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.

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 11, 2014
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.Happy Hour Mixer with WU Chemistry Professors
San Francisco, CA

Join fellow alumni for a happy hour mixer at Southern Pacific Brewing in SF with WU chemistry professors Sarah Kirk, Karen Holman and Chuck Williamson! Share with WU stories and some Bay Area brews with a few of your favorite professors!

Southern Pacific Brewing
620 Treat Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94110

Register Online

August 22, 2014
6:35 p.m.Salt Lake City Bees Baseball Game
Salt Lake City, Utah

Join fellow Bearcats for a night out at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake as the hometown Bees take on the Round Rock Express! Those in attendance will also get to enjoy the last post-game fireworks show of the Bees' season! Reserved seating tickets are just $10.

Buy Tickets Online

August 23, 2014
6:35 p.m.Willamette Night Out at Volcanoes Stadium
Keizer, OR

Join alumni, students, faculty and staff for a night out at Volcanoes Stadium! Along with great seats to the game (box seat, section 105/106), attendees can also enjoy an $11 all-you-can-eat BBQ dinner add-on as they watch the Volcanoes take it to the Tri-City Dust Devils. Tickets are just $10, so join the WU party, which will immediately get underway when Athletics Director Dave Rigsby '00 throws out the first pitch!

Buy Tickets 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.
August 30, 2014
Meet Willamette Men's Soccer Team
Chicago, Illinois
Meet some exceptional Bearcats on the WU men's soccer squad! Visit the team a day after its first regular season game against Lake Forest in Chicago. More details coming soon.
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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