First-Year Students

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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.
Orientation Packet Distribution, Residence Hall Check-In, I.D. Card Photos, Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor
Students will pick up their Opening Days packet. Students will also pick up their residence hall and mailbox keys and have their student ID card picture taken.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Move-In Activities (student checklist) , 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 Rummage Sale, Jackson Plaza
Hosted by the Willamette sorority community, you'll find items commonly needed for college life including mini fridges. All 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.
Parent & Family Campus Tour, Hatfield Library
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Bishop Wellness Center Open House, Bishop Wellness Center
Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
New Student-Athlete & Parent Orientation, Smith Auditorium
Students interested in participating in varsity athletics should plan to attend this event with their parents. Information will be provided on the athletics department, health insurance and the academic program designed especially for first-year student-athletes.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Lunch (on your own)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1 p.m.
Parent & Family Campus Tour, Hatfield Library
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Opening Days Kick-off Program, 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, 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. Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans. Tickets will be available on site for purchase.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Housing and Community Life at Willamette - Meet Your Community Mentor and residence hall floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Friday, August 26, 2016

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Breakfast
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7:30 am to 5 p.m.
Opening Days Headquarters Open, Office of Student Activities, 2nd Floor, Putnam University Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
College Colloquium Prep Time (first-year students)
Open to: First-Year Students
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Student Success Offices Open House, Matthews Student Success Hub
The departments that comprise the Student Success Offices - Career Services, Academic Grants & Awards, Native American Programs, and Knowledge into Action - invite new students and families to learn more about their services, programs and opportunities.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
College Colloquium
Open to: First-Year Students
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Brown Field
Ticket required for family members
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Opening Convocation, Quad
Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2016-2017 academic year. All first-year students are required to attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free Time and Goodbyes
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Music Theory Assessment, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, 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 6 p.m.
Spanish 331W Challenge Test, Walton 134
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner (OD group meeting #2 over dinner), Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Matriculation Ceremony, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Barn Dance
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Saturday, August 27, 2016

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for 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 (first-year students); some CC sections may go on a field trip
Open to: First-Year Students
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
College Colloquium
Open to: First-Year Students
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
First Year Student Advising Appointments (as needed), Faculty Offices
Open to: First-Year Students
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lunch by CC Sections with OD leaders & faculty (optional) , Goudy Commons or off-campus
Check with your Colloquium professor to see if your section will have lunch together.
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
1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3-2 Engineering Informational Session, Collins Science Center 205
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Food Service Information Session
Do you have questions about food service? Do you 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, August 31 at 4 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
String Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,114
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session , check in with opening days leaders
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Passport to Salem, Various
Choose from one of four locations to have fun with your fellow classmates! All locations are within a half hour drive of Willamette, and transportation is provided. Locations include: Riverfront Park, Northern Lights Theater, Oregon State Fair, and Woodburn Outlet Mall!
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dinner (outside)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session (Reality Check pre-brief)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Reality Check , Smith Auditorium
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session (Reality Check debrief)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Sunday, August 28, 2016

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Interdenominational Worship Service, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lunch
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
Noon to 5 p.m.
Theatre Auditions (call-backs), Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, 107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Voice Auditions, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Piano Auditions, Mary Stuart 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 1-18
Open to: First-Year Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
First-year Student Survey Time Block #2, Smith Auditorium
Groups 19-36
Open to: First-Year Students
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instrumental Ensemble Informational Meeting, Roger Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dinner, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Willamette Night Out, See your OD leader for a list of activities and their locations on-campus
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Monday, August 29, 2016

