WU Alumni Weekend


Thursday, Sept. 17 - The Warm-Up

Weekend Warm-Up Mixer

7:00-10:00 p.m.

Gilgamesh Brewing

Mingle with Bearcats from near and far as WUAA Willamette Valley Chapter kicks off the festivities for the weekend! Details TBA.

Friday, Sept. 18 - The Kickoff

Kickoff Breakfast

9:00-10:30 a.m.

The Quad

Start the weekend right in the company of friends over a delicious breakfast.

Half Century Plus Luncheon

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Putnam University Center, Alumni Lounge (3rd floor)

A special luncheon for those alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago.

Pacific Rim Lunch

12:00-1:30 p.m.

Celebration Tent on The Quad

A Pacific Rim themed lunch and presentation discussing the remarkable 50-year sister university relationship with Tokyo International University.

Bearcat Bash

4:00-6:00 p.m.

The Quad

The party really gets going with the Bearcat Bash, a celebration on the Quad for all alumni and students featuring live music, hors d'oeuvres and libations.

Alumni Awards Ceremony & Dinner

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Celebrate the 2015 Alumni Award recipients and enjoy a sumptuous dinner. All alumni are invited.

College of Law Party on the Patio

6:00-8:00 p.m.

South Patio/Ricks Cafe, Collins Legal Center

Join fellow Law grads and Dean Bridgeman for a Greek-themed dinner at the Collins Legal Center.

AGSM Party on the Patio

6:00-8:00 p.m.

Mudd Building patio

Join fellow Atkinson grads for a Greek-themed dinner.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon '62-'68 Dinner

6:00-9:00 p.m.

Reunite with your SAE brothers for a special dinner.

Willamette Watering Holes

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Visit some of downtown Salem's best watering holes on a self-guided tour. Details TBA.

Saturday, Sept. 19 - The Apex

Breakfast with the President

9:00-10:15 a.m.

Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center 3rd Floor

Enjoy a delicious town hall style breakfast buffet followed by an address from President Thorsett on the "Big W," Willamette's Strategic Plan, and how Bearcats can live and exemplify the school's motto.

Greek Life Panel & Reception: Celebrating 71 Years of Greek Excellence at Willamette

10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Join students and alumni in celebrating the university's rich history of Greek life and tradition.

Women's Basketball Reunion

10:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Join fellow Bearcats from across the decades and teammates for a special reunion of women's basketball alumni. Details TBA.

Rowing Reunion

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Kicking off the 25th year of rowing at WU, join fellow Bearcats for a special reunion of men's and women's rowing alumni. Details TBA.

Global Eats & Treats

12:00-1:30 p.m.

The Quad

Enjoy an array of global cuisine items at this international lunch festival with students and alumni. Details TBA.

Jazzy Happy Hour

5:00-7:00 p.m.

The Quad

Join alumni for a fun, vibrant happy hour mixer backed by some local live music.

Class Reunions

Start times vary by class between 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Reunions don't come often, so make the most of yours by celebrating with your old friends and classmates! Prices and locations will vary. Visit your class reunion page for more information.

Law Receptions for Classes of 1965, 1990, and 2005

6:30-8:30 p.m.


Gather with WUCL classmates for special receptions off-campus.

Party on the Patio

8:00-10:00 p.m.

Smith Patio

Enjoy an evening with friends, music and libations, just like you would have on a Saturday night as a student!

Sunday, Sept. 20 - The Wind Down

Farewell Brunch

9:30-11:00 a.m.

The Quad

Join fellow alumni and friends for the final group meal of the weekend.