Hours of Operation

DepartmentTimesAdditional Info
Library / IT9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Stop by to get your student ID photo Taken

Foreign Language Placement Test

Health Center9:00 AM - 1:00 PM 
Mail Center

M-F: 10:00AM - 4:00PM

Saturday: 12:00 - 3:00PM

Closed on Sunday

Pick up textbooks and other packages
Dining Hall

Breakfast: 7:30 – 9:00 am

Lunch: 11:00 – 1:00 pm

Dinner: 5:00 – 6:30 pm

 
Student Record Office8:30AM - 4:00PMKerrwood Hall

Student Schedule

Wednesday, August 21st
TimeEventLocationAdditional Info
8:00 - 11:00AMNew Student Move-InResidence Halls

First Years Students

8:00 - 8:30 am  A - Da

8:30 - 9:00 am De - I

9:00 - 9:30 am J - M

9:30 - 10:00 am N - R

10:00 - 10:30 am S - V

10:30 - 11:00am W - Z

Transfer Students

8:00am - 9:00am A - M

9:00am - 10:00am N - Z

9:00 - 12:30 PMWelcome TentKerrwood LawnCome by the Welcome Tent to check in and get information on campus resources.
11:00 - 3:00 PMLunch and BreakDining Commons

Your lunch time is determined by your move-in time to prevent long lines!

Move-in from 8-9am: 11-11:45am

Move-in from 9-10am: 11:45am-12:30pm

Move-in from 10-11am: 12:30-1:30 pm

All Transfer Students: 12:30-1:30 pm

3:00 PMWelcome SessionMurchison GymJoin us for this celebratory opening event of Warrior Welcome 2024. President Gayle D. Beebe will extend an official Westmont welcome, followed by an introduction to this year's Orientation Team and a message from our Campus Pastor.
4:00 - 5:00 PMFirst Orientation Small GroupYour small group meeting locationGet to know a small group of your peers alongside your Orientation small group leader!
5:00 - 8:30 PMDinner and Break
8:30 PMRes Life NightBy Residence HallCome to the Page MPR if you're living in Page, the Clark A Lounge if you're living in Clark, Emerson 2nd Floor Lounge if you're living in Emerson, and Armington C Lounge if you're a transfer student! Meet some of your closest community members — including your Resident Director (RD), Resident Assistant (RA), and other students living in your section!
Thursday, August 22nd
TimeEventLocationAdditional Info
9:00 - 9:45AMWestmont RISEMurchison Gym 
10:00 - 10:45AMBreakout Sessions  
11:00 - 11:45 AMBreakout Sessions 
11:45 - 2:00 PMLunch and Break
12:00 - 1:30 PMIntercultural Programs LunchMagnolia Lawn by LibraryStudents of color, international, missionary and third-culture students, and Cultural Diversity Awardees and their families are invited to hear about the programs and opportunities associated with Westmont's commitment to diversity.
2:00 - 3:00 PMWe are WestmontMurchison GymWestmont is committed to cultivating a diverse community based on Biblical foundations. Join students and faculty as they share their stories and offer wisdom on their journey into and at Westmont.
3:30 PMService of CommitmentMurchison GymJoin faculty robed in traditional academic regalia for this formal ceremony of welcome into the Westmont community. Students will sit separately from parents and take their First Walk at the end of the service, which anticipates their Last Walk at Commencement.
5:00 - 5:30 PMFamilies Say Goodbye Students and families say goodbye before students head off to dinner with their section and families leave campus.
5:30 - 8:00 PMDinner and Break
5:30 - 7:30 PMAugustinian Scholars DinnerMagnolia Lawn by LibraryAugustinian Scholars will be warmly welcomed at this special dinner event on the Magnolia Lawn. They will be greeted by Westmont's President, Provost, Augustinian Program Director, and program faculty.  All Augustinian Scholars should receive an invitation to this event during the summer and should plan to attend.
8:00 - 10:00 PMThe CarnivalMurchison GymThe Carnival will feature something for everyone including an inflatable obstacle course, human foosball, games, snacks, dancing, and prizes. You won't want to miss this opportunity to meet other students and let loose! 
Friday, August 23rd
TimeEventLocationAdditional Info
9:00 - 9:45 AMJoining the Westmont Learning CommunityPage MPR 
10:00 - 10:30 AMAcademic Department Welcome SessionBased on Major

 

 

10:45 - 11:15 AMSecond Major /Minor Exploration Academic Department SessionBased on Major
11:30 - 3:30 PMFaculty Academic Advising AppointmentsYour advisor will reach out about exact time and location
3:30 - 4:15 PMBreakout Sessions 