7 a.m. 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
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, 107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 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 100
Bring objects to use to create cyanotype imagery.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Pre-Health Sciences Meeting, Collins 205
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Community Meeting
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodwind, Percussion, Brass, and Jazz Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Master Chorus Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:15 p.m.
Theatre Open House, M. Lee Pelton Theatre Lobby
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Paying for College, Alumni Lounge, 3rd floor, Putnam University Center
Information session and student panel open to all students who have questions related to financial aid. Topics covered include accepting financial aid packages, accessing scholarships, work study and interview preparation.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m.
Music Student Convocation & Orientation
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 p.m.
"It's All Greek to Me!", Ford 102, Kremer Board Room
Come learn more about the five fraternity chapters at Willamette and what benefits they offer their members.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Woodwind/Percussion/Brass/Jazz Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Master Chorus Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Chamber Choir Call-backs, Hudson Hall & Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Food Service Information Session
Do you have questions about food service? Do you 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
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Community 101, Various Locations based on OD Group
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, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m.
Special Music Convo: Faculty Performance and Music Major Orientation, Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WITS Session, Hatfield Library
Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 5 & 7 in Instruction Room; 13, 21, 29, & 30 in Hatfield Room
Open to: First-Year Students
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WITS Session, Hatfield Library
Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 6 & 8 in Instruction Room; 10, 22, 31, & 37 in Hatfield Room
Open to: First-Year Students
11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Late Night at Fred Meyer, South Salem Fred Meyer, Commercial Street
Buses leave from Sparks Parking Lot beginning at 10:45 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Thursday, September 1, 2016

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Willamette Singers Callback Auditions, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WITS Session, Hatfield Library
Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 9 & 17 in Instruction Room; 16, 23, 32, & 35 in Hatfield Room
Open to: First-Year Students
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WITS Session, Hatfield Library
Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 15 & 24 in Instruction Room; 18, 25, 33, & 36 in Hatfield Room
Open to: First-Year Students

Saturday, September 10th

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bearcats Give Back, Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center
Learn about and give back to your new community by participating in an afternoon of community service in Salem. Afterwares, share your experiences ad 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

Transfer and International Students

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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.
Orientation Packet Distribution, Residence Hall Check-In, I.D. Card Photos, Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor
Students will pick up their Opening Days packet. Students will also pick up their residence hall and mailbox keys and have their student ID card picture taken.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Move-In Activities (student checklist) , 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 Rummage Sale, Jackson Plaza
Hosted by the Willamette sorority community, you'll find items commonly needed for college life including mini fridges. All 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.
Parent & Family Campus Tour, Hatfield Library
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Bishop Wellness Center Open House, Bishop Wellness Center
Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
New Student-Athlete & Parent Orientation, Smith Auditorium
Students interested in participating in varsity athletics should plan to attend this event with their parents. Information will be provided on the athletics department, health insurance and the academic program designed especially for first-year student-athletes.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Lunch (on your own)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1 p.m.
Parent & Family Campus Tour, Hatfield Library
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Opening Days Kick-off Program, 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 & International Exchange Student Event
Open to: Transfer and International Students
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Picnic Dinner, 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. Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans. Tickets will be available on site for purchase.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Housing and Community Life at Willamette - Meet Your Community Mentor and residence hall floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Friday, August 26, 2016

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Breakfast
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7:30 am to 5 p.m.
Opening Days Headquarters Open, Office of Student Activities, 2nd Floor, Putnam University Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
9:00 a.m.
Transfer & International Student Orientation Program Check-In and Continental Breakfast, Ford Hall Lobby
Open to: Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Speed Orientation Program Welcome and Opening, Ford Hall, Room 122
Open to: Transfer and International Students
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Student Success Offices Open House, Matthews Student Success Hub
The departments that comprise the Student Success Offices - Career Services, Academic Grants & Awards, Native American Programs, and Knowledge into Action - invite new students and families to learn more about their services, programs and opportunities.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Modes of Inquiry (MOI) and General Education Overview, Ford Hall, Room 102
For transfer/degree-seeking students
Open to: Transfer and International Students
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
International Student Summit, SmullinRoom 222
For non-degree seeking international students
Open to: Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Campus Resource Fair, Dining Rooms 1 & 2 Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center
Open to: Transfer and International Students
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Brown Field
Ticket required for family members
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Opening Convocation, Quad
Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2016-2017 academic year. All first-year students are required to attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free Time and Goodbyes
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Technology, Library, Academic Support, and Compass Card Information Sessions, Ford 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.
Music Theory Assessment, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, 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 6 p.m.
Spanish 331W Challenge Test, Walton 134
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner (OD group meeting #2 over dinner), Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m.
Dinner, Goudy Commons
Open to: Transfer and International Students
7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Matriculation Ceremony, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Barn Dance
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Saturday, August 27, 2016

