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

Coffee With the Deans

Drop in for your morning cup and pastries and visit with the newest Deans - Dr. Joel Perez, Vice President and Dean of Students; Dr. Darrin Good, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Get to know the great staff members and resources available to your students from the Division of Student Life. 

Hartley 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.

Brunch is $25 per person. Gratis entry if you are a member of the Class of 1965, Trustee, Philadelphians, or JGWS - gratis seats are for yourself and one guest. 

 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 Lunch

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.

Lower Quad

Campus Tour 

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

Meet @ the Rock

Science & Learning Center: Hard Hat Tour

Get an inside look into the renovation of the Science & Learning Center.

SLC Site

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




Time Event Location

Women's Lacrosse Alumnae Game

Memorial Stadium
9 - 10a.m.

Walk & Talk with President Herzberger

Put on comfortable shoes and take a stroll with President Herzberger in one of her signature walks through our beautiful historic campus.

Meet @ the Rock


Men's Basketball Alumni Game

Graham Athletics Center
10 a.m.

Men's Lacrosse Alumni Game

Memorial Stadium


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.

Deihl 118


Society Brunches

For more information, contact your actives directly or check online. Following your brunch, be sure to come to the Poet Festival on the baseball field to enjoy the All-Society Mixer. 

Various Locations

Men's Soccer vs. University of Redlands

Graham Soccer Field

Men's Water Polo Alumni Game

Slade Aquatic Center


Annual Homecoming Poet Festival 

Featuring the All-Society Mixer, Class Reunion celebrations, Affinity networks, Faithful Friends, and Poet Award Honorees. THIS IS THE MUST-GO-TO EVENT. There is something for everyone, adults and kids alike: class photos, Poet Spirit Station, live entertainment, games, food truck, face painting, and more! Pre-buy a meal voucher for $5 per person.

Memorial Baseball Field 

Volleyball vs. Chapman University 

Graham Athletics Center

5:00 p.m.

Parade of Poet Athletes

Athletes from the past and present will cap off the Poet Festival with this annual parade. The route goes through the Memorial Stadium parking lot, around the track, and finishes with a "fired-up" tunnel to rally the football team's entrance to the field. Line-up will take place at the festival. First 50 alumni athletes will receive a special giveaway!

Memorial Baseball Field

Homecoming Football Game

Cheer the Poets on to victory as they face Pomona-Pitzer. $5 per ticket at the gate

Memorial Stadium

50th Golden Reunion Reception & Dinner

The Class of 1965 will celebrate at the home of the President. $55 per person

Wardman House


Rad Poets Only

Exclusive for Poets--Radisson poolside party (21 & over only)--no host food and bar. Dance under the stars to tunes from the 80s, 90s, and today, featuring special guest DJ MO2, Leda (Mintzer) Muller '88 spinning the classics! Free before 10 p.m.





44th Annual Tardeada 

Delicious food, Latin music, traditional folkloric dances, and much more for alumni and their families! Join us in this long-standing tradition as we remember, honor, and celebrate the legendary Martin Ortiz '48 and his legacy. Pay at the door. 

Campus Center Courtyard