Orientation Before You Arrive
Before You Arrive Checklist Items
|Download Westmont Community Guide App||Today|
|Scroll below to view Westmont Summer Reads video: Obfuscation by Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum||By August 22|
|Take the online safety quiz & win a $200 visa gift card!||Deadline: ASAP|
|Your Westmont e-mail account is activated: Check your e-mail||Available April 22|
|Review course registration instructions that are e-mailed out April 23||After April 23|
|Complete health forms||Deadline: August 1|
|Deadline for Parents to register for Parent Orientation||Deadline: August 12|
|Pay your first bill||Deadline: August 15|
Order your textbooks
Check out the Westmont bookstore!
|Deadline: August 20|
|Complete Not Anymore Sexual Assault Prevention Training Module||Deadline: August 22|
|Pack and label. Every room on campus has a desk, dresser, bed, closet, chair and trash can. Click here for a packing list. Please label every box and item with your name and room number||Deadline: Move In on August 22|
|Sign Up for a Pre-Orientation Adventure Trip|
|Sign Up for First Year Retreat|
|Get to know new classmates on the Admitted Students Facebook Page|
|Sign up for a First Year Seminar|
|Take these assessments to better understand yourself including your values and interests|
|On-campus job? Browse Handshake for student employment opportunities and bring original documents to campus. On campus jobs posted in mid August.|
|Ask the Orientation Team any questions you might have!|
Westmont Summer Reads 2019
Every year, the Westmont campus chooses one compelling book for the campus community to read together over the summer.
Obfuscation, by Finn Brunton and Helen Nissenbaum, is this year's book selection.
“We live in a world with a wealth of digital resources. The abundance can seem very empowering, almost overwhelmingly so. But if you’ve ever been in a dangerous situation, from relationships gone sour, conflicts with employers or service providers or maybe even law enforcement that wealth can turn on you. Now abundance looks like an omniscient eye, monitoring everything we do. Do we really have any way of avoiding the digital gaze? And do those options hold up to our values? Obfuscation explores how to navigate a surveillance society where you can’t simply opt-out but where doing right and wrong still should guide our actions."
Don Patterson, Professor of Computer Science Westmont College
Dr. Donald Patterson, Professor of Computer Science at Westmont, will host a session during Orientation addressing the themes of the book and how they inform to your Westmont education.