness, locker rooms, classrooms and offices.

Memorial Stadium is used for football, track & field, men's and women's soccer, and men's and women's lacrosse while Hugh B. Mendez Stadium/Adam Elberg Field is home to the Poets' baseball team and Palmer Field is the setting for home softball events.


Donald E. Graham Athletic Center
Opened in 1979, the Donald E. Graham Athletic Center is the epicenter of the department as it houses classroooms, locker rooms, Dave Jacobs Court, the Hall of Fame, the Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts, the Lillian Slade Aquatics Center and the George Allen Fitness Center. 



Charles and Marie Palmer Softball Field
The softball complex is one of the newest facilities at Whittier College and is home to the Poets softball team. The field looks over both the soccer complex and Newman Stadium and comes complete with dual batting cages.



Dave Jacobs Court
The men's basketball team, women's basketball team and volleyball team play its home games on Dave Jacobs Court. Located inside the Graham Athletic Center, Dave Jacobs Court seats 2,000. 



Donald E. Graham Soccer Field
Often called "The Cage," the soccer complex is the home facility for the men's and women's soccer teams and is also used as a practice facility for men's and women's lacrosse as well as throwing events during home track meets. 



George Allen Fitness Center
Named in honor of NFL Hall of Fame coach and former Poets frontman, the George Allen Fitness Center is the main training facility for all the varsity programs. 



Hall of Fame
Located just inside the main entrance to the Graham Atheltic Center, the Hall of Fame holds the plaques of all the members of the Purple & Gold Hall of Fame. Notable members include George Allen, Don Coryell and Richard Nixon. 



Lillian Slade Aquatics Center
The men's and women's swimming & diving teams as well as the men's and women's water polo teams use the aquatics center as its home venue. 



Hugh B. Mendez Stadium/Adam Elberg '91 Field
The baseball team plays its home games at Hugh B. Mendez Stadium/Adam Elberg '91 Field which features a full nine-inning scoreboard, dugouts, pressbox with stadium seating, batting cages, and gateway that were redone in 2017. 



Richard Ettinger Tennis Courts
The men's and women's tennis teams use the six lighted courts for all home matches as well as practices. The venue also played host to the 2010 women's tennis SCIAC tournament. 



Wallace "Chief" Newman Field at Memorial Stadium
The football team, men's and women's lacrosse teams and the men's and women's track & field teams use Memorial Stadium for all its home games and meets. The 7,000 seat stadium is one of the largest for a Division III program on the West coast.