Parent & Families Welcome to Westmont and Parents Weekend!
March 29-30, 2019
We hope this weekend will give you a sense of the journey your student is on and give you the chance to spend some time with them immersed in their life away from your home. This is also the weekend of Spring Sing. Make plans now to attend.
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FRIDAY, March 29
9 a.m.-4 p.m: Stop by the Hospitality Table for coffee, tea and weekend schedules. Pick up a list of popular Santa Barbara eateries for dinner tonight and tomorrow before Spring Sing as well as student-recommended brunch locations for Sunday. Location: President’s Patio (Rain Plan: Career Development and Calling Office, Upstairs Kerr Student Center)
8 a.m.-3 p.m: Go back to school. Parents are welcome to sit in on any classes listed on the schedule with or without your student. Schedules are available online at www.westmont.edu/parents/openclasses.
8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed during Chapel): Shop at the Westmont Bookstore for a wide array of Westmont clothing and gifts and many interesting books by faculty and alumni. Location: Bookstore behind Kerrwood Hall.
10 a.m.-4 p.m: Visit the lower level exhibit at Westmont’s Ridley-Tree Museum of Art and explore “Rose Compass: Paintings of Santa Barbara’s Watershed” Rose Compass draws together six artists with six differing techniques and from six diverse backgrounds with a passion for painting and a love of nature to create and explore Santa Barbara's Watershed. Location: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art.
10:30-11:20 a.m: Join the entire Westmont community for Chapel. Worship, pray and sing with students and hear from Campus Pastor Scott Lisea. Location: Murchison Gym.
11:15 a.m. -1:30 p.m: Enjoy lunch with students in the Dinning Commons! Adults $11.50/Children 2-10 $8/under 2 free. Location: Dining Commons (DC).
12 p.m: Women's Tennis vs Arizona Christian University Location: Abbott Tennis Courts.
2-3 p.m: Join us for a time of prayer for our students and campus. Jordan Kaech ‘18, program coordinator for the Martin Institute, hosts this event. Light refreshments served. Location: Martin Institute and Dallas Willard Center, near the Global Leadership Center (accessible from upper campus via the Van Kampen bridge.)
2 p.m: Men's Tennis vs Arizona Christian University Location: Abbott Tennis Courts.
3:30-4:30 p.m: Come hear from campus pastor, Scott Lisea, as he shares from his wonderful chapel series "Encountering Jesus as the Good Shepherd", based on Psalm 23, and various gospel encounters with Jesus. Psalm 23 starts out with the bold proclamation, "The Lord is my shepherd. I lack nothing." The rest of the psalm provides commentary on that line, as David describes how he can live a life without lacking anything. Scott will apply the power of this message to parenting a young adult. Scott will apply the power of this message to parenting a young adult. Location: Hieronymus Lounge.
Evening: The rest of the evening belongs to you in beautiful Santa Barbara. Remember that Spring Sing rehearsals take place tonight, so it might be tough to treat your student to dinner or dessert. But you can enjoy a fun night out in a city with an abundance of great restaurants.
SATURDAY, March 30
8:45-10 a.m: If you missed us yesterday, stop by Saturday’s Hospitality Table to check in. Location: Porter Theatre Patio. (Rain Plan: Inside the lobby, Porter Theatre)
9-9:50 a.m: Hear a special morning devotion by Michael White, senior pastor of Harbor Covenant Church, in Gig Harbor, Washington. He and his wife Megan are also Parent Council Members. He will speak from 9:30-9:50 a.m. Enjoy breakfast pastries, fruit, coffee and tea from 9-9:30. Location: Porter Theatre Patio. (Rain Plan: Porter Theatre)
10-10:45 a.m: Join President Gayle D. Beebe as he talks about the state of the college and shares new initiatives and college developments. A question-and-answer session follows his talk. Location: Porter Theatre.
10:50 a.m.-12:20 p.m: Enrich your perspective by attending two bite-size lectures by Westmont professors with two 40-minute presentations back-to-back.
- Dr. Sandra Richter, Robert H. Gundry professor of biblical studies, will present part of an opening lecture in our Introduction to Old Testament course, addressing the concept of
redemption and how it emerges from the tribal culture of ancient Israel. Strap in for a cross-cultural experience on the Westmont campus as she transports you back to the world of
ancient Israel. Location: Porter Theatre.
- Dr. Telford Work, professor of theology, will present "How Christ's Threefold Office Heals Broken Relationships". Unhealthy relationships often degenerate into drama triangles with a persecutor, a victim and a rescuer. Instead of resolving the problem, these roles can flip and turn yesterday's persecutor into today's victim, perpetuating cycles of misery and wrong. We will look at how this logic operates and how Jesus' roles of prophet, priest and king can stop its terrible momentum and bring stability and righteousness to hurting relationships. Location: Porter Theatre.
10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m: Visit the Westmont Bookstore one last time this weekend and purchase a wide array of Westmont clothing, gifts and interesting books by faculty and alumni. Location: Bookstore behind Kerrwood Hall.
11 a.m.-5 p.m: Before you leave, explore the current exhibition “Rose Compass: Paintings of Santa Barbara’s Watershed”. Location: Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art.
11 a.m: Men's Tennis vs Ottawa University Location: Abbott Tennis Courts
12:30-2 p.m: Join us for a Parents Luncheon. This year we feature a Mexican buffet and another short and delightful musical performance by the Westmont Chamber Singers. They will begin with a meditative selection on words of Ignatius of Lloyola, followed by something completely different: a stunning vocal jazz arrangement of Consuelo Velázquez's Bésame mucho. The Chamber Singers are conducted by Professor Grey Brothers. Enjoy the opportunity to meet parents from your area. Tickets cost $20 if purchased separately; RSVP required. The Dining Commons (DC) is also open and offers you another dining option. Location: Founders Dining Room.
1 p.m: Women's Tennis vs Ottawa University Location: Abbott Tennis Courts
2:30 p.m: Time to enjoy Santa Barbara and the many great things to see or do. Remember, your student may need you to run a few errands or provide a ride to the Santa Barbara Bowl.
6:30 p.m. (Doors open at 5:15 p.m.): See you at Spring Sing, which stars your student! Find ticket information HERE. We expect tickets to go on sale the first few days in March. We’ve also provided a new guide of eateries conveniently located along the way to the venue, where you can grab a quick bite to eat beforehand. Please note that this new list is only available at the Hospitality Table. Bring a blanket and binoculars and enjoy a fun evening! Location: Santa Barbara Bowl, 1122 N. Milpas Street.
*Parking for Spring Sing: The main parking lot for the bowl is located at Santa Barbara High School, 700 E. Anapamu Street, across the street and down from the venue; parking there costs $15 per vehicle. PLEASE NOTE: Reserved parking at the bowl is $20. Spots are limited, so we recommend you order early (order HERE). Very limited street parking is also available free of charge.
*Please Note: A steep climb leads to the outdoor amphitheater. The bowl recommends that all patrons arrive early (45 minutes before the scheduled start of an event) to provide sufficient time for parking and entry to the venue.
*Track and Field: Westmont Collegiate Classic takes place on campus today. See Westmont’s athletic website for additional information as it becomes available.
SUNDAY, March 25
Worship at one of Santa Barbara’s many wonderful churches with your student, who may also enjoy brunch with you!