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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.

In a few months, we will have this year's schedule up. For now, take a look at last year's (2016) schedule to get an idea of what the weekend will be like.

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Friday, November 4:

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: Dug Uyesake: Long Story Short. Free.

10:30 - 11:20 am
Attend Chapel with your student in Murchison Gym.  Megan Fate-Marshman, Westmont alum, Director of Development and Production for TRU curriculum line at Davis C Cook Publishing, and Director of Community Life and Celebration at Rockharbor church in Costa Mesa, will speak.
11:30 am - 1 pm
Eat lunch in the Dining Commons with your student ($12 per adult and $6.50 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 Coordinator Michelle Aronson. 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 parents meet in Page Multipurpose Room and Clark parents meet upstairs in Clark A 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 ($15.50 per adult for dinner).

7:30 pm
Men's Basketball vs Bethesda Head to Murchinson Gym to cheer for our Warriors! ($6 per person)

Saturday, November 5:

8:45 - 11:30 am
Check-in. Pick up a schedule and meet the parent relations team in the Alumni and Parent Relations Office on the second floor of Kerrwood Hall.
10:15 - 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. Barb Pointer, assistant director of global education, will highlight various programs and answer your questions. Location: Hieronymus Lounge.
11 am - 5 pm

Visit the Westmont Museum of Artand view the exhibitions: Dug Uyeska: Long Story Short. Free.

11:30 am - 1 pm
Eat lunch in the Dining Commons with your student ($12 per adult and $6.50 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.
1:30 - 4:30 pm
Explore Santa Barbara!
5 - 7:30 pm
Enjoy dinner downtown with your student, hear more about the Westmont experience and share your own reminiscences about college.
7:30 pm

Pancakaraoke. Pancakes and karaoke. Watch your sons and daughters show off their karaoke skills. Or perhaps you want to highlight your skills as well?! Either way, plenty of pancakes and fun for all. Location: Page Multipurpose Room.

Sunday, November 6:

10 am
Attend church with your student and treat them to breakfast or lunch.
3 pm
An Afternoon of Piano Music Deane Chapel. Free.

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