Liberal Arts
Westmont's rigorous liberal arts program teaches students to think critically and communicate effectively, preparing them to succeed in a quickly changing and culturally complex world. Classes that range from the sciences to the humanities provide a rich and increasingly rare education encompassing all areas of life and promoting intellectual, spiritual and personal growth.
Christian
At Westmont, Jesus Christ holds preeminence. With our commitment to historic Christianity, we encourage students to integrate their beliefs with their studies and to live out their faith in service to others. Rooting the liberal arts in Christ means that we educate the whole person and encourage students to develop biblically based, intellectually strong convictions and worldviews.
Residential
The strong, caring residential community at Westmont creates a climate conducive to intellectual inquiry, personal growth, open communication and lasting friendships. Living among supportive Christian friends and mentors, students feel free to explore the breadth of the liberal arts and examine the implications of their faith as they develop into mature, and committed men and women.
Undergraduate
Westmont devotes itself exclusively to undergraduate courses, concentrating on a critical time of life when students make decisions shaping their future. Our focused, engaging and personal program offers small classes taught by full-time faculty, close interaction with professors outside the classroom, and opportunities to participate in significant research projects.
Global
Westmont offers a global program that prepares students to live in a diverse, complex and quickly changing society so they can take their place as citizens of the world. The breadth of the liberal arts curriculum, the opportunity to study or serve overseas and an emphasis on developing an international perspective help graduates make a seamless transition to a global marketplace.

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Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials

Westmont Conference Focuses on Millennials
The 2016 Lead Where You Stand Conference features a dynamic, one-day event Thursday, June 2, focusing on leadership and the millennial generation. Held at Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara, the conference begins at noon, includes four talks and two meals, and ends at 8 p.m. The cost is $149 per person (westmont.edu/lead). [more]

Azain to Join SB Court of Champions

Azain to Join SB Court of Champions
Jeff Azain, Westmont men’s basketball assistant coach, will be inducted into the Santa Barbara Basketball Court of Champions along with 11 others Sunday, June 5, at 6 p.m. at the Cabrillo Arts Pavillion, 1118 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Tickets, which cost $60 for general admission, $30 for kids under 12 and $75 at the door, may be purchased at www.santabarbarabasketball.com. Jamaal Wilkes, NBA Hall of Famer, will also be in attendance, signing his new book, “Memoirs of the Original Smooth as Silk.” [more]

Alumnae Earn Indy Theatre Awards

Alumnae Earn Indy Theatre Awards
The Santa Barbara Independent awarded recent Westmont graduate Christine Nathanson ’16 for acting and directing at the annual Indy Theatre Awards presentation May 23. Also, alumna Paige Tautz ’14 won an award for her performance in “Mad and a Goat,” which was written by alumna Diana Lynn Small ’09. [more]

Westmont Completes $153 Million Campaign

Westmont Completes $153 Million CampaignWestmont joyfully announces completion of Strength for Today, a comprehensive drive that funds initiatives and facilities advancing leadership, affordability and innovation. Originally set at $75 million, the campaign has raised more than $153 million. President Gayle D. Beebe led the drive, the largest in college history. As he begins his 10th year at Westmont, Beebe has achieved significant success in fundraising, strategic planning, building a strong board and effective executive team, creating new off-campus study opportunities and establishing innovative programs that expand Westmont’s reach and influence. [more]

Ground Broken on Global Leadership Center

Ground Broken on Global Leadership Center
Westmont launched construction of its new $30 million Global Leadership Center at a groundbreaking ceremony May 5. Earlier in the day, the college announced completion of its campaign, Strength for Today, to fund initiatives and facilities advancing leadership, affordability and innovation. Originally set at $75 million, the campaign raised more than $153 million. [more]

Exhibition Features Local Artists

Exhibition Features Local Artists
Jennifer Frias, associate curator of the Sweeney Art Gallery, University of California, Riverside ARTSblock, juries Westmont’s annual exhibition featuring Tri-County artists May 19-June 18 at the Westmont Ridley-Tree Museum of Art. [more]

Mosher Center to Develop Ethical Leaders

Mosher Center to Develop Ethical Leaders
The Mosher Center for Moral and Ethical Leadership, established by a gift from the Mosher Foundation, is part of Westmont’s new Global Leadership Center. Ed Birch, president and CEO of the Mosher Foundation, and his wife, Sue Birch, education program specialist with the foundation, helped develop the Mosher Center, which offers national conversations on the critical need for moral and ethical leadership, regional executive education and undergraduate leadership development. [more]

Goble Center Expands Global Learning

Goble Center Expands Global Learning
With a leadership gift from Roy and D’Aun Goble, Westmont has created the Goble Center for Global Learning as part of the new Global Leadership Center, which includes two residential buildings, the Leadership Center and five programmatic initiatives. [more]

Eaton Center to Equip Business Students

Eaton Center to Equip Business Students
The Eaton Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation teaches capital and social entrepreneurship to equip students to start businesses and organizations and make a difference in the world. Trustee Emeritus David Eaton and his wife, Carol Eaton, provided the leadership gift for the initiative, part of Westmont’s new Center for Global Leadership. [more]

Upcoming Events

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Westmont Orchestra:
Annual Concerto
Thursday, April 28
Friday, April 29 more

Commencement

Commencement Weekend Baccalaureate: Friday, May 6
Commencement: Saturday, May 7
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Westmont Observatory

Observatory:
Public Viewing
Friday, May 20 at 7:30pm
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Commencement

Art Exhibition:
"Joie de Vivre"
May 19 - June 18
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Lead where you stand

Lead Where You Stand:
Thursday, June 2
The Four Seasons Biltmore
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Recent Events

Reeder

Westmont Downtown Lecture:
Bruce Fisk and Caryn Reeder
"Violence in the Holy Land Then and Now "
April 7, 2016