Liberal Arts
Westmont's rigorous liberal arts program teaches students to think critically and communicate effectively, preparing them to succeed in a quickly changing and culturally complex world. Classes that range from the sciences to the humanities provide a rich and increasingly rare education encompassing all areas of life and promoting intellectual, spiritual and personal growth.
Christian
At Westmont, Jesus Christ holds preeminence. With our commitment to historic Christianity, we encourage students to integrate their beliefs with their studies and to live out their faith in service to others. Rooting the liberal arts in Christ means that we educate the whole person and encourage students to develop biblically based, intellectually strong convictions and worldviews.
Residential
The strong, caring residential community at Westmont creates a climate conducive to intellectual inquiry, personal growth, open communication and lasting friendships. Living among supportive Christian friends and mentors, students feel free to explore the breadth of the liberal arts and examine the implications of their faith as they develop into mature, and committed men and women.
Undergraduate
Westmont devotes itself exclusively to undergraduate courses, concentrating on a critical time of life when students make decisions shaping their future. Our focused, engaging and personal program offers small classes taught by full-time faculty, close interaction with professors outside the classroom, and opportunities to participate in significant research projects.
Global
Westmont offers a global program that prepares students to live in a diverse, complex and quickly changing society so they can take their place as citizens of the world. The breadth of the liberal arts curriculum, the opportunity to study or serve overseas and an emphasis on developing an international perspective help graduates make a seamless transition to a global marketplace.

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Brooks to Speak at President’s Breakfast

Brooks to Speak at President’s Breakfast’
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David Brooks, New York Times columnist and author of the best-selling book “The Road to Character,” will speak at the 11th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast Friday, March 4, at 7 a.m. at the Fess Parker: A Doubletree Resort by Hilton. Tickets, which cost $125 each, go on sale Monday, Feb. 1, at 9 a.m. at westmont.edu/presbreakfast. Seating is limited, and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
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Disc, Stick Golfers Tee Off for Charity

Disc, Stick Golfers Tee Off for Charity
Golfers and disc golfers will have a unique opportunity to play together in the eighth annual Will’s Tourney on Monday, Feb. 22, at 11:30 a.m. at the Glen Annie Golf Club. A buffet dinner, raffle for a night’s stay at the Biltmore and dinner for two, and awards presentation will follow the tournament at 5:15 p.m. All proceeds from the event benefit the William Wiersma Endowment Scholarship Fund at Westmont. [more]

Exhibit Celebrates 19th Century French Culture

Exhibit Celebrates 19th Century French Culture

The Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art showcases work by some of the most recognized names in the annals of art history Jan. 14-March 19. “Barbizon, Realism, and Impressionism in France” features more than two dozen works from the Lady Leslie Ridley-Tree collection. An opening reception, Thursday, Jan. 14, from 4-6 p.m., is free and open to the public. [more]

Sonos Montecito to Perform Free Recital

Sonos Montecito to Perform Free Recital
Sonos Montecito, Wind Quintet in Residence at Westmont, performs a free, public recital Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in Westmont’s Deane Chapel. Sonos Montecito, comprised of Westmont’s applied music faculty, features Andrea Di Maggio (flute), Trey Farrell (oboe), Joanne Kim (clarinet), Andy Radford (bassoon) and Steven Gross (French horn). [more]

Spring Orchestra Concert Honors the Bard

Spring Orchestra Concert Honors the Bard
The Westmont Orchestra celebrates the life of William Shakespeare (1582-1616) on the 400th anniversary of the Bard’s death at its Spring Orchestra Concert on Friday, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. in Hahn Hall at Music Academy of the West, 1070 Fairway Road, and Sunday, Feb. 21, at 3 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church, 21 E. Constance Ave. General admission is $10, and students are free. To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact the music department at (805) 565-6040. [more]

