First-Year Students

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening Days Headquarters Open, Office of Student Activities, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
New Student Check-in, Montag Center
Students should pick up their Opening Days packet, keys to their residence hall and mailbox and Student ID card.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Settling-In Activities, Campus-wide
Refer to the Settling-In Checklist in your packet for activities that may be accomplished during this time. Activities are divided by those that must be done today and those that can be done at your discretion.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Panhellenic Council Rummage Sale, Jackson Plaza
Hosted by the Willamette University sorority community, you'll find items commonly needed for college life including mini fridges, hangers, alarm clocks, lamps and much more! All of the items have been donated by students who have lived in the residence halls.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Lunch
(lunch on your own)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
First in Family! Reception, Cat Cavern, 2nd floor, Putnam University Center
First in Family! is a reception to welcome and celebrate first generation students and their families. A first generation college student is one whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree and may, thus, be less familiar with what the student will experience. If that describes your student, you are invited to attend this reception.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Opening Days Kick-off for New Students and Families, Quad
Join us for the official kick-off event of the Opening Days program with special performances by Male Ensemble Willamette and the Opening Days leaders.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening Days Group Meeting #1, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
College Colloquium, Location listed in orientation packet
(first-year students only; transfer and international students participate in the group activity)
Open to: First-Year Students
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Picnic Dinner and Entertainment, Brown Field (south of Goudy Commons; if rain, seating available under Quad tent and in Putnam University Center)
A picnic dinner for new students and their families with entertainment by Kaleo Titcomb. During dinner, students will sign up for Passport to Salem. Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans. Tickets will be available for purchase on the first floor of the Putnam University Center.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Goodbyes for the evening
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Area Meetings
Matthews Hall: Meet in Ford Theater Belknap, Terra and Cascadia halls: Meet in Pelton Theatre Baxter, Northwood, Southwood and Westwood halls: Meet in Cone Chapel
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Residence Hall Welcome Party, Montag Center & Plaza (if rain Cat Cavern)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Thursday, August 24, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening Days Headquarters Open, Putnam University Center, Office of Student Activities, 2nd floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
(Informal Opening Days group meeting)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
College Colloquium Prep Time
Open to: First-Year Students
10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Opening Convocation, Quad
Yesenia Gallardo '09, featured speaker. Families are welcome to join the faculty and administration as the Willamette community formally opens the 2017-2018 academic year. Students will sit with their classmates. All first-year students are required to attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
12 noon to 1:20 p.m.
Lunch, Brown Field (in case of rain, seating available in Goudy Commons and Putnam University Center)
Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Career Development Center Open House, 3rd floor Putnam University Center
Willamette Career Development invites new families to learn more about internships, on-campus employment, career decision making and job opportunities. Come meet our new director and learn about the career resources available for WU students.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
College Colloquium
Open to: First-Year Students
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free Time and Goodbyes
Open to: First-Year Students, Parents and Family
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Chemistry 115 Challenge Exam , Olin 302
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner & Opening Days Group Session, Goudy Commons
See your Opening Days leader for your group's assigned time.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Matriculation Ceremony, Quad
All students should take part in this special Willamette tradition.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Opening Days Barn Dance, Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor
Join the Opening Days leaders and your new classmates for a dance party! We will have a square dance caller for some line and square dancing fun. (Don't be afraid to bring out the plaid shirts!)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Friday, August 25, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
College Colloquium Prep Time
Open to: First-Year Students
10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
College Colloquium
Open to: First-Year Students
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
12 noon to 3 p.m.
