Parents & Families New Warriors Family Weekend

November 2024

Parents and guardians of new Westmont students are invited to campus in November to see how your student is settling in to campus life. You can attend one of our open classes, attend chapel and to get a taste of collegiate life yourself! The schedule is being updated, please check back in May for final dates.




Attend a Class 
Various locations.
Some classes welcome visiting parents and guardians! View example of past options here. Open classes will be updated and posted in the fall. Be prepared to participate; expect challenging content! 

President's Patio, Kerrwood Hall 
Check in. Say hello, pick up your name tag and a cup of coffee or tea as you begin your day.

10:30-11:20 am Worship in Chapel
Murchison Gym
Worship with the Westmont community. Our chapel speaker is Carrie Svaboda.

Lunch Available
Dining Commons (DC)
Take your student out for lunch in town or stay on campus and dine in the DC. The DC is cashless. Accepts all credit cards and Apple Pay.

2:15 - 2:45 pm Augustinian Scholars Program: Update and Q&A 
Magnolia Lawn (near the Library)
If it rains, location will be moved to Page MPR.
Parents and guardians of students in the Augustinian Scholars Program are invited to hear an update from Jesse Covington, Director, Augustinian Scholars Program. He'll share with you highlights of topics students are engaging in the program and answer your questions. 

3-3:45 pm Global Opportunities: Information for Parents and Guardians
Magnolia Lawn (near the Library)
If it rains, location will be moved to Page MPR.
Parents and guardians, this session is a helpful overview for you to learn about how students can expand their horizons with Global Education. Westmont offers many faculty-led semester-long programs on a rotating schedule along with programs at over 30 affiliate institutions. We encourage students to stop by the Global Education office to find out how they can best prepare for an off-campus experience and fulfill GE, major, minor or elective credit. Learn more here.

4:00-5 pm Presidents Update for Parents and Guardians, and Reception
Magnolia Lawn (near the Library)
If it rains, location will be moved to Page MPR.
Enjoy delicious refreshments and get to know fellow parents. Westmont president Gayle D. Beebe will provide an update and answer your questions. 

4:00-4:15 Mingle with president
4:15-4:30 President's remarks
4:45-5:00 President's Q & A 

Dinner Available
Dining Commons (DC)
Enjoy dinner in Santa Barbara with your student or pick up dinner at the Dining Commons. 



10:00 - 11:30 am Parent Brunch 
Global Leadership Center (indoor seating is limited to first 180 registrants)
If you have not already checked in, get your name tag and enjoy brunch.

During brunch, hear from Lori Ann Banez, Director of Cove Career Service, about Westmont's Career Opportunities & Vocational Exploration (COVE) office. The talk will be geared toward parents and guardians.

It may be helpful to talk with your student before your arrival to talk about their schedule and arrange a time to connect later in the day. Keep in mind, they may be juggling homework. 

10:00 a.m. Men's Soccer vs Dominican 
Purchase tickets here.

Lunch Available at the Dining Commons
Pick up lunch in the DC with your student or take your student out to one of many great restaurants in the area!

2:30 p.m. Women's Soccer vs Dominican 
Purchase tickets here.

3:00 p.m. Volleyball vs Hawaii Pacific / Senior Day
Purchase tickets here.

Explore Santa Barbara!  
There are a number of fun, Free Things to Do in the Santa Barbara Area.

Dinner on the Town 
Enjoy dinner in town with your student. Consider taking along their roommate or new friend. This is a great time to listen and learn more about your student's college life so far. Here are some local favorites.


Attend church with your student and treat them to breakfast or lunch.


A visiting family member has special needs.
Please email us at or call (805) 565-6056 so we can advise on disabled parking or other questions.

Where should I park?
Parent Relations has reserved two parking lots especially for visiting parents and families (near the library & baseball parking lots) on Friday and Saturday. 

What are the bookstore hours?
You can stock up on Warrior gear during the following hours:
Friday 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Note, bookstore is closed during chapel, 10:30-11:20 a.m.)
Saturday 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. 
Shop online at all hours here.

What athletic events are taking place?
You can find all the athletic team schedules here.