Check the schedule for information on all of our events with updated times and locations.

Who comes to Poet Homecoming?

Homecoming is open to all Whittier alumni, students, parents, and families. 

How can I find out about any changes or updates to the Poet Homecoming schedule?

You can find program updates, location changes, and registration information on this website. If you have specific questions, contact the Office of Alumni Relations, 562.907.4222 or alumni@whittier.edu

Where can I park during Homecoming?

The following parking plan has been thoughtfully crafted to ensure our guests feel comfortable with where to park and how to get around during Homecoming weekend. Street parking may also be available, but please take note of the posted parking signs. For your convenience, a golf cart shuttle will be running on Friday morning. View the online map for more information.  

Golden Anniversary Brunch: Attendees are encouraged to park at the Science & Learning Center lot. Those who have specific needs have reserved parking in the Campus Center lot.

Poet Awards: Attendees are encouraged to park at the Science and Learning Center lot.

SATURDAY: Visitors may park in any parking stall that is not marked “Reserved.” Please observe standard city codes (fire lanes, accessibility parking, etc.).

For additional assistance, feel free to contact our Department of Campus Safety at 562.907.4211.

Can I get more details on the Poet Homecoming Festival?

A reminder that the Poet Festival is a private event for members of the Poet Family which has a variety of food, drinks, activities, and performances for your enjoyment. NO outside food, drinks, or coolers will be permitted. Thank you in advance. 

Images and videos taken in public spaces and/or public events do not require authorization for publication. Entering this event constitutes consent to the capture and/or use of an individual’s image and/or voice by Whittier College and waives any claims or rights, whether in law or in equity. 

Poet Bookstore & Campus Inn Hours

Friday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.


    Friday: 7:15 – 11 a.m. (Breakfast), 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Lunch), 5 – 7:45 p.m. (Dinner) 
    Saturday & Sunday: 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Brunch), 4:30 – 6 p.m. (Dinner) 
    Friday: 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
    Saturday: 5 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.  

What sort of weather should I plan for?

Poet Homecoming will take place rain or shine!  Fall days and nights can run the gamut weather-wise, so do check the weather report before you leave home. In the event of rain, outdoor events will be relocated. 

How should I dress?

Poet Homecoming is generally a casual affair. However, alumni do tend to dress up a bit more for the class reunion dinner (during which a class photo will be taken).

What type of activities are open to families?

Poet Homecoming is a great time to bring your family to see your alma mater, offer a more intimate look at a college campus to a teenaged daughter or son, or introduce your family to your classmates' families. In particular, you might want to check out our annual Homecoming Poet Festival and the Homecoming Game, both of which promise fun for the entire family! (Please keep in mind that Alumni Relations does not offer childcare arrangements.)

Looking forward to seeing all of our alumni, parents, students, and friends on campus this weekend. If you have questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Relations at 562.907.4222 or alumni@whittier.edu