Alumni Events

Below is a snapshot of upcoming alumni events and activities. To register for an event or learn more about a specific event, visit The Compass or email us at You can also visit the campus events calendar to see all events happening on campus.

July 26, 2014
2:00 - 4:00 p.m.New Student Welcome Party
San Jose, California

Join incoming freshman, current students, new families and alumni for a warm welcome reception in the Bay Area! Chat with soon-to-be Bearcats about your own experience at WU and offer some helpful advice as they enter their first year in college.

Hosts: Sue '86 and Katie Pyne '86

Location: 1850 Kenpark Court, San Jose, CA 95124

Contact Kim Burris at for more information.

August 2, 2014
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.Northwest Harvest Volunteer Opportunity
Kent, Washington
Join an enthusiastic group of WU volunteers in lending a helping hand at the Northwest Harvest warehouse in Kent, WA. During a two-hour shift (1-3 p.m.), you'll help fight hunger in the Seattle-area community by packing bulk food and sorting through donations. If you are interesting in volunteering, contact Kim Burris at for detailed information.
August 4, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.New Student Welcome Party
Portland, Oregon

Join incoming freshman, current students, new families and alumni for a warm welcome reception at Willamette Park in Portland! Spend some time with our newest class of Bearcats and their families before they venture off to campus for the first time this fall.

Host: Portland alumni

Location: Willamette Park, SW Macadam Ave. & Nebraska St., Portland, OR 97219

Contact Kim Burris at for more information.

August 8, 2014
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.MBA Summer Gathering
Portland, Oregon

Join AGSM alumni, faculty and students in Portland for a fun summer gathering at the WU Portland Center (corner of NW 12th and Kearney)! Share stories, experiences and career goals with other professionally-minded Bearcats.

RSVP Online

August 24, 2014
5:00 p.m.Men's Soccer Alumni Game
Salem, Oregon
Cheer on fellow alumni in an exhibition soccer match at Sparks Field! For more information, contact Coach Lloyd Fobi at or (503) 375-5428.
September 12-14, 2014
Alumni Weekend
Salem, Oregon

Hundreds of Willamette alumni will return to campus to remember and celebrate their undergraduate experience at this incredible annual event. Ten classes (1964, '69, '74, '79, '84, '89, '94, '99, '04, '09) will be celebrating their reunion this year, but all Willamette alumni are welcome to revisit their old stomping grounds and fond memories this fall.

Alumni WeekendBeyond giving alumni an opportunity to reconnect with old friends, Alumni Weekend will boast a plethora of fun activities - including the Bearcats' homecoming football game, class dinners and much more! This is the premier event of the year, so don't miss it!

October 18, 2014
Shakespeare on a Budget
Ashland, Oregon

Join alumni, current students and theater professors Susan Coromel, Rachel Kinsman and Bobby Brewer-Wallin at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland for two extraordinary plays at an unbeatable price. Susan, Rachel and Bobby will brief us on themes and costumes, and tell us how all the elements come together to create magic on the stage.

11:30 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch together and pre-play presentation
1:30 – 3:30 p.m. “A Wrinkle in Time”
3:30 - 6 p.m.  Free time in Ashland
6:00 – 7:30 p.m. Dinner together and pre-play presentation
8:00 – 9:30 p.m. “A Comedy of Errors”

Space is limited to 12 students and 12 alumni. $75 for two plays. Register beginning August 1.

“A Wrinkle in Time”
Two teenagers get catapulted across time and space to a world where being different can cost you your life. A favorite story for the young at heart.

“A Comedy of Errors”
Shakespeare’s farce about the craziest family reunion ever. Set in the heart of the Harlem Renaissance.

October 25, 2014
9:00 a.m.Alumni Swim Meet
Salem, Oregon
See fellow alumni jump in the pool and compete in a swim meet this fall! For more information, contact Coach Leslie Shevlin at or (503) 370-6601.

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