Whittier Weekend 2015 Schedule

Friday, October 23

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 


Poet Spirit Station

Location: Lower Quad

Attend a College Class

A list of open classes will be available at the Welcome Center.

Class Reunion & Affinity Hospitality Gatherings

Reserve a time to meet up with classmates or just drop by to refresh with libations and treats that will be provided throughout the day.

Location: Dezember Alumni House

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Golden Anniversary Brunch 

Attend this special event to welcome the newest inductees to the Golden Anniversary Club: the Class of 1965. Enjoy the company of alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago along with other members of the Poet family.

Location: Memorial Chapel

12:00 p.m.

President's State of the College

Get your College update from President Sharon Herzberger. 

Location: Arnold Hall

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Poet Musicale

Enjoy a showcase of musical talents, presented by Whittier College Music Department. The concert will feature performances by various soloists and small ensembles.

Location: Arnold Hall

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Campus Tour 

Experience Whittier College through the eyes of a student ambassador on a walking tour of campus visiting new and familiar sites.

Location: Meet @ the Rock

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Poet Awards Reception and Dinner

Location: A.J. Villalobos Hall

7:00 p.m.


Experience the tradition of Dub Sync, formerly Spring Sing when societies and other student organizations lip sync to popular music followed by the Mr. & Ms. Whittier Competition @9p.m.

Location: Harris Amphitheater

Saturday, October 24

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Campus Tour

Experience Whittier College through the eyes of a student ambassador on a walking tour of campus visiting new and familiar sites.

Location: Meet @ the Rock

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Student Experience Info Sessions 

Parents and Families join us for special sessions led by the offices of International Programs and the Center for Career Planning & Internships to discuss opportunities available for your students.

Poet Siblings go to College

This fun session has been designed to give younger students an opportunity to experience life as a Whittier College Poet. This session is offered to your 8 to 18 year old.

Location: Deihl 118

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Society Brunches

Location: Various Locations

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Annual Homecoming Poet Festival Celebrating the All-Society Mixer, Class Reunions & Affinity Networks

Mix & mingle with fellow alumni and friends prior to kick-off, enjoy great food, entertainment and fun activities for all. This is an ideal time for reunion/affinity group gatherings. For alumni who wish to organize these special get-togethers, we have spaces in our Class Reunion/Affinity Gathering Zone available to be reserved on a first come first served basis. This is the perfect opportunity for classmates, clubs, teams, dorms, or society groups to enjoy each other’s company in a festive, comfortable area conducive to casual conversation.

Location: Memorial Baseball Field

5:00 p.m.

Homecoming Football Game: Poets vs. Pomonoa-Pitzer

Homecoming Halftime Show 

Honoring athletes, past and present, in the Parade of Poet Athletes—participants line-up on the track during the 2nd quarter of the game. Immediately following, celebrate the Whittier College Homecoming tradition of crowning the winners of our 2015 Mr. and Ms. Whittier competition.

Location: Memorial Stadium

6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

1965 50th Golden Reunion Reception & Dinner

Location: Wardman House


Sunday, October 25

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

44th Annual Tardeada 

Join us as we celebrate this wonderful tradition started by our own Martin Ortiz ’48, with delicious food, Latin music, traditional folkloric dances, and much more!

Location: Campus Center Courtyard