Houses: First & Second Year Students
Named After: Dr. John C. Page, who served as a popular Westmont instructor of Biblical Studies for 13 years. He was one of the first instructors for the college, starting his teaching career in 1937 when Westmont was known as the Bible Missionary Institute.
Interesting Fact: Page Hall was the first residence hall built at Westmont College, and was originally known as, "The Women's Residence Hall." Only the lounge was named for Dr. John C. Page; however, by 1962 students were calling the entire building Page Hall so administration agreed to rename the building.
Claim to Fame: Page Hall has won 5 Spring Sing Titles. The most recent in 2012, 2000, and 1986.
Vision Statement for 2016-2017: "Called to Contribute. Called to Connect."
General Description: One of three residence halls that house first and second year-students. If you know alumni who have lived in this residence hall, you have probably heard their nostaligic enthusiasm for their first year experience. In fact, so many students loved their experience in Page, that we have recently decided to integrate sophmores back into the hall!
Page's traditional layout, in which all the rooms open to a long, central halway, offers many opportunities to meet others and forge new friendships. The hallways are convinient for gathering a late-night pizza party, sharing ideas about class project, or simply enjoying some casual conversation. Page is located near the library, the post office, and Westmont's administrative offices.
Rooms occupy the second and thirs floors of the building, and many offer pleasant views of the ocean and adjacent hillsides. Men and women live in seperate sections and plan creative social activities together each semester. A majority of rooms house three first-year students, with sophmores having the opportunity to live in spacious double rooms.
The spacious and sunlit milipurpose room on the first floor draws community-wide events such as Vespers (the student-led Sunday evening worship service), and a variety of forums on current issues. Second and third floor lounges have been beautifuly renovated with full kitchens, offering many opportunities for students to gather over shared meals, connect in group study sessions, and contribute to overall section community building.
- Page Cruise Each September, Page Hall boards the Condor Express at the Santa Barbara Harbor and residents dance the night away into a beautiful autumn sunset.
- Deck the Halls: An annual friendly Page Hall Christmas competition between sections as they compete for the most festive and most creative decoratedhallways. Some past winning themes include: Elf, Grandma Got Runover by a Reinder, and the 12 Days of Pagemas.
- Page People's Choice Awards: Page residents get red carpet ready for the awards show of the century. Residents reflect on the year as they vote for fellow residents in such hilarious categories as "messiest room," "best bro-mance," and "roomiez for lyfe." A Page Hall favorite, this event allows residents to celebrate the lifelong friendships and memories made in the corridors of John Page Hall.