Lunch with College Colloquium Class and/or Academic Advising Appointments
Open to: First-Year Students
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Calculus Sequence Placement Advising, Ford Hall, 2nd floor
An open advising session for all students unsure about which calculus course to take.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3-2 Engineering Informational Session, Collins 205
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Food Service Information Session, Goudy Commons
Do you have question about food service? Do you have medical or dietary restrictions? Come meet the managers and learn more about how Bon Appetit Food Service can meet your unique needs. If you cannot attend at this time, another session is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 30th at 4 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Instrumental Ensembles Information Meeting, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shabbat Kiddush
Join Assistant Chaplain/Rabbi Gary for a meet and greet with other Jewish students and friends. Enjoy a taste of Challah and Kiddush and learn more about Willamette's Jewish Student Union.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Music Theory Assessment, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
For all students interested in majoring or minoring in music.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Passport to Salem, Various
Choose from one of five locations to have fun with your fellow classmates! All locations are within less than a 10 minute drive of Willamette, most within walking distance!Locations include: Downtown Tours, Exitus Escape Rooms, Riverfront Park, Oregon State Fair, and AMF Firebird Lanes
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Saturday, August 26, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bearcats Give Back, Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor
Learn about and give back to your new community by participating in community service in Salem. Afterwards, share your experiences and meet new people while eating ice cream! Sign-ups for this event will be online; your OD leader will provide more information.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Orchestra/String Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Reality Check , Smith Auditorium
Members of the Opening Days staff present an insightful and honest look at issues facing new students at Willamette.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Sunday, August 27, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Interdenominational Worship Service, Waller Hall, Cone Chapel
All are welcome.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meet President Thorsett, Waller Hall, 5th floor
Students will have the opportunity to tour the President's Office and enjoy some cookies and conversation with President Thorsett.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
Members of the intramural staff host and introduce you to intramurals at WU.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m.
Theatre Auditions, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Check the willamette.edu/cla/theatre, or the theatre sign-up board for further information. Please arrive early to register for auditions.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Voice Studio Lesson Auditions, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Piano Auditions, Rogers Music Center 108
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
First-Year Student Survey Time Block #1, Smith Auditorium
Groups 17-32
Open to: First-Year Students
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Community 101, See your OD Leader for group location
Groups 1-16. Meet with your Opening Days group to learn about and discuss diversity, identity, and how we can all act to make Willamette an inclusive place. This is a required program for all first-year students.
Open to: First-Year Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
First-Year Student Survey Time Block #2, Smith Auditorium
Groups 1-16
Open to: First-Year Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Community 101, See your OD Leader for group location
Groups 17-32. Meet with your Opening Days group to learn about and discuss diversity, identity, and how we can all act to make Willamette an inclusive place. This is a required program for all first-year students.
Open to: First-Year Students
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dinner , Goudy Commons
See your Opening Days leader for your group's assigned time.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Community 101, Smith Auditorium
Meet with your Opening Days group to learn about and discuss diversity, identity, and how we can all act to make Willamette an inclusive place. This is a required program for all first-year students. See your OD leader for your group's meeting location. Groups 1-16 3-4 p.m. Groups 17-32 4-5 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Willamette Night Out
Willamette Night Out (WNO) showcases the many events and programs that occur on campus through the course of each semester. Activities will take place in The Bistro, the Quad, and Sparks Athletic Center. For a detailed schedule, check with your Opening Days Leader.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Monday, August 28, 2017

7 to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 a.m.
Classes Begin!
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UCO/Wind/Jazz Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dramatic Vocal Arts Auditions, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Studio Art Open House and Cyanotype Workshop, Art Building 100
Bring objects to use to create cyanotype imagery.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m.
Theatre Call-Backs, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Please arrive early to register for auditions.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Pre-Health Sciences Meeting, Collins 205
First-year student last names A-K, 5-6 p.m.; L-Z 6:15-7-15 p.m. All first-year students planning careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, optometry, etc,. should attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UCO/Wind/Jazz Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Willamette Master Chorus Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:15 p.m.
Theatre Open House , M. Lee Pelton Theatre
All are welcome.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UCO/Wind/Jazz Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jazz Rhythm Section Auditions, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Food Service Information Session, Goudy Commons
Do you have questions about food service? Do you have medical or dietary restrictions? Come meet the managers and learn more about how Bon Appetit Food Service can meet your unique needs.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Willamette Master Chorus Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Chamber Choir Callbacks, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m.
Music Student Convention, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m.
