Welcome, Class of 2018 Bearcats!

Brendan Dwyer

You have begun the process of becoming a student at Willamette University. Over the course of the summer, you have already begun and will complete selecting a College Colloquium, registering for your first semester of college courses, and indicated your housing preferences. It's an incredibly exciting time, which accumulates with Opening Days, our new student orientation. During Opening Days, commonly called "OD",  you will move into your new home, meet your fellow classmates, and begin your College Colloquium course. Your bright and passionate OD Leaders will contact you before OD even begins to introduce themselves and answer your questions. Opening Days Graphic MarkDuring and after OD, your OD Leaders will help you transition to your new community at Willamette. OD is a student-run program meaning that I, as OD Coordinator, along with a talented Leadership Team have designed OD to introduce and welcome you to our community. We are here to support you, and I may be reached over the summer with any questions. Before OD begins, relax and enjoy your summer - take a staycation, go adventuring, or both! Your OD Leaders and I cannot wait to welcome you home to Willamette come August 21st as you begin your collegiate journey with boundless opportunity and possibility. 

Brendan Dwyer '15
Opening Days Coordinator

Things To Do:

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Make sure you review the
"Important Dates",
"Fall Classes", and
pages on this site.

Parents and Families

We’re excited that your family is joining the Willamette community in the fall. We hope this FAQ Page  helps you prepare for the coming months.

Check out the helpful contact information and our frequently used phone number list.

Make sure you familiarize yourself about FERPA: Student Records FAQ

If you can’t find an answer to your question, please don’t hesitate to contact us.