Saturday brought more exploring. In the early morning, students joined Open House guests on a hike up one of the nearby hills to catch a splendid view of the campus below. After lunch, the Admissions Office drove visitors to nearby Ventura, a beach town with a picturesque main street and pier. That trip culminated with pizza at Grant Park overlooking Ventura, at the foot of a wooden cross planted by St. Junipero Serra’s missionaries.
Back on campus in the evening, guests gathered in St. Cecilia Hall for “Faith on Tap,” where they sampled root-beer floats and peppered alumnus priest Rev. Miguel Batres, O. Praem. (’09), with all manner of theological questions. To wind down the day, guests and students enjoyed some impromptu swing dancing on the patio of St. Gladys Hall before returning to the residence halls for a well-earned night’s sleep!