Poet Homecoming: October 16, 2021


Whittier College is excited to launch a new Homecoming tradition: the Poet Uptown Experience.

The Poet Uptown Experience begins with check-in at Poet Gardens where alumni and friends will be given a Poet Uptown Experience passport to guide them through a number of participating restaurants and shops in Uptown Whittier. 

Important Information

  • Requirements may change to comply with public health guidance from the CDC, State of California, or the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health
  • Your Uptown Experience Passport will be emailed to you the week of Homecoming.
  • Purchased Spirit Packs will be available for pick up on October 16 at Poet Gardens between 2 and 6 p.m. only.

2 p.m. - 6 p.m. | Poet Social | Poet Gardens, 13002 Philadelphia Street

4 p.m. | Alianza de Los Amigos Social                 

5:30 p.m. | Black Alumni Association Social

7 p.m. | Poet Homecoming Football Game: Whittier vs. Claremont M-S

9:30 p.m. | 2021 Poet Homecoming: Virtual Music Party w/ Leda (Mintzer) Muller ‘88, aka DJ MO2

Join the Party

Meeting ID: 820 3032 9900
Passcode: 363645

11 a.m. | Men's Water Polo

Pomona-Pitzer  vs Whittier

1 PM | Men's Soccer

Claremont-M-S vs Whittier

7 p.m. | Football

Claremont-M-S * vs Whittier

Pay at the door

  • $10.00 adults
  • $5.00 Seniors/ Non SCIAC students
  • 12 and under, free

Athenian Society: A Garden Party | Saturday, October 16

2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Poet Gardens

Lancer Society | Saturday, October 16

10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Doubletree Hotel Whittier


$30 Per Person
Venmo: @Miguel-Alvarez-Castaneda with message “RSVP for Lancer Brunch" and name/s


Sir Miguel Alvarez-Castaneda

Orthogonian Society | Saturday, October 16

10 a.m - 1 p.m.
YMCA of Greater Whittier


$50 Per Person
Venmo: @Kwan-Lee-2020
Mail: Kwan Lee c/o Martplan Insurance Agency, Inc., 1001 W Whittier Blvd., La Habra, CA 90631


Kwan Lee

Sachsen Society Brunch | Saturday, October 16

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Whittier Museum

Proof of vaccination will be required


$40 per person, $45 at the door
RSVP via text 323.239.6289

Franklin Society | Sunday, October 17

11 a.m.
Sage Restaurant & Lounge, Uptown Whittier 

Details and registration

Homecoming Checklist

  • Register for Homecoming
  • All guests must complete a College Visitors health screening form prior to their arrival at Poet Gardens
  • Follow us on FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn to stay up-to-date on all the Homecoming details.
  • Contact your classmates and make plans to attend Homecoming in Uptown

If you have any questions/comments, please e-mail alumni@whittier.edu.  

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