Get Involved!

You and your family are encouraged to meet other new students and families who will join the Willamette community this fall.

Current students and alumni will talk about their first-year experiences at Willamette, and Willamette staff will share information about housing, registration, Opening Days, the College Colloquium and other topics.

Opening Days, August 25-28

Opening Days

Opening Days

A five-day new student orientation program for all incoming students, which not only challenges students both academically and socially but also gives parents the opportunity to learn more about the university and the transition their child will be making.

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Jumpstart, August 20-25

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Service, Leadership & Sustainability

This program provides students with the opportunity to engage in direct service in the Salem community while forming friendships with other incoming students.

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Start your college experience as part of a smaller, intimate group focused on the transitional needs of new multicultural students. 

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Steppin' Out

Explore Northwest Oregon’s magnificent coast, mountains and rivers with the Steppin’ Out program and make new friends along the way. 

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