Students Arrive for Scholarship Competition

Students Arrive for Scholarship Competition
About 100 semi-finalists begin arriving at Westmont Friday, Feb. 5, for the first Augustinian Scholarship competition that will award scholarships worth at least $35,000 per year to 30 applicants. Twenty-six students receive a $140,000 four-year scholarship, and four will receive the full-tuition Monroe Award each year beginning this fall. [more]

Orchestra to Tour Northern California

Orchestra to Tour Northern California
The Westmont College Orchestra performs at several Northern California cities Feb. 12-15 as part of its annual spring tour. The Orchestra Tour to Yosemite includes performances in San Luis Obispo, Sacramento, Nevada City and Oakhurst. Admission is free to all performances, although a goodwill offering will be taken. [more]

Talk Probes Global Service Impact, Value

Talk Probes Global Service Impact, Value
Cynthia Toms, director of the office of global education, dissects the debate about the value and impact of young people engaging in international volunteer service in a lecture Monday, Feb. 22, at 7 p.m. in Hieronymus Lounge at Westmont’s Kerrwood Hall. The Paul C. Wilt Phi Kappa Phi Lecture, “Ethical International Volunteerism and Service: Moral Responsibility or More Harm than Good?” is free and open to the public. [more]

Westmont Stages Rare Classic Opera Duet

Westmont Stages Rare Classic Opera Duet
Westmont’s music and theater departments collaborate to stage two rarely seen classics in an ambitious, one-of-a-kind, dramatic operatic event Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-6 at Westmont’s Porter Theatre. Westmont will pair “Dido and Aeneas” (1688), composed by Henry Purcell with a libretto by Nahum Tate, with Christopher Marlowe’s “Dido, Queen of Carthage” (published 1594). [more]

Luncheon Features Pulitzer Prize Winner

Luncheon Features Puliter Prize Winner

Jack Rakove, Pulitzer Prize-winning political author and professor at Stanford University, will speak about “Washington, Hamilton, Jefferson, Adams and Madison: The Moral Vision of America’s Founding” on Friday, Feb. 5, at noon in the Loggia Ballroom at the Biltmore Santa Barbara. Tickets to the luncheon, part of the Mosher Foundation’s series on Moral and Ethical Leadership in American Society, cost $100 each and may be purchased online only at westmont.edu/leadershipseries. [more]

Westmont Earns Grant for Youth Theology

Westmont Earns Grant for Youth TheologyWestmont has received a grant of $590,400 to establish Trailhead: Seeking God’s Call, a high school youth theology institute. Part of Lilly Endowment Inc.’s High School Youth Theology Institutes initiative, Trailhead seeks to encourage young people to explore theological traditions, ask questions about the moral dimensions of contemporary issues and examine how their faith calls them to lives of service. [more]

Three Join Westmont Board of Trustees

Three Join Westmont Board of TrusteesThe Westmont Board of Trustees has welcomed three new members: Dave Gehring, advisor for Guardian News and Media; Tom Nguyen, managing director of U.S. sales for China International Capital Corp. (CICC); and Jim Richardson, senior management consultant and director for Alexandria Real Estate Equities. The 29-member board oversees the operations of the college. [more]

Upcoming Events

Winter Sessions

The Dido Project
Jan. 28-30 and Feb. 4-6
Porter Theatre
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Basketball

Women's Basketball
Saturday, Feb. 13
5:30pm vs. Biola
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Basketball

Men's Basketball
Saturday, Feb. 13
7:30pm vs. Biola
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Brooks

President's Breakfast: David Brooks
“The Road to Character and the Five Great Commitments”
Friday, March 4 at 7am more

Baseball

Baseball
Sunday, Feb. 14
2:00pm vs. British Columbia
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Orchestra

Spring Orchestra Concert
Friday, Feb. 19, 7pm
Sunday, Feb. 21, 3pm
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Recent Events

Labberton

Chapel: Mark Labberton
Fuller Seminary President
January 29, 2016