Homecoming 2021 Schedule
Friday, October 15
The Westmont College Store’s extended Homecoming hours: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Enter campus through Westmont’s new upper entrance kiosk.
Take a Class Without a Quiz! 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Some outdoor classes welcome alumni attendees. View a class schedule soon on Westmont Community Guide or at the Welcome Center at the President’s Patio. Check in. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
We’re glad you’re here!
Visit the Welcome Center to check in, pick up a schedule, register for campus events and enjoy a beverage. Location: President’s Patio at Kerrwood Hall
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Visit the museum and explore “Sight & Insight: Westmont College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition,” From painting to watercolors, sculpture to prints, ceramics to photography, Westmont studio art faculty work in genres ranging from conceptual art to photorealism to graphic design. Location: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Worship in Chapel with Alumnus Scott Lisea ’88 10:30-11:20 a.m.
Join faculty, staff, students and alumni as we rejoice together and hear an inspiring message by Scott Lisea, campus pastor and assistant to the president for church and community relations. Scott will continue his chapel series The Teachings of Jesus: The Way. Location: Murchison Gym
Lunch in the Dining Commons 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Relive your days in the DC and enjoy a meal with students as you reminisce. Lunch Price: Adults $11.50 and Children $7.50 (ages 2-10)
Wallace Emerson Society Luncheon 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
President and Mrs. Gayle D. Beebe invite Wallace Emerson Society members to join them at the 27th annual Appreciation Luncheon. By invitation; RSVP Required. To learn more about becoming a member of the Wallace Emerson Society, contact Steve Davis at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 805-565-6883. Location: Global Leadership Center
Estate Planning Seminar 2:00 - 3 p.m.
This seminar explores prudent ways to give that can diminish one's tax burden or provide lifetime income for the donor and family. If you would like to meet with staff individually, the gift planning office is happy to schedule a private appointment. You may contact Steve Davis at email@example.com. Seminar Location: Global Leadership Center
Open House: Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Stop by to pray for the college, learn about opportunities for spiritual formation through the Martin Institute and enjoy some light refreshments. Mariah Velásquez, associate director for the Martin Institute, hosts this event. Location: Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center, lower campus, between the Global Leadership Center and the bridge
Europe Semester, Class of 2020 and 2021 Reunion 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Contact Christian Hoeckley for more details. Location: Shoreline Park, Santa Barbara
Class Reunions (times vary)
Find handouts for each reunion class at the registration table. Check here for your reunion information.
Class of 2020 Cap & Gown Pick Up Party 4:30-6:30 p.m.
The Class of 2020 enjoys a chance to connect the evening before their delayed Commencement. Location: Carr Field
Class of 2020 Worship 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
The Class of 2020 leads a time of worship for classmates. Location: Carr Field
See the Stars 8:00-10 p.m.
We’re opening Westmont’s observatory for alums. Bring your family and see the stars and planets through the powerful Keck Telescope with recently retired physics professor Ken Kihlstrom. Children are welcome. Location: Westmont Observatory
Saturday, October 16
The Westmont College Store hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Campus Opens for Homecoming at 12 p.m.
Homecoming events will begin later this year in order to dedicate space and parking to the Class of 2020’s long awaited Commencement on campus. Plan your arrival on campus after 12 p.m. when Homecoming access and parking will become available.
Welcome Center; 12:30-3 p.m., across from Carr Field
Look for the balloons marking check in. Pick up your nametag, schedule and other weekend information, and register and make reservations for events if you haven’t already done so online.
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art 12-4 p.m.
Visit the museum and explore “Sight & Insight: Westmont College Studio Art Faculty Exhibition,” Location: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Lunch in the Dining Commons 12:00 p.m.-1 p.m.
Enjoy a meal surrounded by current students as you reminisce. Lunch Price: Adults $11.50 and children $7.50 (ages 2-10)
Kids Fair 1-3 p.m.
Your kids will love the inflatable slide, games with prizes, face painting and popcorn. Visit with classmates while you keep an eye on your kids and have a blast. For ages 4-16. Location: across from the baseball outfield. Look for the balloon arch.
Rori’s Ice Cream Cart 12:30-4 p.m.
Bring cash to enjoy a Santa Barbara favorite, Rori’s Ice Cream Location: Observatory Patio
Young Alumni Tailgate 12:30-3:00 p.m.
If you graduated in the last 10 years, you’re a young alum. Come to the Young Alumni Tailgate for food and drinks before and during the soccer games and catch up with friends old and new on the upper deck. Please make reservations when you register for Homecoming. No charge for a delicious meal from Santa Barbara Chicken Ranch! Sponsored by the Young Alumni Association. Location: Observatory Deck
Men’s Soccer Game 1-3 p.m.
Root for the Warriors as they play The Master’s University. Location: Thorrington Soccer Field; **See below for information on purchasing tickets.
Visit the Archives 1-2:30 p.m.
Read issues of the Horizon and pore over volumes of the Citadel. Diane Ziliotto, Associate Library Director, Special Collections Librarian, will assist you in this trip down memory lane. Location: Voskuyl Library 115
Women’s Soccer 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Cheer the Warriors to victory against The Master’s University. Location: Thorrington Soccer Field; **See below for information on purchasing tickets.
Faculty Talk 1: TBD 2:00-2:45 p.m.
Location: Winter Hall 210
Faculty Talk 2: TBD 2:45-3:30 p.m.
Location: Winter Hall 210
Memorial Service for Alumni 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Prayerfully remembering alumni who have passed away. Mariah Velásquez, associate director for the Martin Institute, hosts this intimate liturgical service. Location: TBD
All-Alumni Awards Celebration 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Gather with classmates and other reunion class members as President Gayle D. Beebe speaks and honors our Alumnus, Alumna, and Young Alumnus of the Year and presents the Global Service Award. Heavy hors d'oeuvres served as many will go on to reunion events in the evening. There is no cost to attend but registration is required as seating is limited. Adults only. Location: Global Leadership Center
Reunion Class Connections 6-7 p.m.
If your class does not have a reunion event scheduled this weekend, look for tables marked with your class year; you’re welcome to linger and catch up. Location: Global Leadership Center
Grab Dinner in the Dining Commons 5-7 p.m.
If you’re not celebrating a reunion this evening, stay on campus and grab dinner before stargazing at the Observatory. Rub shoulders with current students and catch up with old friends as you dine. Dinner Price: Adults $13.50 and Children $7.50 (ages 2-10)
Women’s Volleyball 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.
Support Warriors volleyball by cheering for them as they take on Life Pacific. Location: Murcheson Gym; **See below for information on purchasing tickets.
See the Stars 8:00-10 p.m.
Bring your family and glimpse stars and planets through the powerful Keck Telescope with recently retired physics professor Ken Kihlstrom. Children are welcome. Location: Westmont Observatory
*All Homecoming events and activities subsidized by the Alumni Office
Sunday, October 17
Linger in Santa Barbara. Attend church with friends at one of many wonderful local churches and enjoy brunch.