Opening Days

Schedule of Events

Below is a draft schedule of events for Opening Days 2014; it is subject to change. Be sure to check the final schedule at orientation check-in on August 21.

Use the key to the right to navigate between specific schedules.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Group

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Breakfast

Goudy Commons

Group

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Opening Days Headquarters Open

Office of Student Activities, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor

Group

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Parent Lounge Open

Mark O. Hatfield Library, 24 Hour Study Room, 1st floor

Stop by the Parent Lounge to check email, peruse university resources or enjoy refreshments. Willamette staff will be available to assist you and answer questions.

Group

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

New Student and Parent Check-In

Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor

Students and parents should pick up their Opening Days packet. Students will also pick up their residence hall and mailbox keys and have their student ID card picture taken.

Group

8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Settling-In Activities

Campus-wide

Refer to the Settling-In Checklist in your packet for activities that may be accomplished during this time. Activities are divided by those that must be done today and those that can be done at your discretion.

Group

10 a.m.

Parent and Family Campus Tour

Hatfield Library

Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower.

Group

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bishop Wellness Center Open House

Bishop Wellness Center

Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments while you take a break from moving into the residence halls.

Group

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

New Student-Athlete & Parent Orientation

Smith Auditorium

Students interested in participating in varsity athletics should plan to attend this event with their parents. Information will be provided on the athletics department, health insurance and the academic program designed especially for first-year student-athletes.

Group

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Goudy Commons Open for Lunch

Goudy Commons

(lunch on your own)

Group

1 p.m.

Parent & Family Campus Tour

Clock Tower (outside Hatfield Library)

Group

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Opening Days Kick-off Program for New Students and Families

Quad

Join us for the official kick-off event of the Opening Days program with special performances by Male Ensemble Willamette and the Opening Days leaders.

Group

3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session

Quad

Group

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Transfer and International Student Event

Group

3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Parent & Family Program Session: Campus Life at Willamette

Smith Auditorium & Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Each of the two sessions listed below will be offered twice. Please attend at your designated time based on the first letter of your last name. A short break will be offered between sessions.

Group

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Parents & family members with last names beginning with A–L

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall

Health and Safety: Join Bishop Wellness Center Director Margaret Trout and staff members from Counseling, Residence Life, Academic Support and Campus Safety as they share information about their respective departments and answer your questions.

Group

3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Parents & family members with last names beginning with M–Z

Smith Auditorium

Co-curricular Opportunities: Join Dean of Campus Life David Douglass and staff members from the offices of Student Involvement, Career Services, and the Chaplains as they share information about their respective departments and answer your questions.

Group

4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Parents & family members with last names beginning with A–L

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall

Co-curricular Opportunities: Join Dean of Campus Life David Douglass and staff members from the offices of Student Involvement, Career Services, and the Chaplains as they share information about their respective departments and answer your questions.

Group

4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Parents & family members with last names beginning with M–Z

Smith Auditorium

Health and Safety: Join director of the Bishop Wellness Center Margaret Trout and staff members from Counseling, Residence Life, Academic Support and Campus Safety as they share information about their respective departments and answer your questions.

Group

4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

College Colloquium

Location listed in orientation packet

(first-year students only; transfer and international students participate in the group activity)

Group

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Picnic Dinner and Entertainment

Brown Field (south of Goudy Commons; if rain, seating available under Quad tent and in Putnam University Center)

A picnic dinner for new students and their families,Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans. Tickets will be available on site for purchase.

Group

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Residence Life at Willamette

Kaneko Commons: Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall | Doney, Lausanne, Lee, Shepard, WISH, York: Putnam University Center, Cat Cavern, 2nd floor | Baxter, Belknap, Cascadia, Matthews, Northwood, Southwood, Terra, Westwood: Smith Auditorium

Members of the Residence Life staff will answer questions regarding campus living organizations. Parents and family Students only members (including students) should attend the session corresponding to the residence hall in which their student resides. After the initial session, students and parents will have separate agendas for the rest of the evening.

