As shown on this map, the Westmont campus (maroon star) sits below a very small bowl of under 200 acres—little larger than the campus itself (purple area on left)—less than 50% of which was burned in the Thomas Fire. It drained safely and completely, without flooding or debris flow, in the 3-inch deluge on 1/9/18. Providentially, we are blessed with favorable topography, sitting on a ridge that straddles two small creeks, and with little exposure to landslide.
The pink zones are under Evacuation Order as of 1/14/18, and the yellow zones depict the Warning area. The black border indicates the Exclusion Zone where the public is subject to arrest.
Students Hope to Serve Local Community
Hundreds of Westmont students returned to campus Jan. 16 after being evacuated following the deadly Montecito mudslides to resume the spring semester.
Gen. Hayden to Speak at Westmont Breakfast
Gen. Michael Hayden, an expert on cybersecurity and a retired director of the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, will speak at the 12th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on Friday, Feb. 9