General Dance Auditions, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Please arrive at 5:30 p.m. to check-in and register.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Late Night at Fred Meyer, South Salem Fred Meyer, Commercial Street
Open exclusively to WU students and staff, the Fred Meyer store on Commercial Streets SE will be offering an evening of fun. Festivities include free food, live entertainment and raffle prizes throughout the store. Free shuttle buses depart from the Sparks parking lot starting at 10:45 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening Days Headquarters Open, Office of Student Activities, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
New Student Check-in, Montag Center
Students should pick up their Opening Days packet, keys to their residence hall and mailbox and Student ID card.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Settling-In Activities, Campus-wide
Refer to the Settling-In Checklist in your packet for activities that may be accomplished during this time. Activities are divided by those that must be done today and those that can be done at your discretion.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Panhellenic Council Rummage Sale, Jackson Plaza
Hosted by the Willamette University sorority community, you'll find items commonly needed for college life including mini fridges, hangers, alarm clocks, lamps and much more! All of the items have been donated by students who have lived in the residence halls.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Lunch
(lunch on your own)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
First in Family! Reception, Cat Cavern, 2nd floor, Putnam University Center
First in Family! is a reception to welcome and celebrate first generation students and their families. A first generation college student is one whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree and may, thus, be less familiar with what the student will experience. If that describes your student, you are invited to attend this reception.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Opening Days Kick-off for New Students and Families, Quad
Join us for the official kick-off event of the Opening Days program with special performances by Male Ensemble Willamette and the Opening Days leaders.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening Days Group Meeting #1, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Transfer and International (non-first year) Student Event, Meet your Opening Days leaders on the Quad
Open to: Transfer and International Students
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Picnic Dinner and Entertainment, Brown Field (south of Goudy Commons; if rain, seating available under Quad tent and in Putnam University Center)
A picnic dinner for new students and their families with entertainment by Kaleo Titcomb. During dinner, students will sign up for Passport to Salem. Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans. Tickets will be available for purchase on the first floor of the Putnam University Center.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Goodbyes for the evening
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Area Meetings
Matthews Hall: Meet in Ford Theater Belknap, Terra and Cascadia halls: Meet in Pelton Theatre Baxter, Northwood, Southwood and Westwood halls: Meet in Cone Chapel
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Residence Hall Welcome Party, Montag Center & Plaza (if rain Cat Cavern)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Thursday, August 24, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening Days Headquarters Open, Putnam University Center, Office of Student Activities, 2nd floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
(Informal Opening Days group meeting)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.
"Speed" Orientation Program Check-in and Continental Breakfast, Ford Hall Lobby
For transfer and international students
Open to: Transfer and International Students
9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
Speed Orientation Welcome and Opening, Ford Hall, Room 122
Welcome session for transfer and international students.
Open to: Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Modes of Inquiry (MOI) and General Education Overview, Ford Hall, Room 122
For degree-seeking students.
Open to: Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
International Student Summit, Smullin 222
For international students.
Open to: Transfer and International Students
10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Opening Convocation, Quad
Yesenia Gallardo '09, featured speaker. Families are welcome to join the faculty and administration as the Willamette community formally opens the 2017-2018 academic year. Students will sit with their classmates. All first-year students are required to attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
12 noon to 1:20 p.m.
Lunch, Brown Field (in case of rain, seating available in Goudy Commons and Putnam University Center)
Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Career Development Center Open House, 3rd floor Putnam University Center
Willamette Career Development invites new families to learn more about internships, on-campus employment, career decision making and job opportunities. Come meet our new director and learn about the career resources available for WU students.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Speed Orientation Campus Resource Fair, Montag Den
Session for transfer and international students attending Speed Orientation
Open to: Transfer and International Students
2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Speed Orientation Resource Sessions: Technology, Library, Academic Support, Compass Card, Ford Hall, Room 122
Open to: Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Free time/Settling in
Open to: Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Chemistry 115 Challenge Exam , Olin 302
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner & Opening Days Group Session, Goudy Commons
See your Opening Days leader for your group's assigned time.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Matriculation Ceremony, Quad
All students should take part in this special Willamette tradition.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Opening Days Barn Dance, Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor
Join the Opening Days leaders and your new classmates for a dance party! We will have a square dance caller for some line and square dancing fun. (Don't be afraid to bring out the plaid shirts!)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Friday, August 25, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Transfer Student Face-to-Face Campus Tour and Group Meeting, See your Opening Days Leader for meeting location
Open to: Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Calculus Sequence Placement Advising, Ford Hall, 2nd floor
An open advising session for all students unsure about which calculus course to take.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3-2 Engineering Informational Session, Collins 205
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Food Service Information Session, Goudy Commons
Do you have question about food service? Do you have medical or dietary restrictions? Come meet the managers and learn more about how Bon Appetit Food Service can meet your unique needs. If you cannot attend at this time, another session is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 30th at 4 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Instrumental Ensembles Information Meeting, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Shabbat Kiddush
Join Assistant Chaplain/Rabbi Gary for a meet and greet with other Jewish students and friends. Enjoy a taste of Challah and Kiddush and learn more about Willamette's Jewish Student Union.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Music Theory Assessment, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
For all students interested in majoring or minoring in music.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Passport to Salem, Various
Choose from one of five locations to have fun with your fellow classmates! All locations are within less than a 10 minute drive of Willamette, most within walking distance!Locations include: Downtown Tours, Exitus Escape Rooms, Riverfront Park, Oregon State Fair, and AMF Firebird Lanes
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Saturday, August 26, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Transfer and International Student Hike and Lunch
Meet at the Hatfield Fountain before leaving for hiking and lunch (provided) at Silver Falls State Park
Open to: Transfer and International Students
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Bearcats Give Back, Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor
Learn about and give back to your new community by participating in community service in Salem. Afterwards, share your experiences and meet new people while eating ice cream! Sign-ups for this event will be online; your OD leader will provide more information.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Orchestra/String Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dinner
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Reality Check , Smith Auditorium
Members of the Opening Days staff present an insightful and honest look at issues facing new students at Willamette.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Sunday, August 27, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Interdenominational Worship Service, Waller Hall, Cone Chapel
All are welcome.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Meet President Thorsett, Waller Hall, 5th floor
Students will have the opportunity to tour the President's Office and enjoy some cookies and conversation with President Thorsett.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
Members of the intramural staff host and introduce you to intramurals at WU.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m.
Theatre Auditions, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Check the willamette.edu/cla/theatre, or the theatre sign-up board for further information. Please arrive early to register for auditions.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Voice Studio Lesson Auditions, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Piano Auditions, Rogers Music Center 108
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dinner , Goudy Commons
See your Opening Days leader for your group's assigned time.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Community 101, Smith Auditorium
Meet with your Opening Days group to learn about and discuss diversity, identity, and how we can all act to make Willamette an inclusive place. This is a required program for all first-year students. See your OD leader for your group's meeting location. Groups 1-16 3-4 p.m. Groups 17-32 4-5 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Willamette Night Out
Willamette Night Out (WNO) showcases the many events and programs that occur on campus through the course of each semester. Activities will take place in The Bistro, the Quad, and Sparks Athletic Center. For a detailed schedule, check with your Opening Days Leader.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Monday, August 28, 2017

7 to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 a.m.
Classes Begin!
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UCO/Wind/Jazz Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dramatic Vocal Arts Auditions, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:15 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Studio Art Open House and Cyanotype Workshop, Art Building 100
Bring objects to use to create cyanotype imagery.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m.
Theatre Call-Backs, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Please arrive early to register for auditions.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Pre-Health Sciences Meeting, Collins 205
First-year student last names A-K, 5-6 p.m.; L-Z 6:15-7-15 p.m. All first-year students planning careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, physical therapy, optometry, etc,. should attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UCO/Wind/Jazz Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Willamette Master Chorus Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:15 p.m.
Theatre Open House , M. Lee Pelton Theatre
All are welcome.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
UCO/Wind/Jazz Auditions, Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Jazz Rhythm Section Auditions, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Food Service Information Session, Goudy Commons
Do you have questions about food service? Do you have medical or dietary restrictions? Come meet the managers and learn more about how Bon Appetit Food Service can meet your unique needs.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Willamette Master Chorus Auditions, Rogers Music Center 117
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Chamber Choir Callbacks, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m.
Music Student Convention, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m.
General Dance Auditions, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Please arrive at 5:30 p.m. to check-in and register.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Late Night at Fred Meyer, South Salem Fred Meyer, Commercial Street
Open exclusively to WU students and staff, the Fred Meyer store on Commercial Streets SE will be offering an evening of fun. Festivities include free food, live entertainment and raffle prizes throughout the store. Free shuttle buses depart from the Sparks parking lot starting at 10:45 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Parents and Family

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Parent Lounge Open, Montag Center
Stop by the Parent Lounge to check email, pursue university resources or enjoy refreshments. Willamette staff will be available to assist you and answer questions.
Open to: Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening Days Headquarters Open, Office of Student Activities, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Parent Check-In, Montag Plaza (outdoors)
Parents should pick up their Opening Days packet.
Open to: Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Settling-In Activities, Campus-wide
Refer to the Settling-In Checklist in your packet for activities that may be accomplished during this time. Activities are divided by those that must be done today and those that can be done at your discretion.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Panhellenic Council Rummage Sale, Jackson Plaza
Hosted by the Willamette University sorority community, you'll find items commonly needed for college life including mini fridges, hangers, alarm clocks, lamps and much more! All of the items have been donated by students who have lived in the residence halls.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Parent and Family Campus Tour, Hatfield Library
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower in Jackson plaza.
