Whittier Weekend 2014

Schedule

Friday, October 17

10a.m.- 4p.m.

Welcome Center

Make this your first stop to check-in and receive your welcome packet. Take pictures by the Rock, meet-up with classmates.

Location: Lower Quad

10a.m.- 4p.m.

Attend a College Class

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

10a.m.- 4p.m.

Whittier College Showcase

Explore this exhibit and connect with students & faculty to learn about recent and upcoming campus and curricular innovations, including the exciting renewal of the Science and Learning Center.

Location: Ettinger Student Lounge

10a.m.- 4p.m.

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

10:30a.m. –12p.m.

Golden Anniversary Brunch 

Attend this special event to welcome the newest inductees to the Golden Anniversary Club: the Class of 1964. Enjoy the company of alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago along with other members of the Poet family.

Location: Memorial Chapel

12p.m.

President's State of the College

Get your College update from President Sharon Herzberger. Featuring representatives of Whittier College's student government (ASWC).

Location: Arnold Hall

12:30-1p.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

2-3p.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

4–5p.m.

Leadership Forum: Global Leaders in Service

Hear from a moderated alumni panel who are defining leadership in our global community as members of the Peace Corps, NGOs and international service agencies.

Location: A.J. Villalobos Hall

5-6p.m.

Alumni Association Board Meet & Greet 

Come meet your alumni board representatives, hear about their work and discuss College topics that matter to you most.

Location: Dezember Alumni House

6–9 p.m.

All-Poets' Social & Open House 

Share conversation and network with alumni and members of the Poet family over wine & cheese. Drop-in anytime; Short program @ 6:30p.m.

Location: Dezember Alumni House

6p.m.

Hall of Fame Induction Reception & Dinner 

Join us as we recognize the very best of Whittier College Athletics. The celebration will take place at the Holiday Inn in La Mirada, 14299 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada CA, 90638.

Location: Off Campus, Holiday Inn in La Mirada, 14299 Firestone Blvd., La Mirada CA, 90638.

7p.m.

Dub-Sync 

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 18

9a.m. - 12p.m.

Welcome Center 

Make this your first stop to check-in. After 12:30p.m. stop by the Poet Homecoming Festival to meet-up with friends and classmates and pick up your welcome packet.

Location: Lower Quad

9–10a.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

9a.m.–3p.m.

Whittier College Showcase 

Explore this exhibit and connect with students & faculty to learn about recent and upcoming campus and curricular innovations, including the exciting renewal of the Science and Learning Center.

Location: Ettinger Student Lounge

10a.m.–12p.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

10a.m.–1p.m.

Society Brunches

Location: Various Locations

11a.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. Chapman University

Location: Donald E. Graham Soccer Field

12:30–4:30p.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

5p.m.

Homecoming Football Game: Poets vs. University of La Verne

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 2014 Mr. and Ms. Whittier competition.

Location: Memorial Stadium

6–9p.m.

1964 50th Golden Reunion Reception & Dinner

Location: Wardman House

9 p.m.

Poets’ Night at Phlight

Jay ’97 & Nikomi Arroyo ’97 are opening the doors to their award winning Uptown restaurant for an exclusive Whittier College "after hours” party featuring special guest DJ MO2, Leda (Mintzer) Muller ’88!  Free to attend, no host bar and appetizers. 

Location: 6724 Bright Ave, Whittier, CA 90601

 

Sunday, October 19

4 - 6p.m.

43rd 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