Masked Warrior

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. 

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At Westmont we push our faith and expand our knowledge to enable us to use our talents more fully in the service of Christ.


Learning to lead a life of significance begins with a deep love of God and is tempered by rigorous training in every area of human knowledge.


In the foothills of Santa Barbara, where the ocean meets the mountains, we find our calling amongst a close-knit community.


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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:

  • June 13 - 19
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  • June 27 - July 3

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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.

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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.

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