Student employment

COVE

Global Ed

Academic Resources (tutoring, fac office hours)

ARO

Peer Coach Tips Trips

Thriving in the Classroom

Library 

4:30 - 5:15 PMBreakout Sessions 
5:00 - 7:00 PMDinner and Second Orientation Small GroupsSmall group meeting location 
5:00 - 8:00 PMPresident's Open HousePresident's HouseSmall group leaders will tell you what time to meet. 
Saturday, August 24th
TimeEventLocationAdditional Info
10:15 - 12:00PMFor Women and For Men Only MeetingsMen in GLC Simmons Center, women in Page MPR.Discuss gender-specific issues that arise in college. Led by Westmont staff, these discussions provide a safe place for candid conversations about topics that matter.
12:00 - 1:30 PMLunch and Organization FairDining CommonsLearn about organizations and ways to get involved on campus!
6:30 - 7:30 PMThird Orientation Small GroupSmall group meeting location 
8:00 PMBingoMurchison GymJoin to play bingo, make connections, and win great prizes!
Sunday, August 25th
TimeEventLocationAdditional Info
10:00 - 11:00 AMWorship ServicePage MPRCome fellowship together and learn more about growing in your faith in college including finding a local church community. 
12:00 - 5:00PMExplore Santa Barbara Take the shuttle around Santa Barbara and explore your new city!
8:00 PMAll Campus Worship NightMurchison GymAll students are invited to take a deep breath in the evening before classes begin to sing and pray together at a worship night to kick-off the new year together. Returning students, new students, transfer students — this is for you! 

Parent Schedule

Wednesday, August 21

8:00 am - 11:00 am: Residence Hall Move-In
*See more information at the link above
First Year Students:
8:00am - 8:30am  A - Da
8:30am - 9:00am De - I
9:00am - 9:30am J - M
9:30am - 10:00am N - R
10:00am - 10:30am S - V
10:30am - 11:00am W - Z

Transfer Students:
8:00am - 9:00am A - M
9:00am - 10:00am N - Z

9:00 am - 3:00 pm: Parent Welcome Tent
Check in and get your name tag. If you have not yet registered, please stop by the tent for on-site registration.

9:00 am - 2:30 pm: Parent Council Hospitality Tent
Meet fellow parents and Parents Council members, get answers to your questions and enjoy light refreshments and conversation. You’ll also find Parents Council members at Page, Emerson and Clark who can answer your questions. 

11:30 am - 12:30 pm: Campus Walking Tour (Option 1)
An informative and enjoyable walk around the campus will combine knowledge of our historic campus with personal student experience. Location: Front of Kerrwood Hall.

11:00 am - 1:30 pm: Lunch
Your lunch time is determined by your student’s move-in time. Please follow the schedule below to alleviate congestion.
Move-in from 8-9 a.m. 11-11:45
Move-in from 9-10 a.m. 11:45-12:30
Move-in from 10-11 a.m. 12:30-1:30*
All Transfer Students 12:30-1:30*
Those attending the Legacy Reception or First-Generation Session with a move-in time from 10-11 may eat lunch starting at 12 noon. Meal tickets to enter the DC are provided at check in based on registration. Otherwise, you can pay at the door: Lunch: $9.00, Children: 2-10 $5.00 Westmont students on a meal plan: no charge. Location: Dining Commons.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: Campus Walking Tour (Option 2)
An informative and enjoyable walk around the campus will combine knowledge of our historic campus with personal student experience. Location: Front of Kerrwood Hall.

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm: Legacy Reception
Parents who are Westmont alumni and their students are invited to a dessert reception with President Gayle D. Beebe. A group photograph of alumni parents and your incoming student will be taken on Magnolia Lawn at 1:35 p.m. Location: Upper Magnolia Lawn (in front of the library).

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm: What to Expect as a Westmont Student Athlete **Required for new varsity athletes 
New athletes and their parents are invited to connect with other incoming athletes and hear from athletic administration, coaches and current athletes about what to expect as a student athlete at Westmont. This event is for varsity sport athletes only. Location: Page MPR.

2:15 pm - 3:15 pm: Worship & Prayer
Stop by the Murchison Gym anytime between 2:15-3:15pm to pause in the midst of a full day for an optional time of prayer and worship. Our God is good. Prayer teams will be available in front of the gym to pray with and for you. Musical worship will be led by members of the chapel band.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm: Welcome Session
Join us for this celebratory opening event of Orientation 2022 in the Murchison Gym. President Gayle D. Beebe will extend an official Westmont welcome, followed by an introduction to this year's Orientation Team and a message from our Campus Pastor.

