Weekend Details Homecoming Schedule

Homecoming 2023 Return of the Warriors

October 4-6, 2024

 


Bring the whole family and plan a long weekend with friends, old and new! Classes ending in 4 and 9 may organize reunion gatherings, Golden Warriors (50 year reunions) gather and connect in May 2024 at Commencement.

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Schedule continues to be updated.

Friday, October 4

Welcome Table, Homecoming Check In
8:00 am - 9:30 am Front of Kerrwood Hall
9:30 am - 3:00 pm President's Patio, next to Fountain, Kerrwood Hall
Let us know you've arrived! Pick up your Homecoming name tag, check the list of open classes, event schedule, class reunion updates. 

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 pm Yearbooks and Catching Up: '50s, '60s, '70s, 80's - All are welcome!
Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall
Yearbooks from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980's will be available to peruse, and Hieronymus will be open to all alumni throughout the day. Pick a time with classmates to meet up; this is a great starting point to make plans together for the weekend.

Attend an Open Class
Some classes will be open to visiting alumni. Times and locations will be posted here and available upon arrival at the welcome table on Friday.

10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Art Exhibit by Duncan Simcoe
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Duncan Simcoe is a professor and Department Chair for Art at Cal Baptist University. Stop by and check out his unique work titled Black Drawings on Black Tar paper. 

10:30 a.m.-11:20 a.m. Chapel
Murchison Gym
Campus Pastor and Alum Scott Lisea 88' will be speaking. 

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Memorial in Remembrance of the 25th Anniversary of the Potters Clay Car Accident
Potters Clay Monument is located in the Wooded area between the Dining Commons and Carroll Hall or the Old Observatory
Campus Pastor Scott Lisea 88' will be remembering Lisa Bebout, Alan Voorman, and Garth Weedman who were tragically killed on March 27, 1989 in a car accident while participating in Potters Clay in Mexico. Patty Hallock and Megan Harter were critically injured in the accident. Megan Harter has recently written a book, Hope in the Darkest Hour: A Memoir of Survival and Resilience about her experience. A limited number of seating will be provided.

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wallace Emerson Society Luncheon
Global Leadership Center
President and Mrs. Gayle D. Beebe invite all Wallace Emerson Society members to join them at the annual Appreciation Luncheon. By invitation; RSVP Required. 

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Dining Commons
Dining Commons
Enjoy lunch in the D.C. Our current food provider is Bon Apetit and they provide excellent meals to the Westmont community. The cost is $9.50

12:00-6:00 p.m. Westmont Classic Homecoming Golf Tournament.
Glenn Annie Golf Course, Goleta
This golf tournament is a fundraiser for student scholarships. Registration link and sponsorship information coming soon. Sign up for a foursome with fellow alums. 

12:00-1:00 p.m. Alumni-Student Networking Lunch
Kerr Student Center Lounge (Above the Dining Commons)
Please stop by and meet some of our students and share with them your career journey, listen, and provide input and advice. Lunch is provided by the COVE Career Center.

12:15-12:45 p.m. Westmont's Strategic Plan and Vision for the Future
Clark A Upper Lounge
Dr. Tim Loomer is the Director of Research, Planning, and Implementation and Assistant to the President for Board Relations. He will be sharing Westmont's Strategic Plan and vision for the future. 

1:10-2:10 p.m. Dr. Katherine Bryant Lecture- Changing Geopolitical Landscapes & Foreign Aid
Clark A Upper Lounge
Dr. Katherine Bryant is a professor in the Political Science department and will be speaking on the Changing Geopolitical Landscape and the role of Foreign Aid. 

2:15-3:15 p.m. Dr. Steve Porter Lecture- Spiritual Formation Panel
Clark A Upper Lounge
Dr. Steve Porter is the Senior Research Fellow and Executive Director of the Martin Institute. He and his panel will be discussing the Cultural Implications of the disappearance of Moral knowledge. 

2:00-3:00 p.m. Steve Davis - Estate Planning Workshop
Hieronymus Lounge
This seminar explores prudent ways to give that can diminish one's tax burden or provide lifetime income for the donor and family. 

3:30-5:00 p.m. Celebration of Summer Research
Winter Hall, 3rd Floor Atrium
A hallmark of Westmont’s outstanding undergraduate liberal arts education is providing opportunities for students to conduct significant research with faculty. Come learn about students' research. Light refreshments will be provided.

3:30-4:30 p.m. Augustinian Scholar Program Alumni Reception
Deane Hall Lawn
Connect with fellow Augustinian Scholar Program Alumni at a reception on Deane Hall Lawn.

3:15-4:30 p.m. Choir Rehearsal (Choir Alumni invited)
Deane Chapel
All Choir Alumni are invited to join our Choir at their rehearsal. This is a great opportunity to sing and get to know some of our current students led by Dr. Daniel Gee 13', Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities. 

