Alumni Reunion Weekend Schedule of Events

See below for the updated schedule of events being hosted online from June 14–20, 2021. Visit willamette.edu/go/arw-reg to sign up for these events. Zoom links will be provided to those who register as your event(s) get closer.

All times below are Pacific Time.

Note: If your class reunion is not yet listed, know that some reunion times/dates are still being confirmed and that you are still encouraged to RSVP so we can ensure you are on the list!

Sunday, June 6

Class of 1961 60th Reunion

1 to 5 p.m.

Members of the Class of 1961 are gathering on Zoom before the official reunion weekend starts for a special time to reconnect and reminisce. Sign up here: http://bit.ly/wu-61!

Monday, June 14

Virtual Wine Tasting with Stoller Estate

6:30 p.m.

Join fellow alumni for a virtual wine tasting hosted by Stoller Family Estate. You will enjoy a classic Stoller Tasting Flight from the comfort of your home, and receive two full size bottles (2020 Willamette Valley Rose and 2018 Dundee Hills Pinot Noir)! Your tasting flight will include: 2019 Dundee Hills Chardonnay, 2018 Reserve Chardonnay, 2020 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rose, Dundee Hills Pinot Noir and 2018 Reserve Pinot Noir. Order your wine from Stoller by June 1 to have it delivered to your home for the event. Use this link to order wine: http://bit.ly/WU-Wine.

Tuesday, June 15

Pacific Northwest College of Art Laura Russo Alumni Awards Presentation

6 p.m.

Honoring PNCA alumna Laura Russo ‘75, PNCA (which will become WU’s newest college) will recognize its alumni who demonstrate excellence, impact, innovation and integrity in their lives, work and creative practice. The 2021 honorees are: Anthony Hudson ‘13, Ellen McFadden ‘49, Lucinda Parker ‘66 and Arvie Smith ‘85.

Willamette Theatre presents “Moving Forward • Screendance”

Premieres at 6:30 p.m.

Combining dance and cinema, “Screendance” is a new visual language of movement that adapts to our changing tastes and modern challenges. Student choreographers join dance faculty for an evening of choreography exploring the process of moving through uncertain times. Join us for an evening of venturous work and expanding media. Premieres at 6:30 but will be available to watch afterward.

University Chamber Orchestra Performance

Premieres at 6:30 p.m.

See Willamette’s University Chamber Orchestra perform “Lyric for Strings” by the late George Walker, an American composer, pianist and organist who was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. Premieres at 6:30 but will be available to watch afterward.

Dramatic Vocal Arts: Excerpts from “The Cradle Will Rock”

Premieres at 6:30 p.m.

Fusing parodies of Bach and Beethoven with jazz and pop music forms, “The Cradle Will Rock” is a savage powerhouse musical that confronts capitalism, racism, corruption, and bigotry. Premieres at 6:30 but will be available to watch afterward.

University Chamber Choir Performance

Premieres at 6:30 p.m.

See Willamette’s acclaimed Chamber Choir perform “Miserere Mei, Deus” by Gregorio Allegri. This beloved choral masterwork features our full student ensemble, as well as multiple small groups and cantor verses. Premieres at 6:30 but will be available to watch afterward.

PNCA Art Exhibits

Premieres at 6:30 p.m.

Experience the incredible artwork from the Pacific Northwest College of Art, which was recently acquired by Willamette as its new graduate college. You’ll get a chance to view the PNCA online gallery, which currently includes a number of virtual exhibitions from this past year, including the “Come on In Graduate Symposium Exhibition” and the “Unlimited 2020 Alumni Salon Show.” Contact us at alumni@willamette.edu if you are interested and we will provide the link!

Wednesday, June 16

Alumni Awards Presentation

6 p.m.

Join us for a special live presentation recognizing 13 Alumni Award honorees, including recipients from 2020 and 2021. Help us honor these outstanding Bearcats and learn more about how they are living the WU motto and contributing to their local communities. Visit willamette.edu/go/alum-awards to meet our honorees.

Thursday, June 17

University Update with President Thorsett

6 p.m.

Join fellow members of the Willamette community for an update from Willamette’s 25th president, Steve Thorsett. Hear about the latest news from your alma mater and learn how Willamette is looking forward to the fall and beyond.

