Within your community, you will have the opportunity to live with people from a number of different countries and a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. The diversity of our community enriches our classes, activities, programs and everyday interactions. Getting to know others in your community may be one of the most rewarding aspects of your college experience. We encourage you to become well acquainted with the people in your community and to make new and lasting friendships. Let others get to know you as well. Your active involvement and participation are essential for the community to grow and for positive relationships to develop.
The residential community at Willamette University consists of every member of every residence on campus. That community begins to develop from the day residences open in August. The direction your community takes depends largely on your involvement. Interaction is the largest factor in creating a supportive living environment — one that offers you support in achieving academic excellence, social maturity, self-reliance and an increased understanding of yourself and others.