update: Santa Barbara County has issued evacuation orders for Montecito that will likely extend at least through Thursday morning. Westmont suspended classes and activities from Tuesday noon through Thursday noon and will reopen two hours after the evacuation order is lifted.

The campus is doing well, and there are no current concerns regarding the rain's impact. We're grateful for the careful watch by campus safety and residence life staff. A team of 12 staff members are assisting campus safety and keeping a 24-hour flood watch, and volunteers are assisting residence life staff to provide services for students, including meals in the Dining Commons.

Read more about Westmont's plans.

Read more about the factors protecting the Westmont campus.


After a night and morning of steady rain, the creek below Van Kampen Hall is flowing easily with only a moderate amount of water.


The wisteria is blooming in the formal gardens above Voskuyl Prayer Chapel


The library remains open so students can study during the rain.

Many of you have asked how you can help Westmont.

One way is making a gift to the President's Disaster Recovery Fund.

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