Willamette University, Students at the Mill Stream

New Bearcats among us

Nearly 560 incoming students arrived on campus last week, determined to settle into new routines at Willamette.

The students represent 28 states and five countries. About 36 percent report being multicultural and 22 percent are first-generation college students. Their median GPA is 3.72, and 31 were ranked first in their high school graduating classes.

As part of their orientation, new students are touring campus, moving into their residence halls, attending lectures and exploring the region through group-led activities.

Opening Days Photo Gallery

Moving Day
Moving Day
Many members of the Willamette community helped carry boxes for new students, who recently moved into their residence halls on campus.
Call of the Wild
Call of the Wild
Incoming students gathered at Willamette University before partaking in day hikes throughout the region. Groups visited Cape Lookout on the Oregon Coast and Triangulation Peak near Mount Jefferson. They also went white water rafting down the White Salmon River in Washington.