Dear Incoming Westmont Student,Welcome to Westmont! Just as you are preparing to come, we are busy planning for your arrival. We can’t wait to meet you. As a first-year, transfer or consortium student, you’re probably a little nervous about this new experience and a bit curious about what your life will be like at Westmont. We assure you that we will do all we can to make your transition to Westmont a smooth one.
The purpose of this booklet is to give you information to ease your transition, so please take some time to read the material we’ve put together for you.
Arrival on Campus for Fall Orientation
The magic day is Thursday, August 23. Please arrive as follows on campus:
|Last name begins with:||Arrival Time|
|S–Z||11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.|
Please do not arrive on campus before Thursday, August 23. We cannot accommodate requests to move into the residence halls prior to that day. Your parents should have received a listing of local hotels, so if you wish to arrive early, you may stay somewhere in town. If you are participating in Inoculum, you will move into your permanent room when you return to campus Tuesday.
Arrival on Campus for Spring Orientation
All new spring semester students may move into their residence hall rooms on Saturday, January 5th between Noon -2:00PM.
A campus tour for students and families will begin at 2PM in front of Kerrwood Hal .Orientation begins with a welcome dinner for new students at 5PM on Saturday, January 5th in Founders Room in the Kerr Student Center.
Remember to bring your Social Security card if you plan to work on campus and/or if you will participate in work-study. If you are at all interested in attending Potter’s Clay, our spring break mission trip to Mexico, or any of our Emmaus Road service trips, you will need to have a passport by January.
Representatives from local banks will be on campus during Orientation to set up accounts. The only ATM on campus (upstairs in Kerr Student Center) is serviced by Santa Barbara Bank & Trust. There is also a Bank of America close to the shuttle route.
Superride Airport Shuttle (to Santa Barbara airport) (805) 683-9636
Airbus (to Los Angeles International airport) (805) 964-7759
Greyhound Bus Lines 42 W. Carrillo Street, (800) 531-5332
Amtrak 209 State Street, (805) 963-1015
We hope and pray that the rest of your summer is filled with rest and relaxation. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Campus Life Office. See you in August!
2012 Orientation Team
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108-1099
P.S. On most of the pages of this booklet, you will find bits of advice to first-year students from past first-year students after their first semester. Let these helpful hints both guide and encourage you as you navigate your way through this exciting new adventure!