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
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
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
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 CM 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
10:30 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 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
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3-2 Engineering Informational Session, Collins Science Center 205
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Passport to Salem, Various
Sign up for one of several options to explore Salem and the surrounding area.
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
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
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
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Theatre Open House
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
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

7 p.m.
Music Student Convocation & Orientation
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
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

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

Wednesday, August 31 or Thursday, September 1, 2016

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Living the Motto: Citizenship and Wellness, Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Talk to your CM to find out when your group will attend a session together. This is a required program for all first-year students.
Open to: First-Year 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
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
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
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 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 CM 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 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, Ford Hall, Room 102
For non-degree seeking international students
Open to: Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.
Campus Resource Fair, Montag Den
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 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
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
3-2 Engineering Informational Session, Collins Science Center 205
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m.
Paying For College, Alumni Lounge
Open to: Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Passport to Salem, Various
Sign up for one of several options to explore Salem and the surrounding area.
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
12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
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
6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Theatre Open House
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
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

7 p.m.
Music Student Convocation & Orientation
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
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

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
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
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
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
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
8:15 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Parent and Family Program Session: Financial Aid, Student Accounts and Registrar's Office Information, Montag Den
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
9:15 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.
Parent and Family Program Session
Choose from Intellectual Life at Willamette, Technology and Information Resources or Parent Relations at Willamette
Open to: Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Student Success Offices Open House, Matthews Student Success Hub
Open to: Parents and Family
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Parent Program
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