WU Alumni Weekend


Thursday, Sept. 17 - The Warm-Up

University Convocation: WU and TIU - Lessons From 50 Years of Partnership

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Waller Hall Chapel

Join students for the weekly convocation! This week's topic will be about what WU and TIU have learned from their 50-year sister relationship.

Audit Classes

1:00-4:00 p.m.

Register for classes at the Bearcat Lounge

Sit in on a class and see how college is different, and the same, as when you attended.

Friday, Sept. 18 - The Kickoff

Audit Classes

9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Register for classes at the Bearcat Lounge

Sit in on a class and see how college is different, and the same, as when you attended.

Continuing Legal Education class at the College of Law

9:00-10:00 a.m.

WU College of Law

The topic for this session is to be determined. One general credit (Oregon State Bar). No charge.

Connect at the Library!

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Mark O. Hatfield Library, Hatfield Room

Get a behind-the scenes tour through the Hatfield Library and Archives. Explore some of the Archive’s digital collections and maybe even dig up something from your Willamette days.

Continuing Legal Education class at the College of Law

10:30-11:30 a.m.

WU College of Law

Emerging employment case law CLE with Professor Keith Cunningham-Parmeter. One general credit (Oregon State Bar). No charge.

The Evolution of Willamette's Architectural and Natural Landscape

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Curious to know how Willamette’s campus evolved from a single building in a field to the beautiful setting we appreciate today? Come hear public historian Dr. William F. Willingham ’66 as he shares information that he has accumulated while researching Willamette’s architectural and natural landscape for his forthcoming book on the subject.

Alumni World Travels

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

Come and share your travel experiences with Jim Booth ’64, and hear how Willamette’s Travel Program enables people to engage in lifelong learning and make lasting connections.

Museums, Memory & Imagination

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Join Professor Emeritus Roger Hull as he shares how the great art museums of the world have influenced his professional and imaginative life for over 50 years.

Digging a Nat Geo Cover Story: WU's Archeology Field School in Scotland

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Hear from Associate Professor Scott Pike about Willamette’s ongoing participation in one of the most groundbreaking and important archeological excavations in the British Isles.

WUAA Board of Directors Meeting

2:00-4:00 p.m.


See your Alumni Association leaders in action and learn about the work the Association is doing on your behalf.

Integrating Sustainability and Place-Based Curriculum

3:00-4:00 p.m.

Faculty from across the University discuss how Willamette’s strategic goal of ‘engagement with place’ is an excellent platform to teach about sustainability—locally, regionally and globally.

The "National Question": What is the Role of the National State in the Contemporary Era?

3:00-4:00 p.m.

International Studies Program faculty discuss the changing significance of nations and of national societies, economies, cultures and politics in today’s globalized world.

Opening Minds to the World: Faculty Fulbright Panel

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Professors discuss their experience as ambassadors of international education exchange and reflect on what they took to the country they visited, and what they brought back to Willamette.

Becoming a Global Citizen through the French & Francophone Program

4:00-5:00 p.m.

Bonjour! Students will share how they are becoming global citizens through their study abroad experiences in France and the diverse course offerings on campus.

Saturday, Sept. 19 - The Apex

Engaging the World with Study Abroad

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Long-time site directors Fernando Miño-Garcés (Quito) and Mark Bennett (Granada), will talk with alumni about the life-long benefits of their study abroad experiences. Join in the conversation!

Global Google Hangout

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Come hang out with alumni who are working and living abroad! We’ll see and hear alumni from London, Ecuador, France, Amsterdam and Tanzania who will tell us about their lives as expatriates.

International Students Speak Out

1:30-2:30 p.m.

Hear the unique perspectives of CLA, Law, AGSM and American Studies Program international students as they speak about their Willamette experience and how they engage with the University and the greater community.

Class of 1975 Gathering at the Ram

3:00-5:00 p.m.

Enjoy regional brews, watch some football, and catch up with fellow classmates at this favorite student hangout.