Lead Where You Stand: Streaming Online, Beginning June 18
with David Brooks, Erin Meyer, Marcus Goodloe, Gayle D. Beebe and Lisa DeBoer
LIVE and LEARN in Person
Protect the Mont
We're open, and we're COVID safe.
On June 15, the State of California lifted most mask requirements for vaccinated people and ended limitations on capacities for businesses and places like sports stadiums. Vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks in many public places.
Westmont may now hold classes indoors with no capacity restrictions and welcome visitors to campus for tours and other activities for prospective students. Tour groups may now enter buildings such as residence halls. Until CalOSHA releases their updated guidelines in the next few days, Westmont will require anyone attending a meeting or activity indoors with multiple participants to wear masks.
The college strongly encourages anyone not yet vaccinated to wear a mask to protect themselves. In addition, we ask people who are ill with symptoms such as a fever, cough, congestion or a sore through, to stay away from campus until they recover. The college will continue to comply with best practices identified by California, Santa Barbara County and the Center for Disease Control.
Following COVID-19 protocols helped Westmont complete an entire academic year with students living and learning on campus. We conducted 8,909 COVID-19 tests during the year with a positivity rate of 1.16% and avoided major outbreaks. Westmont was one of the few schools in California to safely offer outdoor, in-person classes.
Watch a year-end video from Jason Tavarez, director of institutional resilience, who sums up the extraordinary efforts of the Westmont community.
Trailhead Teens Explore Their Faith, Futures
Westmont’s unique program Trailhead: Seeking God’s Call allows students to explore how faith can guide their future as they seek to make a difference in the world. Trailhead 2021 dates are:
Westmont in the World
Westmont’s global program 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, 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.
Center for Applied Technology
We invite high-achieving students to work on improving the college's technological systems as members of the CATLab team. This professional development program prepares students to succeed in the business sector as soon as they graduate from college.
Westmont's 115-foot redwood, known as the Pickle Tree, has died and will be removed June 17.
New York Times columnist David Brooks headlines the 2021 Lead Where You Stand Virtual Conference, which will be available for streaming June 18.