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Westmont has an exciting weekend planned for Homecoming 2000. Alumni can celebrate their memories of life as Westmont students while participating in new traditions and catching a glimpse of life on campus today. Both Friday and Saturday are packed full of activities that offer a well-rounded weekend — and time to catch up with old friends and meet new ones!
The weekend kicks off Friday morning with the opportunity to play a round of golf at Montecito Country Club or Birnam Wood. If you aren’t out on the links, you can attend chapel with the students Friday morning. The featured speaker will be Provost Stan Gaede ’69, a favorite with students.
The afternoon offers a tour of the campus to see what’s in store for Westmont in the 21st century and what the completed campus will look like. In addition, you can sit in on a mini-class in various subjects, all taught by current professors. Taking notes is optional, and no tests are allowed.
Also in the afternoon, the defending NAIA national champion women’s soccer team will play Master’s College on campus.
Friday evening brings an opportunity to eat dinner in the dining commons. You can check out the food and see how the meals differ from the ones you ate — you may be surprised!
Alums can also join in on activities organized by specific classes. However, this night isn’t the only time to catch up with your classmates. The schedule includes other times for reunion classes to meet.
Friday evening winds down with an informal worship service for alumni and students, followed by a coffee house featuring current Westmont musicians.
Saturday is just as full of things to do! One of the highlights is the Celebration Brunch, with elegant, Santa Barbara-style food, updates on Westmont today, and a celebration of God’s goodness. Attendees will recognize the Alumnus/na and Volunteer of the Year for their service to the college.
The afternoon offers a barbecue lunch and children’s carnival, and also affords the opportunity to see the men’s soccer team play against UC Santa Cruz.
Late Saturday, you will be able to share tips and experiences with current students during a time of networking. Reunite with fellow alums and professors in your major to discuss career possibilities. See if you can convince students that your major really does matter in the real world!
Saturday evening’s celebration begins with hors d’oeuvres in the formal gardens before the 25th Reunion Silver Anniversary Dinner. This special dinner for the class of 1975 has become an annual tradition that began last year with the class of 1974.
Look for the Homecoming 2000 brochure and registration form in the mail soon, and make plans to be on campus for this memorable weekend.