Family Weekend 2018 Schedule

The schedule for 2018 is currently under construction. Check back often for updated events!

For more information, email the Family Weekend Coordinator.

 

Thursday, October 11

6:30 p.m.

Reception, dinner, and program. Pre-registration is required by Friday, October 5th. Ticket information is available here or via phone (Athletic Office) at 503-370-6420.

The purpose of the Willamette University Athletic Hall of Fame is to formally recognize outstanding contributions to the heritage and tradition of the Bearcat intercollegiate athletic program. Criteria for selection includes achievements while at the University, plus accomplishments in sports later in life.

Each inductee receives a plaque that includes a photograph and citation highlighting the accomplishments of the inductee. A duplicate plaque is displayed in a glass case adjacent to the west end of Cone Field House, near the lobby of the Sparks Center.

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Samantha Blossom, a chipper woman in her 40s, wakes in her Upper East Side apartment one June morning to find her life being narrated over the airwaves of public radio. So begins this 90 minute comic drama is a modernized, gender-reversed, relocated, hyper-theatrical riff on the novel Ulysses, occurring exactly 100 years to the day after Joyce's jaunt through Dublin.

Advance tickets required.

Dead City is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French.

Friday, October 12

7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Bistro facilitates an inclusive and educational community for students to challenge themselves professionally and socially and to provide an accessible platform for student creativity and expression. In addition to their coffee and tea selection, The Bistro serves warm cookies, their famous Buzz Bars and limited entree selections. Learn more about The Bistro here on their website.
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Willamette Store Open, Putnam University Center, 1st Floor
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jostens representatives will be available to answer questions regarding class rings and the products they offer. This is an opportunity for families and students to custom order a beautiful class ring.

Willamette merchandise is also available here on the Jostens website (with online catalog).

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Friday Check In, Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

Pick up campus information and pre-purchased tickets. Limited tickets and shirts will be available for purchase at check-in.

Brunch tickets will be available at Goudy Commons. Theatre tickets will be available at the Theatre Box Office.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Advance registration required. Meet other visiting parents and families while enjoying refreshments provided by the Parent Leadership Council (PLC). This parent-only event gives you the opportunity to meet PLC members in a relaxed setting as you kick off your Family Weekend plans.

7:00 p.m.

Come support our Bearcats! Admission fee at the door.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Theatre Production: "Dead City" by Sheila Callahan, M. Lee Pelton Theatre

See Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for details.

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Jazz Night, Smith Auditorium
Family Weekend Jazz Night features the Department of Music’s great student Jazz musicians performing in small combos, the Willamette Jazz Collective, and The Willamette Singers. Free and un-ticketed, so enjoy a great evening of Jazz from big band classics to contemporary pop fusion and everything in between!

Saturday October 13th

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Bon Appetit will serve lighter breakfast fare for those who would like to enjoy a quick meal earlier in the morning. 
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Gourmet Brunch by Bon Appetit, Goudy Commons

Enjoy a delicious brunch served in Goudy Commons. There will be a variety of breakfast and lunch options available. Tickets are required for everyone attending, including any Willamette student without a board meal plan.

 

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Saturday Check In, Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

Pick up campus information and pre-purchased tickets. Limited tickets and shirts will be available for purchase at check-in.

Brunch tickets will be available at Goudy Commons. Theatre tickets will be available at the Theatre Box Office.

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Coffee Lounge, Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor Lobby
Come enjoy complimentary coffee and treats at check-in!
9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
Mini University Session 1
Get a taste of the academic life at Willamette by attending your choice of sessions presented by professors from a variety of departments. Mini-university sessions are 50 minute long classes modeled after the classes students attend daily at Willamette. The wide variety of mini-university classes give you a hands-on experience of what it’s like to be a Willamette student, and to see what current and exciting subjects and inquiries Willamette students are immersed in. For more information, visit the Mini-University Sessions Page.
10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
Mini University Session 2
For more information, visit the Mini-University Sessions Page.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jostens Class Rings, Putnam University Center, 1st Floor Lobby

Jostens representatives will be available to answer questions regarding class rings and the products they offer. This is an opportunity for families and students to custom order a beautiful class ring.

Willamette merchandise is also available here on the Jostens website (with online catalog).

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Mini University Session 3
For more information, visit the Mini-University Sessions Page.
11:30–1:00 p.m.
Homecoming Tailgate BBQ, McCulloch Stadium

Join current students, families, and alumni for a Homecoming Tailgate BBQ!

Located in the end zone under the big tent. Advance tickets required. Football tickets purchased separately; limited football tickets will be available at Family Weekend check-in.

12:00 p.m.

Come support our Bearcats!

1:30 p.m.

Come support our Bearcats! Admission fee at the entrance. (Limited tickets will be available at Family Weekend check-in).

2:00 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Theatre Production: "Dead City" by Sheila Callahan, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Matinee show. See Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for details.
6:00 p.m.

Come support our Bearcats! Admission fee at the door.

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert, Hudson Hall
The Willamette Music Department presents its  Family Weekend Classical Music Concert All the classical ensembles for the department will perform.  Groups include the University Chamber Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble both directed by Dr. Hector Aguero; Male Ensemble Willamette directed by Dr. Paul Klemme, Voce Femminile directed by Prof. Chris Engbretson; and, the Willamette Chamber Choir directed by Dr. Wallace Long. Come see and hear our new groups in their first concert of the year.
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Theatre Production: "Dead City" by Sheila Callahan, M. Lee Pelton Theatre

See Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for details.

9:30 p.m.
With the sweetness of the Midwest and the iron balls of the East Coast, Jenny Zigrino is a comedian that packs a punch of truly original humor. She’s charmed audiences across the country with her wit, keen observations, embarrassing anecdotes, and brilliant honesty for a compelling performance you can’t ignore.

Sunday, October 13th

9:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
Silver Falls Hike, Hatfield Fountain

Hikers will embark on a guided hike of the Lower South Falls area. There are two options, a 2.8 mile hike, or a 0.7 mile hike. Both options offer great views and photo opportunities.

We suggest wearing warm clothes, including layers and a raincoat. A water bottle is recommended

Bus leaves Saturday 9:30 a.m. - Meet at Hatfield Fountain at 9:00 a.m.

Lunch options available.

Tickets required. 90 spots available.  

9:00 a.m.
5 Things Parents Can Do to Support the Career Readiness of Their WU Students, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor
Parents play an important role in the career development and readiness of their students. Whether you know about the field your child is interested in or not, there are so many ways we can collaborate together to ensure your student is career ready when they graduate from Willamette.

Please join Mandy Devereux, Director of Career Development, in this session to learn the ways you can help your students be prepared for life after WU.
9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Interdenominational Worship Service, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall, 2nd Floor
All are welcome to this service of worship led by the Rev. Karen Wood, University Chaplain. While interdenominational in scope, this service honors Willamette's relationship with the United Methodist Church and is in the style and spirit of progressive mainline Christianity.
9:30 a.m.
Group Yoga Session, TBD

Stretch into Sunday morning with a group yoga class. Mats provided, all levels of experience welcome!

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Minto-Brown Island Park Walk + Riverfront Picnic, Star Trees

The beautiful Riverfront Park and connected Minto-Brown Island Park offer an outdoor adventure with convenient proximity to campus. Pick up a box lunch and explore the scenic walking trails of Minto-Brown before setting in for a Riverfront picnic!

Leave from the Star Trees at 10 a.m.

Advance tickets required.