5:00-6:00 p.m. Music Reunion
Page Hall, Multi-Purpose Room
Please join the Westmont Orchestra for a Hymn sing. Come and worship through the singing of old favorites and new songs, honoring the gifts that God has given us through music led by Dr. Ruth Lin, Music Department Chair and Director of Orchestral Activities.

5:00-6:00 p.m. Open House - Engineering Department
Fletcher Jones Foundation Center for Engineering (Near the Tennis Courts and Physical Plant)
Come by the Fletcher Jones Foundation Center for Engineering to explore this new building and innovative program. Dr. Dan Jensen will be there to share the mission and vision of the program. 

5:00-8:00 p.m. Pickleball Tournament
Earl Warren Fairgrounds - Pickleball Courts on the outside of the hockey rink.
Sign up as an individual and play doubles around with your fellow Westmont alumni. Bring your own paddle or one can be provided for you. $40 includes dinner and prizes for winners. To sign up GO HERE. This event is capped at 32.

5:30-6:30 p.m. Hispanic Alumni Reunion Gathering
Founders Room (Next to the Dining Commons)
Come gather with fellow Hispanic alumni and connect and encourage current Hispanic Students. Dinner provided. Araceli Espinoza to host.

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Class of 1999 - 25th Reunion
Global Leadership Center, Westmont College
The class of 1999 celebrates its 25th reunion year with a special dinner on campus. Register for the 25th Reunion Free Dinner Celebration HERE. Contact alumni@westmont.edu if you are part of the class of 1999 and have not received a class reunion email. 

6:00 - 8:30 p.m. Class of 1979 - 45th Reunion
801 Cold Spring Rd. Unit C, Montecito
The Class of 1979 celebrates its 45th reunion year at the home of Ruby Jean Shelton (English). Come gather and reconnect with classmates. A taco bar will be provided and the cost of food is TBD. RSVP for this fun event HERE

6:15-7:00 p.m. Sunset Sips & Snacks
Biltmore Wall (Across the street from the Biltmore Hotel above Butterfly Beach)
Mix and Mingle with fellow alums while watching the sun go down. Drinks and appetizers are provided by the Alumni Office.

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Stargazing
Observatory
Come view the stars and planets through Westmont's powerful Keck Telescope with Dr. Ken Kihlstrom, Professor Emeritus of Physics. Children are welcome.

Reunion Gatherings
Times and locations vary. See class reunion links.

Saturday, October 5

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Yearbooks and Catching Up: '50s, '60s, '70s, 80's - All are welcome!
Hieronymus Lounge, Kerrwood Hall
Yearbooks from the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s and 1980's will be available to peruse, and Hieronymus will be open to all alumni throughout the day. Pick a time with classmates to meet up; this is a great starting point to make plans together for the weekend.

9.00 a.m. -
West Beach
Cal Coast Adventures is partnering with Westmont to provide Alums with a 24% discount on all of their rentals and adventures. Use promo code homecoming2024 to apply the discount at check out. From Kayaks, to Paddle Boards, to surfboards, to beach cruisers, to ebikes they have something for the entire family. They also offer surf lessons and bike and kayak tours. 

10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Alumni Award Brunch ($40 per guest)
Global Leadership Center
Tickets cost $40. Recommended for ages 12+. Seating is limited, so advance registration is required through Homecoming registration. Due to food order requirements, brunch tickets cannot be purchased on-site. A highlight of the weekend takes place at the Alumni Awards Celebration Brunch. Buy tickets HERE

10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Westmont Volleyball Team Alumni Game
Murchison Gym
If you are a former member of the Westmont Women's Volleyball team you are invited to get back in action on the court with fellow volleyball alums. RSVP to rmcgolplin@westmont.edu if you'd like to play.

11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Art Exhibit by Duncan Simcoe
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Duncan Simcoe is a professor and Department Chair for Art at Cal Baptist University. Stop by and check out his unique work titled Black Drawings on Black Tar paper. 

12:00-1:30 p.m. Homecoming Check-in 
In front of Murchison Gym
Let us know you've arrived! Pick up your Homecoming name tag, event schedule, and class reunion updates. 

12:00-1:30 p.m. Homecoming ALL ALUMNI Tail Gate and Check-In
In front of Murchison Gym 
Let us know you've arrived! Pick up your Homecoming name tag, event schedule, and class reunion updates. Come gather and reconnect with fellow alums in front of the gym. Free lunch to the first 200 alumni and their families. Free Rori's Ice cream to the first 200 Alumni and their families. 

12:30-3:30 p.m. Kid's Fair 
In front of Murchison Gym
Bring the kiddos for carnival games with prizes, Inflatable slide, face painting, popcorn, and cotton candy. Please stay to supervise. Free event. 

