Mid-Year Orientation Schedule

2019 Schedule

This schedule is subject to updates.

Friday, January 18

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 Housing (Matthews Hall)

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).

9:00 - 9:15 am
Program Check-In and Continental Breakfast, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Willamette University Welcome, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

Learn about orientation and meet your student orientation leaders!

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Academic Support Overview, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

Learn about our Academic Support system from Kelvin Clark, Director of Academic Support

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Modes of Inquiry and General Education Overview, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

This session is for all degree-seeking students.

Presented by: Gretchen Flesher Moon; Professor of English, Associate Dean for Student Success

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
International Student Summit, Autzen Conference Room, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

All international students will meet briefly to prepare for the busy day of orientation programs.

Presented by: Office of International Education and International Peer Advisors

10:45 - 11:40 a.m.
Campus Resource Fair, Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor

Learn more about the services and co-curricular opportunities available to you at Willamette.

12:00 p.m.
Lunch, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor
1:00 -1:30 p.m.
Library Resources : In Depth, Ford 102, Ford Hall

Bring your laptop with you!

Bill Kelm from the Mark O. Hatfield Library will help you configure and install WUPrint, NetFiles, and Zotero. Can't Make it? Emily Morris can help you schedule an appointment with Bill

1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Degree Audit Appointments, Office of the Registrar, Waller Hall, 1st Floor

(for degree-seeking students)

1:30 - 5:00 p.m.
International Student Sessions, Ford 102, Ford Hall
6:00 p.m.
Dinner, Ford 102, Ford Hall

Saturday, January 19

10:00 a.m.
Small Group Session and Breakfast, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

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

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

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

6:00 p.m.
Bowling and Pizza, Meet at the Hatfield Fountain

Sunday, January 20

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Ice Skating and Downtown Salem Tour, Meet at the Hatfield Fountain at 10:45 a.m.

Visit Salem on Ice for skating, followed by a tour of downtown Salem. 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.

Monday, January 21

On-Campus Activities

Ask your Mid-Year Orientation Leaders for more details

Thursday, January 24

11:30 a.m.
Group Lunch and Check-In, Goudy Commons

Bring your lunch or Compass Card and any questions