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Bearcat Days

Bearcat Days are Willamette's signature events for admitted students. This year's Bearcat Days will take place virtually on February 20, March 13, April 3 and April 17. Register for the date that works best for you through your applicant status page.

During our Virtual Bearcat Day, you will hear from President Stephen E. Thorsett, attend a mock class taught by a Willamette professor, and learn about student life and campus resources from members of the WU community including current students. An optional virtual campus tour will conclude each event.

Can’t make it to Bearcat Days?

We have many additional programming options for our admitted students. View the events and find out what’s being offered when you’re available through the calendar on your applicant status page.

You can also watch videos from last year’s Bearcat Days below.


Hear from Willamette’s President about how a Willamette education is relevant for tomorrow.


Read more about some of the people mentioned.

Melissa Buis Michaux Conner Mertens Cindy Koenig Richards The Honorable Jay Inslee

Hear how you can get involved on campus.


Read more about some of the ways to get involved at Willamette.

Student Orgs Gender Resource & Advocacy Center Music Vocal Ensembles Resident Advisors

Hear from our alumni about why they love Willamette.


Read more about some of Willamette University's points of pride.

Willamette's motto Distinguished faculty Oregon's capitol connections Global programs

Hear about how you can take what you’re learning in the classroom and apply it to internships, research, study abroad and more.


Read about some of the ways mentioned that you can turn knowledge into action.

Study Abroad Academic Research Service Learning Student Success Hub

Hear our award-winning faculty share their perspectives about the meaningful academic experience at Willamette University.


Read more about the faculty you heard from during the panel.

Professor Borrero Professor Steck Professor Gutterman Professor Millen

Learn how your student will be supported during their first year and beyond.


Read more about some of the opportunities mentioned during the panel.

Opening Days Student Leadership Opportunities Colloquium Athletics

Hear how you can efficiently complete your education and enter the workforce early.


Read more about some of the accelerated degree programs mentioned.

3+2 MBA 3+3 Law 3+2 Engineering 3+1 Data Science



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