12:30-1:30 p.m. Potters Clay Updates and Lunch
Kerr Student Center Conference Room
Meet with other Potters Clay alumni in the Kerr Student Center Conference Room- Tacos provided

2:00 p.m. Volleyball 
Murchison Gym
Volleyball hosts Dominican University. Members of Westmont's original Volleyball team from 1974 will be recognized.
Purchase athletic tickets.

2:00-3:00 p.m. Dr. Dunn Lecture- Deliberation & Dialog
Founders Room- Next to the Dining Commons
Come hear from Dr. Deborath Dunn on Deliberation and Dialog. Learn how to have hard conversations while patiently hearing others and being thoughtfully responding with grace in this election year. 

2:00-4:00 p.m. Class of 1989 (35th Reunion Celebration)
President's Patio- In front of the fountain
Come, catch up, and connect with classmates. High-top tables as well as chairs and umbrellas will be set up. Feel free to bring refreshments and treats to share. RSVP HERE

2:30-3:30 p.m. Class of 1969 (55th Reunion Celebration)
Hieronymus Lounge
Come connect and visit with your classmates over light refreshments. RSVP HERE

3:15-3:45 p.m. Dr. Maryke van der Walt lecture- What Can Generative AI actually Do?
Founders Room- Next to the Dining Commons
Come hear from Dr. Maryke van der Walt on What Generative AI can do. 

3:30-4:30 p.m. Westmont in San Francisco (Urban Program) Reunion 
Kerr Student Center Lounge (Above the Dining Commons)
Come catch up with Brad Berky and swap stories with fellow Westmont San Francisco alumni about your semester in the city. Refreshments provided.

TBA Baseball Game
Details coming

4:00-5:00 p.m. Vespers
Page Hall- Multi-Purpose Room
Come for a time of worship led by Eben Drost. Eben is an alum and a pastoral musician serving in both the Music Department and Campus Pastor's office. 

5:00-8:00 p.m. Class of 2004- 20th Reunion Gathering 
Kiva Coworking space (1117 State St. Santa Barbara)
The class of 2004 is invited to reconnect and celebrate. This event will be catered with Mexican food. This is a family-friendly event- bring your kids! RSVP Coming soon. 

5:30-8:30 p.m. Class of 1984- 40th Reunion Gathering 
The home of Brian and Liz Hammer 84'
The class of 1984 is invited to reconnect at the home of Brian and Liz Hammer. RSVP HERE 

5:45-7:45 p.m. Class of 1964- 60th Reunion Gathering 
Mountain Rm at Samarkand (Retirement Community) 2550 Treasure Drive, Santa Barbara
The class of 1964 is invited to reconnect and celebrate. RSVP HERE

5:00-7:30 p.m. Celebration of 50 years of Women in Sports ($40)
Global Leadership Center
Come join us in reflecting on the history and progress of women in athletics at Westmont. All former female athletes are invited to this celebration. We are thankful for what you have given to the athletics program, your legacy, and your contribution to the success and achievements we've attained. We will be giving out 50 awards to our Trail Blazer athletes. Tickets cost $40. Seating is limited, so advance registration is required through Homecoming registration. Due to food order requirements, tickets cannot be purchased on-site. Buy Tickets HERE

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. Stargazing
Westmont Observatory
Come view the stars and planets through Westmont's powerful Keck Telescope with Ken Kihlstrom, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Physics. Children are welcome.

Reunion Gatherings
Times and locations vary. See class reunion links.

Sunday, October 6

9:00 a.m.- 
Santa Barbara Zoo
The Santa Barbara Zoo is offering 20% off their normal rates with group pricing discounts to alums who would like to visit the Zoo before leaving town. Group Discount Rates include $20 Adult Admission, $12 Child Admission, $5 Giraffe Feeding, $4 Train Rides and 15% all Food, Beverage, and Retail. Also 20% tickets to climb the Rock Wall Discount code: WMONT24 to be used at checkout. 

Linger in Santa Barbara. Attend church with friends at one of many wonderful local churches and enjoy brunch.

 


Bookstore

Shop for your alumni sweatshirt and more! Please note special Homecoming hours:
Friday 8:45 am – 4:30 pm
Saturday 10:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Wifi on Campus

Name: Westmont Visitor
Password: Westmont

DINING COMMONS

Dining Commons is cashless; accepts all major credit cards.
Breakfast 7:00 - 9:00 am
Lunch 11:15 am - 1:30 pm
Dinner 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Free Will resource

Westmont has partnered with FreeWill, a highly regarded estate planning organization, a tool that walks you through creating a legal will and trust. Westmont is offering this resource at no cost as part of the Year of Will. If you would like to meet one on one with the senior director of gift planning, Steve Davis, email stdavis@westmont.edu or call (805)805-6883. 

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