Opening Days Kick-off Events

2015 Summer Kick-Off Schedule (2016 schedule announced in June)

The Willamette University Alumni Association welcomes you to the Bearcat family!
You're invited to meet some of your classmates before arriving on campus, as well as current students and dedicated alumni who are eager to impart their knowledge and share some advice from their Willamette experiences. Parents are welcome.

Email invitations will be sent to new students living near these kick-off events approximately three weeks in advance. RSVP is also available online for all upcoming receptions.

Los Angeles

July 11, 6-7:30 pm

Host: Jim Cuno

1221 Ocean Avenue #608, Santa Monica 90401

Limited to 44 people

July 12, 2-4 pm

Host: Vicki Campbell

104 Washington Street, Placentia 92870

Limited to 55 people

Bay Area

July 18, 1-3 pm

Host: Sue Pyne

1850 Kenpark Court, San Jose 95124

July 19, 2-4 pm

Hosts: Barry and Heidi Melin

21 Meadow Lake Drive, Danville 94506


July 17

Name of host and location to be shared on the emailed invitation to Reno-area new students


July 26, 3-5 pm

Hosts: Marian and Phil Thom

17123 13th Ave. NW, Seattle 98177


July 28, 7:00 pm

Hosts: David and Erin Audley

2926 Dogwood Court S., Salem 97302


August 3, 7:00 pm

Host: Julie Branford

6200 SW Sheridan Street, Portland 97225