Whittier Weekend 2017 Schedule

The schedule for Whittier Weekend 2017 will be posted in late summer/early fall 2017. You may view the schedule for Whittier Weekend 2016 below as a preview of what may be in store for 2017. 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Catch That Poet Spirit Station
Whittier Weekend Check-in

Make this your first stop to kick off your weekend. Pick up your Poet swag, a name tag, welcome packet, and enjoy music and fun activities like the Poet Spirit photo contest.
(Station will move to the Festival on Saturday, 12 – 4:30 p.m.)

Lower Quad at the Rock

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Poets Go Back to Class 

Register and receive a gift in your welcome packet. This is your opportunity to sit in on a class, participate in a discussion with our top-notch faculty, and get the full Whittier experience. Make sure to check out classes in the newly remodeled Science & Learning Center. 

Class Schedule 

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Poet Hospitality Suite 

Make this your meet-up location for reunions and other gatherings throughout the day. Get a drink, have a snack, charge your cell phone, and take a break.

Dezember Alumni House

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Coffee with the Deans 

Visit with Dean of Students Joel Perez and Dean of Faculty Darrin Good. In addition, get to know the great staff and resources available to students.

Ettinger Student Lounge

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Golden Anniversary Champagne Brunch 

The Golden Anniversary Club honors those who have celebrated fifty years as members of the Whittier College Alumni Association. $40 per person (some exceptions apply, check online).

Memorial Chapel

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
All Poets Campus Inn (CI) Lunch

Just like the good ol’ days but better! Enjoy delicious menu options featuring fresh and locally sourced ingredients. All-you-can eat style. Pay at the door. 

Campus Center

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
President’s State of the College

The 14th President of Whittier College, Sharon D. Herzberger, will deliver her annual State of the College address. Immediately following, enjoy a showcase of outstanding student talent as presented by the Music Department.

Memorial Chapel

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Poet Pumpkin Patch 

Win prizes, participate in a pumpkin-carving challenge, and enjoy delicious desserts.
Sponsored by Bon Appétit.

Lower Quad at the Rock

2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
“What’s New?” Campus Tour 

Explore the newest spaces on the Poet campus, including the newly renovated Science & Learning Center and Ettinger Student Lounge.

Meet at the Rock

3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Poet Party Zone 

Stop by and join the fun! After you check into your room, swing by the party zone with other alumni and get your Poet Swag Bag to start your weekend.

Radisson Hotel Whittier

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Poet After-Party 

The party continues when you join the Alumni Association Board of Directors at the bar for a no-host happy hour to catch up and settle in. Fun door prize drawings during the event!

Radisson Hotel Whittier

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Remember Spring Sing? Don’t miss this opportunity to see societies and other student organizations lip sync to popular music.

Harris Amphitheater

7:30 p.m.
“The Good Person of Sichuan” 

by Bertolt Brecht 

Directed by Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts Jennifer Holmes

Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Insider’s Tour Rooftop Mimosas 

Join President Herzberger and take in the spectacular views when you tour the newly opened Science & Learning Center.

Science & Learning Center, 2nd Floor Lobby
10 a.m.
Men’s Lacrosse Alumni 
Memorial Stadium
11 a.m.
Men’s Basketball Alumni 
Graham Athletics Center

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Max Out The Poet Student Experience 

Parents, find out how study abroad, internships, and fellowships can change a student’s trajectory. Learn what resources are available to those who want to broaden their College experience.

Deihl 118

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Society Brunches 

Don’t miss the All-Society Mixer and presentation of the Society Challenge Cup at the Festival following your brunch.

Find your brunch
11 a.m.
Men’s Soccer v. Caltech
Graham Soccer Field
Men’s Water Polo Alumni Game
Slade Aquatics Center

12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Annual Homecoming Poet Festival

Featuring the All-Society Mixer, Reunion Central, Faithful Friends Craft Beer Garden, Poet Food Fest, and live music and entertainment. Food available at $5 per plate. 

Memorial Baseball Field

Chorale Bel Canto, It’s the Water
Directed by Stephen Gothold

Music from many times and places dealing with the mystique and majesty of the sea, rivers, lakes and rain. Captivating choral music by Monteverdi, Samuel Barber, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Eric Whitacre, as well as folk songs and spirituals.
Purchase tickets

Alumni affiliated with Whittier College Chorale Bel Canto
Marcia Biang ’72, Ron Biang, Karen Bourgaize, Stefanie (neé Hult) Brignoni ’92, Jeff Brown, Pat (neé Calvert) Brown ‘76, Linda De Vries, Jeanne (neé Smith) Froberg ’97, Wendy Furman-Adams, Jane Gothold ’56, Stephen Gothold ’63, Stuart Gothold ’56, Seamus Lagan, Jeff Lutgen, Edna Moore ’73, Joe Moore ’73, Cynthia Nalback ’03, Rebecca Neese, Eric Nelson ’69, Charles Reeg, Gerhard Schaefer ’66, Antonio Trepesowsky ’01, David Volckmann, Brigitta Weger ’66, Joel Whisler ‘88

​First Friends Church, 13205 Philadelphia St., Whittier

4:30 p.m.
Parade of Poet Athletes 

Annual parade honoring alumni and student athletes starts at the Festival and finishes with an energetic tunnel to rally the football team’s entrance to the field. Line-up takes place at the Festival.

Memorial Baseball Field
5 p.m.
Homecoming Football Game v. Cal Lutheran University
Memorial Stadium

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
50th Golden Reunion Reception & Dinner 

The Class of 1966 will celebrate at the home of the President. $60 per person.

Wardman House

6 p.m. to 9 p.m. 
40th Ruby Reunion Reception & Dinner 

The Class of 1976 will enjoy a memorable dinner in one of the College’s most historic buildings. $60 per person.

Mendenhall Lobby

6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Rad Poets Only 

For classes 1981-2016, this is YOUR reunion event!

Exclusive Radisson Poolside Party (21 & over) with no-host food and bar. Featuring DJ MO2, Leda (Mintzer) Muller ’88! Make this a reunion event. Free before 10 p.m.

Radisson Hotel Whittier

7:30 p.m. 
The Good Person of Sichuan
by Bertolt Brecht 

Directed by Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts Jennifer Holmes

Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Brunch at the Campus Inn 

Face the morning with a fresh breakfast at the CI. All-you-can eat style. Omelet and waffle bar included. Pay at the door.

Campus Center

2 p.m.
The Good Person of Sichuan
by Bertolt Brecht 

Directed by Professor of Theatre & Communication Arts Jennifer Holmes

Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
​45th Annual Tardeada

​Delicious food, music, traditional folkloric dances, and much more for all to enjoy! Join us in this long-standing tradition as we remember, honor, and celebrate the legacy of Martin Ortiz ’48. Pay at the door.

Campus Center Courtyard