Alumni 2019 Homecoming
Plan to Join Us at Homecoming 2019!
We are so excited to announce the Homecoming 2019 dates. Please join us on our beautiful campus from October 11-13, 2019. We have many exciting events this year. The soccer match up this year will be against Vanguard University. New this year is a concert on Saturday night, hosted by the Westmont Orchestra will open its 2019-2020 year with "A Fairy Tale Season", a concert free for all alumni and their guests that attend the All Alumni Reception before the concert. The concert will feature Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" and Beethoven's overture to Shakespeare's "Coriolanus". In addition, we will have events for the whole family, including a Young Alumni Tailgate and a Kids Fair.
Homecoming 2019 Weekend Tentative Schedule
Details to Follow, Schedule Subject to Change
We’re excited to welcome you to Homecoming this year! We understand that many of our events overlap, and you may face some tough choices about what to attend. We hope you’ll enjoy the many fun and enriching options planned for you.
“Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” Luke 8:39a
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11
Take a class without a quiz 8 a.m.-3:15 p.m.
Most classes welcome alums. See a class schedule online or on the President’s Patio.
We’re glad you’re here! 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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
The Westmont bookstore will extend its hours during Homecoming: Friday, 9a.m.-5p.m., and Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
VVisit the museum and explore “Spontaneous Response: The Innovative Ceramics of Don Reitz,” a touring retrospective exhibition of one of the most experimental and ingenious ceramic artists of the last century. “Don Reitz was a visionary who revolutionized the forms, structures and techniques of clay,” says organizer Chris Rupp ’00, curator and collections manager for the museum and a ceramic artist. The exhibition features 78 rarely seen, avant-garde works on loan from the Reitz estate and other major collectors. Location: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Worship in the Chapel with Alumnus Scott Lisea '88 10:30-11:20 p.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 series “The Lord’s Lord’s Prayer For His Beloved Community, John 17." Be inspired by his message “Clear About Christ: Jesus Is the Word of God.” Location: Murchison Gym, Look for reserved seating for Alumni
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 about your great times here. 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. Beebe invite all Wallace Emerson Society members to join them at the 25th annual Appreciation Luncheon. Athletic Director Dave Odell and Associate Athletic Director Kirsten Moore will discuss the athletics program and interview two student athletes about their experiences. Reserve your place by October 1. Please contact Sarah Harmon at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 565-6058 . 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
Meet Individually with College Gift Planning Directors 2-5 p.m.
Meet individually with Kati Buehler, senior director, and Mona Motte Wilds, director, for a 45 minute session to discuss how you can pass on your faith, values, and financial and charitable legacy through wills, trusts, retirement accounts, gift annuities and other vehicles. To make an individual appointment, contact Kati at (805) 565-6883 or email@example.com or Mona at (805) 565-7068 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Office location: Modular B, across the walkway from the campus post office.
Hike to the Westmont Garden 2:35-3:35 p.m.
Take the dirt trail throughout campus to the Westmont Garden, a hidden gem on campus. Kenny Chism '17, Westmont's sustainability coordinator, will lead the hike and provide a tour of our vegetable crops, fruit trees, native plants, bees and chickens. Hear about exciting new sustainability initiatives related to our facilities and educational programs. Please wear sturdy shoes appropriate for an uneven dirt trail. If you plan to meet in the garden, arrive by 2:50 p.m. Location: Meet on the road in front of Clark Hall for the hike or park by the Westmont Trace and walk to the garden below the track.
Celebration of Summer Research with a Faculty Reception 3:30-5p.m.
Engage with students, fellow alumni and faculty at the Celebration of Summer Research, which highlights student research with professors on campus during the summer. Students from each department in the Natural and Behavioral Sciences division will describe their projects and major findings. Not a scientist? Not a problem! This event is designed for a non-scientific audience, and the students will explain their work in accessible and engaging ways. Enjoy light refreshments with the faculty. *Note: Prospective students and their families are also invited to this event. Please provide a warm Westmont welcome to them. Location: Inside Winter Hall and the refreshments will be served outside on Winter Lawn
Women’s Volleyball Open Practice 4:15-6:15 p.m.
Watch and cheer for you women's Warrior volleyball team as they practice for their upcoming game at the Master's College. Location: Murchison Gym
Library Game Night 8 p.m.-12 a.m.