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Transfer & International Exchange Student Event - Hiking & Lunch at Silver Falls, Silver Falls State Park
Meet at the Hatfield Fountain
Open to: Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open
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
1:00 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
3-2 Engineering Informational Session, Collins Science Center 205
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Food Service Information Session
Do you have questions about food service? Do you 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, August 31 at 4 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
String Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,114
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session , check in with opening days leaders
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Passport to Salem, Various
Choose from one of four locations to have fun with your fellow classmates! All locations are within a half hour drive of Willamette, and transportation is provided. Locations include: Riverfront Park, Northern Lights Theater, Oregon State Fair, and Woodburn Outlet Mall!
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dinner (outside)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session (Reality Check pre-brief)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Reality Check , Smith Auditorium
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session (Reality Check debrief)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Sunday, August 28, 2016

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Interdenominational Worship Service, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lunch
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
Noon to 5 p.m.
Theatre Auditions (call-backs), Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, 107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Voice Auditions, Hudson Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Piano Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, 108
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Instrumental Ensemble Informational Meeting, Roger Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Dinner, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Willamette Night Out, See your OD leader for a list of activities and their locations on-campus
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Monday, August 29, 2016

7 a.m. 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
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, 107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:00 p.m. to 5:00 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 100
Bring objects to use to create cyanotype imagery.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Pre-Health Sciences Meeting, Collins 205
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Community Meeting
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Woodwind, Percussion, Brass, and Jazz Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Master Chorus Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:15 p.m.
Theatre Open House, M. Lee Pelton Theatre Lobby
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Paying for College, Alumni Lounge, 3rd floor, Putnam University Center
Information session and student panel open to all students who have questions related to financial aid. Topics covered include accepting financial aid packages, accessing scholarships, work study and interview preparation.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m.
Music Student Convocation & Orientation
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 p.m.
"It's All Greek to Me!", Ford 102, Kremer Board Room
Come learn more about the five fraternity chapters at Willamette and what benefits they offer their members.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Woodwind/Percussion/Brass/Jazz Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center,110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Master Chorus Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Chamber Choir Call-backs, Hudson Hall & Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Food Service Information Session
Do you have questions about food service? Do you 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
7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Community 101, Various Locations based on OD Group
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, Transfer and International Students
7 p.m.
Special Music Convo: Faculty Performance and Music Major Orientation, Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
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
Buses leave from Sparks Parking Lot beginning at 10:45 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Thursday, September 1, 2016

12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Willamette Singers Callback Auditions, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Saturday, September 10th

12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Bearcats Give Back, Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center
Learn about and give back to your new community by participating in an afternoon of community service in Salem. Afterwares, share your experiences ad 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