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm: Overview of Student Life
At Westmont, life outside the classroom offers a rich combination of activities, residential living and developmental experiences. In this session, Edee Schulze, vice president for student life, will provide an overview of all the opportunities available to students. Location: Murchison Gym.

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm: Welcome BBQ Picnic
Relax on Kerrwood Lawn and enjoy a great meal. Meet other parents as well as faculty and staff. Please note that students will eat dinner with their Orientation small groups. Location: Kerrwood Lawn.

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Out-of-Area Parent Reception
Whether you live outside of California or far enough from Santa Barbara to require a lengthy drive, come connect with fellow parents and gain valuable perspective from parents who know the ropes. Colorado Parents Council members Rich and Torrie Oswald will lead the session and provide a time for questions and answers. The Oswalds share: "We’ve attended this session every year since 2018, and we've navigated travel logistics from kids missing flights, to cancelled flights, to having no car, to moving out, to finding storage units, etc. Through it all, we've secured many parent friendships and have been reminded, Westmont is never too far from ‘home’." All parents are welcome.

 

Thursday, August 22

8:00 am - 5:00 pm: Prayer Chapel Open Hours
Stop in the prayer chapel to lift up prayers for your student and the college as classes get ready to begin.

8:45 am - 9:15 am: Continental Breakfast
Join us in Page Hall for continental breakfast!

9:15 am - 10:00 am: President Beebe Welcomes Parents & Families
President Gayle D. Beebe welcomes you to the Westmont community, examines the value of a Westmont education in today’s world and highlights the college’s priorities. He will answer questions, and members of his executive team will add insights and suggest ways to support your student. Location: Page Hall Multipurpose Room.

10:00 am - 10:45 am: Core of the Classroom
Our provost will share the unique qualities of a Westmont education. Professors and students will highlight the special nature of faculty-student relationships at Westmont. Location: Page Hall Multipurpose Room.

10:45 am - 11:30 am: Parents Council Perspectives
Meet our Westmont Parents Council members and learn how they’ve navigated their student’s college life, gain practical parental insights about the Westmont experience and get answers to your questions. Location: Page Hall Multipurpose Room.

11:15 am - 12:45 am: Intercultural Programs Lunch
Students of color, international, missionary and third-culture students, and Cultural Diversity Awardees and their families are invited to hear about the programs and opportunities associated with Westmont's commitment to diversity. Lunch with be served at noon on Magnolia Lawn; program begins at 11:30pm.

11:30 am - 1:00 pm: Lunch
Join us in the Dining Commons for lunch! Lunch tickets are provided at check-in based on registration. Or pay at the door.

Select from one of the following sessions:

*1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: COVE Career Center Session
COVE Career Center: Discover how you can work with us as we prepare your student for a major, a mission, and meaningful internships and careers. Presenters: TBD Location: Kerr Student Center, Founders Room (room is adjacent to Dining Commons).

*1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Students' Care Session
Students’ Care: College comes with unique challenges for students, particularly in this post-pandemic season. Learn about college emotional health, how to support your student, and ways to cultivate healthy communication patterns from the start. Presenters: Stu Cleek, Dean of Students; Rob Hughes '04, Director of Health Services; and Eric Nelson, Director of Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) Location: Global Leadership Center's Simmons Center

*1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Chapel, Worship, & Spiritual Development Session
Hear Scott Lisea ’88, our campus pastor and assistant to the president for church and community relations, present his vision of chapel, our community life and the spiritual development of your students. Location: Porter Theatre.

*1:30 pm - 2:30 pm: Student Success Session
The Center for Student Success is a very important resource for all incoming students. Each new Warrior is assigned a Student Success Coach and is strongly encouraged to take advantage of the support and services offered by the center to help each student thrive at Westmont. Presenters include: Eileen McQuade, Associate Dean of Faculty; additional presenters to be announced. Location: Page Hall Multipurpose Room.

2:30 pm - 3:15 pm: Supporting your Student Athlete
Collegiate athletics presents new challenges and opportunities for the student athlete. Parents of varsity athletes are invited to hear from athletic administrators and coaches about how you can best support your student and help them thrive in their first year as a college athlete. Location: Founders Room (room is adjacent to Dining Commons).

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm: Service of Commitment
Join faculty robed in traditional academic regalia for this formal ceremony of welcome into the Westmont community. Students will sit separately from parents and take their First Walk at the end of the service, which anticipates their Last Walk at Commencement. Location: Murchison Gym. Student attendance expected.

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm: Families Say Goodbye
Students and families say goodbye before students head off to dinner with their section and families leave campus.