Commencement Weekend Ceremonies


Where: Westmont College Campus, Russell Carr Field

When: Friday, May 8, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Baccalaureate is a special time of worship when the Westmont community gives thanks to God and celebrates the accomplishments of the graduates. Graduates will receive one parking pass for family and friends, as Friday afternoon traffic prohibits shuttling guests to campus. Parking passes will be required for all vehicles entering campus. While there is a limit for cars, there is no guest limit for this event. There are no tickets issued for this event, and none are necessary.


Where: Westmont College Campus, Russell Carr Field

When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 9:30-11:30 a.m.


Each graduate will receive one Commencement Parking Pass to be used that day. All cars entering the campus must display a Commencement Parking Pass. Most guests will park at Santa Barbara City College and ride the free shuttle busses to and from the Westmont campus. There are no tickets issued for this event, and none are necessary.

We suggest that you bring water, sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, layers of clothing and wear comfortable shoes for walking. There will be some snacks, water and flowers to purchase on site. A First Aid tent for emergencies and portable restrooms will also be available.

In order to best enjoy the morning, plan ahead and be EARLY. The field opens at 7:30 a.m. Know that there will be buses, shuttles, and cars all sharing what will be a one-way road on campus that day.

Commencement Speaker

David Brooks

A respected journalist, David Brooks keenly observes the American way of life and offers savvy analysis of politics and foreign affairs. An op-ed columnist for the New York Times and a regular commentator on PBS NewsHour and NPR’s All Things Considered, he uses humor and insight to examine the spirit of our times. He has written three books, including the recent “The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character and Achievement,” which considers the roles of neuroscience and sociology in shaping America’s politics, culture and future.