Mid-Year Orientation Schedule

Mid Year Orientation will take place in January 2018. 

The schedule below is for January 2017 and will be updated in fall 2017.

Friday, January 13

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Service Center and Housing Open, Service Center (University Services Building, behind the Law School on the North side) and Putnam University Center, Second Floor

If you’d like to get an early start to the day, stop by to get your ID card (Service Center) and room key (Housing). Not an early bird? No problem! You’ll have time to move in at 11:30 a.m. See below for more details.

9:00 - 9:30 am
Program Check-In and Continental Breakfast, Ford Hall, Lobby
9:30 am
Willamette University Welcome, Ford Hall, Room 102

Presented by: Ruth Feingold, Domanic Thomas, and Mid Year Orientation Leaders

International Student Summit, Ford Hall, Room 102

All international students will meet briefly to prepare for the busy day of orientation programs, specifically, the Campus Resource Fair.

Presented by: Office of International Education and International Peer Advisors

10:00 - 10:45 am
Modes of Inquiry and General Education Overview, Ford Hall, Writing Center

This session is for all degree-seeking students.

Presented by: Mark Conliffe, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Professor of Russian

10:45 - 11:30 am
Campus Resource Fair, Montag Den

Visit the Campus Resource table to learn more about the services available to you here at Willamette.

11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Settling In, Residence Halls
If you haven't already done so, start at the Housing office to pick up your room key and get your ID card from the Service Center. Use any remaining time to complete items on the Settling In Checklist, located in your orientation packet.
12:30 pm
Lunch, Alumni Lounge
1:00 pm
Learning Commons Introduction, Alumni Lounge

Learn about one of Willamette's essential academic resources. 

1:30 p.m.
Library and Technology Overview, Ford 122

Presented by: Bill Kelm, Hatfield Library; Cheryl Cramer and Matthew Wolpa, Willamette Integrated Technology Services (WITS)

2:00 pm
Compass Card and Campus Safety Overview, Ford 122
2:15 pm
Face-to-Face Campus Tours, 1st floor of Putnam University Center

Groups will travel around campus to learn where things are and who goes where. Be sure to bring a copy of your academic schedule so the orientation leaders can help you find where your classes are located.

6:00 p.m.
Dinner and Transfer Student Panel, Alumni Lounge

Meet students who have previously transferred to Willamette; Q&A Session.

Saturday, January 14

9:30 a.m.
Small Group Session and Breakfast, Montag Den

Meet with your leaders and mentors to get an overview of important information and have your questions answered.

10:00 p.m.
Library Resources: In-Depth, Montag Den

Bring you laptop with you!

Bill Kelm from the Mark O. Hatfield Library will help configure and install WUPrint, Netfiles, and RefWorks.

11:00 a.m.
Salem Tour and Shopping Trip, Meet at the Hatfield Fountain

Need food, school supplies, or stuff for your room? Let current students show you all the best places to shop and hang out in Salem.

(Boxed lunches provided)

6:00 p.m.
Dinner and Activity, Meet at the Hatfield Fountain

Sunday, January 15

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Silver Falls Hike and Lunch, Meet at the Hatfield Fountain at 10:45 a.m.

Take advantage of this opportunity to meet current students, learn more about the Intramural and Campus Recreation programs, and participate in a fun hike suited for all ability levels. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a rain coat! Lunch provided.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Group Dinner, Goudy Commons

Open for first contract meal. Check with your group leader to find out when and where you will meet for dinner.

Thursday, January 19

11:30 a.m.
Group Lunch, Cat Cavern

Look for the "Orientation Table" sign. Bring your lunch or Compass Card and any questions.

Saturday, January 21

11:30 a.m.
Group Lunch, Cat Cavern

Look for the "Orientation Table" sign. Bring your Compass Card and any questions.