Hurray for the Purple and Gold! Whittier College Celebrates Homecoming

Monday, October 21, 2013

Whittier Weekend 2013 - Dance TeamDuring a three-day celebration of the Purple and Gold, hundreds of Poet alumni, students, family members, and guests were on campus for Whittier Weekend 2013.

During the yearly event, the College celebrated the 100th Anniversary of the Quaker Campus (QC) student newspaper. The QC has chronicled the history of the College over the last 10 decades. In addition to a special dinner and reception, the College hosted an Anniversary Leadership Forum on “The Future of Journalism.” Forum participants included Josh du Lac ’93, enterprise reporter, Washington Post; Yasmin Khorram ’10, producer, HLN/CNN; Olivier Knox, chief Washington correspondent, Yahoo! News; and Gordon Robison, senior executive producer, Al Jazeera America. Whittier College Board Chair Don Herrema ’74 moderated the panel. Click here to watch the panel online.

Additional Whittier Weekend highlights included the Homecoming Tailgate and Football Game, College Choir Reunion, and the 42nd Annual Tardeada. Celebrants shared their experiences on Instagram and Twitter using #whittierweekend (read their posts on Storify).

Click on the photo albums below to see more from Whittier Weekend 2013 on Facebook.

Whittier Weekend: Day One (October 18) 
Includes photos from QC Journalism Forum, Poet Musicale, Golden Anniversary Lunch, and Wine & Cheese All-Poets Social.

Whittier Weekend: Day Two (October 19)
Includes photos from Annual Homecoming Tailgate Party, Homecoming Football Game and half-time festivities, and Whittier Weekend Jam.

Whittier Weekend: Day Three (October 20)
Includes photos from Whittier College Choir Reunion and 42nd Annual Tardeada.