Open to: Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon
Bishop Wellness Center Open House, Bishop Wellness Center
Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments. A representative from PacificSource, our student insurance carrier, will be there to answer questions.
Open to: Parents and Family
11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Lunch
(lunch on your own)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
First in Family! Reception, Cat Cavern, 2nd floor, Putnam University Center
First in Family! is a reception to welcome and celebrate first generation students and their families. A first generation college student is one whose parents have not completed a bachelor's degree and may, thus, be less familiar with what the student will experience. If that describes your student, you are invited to attend this reception.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Parents and Family Campus Tour
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower in Jackson Plaza.
Open to: Parents and Family
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Opening Days Kick-off for New Students and Families, Quad
Join us for the official kick-off event of the Opening Days program with special performances by Male Ensemble Willamette and the Opening Days leaders.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Parent & Family Program: Student Affairs at Willamette
Locations and sessions vary by last name. See printed program for more details.
Open to: Parents and Family
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Picnic Dinner and Entertainment, Brown Field (south of Goudy Commons; if rain, seating available under Quad tent and in Putnam University Center)
A picnic dinner for new students and their families with entertainment by Kaleo Titcomb. During dinner, students will sign up for Passport to Salem. Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans. Tickets will be available for purchase on the first floor of the Putnam University Center.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Goodbyes for the evening
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family

Thursday, August 24, 2017

7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Opening Days Headquarters Open, Putnam University Center, Office of Student Activities, 2nd floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
(Informal Opening Days group meeting)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Parent and Family Program Sessions
See printed program for locations and session descriptions.
Open to: Parents and Family
9 a.m.
Parent and Family Campus Tour, Hatfield Library
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower in Jackson Plaza.
Open to: Parents and Family
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Goudy Commons Parent & Family Tour, Goudy Commons
Join the Bon Appetit management for a tour of Goudy Commons. Willamette's largest dining facility. You will have opportunities to ask questions about food service and how medical or dietary restrictions are addressed. Students will have a similar opportunity during Opening Days and the first week of classes to get their questions answered.
Open to: Parents and Family
10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Opening Convocation, Quad
Yesenia Gallardo '09, featured speaker. Families are welcome to join the faculty and administration as the Willamette community formally opens the 2017-2018 academic year. Students will sit with their classmates. All first-year students are required to attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
12 noon to 1:20 p.m.
Lunch, Brown Field (in case of rain, seating available in Goudy Commons and Putnam University Center)
Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Student Success Offices Open House, Matthew Student Success Hub
The departments that comprise the Student Success Offices - Student Academic Grants & Awards, Knowledge Into Action, Accessible Education Services, Health Professions Advising and Student Support - invite families to learn more about their services, programs, and opportunities.
Open to: Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Parent and Family Program Sessions: Parents as Partners, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall
Watch a series of lighthearted skits put on by Opening Days Leaders about the developing relationship between students and their families during college. There will also be a Q&A session where families can ask a panel of Willamette students, administrators, parents/families and counselors about the transition to college.
Open to: Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Career Development Center Open House, 3rd floor Putnam University Center
Willamette Career Development invites new families to learn more about internships, on-campus employment, career decision making and job opportunities. Come meet our new director and learn about the career resources available for WU students.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Learning Commons Open House, Ford Hall, 1st floor
The Learning Commons is home to three incredible academic resources - the World Languages Studio, the Writing Center, and Academic Support - and was designed to foster student learning through group collaboration with large white/glass boards and projection screens in a comfortable and dynamic space. The World Languages Studio uses cutting-edge technology to help students learn modern and classical languages. The Writing Center offers individual appointments with an experienced writing consultant. Academic Support provides individual tutoring, group tutoring, study groups and academic consultations. Come see how the Learning Commons can help your student succeed academically.
Open to: Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free Time and Goodbyes
Open to: First-Year Students, Parents and Family
4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Parent and Family Send-off Reception, Mission Mill, 1313 Mill St SE
After you've said goodbye to your student, the Parent Leadership Council invited you to meet fellow Willamette parents and families as well as members of the university staff and enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres before you leave Salem. Brief program at 5:30 p.m.
Open to: Parents and Family