Articles and Insights

Welcome to a hub of articles and resources for parents and guardians. In addition to the Parent Academy, here you'll find articles written by Westmont faculty and staff to support you as you parent a college-age student. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I view the academic calendar? 

View the academic calendar and make note of cautions against travel that will cut into the teaching or testing schedule.

What is FERPA?

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law enacted to establish procedures for disclosing information contained in student records and to protect the privacy of these records. It applies to currently enrolled students and former students...

How do I help my student give me permission to view financial information?

Your student must list you as having permission. To do this, when logged into their student account, they will look for a "Manage Access" tab near the top of the page. Or print the form linked above.

How do I find a campus department phone number?  

View and print this card for a list of readily available department phone numbers.

How do I find shopping, banks, cell phone stores and more? 

A sample of local resources.

How do I send mail and packages to my student on campus? 

Check instructions on addressing mail and special instructions for packages.