First-Year Students

Thursday, August 20, 2015

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast (On your Own), Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
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.
New Student Check-In, 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 2:00 p.m.
Settling-In Activities, 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
8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Panhellenic Council Rummage Sale, Jackson Plaza
Hosted by the Willamette Sorority Community, you find items commonly needed for college life (including mini fridges, hangers, etc.).
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bishop Wellness Center Open House, Bishop Wellness Center
Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments while you take a break from moving into the residence halls.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. to 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, Goudy Commons
(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 for New Students and Families, 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 Session, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:15 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 and Entertainment, 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.
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 Residence Life 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: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Housing and Community Life at Willamette - Meet Your CM and residence hall floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Residential Area Welcome Parties, Residential areas - Cornerstone, Westside, or Eastside
An opportunity to get to know the community mentors (CM's) and residents of your floor and building.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Friday, August 21, 2015

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast on your own
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7:30 am - 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 10:15 a.m.
College Colloquium Prep Time
Open to: First-Year Students
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
College Colloquium
Open to: First-Year Students
12 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Lunch, Brown Field
Ticket required for family members
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Opening Convocation, Quad
Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2015-2016 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.
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
Students who have a 331W placement in Spanish can take an oral test during this time for confirmation they have completed Willamette’s language requirement.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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

Saturday, August 22, 2015

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
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
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.
Lunch
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Lunch with Your College Colloquium Class, 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 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 4 p.m.
Orchestra/String Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 114
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3:00 p.m.
Paying for College, Alumni Lounge, 3rd Floor, Putnam University Center
Information session and student panel open to all students who have questions about financial aid. Topic covered include: accepting financial aid packets, accessing scholarships, work study, and interview preparation.
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 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
Sign up for one of several options to explore Salem and the surrounding area.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Opening Days Barn Dance, Cat Cavern, 2nd Floor, Putnam University Center
Join the Opening Days leaders and your new classmates for a dance party! We will have a square dance caller for some line and square dancing fun.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Sunday, August 23, 2015

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Brunch, 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
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Theatre Auditions, Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 1 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
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions and Voice Studio Lesson Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107 and Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Piano Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 108
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Instrumental Ensembles Information Meeting, Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Dinner, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Reality Check, Smith Auditorium
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 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 24, 2015

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
College Colloquium
Open to: First-Year Students
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Academic Advising Individual Appointments
First-year students will meet with their academic advisor during 30-minute appointments
Open to: First-Year Students
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lunch, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. to noon
First-year Student Survey Time Block #1, Smith Auditorium
OD Groups 1-20. Check with your OD leader for more information.
Open to: First-Year Students
11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Theatre Callbacks, Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
First-Year Survey Time Block #2, Smith Auditorium
OD Groups 21-37. Check with your OD leader for more information.
Open to: First-Year Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dramatic Vocal Arts Auditions, Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session and Class Picture, UC Lawn & Brown Field
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Community 101, Colloquium Classrooms
Your Opening Days leaders will guide you through an activity and dialogue.
Open to: First-Year Students
4:30 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, Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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
First-year student last names A-K, 5-6 p.m.; L-Z, 6:15-7:15 p.m.
Open to: First-Year Students
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
WITS sessions, Hatfield Library
Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 1 & 3 in Instruction Room; 11, 14, 19, 27, & 34 in Hatfield Room
Open to: First-Year Students
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
WITS sessions, Hatfield Library
Each Opening Days group will participate. OD Groups 2 & 4 in Instruction Room; 12, 20, 26, & 28 in Hatfield Room
Open to: First-Year Students
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Community Meeting
Check with your CM for the location.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Woodwind/Percussion/Brass Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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, 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, August 27, 2015

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, September 2 or Thursday, September 3, 2015

