Parents & Families First-Year Parent Weekend
November 2-3, 2018
We hope this weekend will give you a sense of the journey your student has been on since you dropped him/her off in August. Your student has now had a chance to get to know his/her roommate(s), make other friends, experience college academic life, stay up until 2:00 a.m. studying, truly appreciate a home-cooked meal, and explore their new “home-away-from-home” in Santa Barbara. We know that you will enjoy spending time with your son or daughter and the opportunity for him/her to show you around campus.
There is no charge to register for First-Year Parents Weekend.
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First-Year Parent Weekend Schedule
F R I D A Y, November 2
8 am – 3 pm: Attend a Class. Arrive and attend classes with your student. A class list is available at check-in and on the Westmont Community Guide app.
10 am – 2 pm: Check-in. You are invited to check in on the President’s Patio at Kerrwood Hall. Come pick up a schedule and enjoy light refreshments.
Rain plan: Inside Kerrwood Hall, first floor. After 2, check in at the Parent Relations office, 2nd floor of Kerrwood.
10 am – 4 pm: Visit the Westmont Museum of Art and view the exhibitions: Looking Back /Going Forward: R. Anthony Askew, best known to his friends as Tony, has been a beloved art teacher, an arts advocate, and most importantly, an amazing artist in our Santa Barbara community for over 46 years. He retired from Westmont College ten years ago, after establishing our printmaking program and founding Westmont‘s Reynolds Gallery, now known as the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. He is a printmaker, collage and assemblage artist, and a watercolorist. Tony has a gift for affirming students and friends through his kind and gentle spirit.
10:30 – 11:20 am: Attend Chapel with your student in Murchison Gym. Listen to our new campus pastor, Dr. Scott Lisea, speak on the topic of Presence With God.
11:30 am – 1 pm: Lunch in the DC with your student, ($11.50 per adult and $8 per child, ages 2-10). Or take your student out!
12:00 pm: Special lunch sponsored by the Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership. Hear Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences winner, Daniel Kahneman and author of Thinking, Fast and Slow articulate the difference between intuitive and deliberate thinking. Location: Global Leadership Center. Advance purchase required. To read more about Daniel Kahneman and to register for this event, click HERE. Advance registration required. Cost: $100
2:15 – 3:15 pm: Hike with Sustainability Volunteer Kenny Chism. Join Westmont Garden Manager, Kenny Chism for a peaceful hike on the Paul Willis trail. Explore the outer limits of the Westmont campus, through the gorgeous oak trees, down to the Westmont garden. After you meet the campus chickens you will wind backup the hill to the barranca spotted with tall eucalyptus and then arrive back where you started. You will need athletic shoes as the trail is not paved and a bit steep at points. Location: Meet on the road in front of Clark Hall.
4:15-4:50: Special greeting from President Beebe. President Beebe wants to greet you! Please gather to meet other first year parents, chat with Dr. Beebe and then hear a few brief updates from him about the year so far. Refreshments will be served. Location: Outside Kerrwood Hall, President's Patio.
5:00-6:00 pm: Residence Hall Update. Join the RD and RA's from your student’s residence hall and get an update about what has been happening since you left in August. Location: Page MPR, Clark A Lounge, and Emerson Lounge.
6:00 – 7:30 pm: Enjoy dinner downtown with your student, or dine in at the Dining Commons. Dinner Cost: $13.00
7:00 pm: Women’s Volleyball vs. Hope International Head to Murchison Gym to cheer for our Warriors! (PRICE TBD)
S A T U R D A Y, November 3
8:45 – 11:30 am: Check-in. You are invited to check-in at the Alumni and Parent Relations Office on the second floor of Kerrwood Hall. Come pick up a schedule and meet some of the Alumni and Parent Relations staff.
10 – 11 am: Global Opportunities for your student. Cairo? England? Northern Europe? Mexico? Singapore? Westmont has faculty-led programs in each of these areas... and more! Come hear Barb Pointer, Assistant Director of Global Education explain the many exciting study abroad programs provided as a part of a Westmont education. Location: Hieronymus Lounge.
11 – 5 pm: Visit the Westmont Museum of Art and view the exhibitions Visit the Westmont Museum of Art and view the exhibitions: Looking Back / Going Forward: R. Anthony Askew
11:30 – 1 pm: Lunch in the DC with your student, ($11.50 per adult and $8 per child, ages 2-10). Or take your student out!
1:30 – 4:30 pm: Explore Santa Barbara! The rest of the day is for you to enjoy with your son or daughter.
5 – 7:30 pm: Enjoy dinner downtown with your student. While at dinner, reminisce about your college days and hear more about the start of their college days!
7:00 pm: Women’s Volleyball vs. San Diego Christian Head to Murchison Gym to cheer for our Warriors!
S U N D A Y, November 4
10 am: Attend church with your student and treat them to breakfast or lunch.