Friday, April 15, 2022

10 – 10:45 a.m.
Check-in, Foyer, