Whittier Weekend 2015 Schedule

Time Event Location

Catch That Poet Spirit Station

HEY POETS! We’ve got spirit, yes, we do! We’ve got spirit, how about YOU? We want you to Catch That Poet Spirit—make this your first stop to check in and receive your welcome packet and exclusive Poet Pride perks.

• enjoy music and activities
• add flair to your name tag
• participate in our Poet Spirit photo contest
• pick up your Faithful Friend thank-you gift

Lower Quad

Attend a College Class

Experience today’s curriculum and mingle with students in any of the several current classes that will be open to alumni, parents, and friends. Whittier’s world-class faculty look forward to welcoming you into their classroom. List of open classes will be available online and at the Poet Spirit Station.

Various Locations

Poet Hospitality Suite

Meet up with classmates, get a drink, have a snack, charge your cell phone, and refresh from your activities in the cool spirited confines of Dezember Alumni House. 

Dezember Alumni House


Golden Anniversary Brunch

Celebrate with the Class of 1965 who will be inducted into the Golden Anniversary Club and visit with other alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago.
$25 per person 

 Memorial Chapel

President’s State of the College

The 14th President of Whittier College, Sharon Herzberger, will deliver her annual State of the College address, highlighting Whittier’s role as a model for the nation in higher education.

Arnold Hall

Poet Musicale 

Enjoy a showcase of outstanding student talent, presented by the Music Department.

Arnold Hall

ALL Poets Family

Join students for an ALL Poet outdoor BBQ lunch featuring a buffet sure to entice everyone.
Mix and mingle with Poets and participate in fun contests and more! Pay at the door.

 Lunch Lower Quad

Campus Tour 

Enjoy a guided walking tour of campus visiting new and familiar sites.

Meet @ the Rock

Poet Awards Reception & Dinner

Join President Herzberger, the Alumni Association Board of Directors, and fellow Poets as we formally honor distinguished members of our Whittier College community. $65 per person

Wardman House


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.

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