Parents and Family

Thursday, August 25, 2016

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 2 p.m.
Move-In Activities (student checklist) , 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 Rummage Sale, Jackson Plaza
Hosted by the Willamette sorority community, you'll find items commonly needed for college life including mini fridges. All 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
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parent Lounge Open, Mark O. Hatfield Library, 24 Hour Study Room, 1st floor
Stop by the Parent Lounge to check email, peruse university resources or enjoy light refreshments. Willamette staff and members of the Parent Leadership Council will be available to assist you and answer questions.
Open to: Parents and Family
10 a.m.
Parent & Family Campus Tour, Hatfield Library
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 12 noon
Bishop Wellness Center Open House, Bishop Wellness Center
Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
New Student-Athlete & Parent Orientation, Smith Auditorium
Students interested in participating in varsity athletics should plan to attend this event with their parents. Information will be provided on the athletics department, health insurance and the academic program designed especially for first-year student-athletes.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Lunch (on your own)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1 p.m.
Parent & Family Campus Tour, Hatfield Library
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Opening Days Kick-off Program, 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 4:30 p.m.
Parent & Family Program Campus Life at Willamette: Health & Safety and Co-curricular Opportunities, Cone Chapel (Waller Hall) & Hudson Hall (Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center)
Two concurrent sessions broken down by last name.
Open to: Parents and Family
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
First Generation Question and Answer Session, Cone Chapel
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 this session. You will have an opportunity to ask any unanswered questions you may have.
Open to: Parents and Family
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Picnic Dinner, 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. Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans. Tickets will be available on site for purchase.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Parent & Family Program: Housing and Community Life at Willamette, Kaneko Commons: Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall | Doney, Lausanne, Lee, Shepard, WISH, York: Putnam University Center, Cat Cavern, 2nd floor | Baxter, Belknap, Cascadia, Matthews, Northwood, Southwood, Terra, Westwood: Smith Auditorium
Members of the staff will answer questions regarding campus living organizations. Parents and family members (including students) should attend the session corresponding to the residence hall in which their student resides. After the initial session, students and parents will have separate agendas for the rest of the evening.
Open to: Parents and Family

Friday, August 26, 2016

7:30 am to 5 p.m.
Opening Days Headquarters Open, Office of Student Activities, 2nd Floor, Putnam University Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7:45 a.m. to 8:15 a.m.
Parent and Family Program Session: Introduction to the Compass Card System, Montag Den
Open to: Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Parent Lounge Open, Mark O. Hatfield Library, 24 Hour Study Room, 1st floor
Stop by the Parent Lounge to check email, peruse university resources or enjoy light refreshments. Willamette staff and members of the Parent Leadership Council will be available to assist you and answer questions.
Open to: Parents and Family
8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Parent and Family Program Session: Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Registrar's Office Information, Montag Den
Financial Aid staff will answer questions about student financial aid policies and procedures. Student Accounts staff will answer questions about tuition, fees and the billing process. Registrar's Office staff will answer questions about access to student records and grades. Coffee and refreshments will be available.This is a program for parents and family members only. Students will learn about these topics in other venues during Opening Days.
Open to: Parents and Family
9 a.m.
Parent and Family Campus Tour, Clock Tower (outside Hatfield Library)
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
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Parent and Family Program Session: Intellectual Life at Willamette (Option 1 of 3), Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall
Faculty members will discuss the campus academic culture in this question and answer session.
Open to: Parents and Family
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Parent & Family Program Session: Technology and Information Resources at Willamette (Option 2 of 3), Mark O. Hatfield Library, Hatfield Room, 2nd floor
Join staff from the library and Willamette Integrated Technology Services (WITS) for an informal discussion of on-campus technology and information resources. Parents will have the opportunity to ask questions, tour the library and explore electronic resources.
Open to: Parents and Family
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Parent & Family Program Session: Salem Downtown Tour (Option 3 of 3), Meet at Waller Hall, Quad-side
Willamette's campus is just blocks away from the heart of downtown Salem. This 45-minute tour will point out places of interest and a bit of history, all within walking distance of campus.
Open to: Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Student Success Offices Open House, Matthews Student Success Hub
The departments that comprise the Student Success Offices - Career Services, Academic Grants & Awards, Native American Programs, and Knowledge into Action - invite new students and families to learn more about their services, programs and opportunities.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Learning Commons Open House, Ford Hall, 1st floor
The Learning Commons is home to three incredible academic resources - the World Language 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 Language 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
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Parents as Partners Program , Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Building
Come 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, administration, parents/families, and counselors about the transition to college.
Open to: Parents and Family
12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lunch, Brown Field
Ticket required for family members
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Opening Convocation, Quad
Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2016-2017 academic year. All first-year students are required to attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free Time and Goodbyes
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Parent Send Off Event, Mission Mill Spinning Room
Join President Thorsett, faculty and administration for drinks and appetizers at Mission Mill, directly across the street from the Willamette campus. There will be a brief program with remarks from the President and Parent Leadership Council members.
Open to: Parents and Family