Opening Days

Opening Days Kick-off Events

2014 Summer Kick-Off Schedule (to be announced mid-June 2014)

You and your family are encouraged to meet other new students and families from your area who will also be joining 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.

Email invitations will be sent to new students living near these kick-off events approximately three weeks in advance.

The following events were scheduled in 2013:

Portland Area

Wednesday, July 31, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Hosted by Portland alumni at Zimmer Gunsul Frasca Architects LLP, 1223 SW Washington Street, Suite 220, Portland

Seattle Area

Sunday, July 28, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Hosted by Phil '62 and Marian '62 Thom, Richmond Beach Area

San Francisco Area (South & East Bay Locations)

Saturday, July 13, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (East Bay)

Hosted by Sharol Tarabini '82 in Danville, CA

Sunday, July 14, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. (South Bay)

Hosted by Sue Pyne '86 P'16 and Katie Pyne '16 in San Jose, CA

Los Angeles Area

Sunday, July 14, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Hosted by Laura Baker P'16 and Cameron Cesa '16 with Tina Byrd P'15 in Los Angeles

Oahu Area

Saturday, July 13, 12noon - 2:00 p.m.

Hosted by Willamette Hawai'i Club at Magic Island State Park