First-Year Students

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
New Student Check-in, Cat Cavern
Students should pick up their Opening Days packet.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
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 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
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 4:15 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 Resident Advisor and residence hall floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Thursday, August 24, 2017

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Breakfast
(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
Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2017-2018 academic year. All first-year students are required to attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
12 noon 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 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 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.
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, Cat Cavern
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Friday, August 25, 2017

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 noon
College Colloquium
Open to: First-Year Students
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Lunch
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
12 noon to 3 p.m.
First Year Student Advising Appointments (as needed), Faculty Offices
Open to: First-Year Students
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Calculus Sequence Placement Advising
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
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Time
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 p.m. to 7 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 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
9 p.m.
Optional Group Activity
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Saturday, August 26, 2017

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Continental Breakfast/Brunch, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session (Reality Check pre-brief)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Reality Check
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session (Reality Check debrief)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Sunday, August 27, 2017

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Brunch/Continental Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Interdenominational Worship Service, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
First-Year Student Survey Time Block #1
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
First-Year Student Survey Time Block #2
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner
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 28, 2017

8 a.m.
Classes Begin
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Pre-Health Sciences Meeting
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 29, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Theatre Open House , M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
New Student Check-in, Cat Cavern
Students should pick up their Opening Days packet.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
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 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
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 4:15 p.m.
Opening Days Group Meeting #1, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, 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 Resident Advisor and residence hall floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Thursday, August 24, 2017

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Breakfast
(Informal Opening Days group meeting)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Opening Convocation, Quad
Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2017-2018 academic year. All first-year students are required to attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
12 noon 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
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.
Music Theory Assessment, Rogers Rehearsal Hall
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, Cat Cavern
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Friday, August 25, 2017

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Lunch
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Calculus Sequence Placement Advising
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
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Free Time
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 p.m. to 7 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 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
9 p.m.
Optional Group Activity
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Saturday, August 26, 2017

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Continental Breakfast/Brunch, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session (Reality Check pre-brief)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Reality Check
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session (Reality Check debrief)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Sunday, August 27, 2017

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Brunch/Continental Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Interdenominational Worship Service, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.
First-Year Student Survey Time Block #1
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
First-Year Student Survey Time Block #2
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Dinner
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 28, 2017

8 a.m.
Classes Begin
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
5 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Pre-Health Sciences Meeting
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 29, 2017

6:00 p.m.
Theatre Open House , M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

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

Parents and Family

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Parent Check-In, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor
Parents should pick up their Opening Days packet.
Open to: Parents and Family
9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Bishop Wellness Center Open House, Bishop Wellness Center
Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments.
Open to: 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 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
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 4:45 p.m.
Parent & Family Program Campus Life at Willamette: Student Learning Outcomes, Food, and Housing
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

Thursday, August 24, 2017

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Goudy Commons Open for Breakfast
(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 Session
Open to: Parents and Family
10:30 a.m. to 12 noon
Opening Convocation, Quad
Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2017-2018 academic year. All first-year students are required to attend.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
12 noon 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
3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Free Time and Goodbyes
Open to: First-Year Students, Parents and Family
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Parent Reception
Open to: Parents and Family