Nearly 560 incoming students arrived on campus last week, determined to settle into new routines at Willamette University.
The students represent 28 states and five countries. About 36 percent report being multicultural and 22 percent are first-generation college students. Their median GPA is 3.72, and 31 were ranked first in their high school graduating classes.
As part of their orientation, new students are touring campus, moving into their residence halls, attending lectures and exploring the region through group-led activities.