Liberal Arts
Westmont's rigorous liberal arts program teaches students to think critically and communicate effectively, preparing them to succeed in a quickly changing and culturally complex world. Classes that range from the sciences to the humanities provide a rich and increasingly rare education encompassing all areas of life and promoting intellectual, spiritual and personal growth.
Christian
At Westmont, Jesus Christ holds preeminence. With our commitment to historic Christianity, we encourage students to integrate their beliefs with their studies and to live out their faith in service to others. Rooting the liberal arts in Christ means that we educate the whole person and encourage students to develop biblically based, intellectually strong convictions and worldviews.
Residential
The strong, caring residential community at Westmont creates a climate conducive to intellectual inquiry, personal growth, open communication and lasting friendships. Living among supportive Christian friends and mentors, students feel free to explore the breadth of the liberal arts and examine the implications of their faith as they develop into mature, and committed men and women.
Undergraduate
Westmont devotes itself exclusively to undergraduate courses, concentrating on a critical time of life when students make decisions shaping their future. Our focused, engaging and personal program offers small classes taught by full-time faculty, close interaction with professors outside the classroom, and opportunities to participate in significant research projects.
Global
Westmont offers a global program that prepares students to live in a diverse, complex and quickly changing society so they can take their place as citizens of the world. The breadth of the liberal arts curriculum, the opportunity to study or serve overseas and an emphasis on developing an international perspective help graduates make a seamless transition to a global marketplace.

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Westmont to Break Ground on New Facilities

Westmont to Break Ground on New Facilities
Westmont breaks ground on new facilities for the college’s Global Leadership Center on Thursday, May 5, at 3:30 p.m. at the construction site, east of Van Kampen Hall. The ceremony is open to the public. The project includes two residential buildings and the Leadership Center. [more]

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement

Top Scientist to Speak at Commencement
Henry “Fritz” Schaefer III, one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world, speaks at Westmont’s Commencement Saturday, May 7, at 9:30 a.m. on Carr Field. President Gayle D. Beebe presents the Westmont Medal to David and Anna Grotenhuis, in honor of their generosity and support of Westmont’s students and service to the Santa Barbara community. [more]

Goble Center Expands Global Learning

Goble Center Expands Global Learning
With a leadership gift from Roy and D’Aun Goble, Westmont has created the Goble Center for Global Learning as part of the new Global Leadership Center, which includes two residential buildings, the Leadership Center and five programmatic initiatives. [more]

Eaton Center to Equip Business Students

Eaton Center to Equip Business Students
The Eaton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation teaches capital and social entrepreneurship to equip students to start businesses and organizations and make a difference in the world. Trustee Emeritus David Eaton and his wife, Carol Eaton, provided the leadership gift for the initiative, part of Westmont’s new Center for Global Leadership. [more]

Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials

Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials
The 2016 Lead Where You Stand Conference features a dynamic, one-day event Thursday, June 2, focusing on leadership and the millennial generation. Held at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, the conference begins at noon, includes four talks and two meals, and ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $149 per person (westmont.edu/lead). [more]

Athletics Honors Golden Eagle Winners

Athletics Honors Golden Eagle Winners
The 22nd annual Golden Eagle Awards Dinner April 12 honored a dozen Westmont scholar-athletes who have exceled athletically and in the classroom while being a faithful follower of Christ. This year’s winners were Alberto Gastaldo, men’s track and field, Melissa McCormick, women’s track and field, Tommy Nightingale, men’s tennis, Sydney Striff, women’s volleyball, Nathan Evans, men’s cross country, Alisa Johnson, women’s cross country, Haley Strandness, women’s tennis, Michael Rishwain, baseball, Stefan Inouye, men’s basketball, Carly Richardson, women’s soccer, Nate Ruble, men’s soccer, Lauren McCoy, women’s basketball. Kirsten Moore, head women’s basketball coach, was master of ceremonies. [more]

Choir Tours Pacific Northwest, Vancouver

Choir Tours Pacific Northwest, Vancouver
The Westmont College Choir tours the Pacific Northwest May 8-19 with California performances in Shafter, Davis, Redding and Grass Valley; Oregon performances in Klamath Falls and Salem; Washington performances in Seattle, Anacortes and Lakewood; and Vancouver British Columbia. [more]

Students Earn Fulbright Scholarships

Students Earn Fulbright ScholarshipsTwo Westmont seniors, Aria Hamann and Jarrett Catlin, both Monroe Scholars, have been awarded Fulbright Scholarships to conduct research and teach English outside the U.S. next year. Hamann will conduct hydrology research at the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands. [more]

College Launches ‘Strength for Today’

College Launches ‘Strength for Today’
Focusing on leadership, affordability and innovation, Westmont has launched its largest fundraising campaign ever, Strength for Today. Thanks to momentum at the college and broad support from supporters, the campaign has raised more than 90 percent of the $140 million goal. Strength for Today enhances leadership programs and funds construction of the Leadership Center and two residential buildings to house students participating in leadership programs. [more]

College Opens Neuroscience, Leadership Center

College Opens Neuroscience, Leadership Center
Thanks to a major gift, Westmont has established the Linda and Bill Hughes Center for Neuroscience and Leadership as part of the college’s new Institute for Global Learning and Leadership. “We’re deeply grateful to Bill and Linda Hughes for helping us develop a center that will apply cutting-edge discoveries in neuroscience to leadership development,” says Westmont President Gayle D. Beebe. [more]

Upcoming Events

Commencement

Student Research Symposium
Thursday, April 21
3:30 - 5:30pm
Winter Hall atrium more

Fring

Westmont Orchestra:
Annual Concerto
Thursday, April 28
Friday, April 29 more

Commencement

Commencement Weekend Baccalaureate: Friday, May 6
Commencement: Saturday, May 7
more

Baseball

Baseball
Westmont hosts
GSAC Tournament
May 9 to May 12 more

Recent Events

Reeder

Westmont Downtown Lecture:
Bruce Fisk and Caryn Reeder
"Violence in the Holy Land Then and Now "
April 7, 2016