Family Weekend 2013 Schedule of Events

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us for our annual Family Weekend program. Designed to let you experience life at Whittier College with your student. Family Weekend will showcase the college's intellectual life, vibrant student programs, and Quaker spirit.
Below you will find detailed information on our scheduled Family Weekend events.

    Thursday, APRIL 11, 2013

    LA Arts Mini-Course

    Become a student again! On April 11-12, 2013, parents, alumni and friends of the College are invited to participate in a mini-course on “The Art and Culture of Los Angeles” presented by Professor Jennifer Holmes, director of the Center for Collaborations in the Arts. This two-day mini-course includes a morning lecture followed by faculty-led excursions to The Huntington Library & Gardens, Ahmanson Theater, LACMA, and more. Course fee of $250 includes transportation, tickets/entry fees, and special dinner downtown. Enrollment is limited, so please register early. For more information contact Catherine Weir at or 562-907-5047. To register for this event you will be redirected to:

    FRIDAY, APRIL 12, 2013

    Earn an A+ - Attend a College Class 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Various Locations)

    Interested in hearing a good lecture? Or wonder what students are doing all day? Classes are in session, and you are invited to sit in! A list of open classes will be available at registration in the Dean of Students Office, Campus Center, First Floor, Room 142.

    Poet Musicale: 12 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. (Campus Center, A.J. Villalobos Hall)

    What better way to enjoy the afternoon than enjoying the Poet Musicale. Feel free to pick-up a boxed lunch from the Campus Inn and enjoy while listening to students from the Music Department share their performances. Voice, piano and guitar will be featured in beautiful Villalobos Hall. We hope to see you there!
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    Top 10 Reasons Why Your Student Should Study Abroad with Whittier College 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. (Campus Center, A.J. Villalobos Hall)

    The primary mission of the Office of International Programs (OIP) is to facilitate study abroad (defined as academic year programs, semester programs and faculty-led short-term study travel) for full-time Whittier College students at high-quality academic programs in countries other than the United States. By studying abroad, students enhance their education through exposure to different points of view and, in turn, improve their critical thinking skills. This session will dispel some popular myths associated with studying abroad and highlight the top ten reasons why study abroad is important for the millennial student.
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    Wine and Cheese with the President: 3:30 p.m. - 5 p.m. (Wardman House)

    Come and enjoy wine and cheese at the beautiful home of President Herzberger. A tour will be given of the Wardman house, a beautiful Spanish style home built in the 1920's. You may recognize it from commercials and television. For your listening enjoyment there will be a performance by the Whittier College Chior, Vocé.
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    Poets Featured Restaurants in Uptown Whittier: 5 p.m. The discount if available on Friday and Saturday

    Come explore the delicious fare that Uptown has to offer and receive a 20% discount at the following “Featured” restaurants when you mention “Family Weekend Discount.” Crepes and Grapes on Greenleaf Avenue datillo on Greenleaf Avenue Phlight on Bright Avenue (reservations suggested) The New Canton on Philadelphia Street All just a short walk from Whittier College

    Honors Convocation & Reception: 7 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. (Ruth B. Shannon Center for the Performing Arts)

    Honors Convocation provides the College with an opportunity to honor and acknowledge students for academic achievement, service, and leadership. Additionally, awards are provided to faculty for excellence in teaching and to staff for outstanding service. Dessert reception to follow.