Willamette Originals

How is Willamette different from everyone else?

As you get to know us, you'll find numerous reasons why we're a place like no other. Here are a few to get you started.

Distinguished Faculty

Distinguished Faculty

Teaching just scratches the surface of all that our professors do. They challenge, engage, guide and collaborate with students, both in and out of the classroom. And they’re among the best at it — 11 of the 24 Oregon Professors of the Year are from Willamette.

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State Capitol

State Capitol

We like to think of the Oregon State Capitol, courts and state agencies — located only a crosswalk away — as part of our campus, too. Our proximity to state policymaking provides unparalleled opportunities for internships, research and civic engagement.

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Colleges That Change Lives

Colleges That Change Lives

Stellar professors who push students to think, to question and to lead — along with our rich array of learning and social experiences that help students turn knowledge into action — earned us recognition as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives.”

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Global Programs

Global Programs

Taiko drummers at campus events, Japanese roommates, dining hall sushi — it makes you wonder if our Oregon campus was transported to Japan. You can thank our unique partnership with Tokyo International University, just one of many ways we provide a global education.

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Sustainability

Sustainability

Located in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley, we’re uniquely situated to pursue connections with sustainability and the environment — and our 305­-acre Zena Forest offers countless possibilities for academic exploration. How many other urban campuses can say they own a forest?

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Traditions

Traditions

It all starts with candles floating down the Mill Stream. From there, it builds with late-night pancakes during finals, a drenching surprise on your birthday, live music and hula hoops at Wulapalooza, Buzz Bars at the Bistro. Some traditions you just won’t find anywhere else.

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