First Lecture 2016
Every year, one faculty member is chosen by Westmont's President, Dr. Beebe, to give what is known as the First Lecture during Orientation. The First Lecture was inaugurated in 2008 and serves as a transition between a high school and college learning environment. This year's distinguished faculty member is Dr. Mark Nelson, professor of philosophy. All new students are expected to read The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis prior to arriving for Orientation.