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 20, 2015

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast (On your Own), Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
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.
New Student Check-In, 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 2:00 p.m.
Settling-In Activities, 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
8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Panhellenic Council Rummage Sale, Jackson Plaza
Hosted by the Willamette Sorority Community, you find items commonly needed for college life (including mini fridges, hangers, etc.).
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bishop Wellness Center Open House, Bishop Wellness Center
Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments while you take a break from moving into the residence halls.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. to 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, Goudy Commons
(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 for New Students and Families, 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 Session, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Transfer and International Student Event
Open to: Transfer and International Students
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Picnic Dinner and Entertainment, 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.
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 Residence Life 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: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
8 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Housing and Community Life at Willamette - Meet Your CM and residence hall floor
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Residential Area Welcome Parties, Residential areas - Cornerstone, Westside, or Eastside
An opportunity to get to know the community mentors (CM's) and residents of your floor and building.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Friday, August 21, 2015

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast on your own
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7:30 am - 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
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Transfer and International Group Activity
See your Opening Days leader for details.
Open to: Transfer and International Students
12 p.m. to 1:20 p.m.
Lunch, Brown Field
Ticket required for family members
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1:20 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Opening Convocation, Quad
Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2015-2016 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.
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
Students who have a 331W placement in Spanish can take an oral test during this time for confirmation they have completed Willamette’s language requirement.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
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

Saturday, August 22, 2015

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Transfer & International Exchange Student Hike and Lunch, Silver Falls State Park
Meet at the Hatifled Fountain
Open to: Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lunch
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 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 4 p.m.
Orchestra/String Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 114
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
3:00 p.m.
Paying for College, Alumni Lounge, 3rd Floor, Putnam University Center
Information session and student panel open to all students who have questions about financial aid. Topic covered include: accepting financial aid packets, accessing scholarships, work study, and interview preparation.
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 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
Sign up for one of several options to explore Salem and the surrounding area.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Opening Days Barn Dance, Cat Cavern, 2nd Floor, Putnam University Center
Join the Opening Days leaders and your new classmates for a dance party! We will have a square dance caller for some line and square dancing fun.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Sunday, August 23, 2015

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Brunch, 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
10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Theatre Auditions, Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 1 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
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Grass Volleyball Tournament, Quad
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions and Voice Studio Lesson Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107 and Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Piano Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 108
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Instrumental Ensembles Information Meeting, Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Dinner, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Reality Check, Smith Auditorium
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 p.m. to 11:30 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 24, 2015

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.
"Speed" Transfer & International Students Orientation Check-In & Continental Breakfast, Ford Hall Lobby
Open to: Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Choir Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
"Speed" Transfer and International Student Orientation Welcome and Opening, Ford Hall, Room 122
Open to: Transfer and International Students
10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am
"Speed" Transfer Student Session: Modes of Inquiry (MOI) and General Education Overview, Ford 122
For transfer students and degree-seeking international students
Open to: Transfer and International Students
10:00 am to 11:00 am
"Speed" International Student Summit , Ford 102
For non-degree seeking international students
Open to: Transfer and International Students
11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
"Speed" Transfer and International Students Campus Resources Fair, Montag Den
Open to: Transfer and International Students
11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lunch, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Theatre Callbacks, Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
"Speed" Student Lunch, Alumni Lounge
Open to: Transfer and International Students
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
"Speed" Technology & Library Overview, Ford Hall, Room 122
Open to: Transfer and International Students
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Dramatic Vocal Arts Auditions, Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
"Speed" Academic Support and Compass Card Introduction, Ford Hall, Room 122
Open to: Transfer and International Students
2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.
"Speed" Transfer and International Students Face-to-Face Campus Tour, Begins at Ford Hall
Open to: Transfer and International Students
3 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Opening Days Group Session and Class Picture, UC Lawn & Brown Field
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
4:30 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, Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
6:00 p.m.
Downtown Salem Tour , Meet at Clock Tower (outside Hatfield Library)
Dinner (on your own) is optional. See your Opening Days Leaders for location options
Open to: Transfer and International Students