Group

8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Residence Life at Willamette - Meet Your CM and residence hall floor

Group

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Residential Area Welcome Parties

Residential areas - Cornerstone, Westside, or Eastside

An opportunity to get to know the community mentors (CM's) and residents of your floor and building.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Group

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Breakfast

Group

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Breakfast on your own

Group

7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.

Parent and Family Program Session: Introduction to the Compass Card System

Montag Den

Group

8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Parent Lounge Open

Mark O. Hatfield Library, 24 Hour Study Room, 1st floor

Stop by the Parent Lounge to check email, peruse university resources or enjoy refreshments. Willamette staff will be available to assist you and answer questions.

Group

8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Parent and Family Program Session: Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Registrar's Office Information

Montag Den

This is a program for parents and family members only. Students will learn about these topics in other venues during Opening Days.

Group

8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

College Colloquium Prep Time

Group

9 a.m.

Parent and Family Campus Tour

Clock Tower (outside Hatfield Library)

Group

9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Parent and Family Program Session

Choose from Intellectual Life at Willamette, Technology and Information Resources or a Salem Downtown Tour

Group

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Learning Commons Open House

Ford Hall, 1st Floor

Group

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Career Center Open House

3rd Floor University Center

Group

10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

College Colloquium

Group

10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Parent and Family Session: Navigating Family Dynamics: Student & Parent Perspectives

Hudson Hall

Group

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Brown Field

Ticket required for family members

Group

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Opening Convocation: Lynda Barry, featured speaker.

Quad

Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2014-2015 academic year. All first-year students are required to attend.

Group

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free Time and Goodbyes

Group

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Chemistry 115 Challenge Exam

Olin 302

Group

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Music Theory Assessment

Rogers Rehearsal Hall

Group

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Spanish 331W Challenge Test

Walton 134

Students who have a 331W placement in Spanish can take an oral test during this time for confirmation they have completed Willamette’s language requirement.

Group

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dinner

Goudy Commons

Group

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Matriculation Ceremony

Quad

Group

9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Decades Dance

Cat Cavern & Alumni Lounge

Wear your favorite '60's, '70's or '80's costume!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Group

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Breakfast

Goudy Commons

Group

8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

College Colloquium Prep Time

Group

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Transfer & International Exchange Student Hike and Lunch

Silver Falls State Park

Meet at the Chicken Fountain

Group

10:30 a.m. to noon

College Colloquium

Group

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch

Group

Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Lunch with Your College Colloquium Class

Goudy Commons or off-campus

Group

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Choir Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107

Group

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Orchestra/String Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 114

Group

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session

Group

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Time

Group

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dinner

Group

4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Passport to Salem

various

Sign up for one of several options to explore Salem and the surrounding area.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Group

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Brunch

Goudy Commons

Group

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Interdenominational Worship Service

Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Group

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Calculus Sequence Placement Advising

Ford Hall, 2nd floor

An open advising session for all students unsure about which calculus course to take

Group

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grass Volleyball Tournament

Quad

Group

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Theatre Auditions

Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre

Group

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Choir Auditions and Voice Studio Lesson Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107 and Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Piano Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 108

Group

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Instrumental Ensembles Information Meeting

Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Dinner

Goudy Commons

Group

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session

Group

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Reality Check

Smith Auditorium

Group

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session

Group

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Willamette Night Out

See your OD leader for a list of activities and their locations on-campus

Monday, August 25, 2014

Group

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Breakfast

Goudy Commons

Group

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

"Speed" Transfer & International Students Orientation Check-In & Continental Breakfast

Ford Hall Lobby

Group

9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

College Colloquium

Group

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Choir Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107

Group

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

"Speed" Transfer and International Student Orientation Welcome and Opening

Ford Hall, Room 122

Group

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am

"Speed" Transfer Student Session: Modes of Inquiry (MOI) and General Education Overview

