Poet Homecoming & Family Weekend Schedule 2019


Friday Schedule

Saturday Schedule

Society Brunches Schedule

Friday, October 11

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. | Poet Homecoming Hospitality | Dezember Alumni House

Make this your stop to check-in, get an up-to-date schedule for the weekend, or take a break and meet up with classmates!

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. | Golden Anniversary & 50th Reunion Brunch | A.J. Villalobos Hall

The Class of 1969 will be inducted into the Golden Anniversary Club! Celebrate and visit with alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago. Event is complimentary for Class of 1969 alumni with a guest and for Philadelphians. 

Cost: $50 per person
Parking: Available in Mendenhall and Science & Learning Center lots

12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Poet Musicale | Memorial Chapel

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

12 p.m. – 3 p.m. Office of Admission Open House, Weingart Hall

12 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Special Collections and Archives Open House | Wardman Library

Learn more about the amazing and unique collections held in Wardman Library - it's more than just books!

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Class of 1964 55th Reunion Meet-Up | Dezember Alumni House

2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Campus Tour | meet at the Rock

4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. | Class of 1964 55th Reunion Aloha Happy Hour | Poets Corner in Wardman Library

Cost: $45 per person

5 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. | Meet and Greet with the Deans | Campus Center Courtyard 

5:45 p.m. Poet Family Foodie Tour | Departs from Campus Center Courtyard

Explore the delicious fare that Historic Uptown Whittier has to offer while mingling with other Poet families. We will be walking to different restaurants just a few blocks from campus. You will be treated to a variety of unique tastings. Following the trivia and giveaways, families will surely be feeling like one of the locals! More details to come. 

Cost for Poet families: $30 per person (partially hosted by Dean of Students Office)
Cost for Alumni: $50 per person

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Poet Awards Reception & Dinner | A.J. Villalobos Hall

Join us to celebrate and formally honor distinguished members of our Whittier College community. 

Cost: $75 per person
Parking: Available in Science & Learning Center and Campus Center lots

6 p.m. | Class of 1969 50th Reunion Reception | Fraumeni Residence

Cost: Pay at the door; address will be provided upon registration

7 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Lancer Society Cocktail and Awards Reception | Science & Learning Center Rooftop

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. | Poet Pride Drag Show | Graham Athletic Center Parking Lot

Historically, Drag has been an important activity for members of the Queer community. Drag attempts to subvert traditional gender roles and expectations to demonstrate a broader and more inclusive perspective of gender. The Poet Pride Drag Show creates a safe space for students, staff, faculty, alumni and professional performers to freely express themselves and share their art with the Whittier community. The proceeds of this event will go to Transgender, Other-identified, Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and Allies for Diversity (TOBGLAD), our student-run LGBTQ+ Pride club, who are currently working with members of the Whittier community to develop an LGBTQ+ Resource Center in the Whittier area. This event is open to everyone as we hope to create a bridge between current and former students, faculty, staff, families, and the larger Whittier community. For more information contact the Office of Equity and Inclusion at oei@whittier.edu.

Cost: $10, FREE for Whittier College students and children under 12

Saturday, October 12

9 a.m. - 10 a.m. | Coffee and Croissants with President Oubré |Science & Learning Center (2nd floor lobby)

9 a.m. Alumni Game: Men’s Lacrosse | Memorial Stadium

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Poet Talk: Maximizing the Poet Experience | Deihl 118

Presentations by the Office of International Programs, Fellowships, and Center for Career and Professional Development

11 a.m. | Alumni Game: Men's Basketball | Graham Athletics Center

12 p.m. | Orthogonian Pond Dedication | Orthogonian Pond, north of Wardman Library

12 p.m. - 5 p.m. | Annual Poet Homecoming Poet Festival Graham Athletic Center parking lot

Cost: $10 per person. Whittier College students and children 12 & under are free. No refunds.

1 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Poet Choir Rehearsal | Arnold Hall

1 p.m. | Poet Homecoming Game: Poets v. Occidental College | Memorial Stadium

2 p.m. Parade of Poet Athletes (during halftime) | Memorial Stadium

4 p.m. | 48th Annual Tardeada | Campus Center Courtyard

Corazón, Espíritu y Alma 
A family-friendly celebration of Latinx culture honoring the legacy of community leaders including the late Martin Ortiz '48. Enjoy food, music and live entertainment. Dinner (optional): $10 at the door

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Class of 1969 50th Reunion Reception and Dinner | A.J. Villalobos Hall

Cost: $75 per person

6 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Class of 1979 40th Reunion Reception & Dinner Mendenhall Lobby

Cost: $75 per person

7 p.m. Men's Soccer v. University of La Verne | Memorial Stadium

8 p.m. Homecoming Bash | Bill & Harriet's Club 88

Society Brunches


9:30 a.m.
Doubletree Hotel Whittier
$50 alumni, $40 actives


12 p.m. 
Red Oak BBQ


10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
DoubleTree Hotel Whittier


9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Friendly Hills Country Club


9 a.m.
Bill & Harriet’s Club 88


10 a.m. - 1 p.m.


10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Knotted Apron
$45 pre-sale, $55 at the door


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. 
Sage Restaurant 


11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Whittier Museum
$25 in advance
$32 at the door


9 a.m.
Sage Restaurant