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

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
8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Residence Hall Community Meeting
Check with your CM for the location.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Woodwind/Percussion/Brass Auditions, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 110
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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, 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 20, 2015

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast (On your Own), Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
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.
Parent Check-In, Outside of the Putnam University Center (North Side) near the Mill Stream
Parents/Families/Guardians will pick up their Opening Days packets and meet the Parent Relations Staff.
Open to: 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 refreshments. Willamette staff will be available to assist you and answer questions.
Open to: Parents and Family
8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Panhellenic Council Rummage Sale, Jackson Plaza
Hosted by the Willamette Sorority Community, you find items commonly needed for college life (including mini fridges, hangers, etc.).
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
10 a.m.
Parent and Family Campus Tour, Hatfield Library
Meet an admission tour guide at the Clock Tower.
Open to: Parents and Family
9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Bishop Wellness Center Open House, Bishop Wellness Center
Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments while you take a break from moving into the residence halls.
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
11 a.m. to 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, Goudy Commons
(lunch on your own)
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
1 p.m.
Parent & Family Campus Tour, Clock Tower (outside Hatfield Library)
Open to: Parents and Family
2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
Opening Days Kick-off Program for New Students and Families, 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 Session: Campus Life at Willamette, Cone Chapel (Waller Hall) & Hudson Hall (Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center)
Each of the two sessions listed below will be offered twice. Please attend at your designated time based on the first letter of your last name. A short break will be offered between sessions.
Open to: Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Parents & family members with last names beginning with A–L, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall
Health and Safety: Join Bishop Wellness Center Director Margaret Trout and staff members from Counseling, Residence Life, Academic Support and Campus Safety as they share information about their respective departments and answer your questions.
Open to: Parents and Family
3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.
Parents & family members with last names beginning with M–Z, Cone Chapel; 2nd Floor, Waller Hall
Co-curricular Opportunities: Join Dean of Campus Life David Douglass and staff members from the offices of Student Involvement, Career Services, and the Chaplains as they share information about their respective departments and answer your questions.
Open to: Parents and Family
4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Parents & family members with last names beginning with A–L, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall
Co-curricular Opportunities: Join Dean of Campus Life David Douglass and staff members from the offices of Student Involvement, Career Services, and the Chaplains as they share information about their respective departments and answer your questions.
Open to: Parents and Family
4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Parents & family members with last names beginning with M–Z, Cone Chapel; 2nd Floor, Waller Hall
Health and Safety: Join director of the Bishop Wellness Center Margaret Trout and staff members from Counseling, Residence Life, Academic Support and Campus Safety as they share information about their respective departments and answer your questions.
Open to: Parents and Family
5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Picnic Dinner and Entertainment, 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.
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 Residence Life 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: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family

Friday, August 21, 2015

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.
Breakfast on your own
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
7:30 am - 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 3 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 refreshments. Willamette staff 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
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 a Salem Downtown Tour
Open to: Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Learning Commons Open House, Ford Hall, 1st Floor
Open to: Parents and Family
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Student Success Offices Reception, Ford Hall Lobby
The departments that comprise the Student Success Offices - Career Services, Academic Grants and Awards, Native American Programs, Knowledge Into Action - invite families to learn more about their services, programs, and opportunities.
Open to: Parents and Family
10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Parent and Family Session: Navigating Family Dynamics: Student & Parent Perspectives, Hudson Hall
Open to: Parents and Family
12 p.m. to 1:20 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 2015-2016 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 6:30 p.m.
Parent and Family Welcome Reception, Salem Convention Center, 200 Commercial St. SE
After you've said goodbye to your student, the Parent Leadership Council invites you to meet fellow Willamette parents and families as well as members of the University staff. Enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres before you leave Salem.
Open to: Parents and Family

Monday, August 24, 2015

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Lunch, Goudy Commons
Open to: First-Year Students, Transfer and International Students, Parents and Family
12 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
"Speed" Parent and Family Lunch, Goudy Commons (on your own)
Open to: Parents and Family