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Dear Westmont Parent,

Welcome! Whether you are the parent of a rising senior, an incoming first-year student, or a transfer student, we know that you and your student are experiencing a year like none other. Westmont began fall classes Monday, August 31, 2020. For new parents and families, Parent Orientation was a virtual series geared toward giving you insights about campus and college life you would normally get packed into a weekend. You can watch the videos here. Experienced parents, you will be a welcome resource to newer parents as well.

We know each student and family will face special challenges this year. We are praying for you and we are here to help. Please contact our office at (805) 565-6056 or parents@westmont.edu if you need assistance connecting with specific resources on campus.

Sincerely yours, 

Sarah Camp
Assistant Vice President for College Advancement,
Interim Senior Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Prospective Parents

Campus Visitation Request:

If you plans to visit campus for any reason, we ask that you complete the Visitor Request Form. Once the form is submitted and your request approved, then you will receive approval confirmation.  On the day(s) of the visit, an automated health assessment form will be sent to your email for completion.  

Visitor Request Form

Thanksgiving Protocol 

Please note that all students will be tested the week following their return to campus, between December 2-4, so we can continue to keep the campus safe. 

All classes in all formats will be conducted online until we receive the test results.

If You're Picking up Your Student for Thanksgiving
Parents coming to campus on November 19 and 20 will find it to be a simple process. Rather than requesting to be put on an approved list in advance, simply stop at any entrance and let the security personnel know you are a parent/family picking up your student. They will permit you to enter campus. Please wear your mask or face covering at all times while on campus.
 
If Your Student is Staying on Campus over Thanksgiving
Normally the residence halls and Dining Commons are closed during Thanksgiving break. However, this year they will remain open.


COVID-19
Westmont is one of the few colleges in the country to repopulate successfully this fall. Westmont students have done great job being responsible for themselves and loving one another through their careful behaviors.

Here are some other helpful things to know:

  • Westmont has had very low rates of COVID positive cases. Check out our dashboard.
  • Westmont is rigorous with testing and contact tracing.
  • Faculty will provide remote instruction the first week back on campus after Thanksgiving as well as after Christmas break to allow time for testing and results.
  • Westmont's size allows us to quarantine, isolate and care for students who have suspected contact with someone who has or is suspected of being COVID positive. 
  • If a family is uncomfortable with a student going home for Thanksgiving, they can stay on campus. 
  • Please check this page regularly for important updates.
Upcoming Events

Important Dates

  • Thanksgiving Holiday - November 23-27
  • Final Exams - December 15-18
  • First Day of Class Spring Semester - January 11
  • Spring Recess March 15-19
  • Parents Weekend - March 26-27
  • Spring Sing - March 27
  • Easter Recess - April 2-5
  • Commencement - May 8

Alumni & Parent Relations Staff 

Alumni & Parent Relations Office 
Kerrwood Hall, Room 206 
955 La Paz Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108

Phone: (805) 565-6056
parents@westmont.edu