Ford 122

For transfer students and degree-seeking international students

Group

10:00 am to 11:00 am

"Speed" International Student Summit

Ford 201

For non-degree seeking international students

Group

10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

"Speed" Family Information Session

Ford Hall, Room 222

How to Best Support Your Bearcat

Group

10:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

"Speed" Parent and Family Campus Tour

Meet at the Clock Tower (outside Hatfield Library)

Group

10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Academic Advising Individual Appointments

First-year students will meet with their academic advisor during 30-minute appointments

Group

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"Speed" Transfer and International Students Campus Resources Fair

Ford Hall, Room 102

Group

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lunch

Goudy Commons

Group

11 a.m. to noon

First-year Student Survey Time Block #1

Smith Auditorium

OD Groups 1-20. Check with your OD leader for more information.

Group

11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Theatre Callbacks

Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre

Group

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

"Speed" Student Lunch

Montag Den

Group

12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

"Speed" Parent and Family Lunch

Goudy Commons (on your own)

Group

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

First-Year Survey Time Block #2

Smith Auditorium

OD Groups 21-37. Check with your OD leader for more information.

Group

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

"Speed" Technology & Library Overview

Ford Hall, Room 122

Group

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dramatic Vocal Arts Auditions

Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

"Speed" Writing Center and Compass Card Introduction

Ford Hall, Room 122

Group

2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

"Speed" Transfer and International Students Face-to-Face Tour

Begins at Ford Hall

Group

3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session, Class Picture & Ice Cream Social

UC Lawn & Brown Field

Group

4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

UC Lawn & Brown Field

Group

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Goudy Commons

Group

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Theatre Open House

Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre

Group

6:00 p.m.

Downtown Salem Tour

Meet at Clock Tower (outside Hatfield Library)

Dinner (on your own) is optional. See your Opening Days Leaders for location options

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Group

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Breakfast

Goudy Commons

Group

8 a.m.

Classes Begin!

Group

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Choir Auditions & Woodwind/Percussion/Brass Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107 & Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 110

Group

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jazz Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 111

Group

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Master Chorus Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107

Group

5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.

Pre-Health Sciences Meeting

Collins 205

First-year student last names A-K, 5-6 p.m.; L-Z, 6:15-7:15 p.m.

Group

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Library/WITS sessions

Hatfield Library

Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 1 & 3 in Instruction Room; 11, 14, 19, 27, & 34 in Hatfield Room

Group

8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Library/WITS sessions

Hatfield Library

Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 2 & 4 in Instruction Room; 12, 20, 26, & 28 in Hatfield Room

Group

8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Community Meeting

Check with your CM for the location.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Group

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woodwind/Percussion/Brass Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 110

Group

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jazz Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 111

Group

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Master Chorus Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107

Group

4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Chamber Choir Callbacks

Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

7 p.m.

Special Music Convo: Faculty Performance and Music Major Orientation

Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Library/WITS Session

Hatfield Library

Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 5 & 7 in Instruction Room; 13, 21, 29, & 30 in Hatfield Room

Group

8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Library/WITS Session

Hatfield Library

Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 6 & 8 in Instruction Room; 10, 22, 31, & 37 in Hatfield Room

Group

11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Late Night at Fred Meyer

South Salem Fred Meyer, Commercial Street

Buses leave from Sparks Parking Lot beginning at 10:45 p.m.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Group

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Library/WITS Session

Hatfield Library

Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 9 & 17 in Instruction Room; 16, 23, 32, & 35 in Hatfield Room

Wednesday, September 3 or Thursday, September 4

Group

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Living the Motto: Citizenship & Wellness

Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Talk to your CM to find out when your group will attend a session together. This is a required program for all first-year students.

Monday, September 8 - Thursday September 11, 2014 Monday, September 15 - Thursday September 17, 2014

Group

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Community 101

Each Opening Days group will participate. Your Opening Days leader will let you know which day and time your group will attend Community 101 together.