Whittier College’s Camaraderie Grows at 2023 Poet Homecoming Weekend

October 10, 2023

Whittier College HomecomingFrom athletics to performing arts, Whittier College’s 2023 Poet Homecoming weekend had something for everyone. 

Students, alumni and guests came to campus to connect over delicious food, a musical performance, and showings of the first play of the season, Where Words Once Were. Combined with Saturday’s Admissions Preview Day which drew 150 prospective students to meet with faculty and student life staff, Homecoming was an energetic Poet Fest.

Friday featured events like choir alumni and students performing the alma mater and school song, “Friends Forever,” as well as a technology forum and a rousing women’s volleyball match that saw Whittier beat Occidental College.

On Saturday there were alumni basketball and baseball games while the Upper Quad hosted the Poet Fest fair and the All-Alumni Poet Bash ended the day with dancing, drinks, and tacos. Lastly, Sunday wound down the weekend with relaxing brunches.

"What a wonderful weekend to showcase our campus and the Poet community,” said Whittier College Interim President Kristine E. Dillon ’73. “Homecoming brought alumni back to a beautiful, festive, and active campus. With students participating in multiple activities that create their individual paths through Whittier College, we are reminded how we keep our Light of Learning alive. Go Poets!”

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