Join students for their fall semester game night and play one of the many board games available or bring your favorite-and your family. Enjoy snacks and time with students and other alums. Voskuyl Library sponsors this tree and fun event. Drop by at any time for part of the evening-especially if you have a reunion scheduled-or stay for the entire time. Game night lasts until midnight. Will you? Location: Roger J. Voskuyl Library
Class Reunions (times vary)
Find handouts for each reunion class at the registration table. Most take place around town Friday evening. Check westmont.edu/homecoming for your reunion information.
See the Stars 8:30-10:00 p.m.
We’re opening Westmont’s observatory just for alumni. Bring your family and see the stars and planets through the powerful Keck Telescope with physics professor Ken Kihlstrom. Children are welcome. Location: Westmont Observatory
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
Welcome Center 8:30-11:30 a.m., Magnolia Lawn Walkway; 12-3 p.m., near the observatory and baseball outfield
Check in, pick up tickets, a schedule and other weekend information, and make reservations for events if you haven’t already done so online. Please note the two different times and locations: Magnolia Lawn Walkway next to Voskuyl Library and then between the observatory and gate of the baseball outfield
Alumni Memorial Service 9-9:45 a.m.
Remember and celebrate the lives of alumni who have passed away. Mariah Velásquez, associate director for the Martin Institute, hosts this event. Location: Nancy Voskuyl Prayer Chapel
All-Alumni Brunch 10-11:30 a.m.
Gather with your 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. This event typically sells out every year, so purchase your tickets early. The cost is $38*; RSVP required. Adults only. Location: Magnolia Lawn
Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Visit the museum and explore "Spontaneous Response: The Innovative Ceramics of Don Reitz," a touring retrospective exhibition of one of the most experimental and ingenious ceramic artists of the last century. "Don Reitz was a visionary who revolutionized the forms, structures and techniques of clay," say organizer Chris Rupp '00, curator and collections manager for the museum and a ceramic artist. The exhibition features 78 rarely seen. avant-garde works on loan from the Reitz estate and other major collectors. Location: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art
Lunch in the Dining Commons 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Relive your days in the DC! Enjoy a meal with students as you reminisce about your great times here. Lunch Price: Adults $11.50 and children $8.00 (ages 2-10)
Alumni Gathering & Kids Fair 12-3 p.m.
Gather with old friends and new on the outfield. Enjoy meeting fellow alums who've made an impact in their sphere of the world. If you have kids, be sure to bring them and let them enjoy a bounce house. 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. Entrance is FREE* this year only. Our gift to you! Location: Outfield of Russell Carr Baseball Field. Enter near the observatory
Dave’s Dogs 12-3 p.m.
Enjoy creative and delicious hot dogs, drinks and other snacks available for purchase next to the Kids Fair. Location: Outfield of Russell Carr Baseball Field. Enter near the observatory
Rori's Ice Cream Cart 12:30-4 p.m.
Enjoy a scoop or two of Santa Barbara's own Rory's Ice Cream: itty bitty, $3.50; single scoop, $5.50; ice cream sandwich, $6.75. Location: Across the street from the observatory
Women’s Soccer Game 12-2 p.m.
Sit with classmates and root for the Warriors as they play Vanguard University. The athletic department offers a special alumni price of $5 per person that covers both the women’s and the men’s games. Non-alums pay an entry fee of $8. Children 14 and under are free. Location: Thorrington Soccer Field
Young Alumni Tailgate 12:30-2:30 p.m.
If you graduated in the last 10 years, you’re a young alum. Stop by the Young Alumni Tailgate for food and drinks during the soccer games and catch up with friends old and new on the deck. Please make reservations when you register for Homecoming. The event is FREE this year and is sponsored by the Young Alumni Association. Location: Observatory Deck
Visit the Archives 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Read issues of the Horizon and pore over volumes of the Citadel. Jana Mayfield Mullen, Interim Library Co-Director, will assist you in this trip down memory lane.Location: Voskuyl Library 115
Men’s Soccer 2:30-4:30 p.m.