Friday, June 18

Class of 1981 40th Reunion

4 p.m.

Join Kerry Tymchuk '81, JD'84 and your fellow classmates for your 40-year reunion!

Class of 1986 35th Reunion

4:30 to 7 p.m.

Join your fellow classmates for your 35-year reunion! This reunion will be hosted on Kumospace.

Class of 2005 15th Reunion

5 to 6 p.m.

The Class of 2005 is celebrating its 15-year reunion this summer! Join your fellow classmates for a virtual gathering to catch up and reminisce about your best memories of WU.

Class of 2015 vs. Class of 2016 Trivia Night

5 to 6 p.m.

To celebrate their 5-year reunion, the Class of 2015 is inviting (and challenging) the Class of 2016 to a virtual trivia night! Reconnect with friends and familiar faces you went to college with as you enjoy a fun game of trivia from the comfort of home. There will also be prizes awarded to the top three players and the winning team!

Willamette Law Meet & Greet with Dean Brian Gallini and Alumni Social Hour

5:30 p.m.

Join Willamette University College of Law Dean Brian Gallini for a meetand-greet and law alumni social. Get an update from the dean on what’s happening at Willamette Law and then join fellow alumni in breakout groups for time to socialize. Learn more of what the future looks like at Willamette Law and why you are an important piece of that vision.

Class of 2000 and Class of 2001 20th Reunion

6 p.m.

The Classes of 2000 and 2001 are celebrating their 20-year reunion this summer! Join your fellow classmates for a virtual gathering to catch up and reminisce about your best memories of WU.

Saturday, June 19

Coffee with Pi Phi's (Classes of 1968-72)

10 a.m.

Grab a cup of coffee with your Pi Phi sisters from the class year era of 1968-1972 for a fun and casual virtual gathering.

Class of 1971 50th Reunion

11 a.m.

Before you gather with classmates in person this fall, meet with friends and fellow members of the '71 class virtually for a daytime reunion!

Class of 1970 50th Reunion

3 p.m.

The Class of 1970 is celebrating its 50-year reunion this summer! Join your fellow classmates for a virtual gathering to catch up and reminisce about your best memories of WU.

Classes of 1975 & 1976 45th Reunion

4 p.m.

The Classes of 1975 and 1976 are joining to celebrate their 45-year reunion this summer! Join your fellow classmates for a virtual gathering to catch up and reminisce about your best memories of WU.

Class of 1996 25th Reunion

4 p.m.

Join your fellow classmates for your 25-year reunion!

Class of 2010 10th Reunion

4 p.m.

The Class of 2010 is celebrating its 10-year reunion this summer! Join your fellow classmates for a virtual gathering to catch up and reminisce about your best memories of WU.

Class of 2011 10th Reunion

4 p.m.

Join your fellow classmates for your 10-year reunion!

Willamette MBA Meet & Greet with Dean Mike Hand and Alumni Social Hour

5:30 p.m.

Join Atkinson Graduate School of Management Dean Mike Hand for a meet-and-greet and MBA alumni social. Hear the latest news from the Atkinson School, including the transition to a new dean that will take place in July. Then join fellow alumni in breakout groups for some social time to learn what other MBA grads are up to.

Class of 1990 30th Reunion

6 p.m.

The Class of 1990 is celebrating its 30-year reunion with a fun 80s-themed happy hour! Join your fellow classmates for a virtual gathering to catch up and reminisce about your best memories of WU. We'll also be giving away prizes for best 80s Zoom background, best 80s attire and beverage!

Class of 1991 30th Reunion

6 to 7 p.m.

Join your fellow classmates for your 30-year reunion!

Sunday, June 20

All-Class Memorial Service

9 a.m.

Gather with fellow alumni for a time of remembrance and to pay respects to members of our community who have passed on, with a special tribute to those in a reunion year.

Karen Wood officiating

Heritage Club Reunion

10:30 a.m.

Join Provost Carol Long as she talks about what has changed and what has remained the same at Willamette over her years of service. Carol has served as a professor of English for over 30 years, as a department chair, associate dean and dean in the College of Arts and Sciences, and now as university provost. Following Carol’s address, join fellow members of the Heritage Club (formerly Half-Century Club) in breakout rooms grouped by class year for some social time.

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