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    Family Weekend & Homecoming

    Return to campus during the hustle and bustle of the fall semester to enjoy the Homecoming Football Game, a Tailgate and more - Oct. 11-13!

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    Shakespeare on a Budget

    Join alumni and current students for Willamette's annual trip to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival!

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    Bearcats come home

    Read our recap of Alumni Reunion Weekend 2019

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Welcome Bearcat!

We are here to support Willamette alumni from all schools. No matter where life takes us, the alumni community is a resource to which we can contribute and from which we can benefit.

Want to join? No need! All Willamette graduates are automatically lifelong members of this wonderful community. Once a Bearcat, Always a Bearcat!

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Alumni Directory

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Alumni Awards

Honoring Alumni

Each year the Alumni Board honors exceptional Bearcats with Alumni Awards. Help us celebrate the accomplishments of our alumni community!

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Upcoming Event

Bearcat Explorers: Tanzania Service and Safari (2/9/2020)

You are invited to join Willamette for an extraordinary travel experience that combines service...

Upcoming Event

Bearcat Explorers: Essential Holland Tulips in Spring (4/15/2020)

Discover the natural beauty and rich culture of Holland and Belgium on this nine-day river cruise.

Upcoming Event

Bearcat Explorers: Gems of the Danube (8/19/2020)

Embark on a seven-night voyage from Budapest to Nuremberg aboard a luxury cruise liner....

News Story

Willamette faculty, staff foster strong relationships with students

Making students feel supported and welcomed is a priority.

Faculty member talks to international students and their families at event he hosts at his house.
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U.S. News names Willamette among top colleges

U.S. News and World Report listed Willamette University in the top tier of liberal arts colleges nationally, ranking the university 68th among the best liberal arts colleges and as a “Best Value School” in the magazine’s 2020 rankings.

Waller Hall on a sunny autumn day with orange-yellow tree in foreground
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Collaborative research catalyzes career

Undergraduate research experiences catalyzed the career of Alex Compton ’06, virologist and lead investigator at the National Cancer Institute.

Alex Compton ’06