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First-Year Parents Weekend: November 3 & 4, 2017

We hope this weekend will give you a sense of the journey your student has been on since you dropped him/her off in August.  Your student has now had a chance to get to know his/her roommate(s), make other friends, experience college academic life, stay up until 2:00 a.m. studying, truly appreciate a home-cooked meal, and explore their new “home-away-from-home” in Santa Barbara.  We know that you will enjoy spending time with your son or daughter and the opportunity for him/her to show you around campus.

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Friday, November 3:

8 am - 3 pm
Attend Class. Enjoy the opportunity to attend class with your student. Find a list of classes open to parents online (coming soon!) or pick up a class schedule at the check-in table at the President’s Patio.
10 am - 2 pm

Check-in. Pick up a weekend schedule and enjoy light refreshments at the President’s Patio behind Kerrwood Hall.

10 am - 4 pm

Visit the Westmont Museum of Art and view the exhibitions: Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present. Free.

10:30 - 11:20 am

Attend Chapel with your student in Murchison Gym. Shannon Balram will be speaking, Director of Residence Life.

12-2pm

Special Lunch with Guy Kawasaki, renowed technology enterpeneur will speak on The Art of Innovation Sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Eithical Leadership. Guy is the chief evangelist at Apple and worked with Steve Jobs to launch Macintosh. He wrote "The Art of the Start", "The Art of Social Media" and ten other books. Tickets are $75 each. Learn more and register here.

Location: Global Leadership Center

11:30 am - 1 pm
Eat lunch in the Dining Commons with your student ($11 per adult and $7.50 per child ages 2-10; pay with cash or card at the door). Or take your student out to lunch at one of Santa Barbara’s many fine restaurants.
2:00 - 3:00 pm

Trail Hike with Sodexo Sustainability Volunteer, Kenny Chism. Bring your tennis shoes, grab your student, and see a different side of our beautiful campus and the surrounding area. Location: Meet on the street outside Clark Halls.

4 - 5:15 pm
Residence Hall Update. Join the resident director (RD) and resident assistants (RAs) to hear about activities in the residence halls since you left in August. Location: Page Multipurpose Room, Clark A Lounge, Emerson Lounge.
5:30 - 7 pm

Enjoy dinner downtown with your student and hear more about the Westmont experience and share your own reminiscences about college. Or dine in at the Dining Commons ($13.00 per adult for dinner).

7:00 pm
Women’s Volleyball vs William Jessup Head to Murchison Gym to cheer for our Warriors!

Saturday, November 4:

8:45 - 11:30 am
Check-in. You are invited to check-in at the Alumni and Parent Relations Office on the second floor of Kerrwood Hall. Come pick up a schedule and meet the Senior Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, Teri Bradford Rouse.
9:00 am
Coffee with President Beebe Start your morning off on the President's Patio with a cup of coffee, bagels and treats. Meet other parents, greet Dr. Beebe and then hear a brief update from the President about the year so far. There will be time for Q&A as well. Location: Outside Kerrwood Hall, President's Patio.
10:00 - 11 am
Global Opportunities for Your Student. Istanbul? England? Northern Europe? Mexico? Singapore? Westmont professors lead programs in all these locations. Hear about the many exciting study abroad-programs available to Westmont students. Patti Hunterr, Vice-Provost, will highlight various programs and answer your questions. Location: Hieronymus Lounge
11 am - 5 pm

Visit the Westmont Museum of Artand view the exhibitions: Guatemala from 33,000 km: Contemporary Art, 1960 – Present. Free.

11:30 am - 1 pm
Eat lunch in the Dining Commons with your student ($11 per adult and $7.50 per child ages 2-10; pay with cash or card at the door). Or take your student out to lunch at one of Santa Barbara’s many fine restaurants.
12pm
Women’s Volleyball vs Menlo Head to Murchison Gym to cheer for our Warriors! (PRICE TBD)
5 - 7:30 pm
Enjoy dinner downtown with your student, hear more about the Westmont experience and share your own reminiscences about college.
8-10 pm

Win It In A Minute. Join in the hilarity as you watch your student participate in this "game show" with fun games that contestants will have to complete in a one-minute timeframe. Raffle prizes for winners!

Location: Page Multipurpose Room.

Sunday, November 5:

10 am
Attend church with your student and treat them to breakfast or lunch.

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