Cheer the Warriors to victory against Vanguard University. The athletic department will offer a special price to alumni of $5 that covers both women’s and men’s games. Non-alumni will pay an entry fee of $8. Children 14 and under are free. Location: Thorrington Soccer Field
Faculty Talk: Reclaiming Love 2:15 -3:00 p.m.
Andrea Gurney, professor of psychology, will share insights from her book "Reimagining Your Love Story: Biblical and Psychological Practices for Healthy Relationships.” A Harvard-trained psychologist, professor and clinician, she'll equip and encourage us with practical tools and insights drawn from the science of relationships and her nearly 20 years in a private practice with families and couples. You'll gain a deeper understanding of the effect of early relationships on the current ones, be challenged to think through the way cultural message impact your view of love and romance, and learn more effective communication. "In our fast-paced, innovative, tech-savvy world, where we're more connected than ever before, we're somehow missing the mark on the thing we were created for: loving, intimate relationships," she says. "There are more divorces and fewer marriages today-and as a society, we experience more depression and anxiety. Time is a precious commodity, and we never seem to have enough of it as we juggle the pressures of work, home, and community. The stakes feel higher, and happily-ever-after appears unattainable." Location: Winter Hall 210
Reunion Class Receptions with the President 3-4:30 p.m.
President and Mrs. Gayle D. Beebe welcome each reunion class at the new Global Leadership Center. Enjoy beautiful music provided by students and delectable treats.* If you’re not celebrating a reunion this year, you’re welcome to attend at a time close to your class year.
3 p.m. Classes of 1950s (all) and 1964
3:15 p.m. Classes of 1984, 1989 and 1999
3:30 p.m. Classes of 1974, 1979 and 2004
3:45p.m. Classes of 1994, 2009, and 2014
Location: Global Leadership Center
Grab Dinner in the Dining Commons 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Stay on campus before the big all-alumni event and grab dinner with friends. Relive your days on campus but with much better atmosphere and food these days. Dinner Price: Adults $13.50 and Children $8 (ages 2-10)
ALL Alumni Reception 5:30- 7 p.m.
Join all alums, faculty and their families for a time of joyful and meaningful conversation. We'll provide hearty appetizers. You must RSVP for this reception so we can plan for you. Those who attend this reception will receive free concert tickets. Location: First Presbyterian Church 21 E Constance Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105 Reception Price: Free
All Alumni & Friends Orchestra Concert 7- 9 p.m.
The Westmont Orchestra opens its 2019-2020 adventure, entitled “A Fairy Tale Season.” with one of the most beautiful classics of all time, Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty.” The program also features dazzling story telling in the Spanish composer Pablo Sarasate’s “Gypsy Travels” (Zigeunerweisen), Camille Saint-Saens' dance from "Samson and Delilah,” and Beethoven’s overture to Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus." The delightful march “Fairest of the Fair” by John Philip Sousa will provide a flourish to the entire season of fairy tales. Staring in Santa Barbara and ending in the golden hall of the Vienna Philharmonic in Austria, the orchestra’s season promises to be a true fairy tale experience for both audiences and musicians! Price: $10 per person. Tickets are available at the door. Those who attend the All-Alumni Reception will receive FREE tickets. Children are welcome and to attend. Location: First Presbyterian Church 21 E Constance Ave, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13
We hope you take the opportunity to enjoy church together with friends at one of our many wonderful churches here in Santa Barbara-and perhaps brunch together before or after?
Do you need childcare during Homecoming? You can hire a Westmont student to watch your children.
*Subsidized by the Alumni Office
Put this Homecoming schedule on your phone and keep up with the latest news about the weekend. Download our Westmont Community Guide app, available in iOS, Android and web platforms; type in your cell number to receive a text that allows you to add the app to your phone. When you open the app, tap the three bars in the top, left corner, then choose Homecoming Schedule. Use the app as your primary guide to Homecoming Weekend and beyond. Review the schedule and click the + sign to add events and sessions that interest you to My Schedule.
We've begun recruiting our 2020 spring and fall classes and invite you to join us in this effort. Our first Preview Day is October 11. For the first time, we're combining Homecoming activities with prospective students and their families, which will increase the energy level on campus as they all experience the close-knit Warrior family. If you're interested in assisting the admissions team at a college fair or hosting a reception in your city, please let us know by contacting email@example.com.
“Go home to your friends and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.” Mark 5:19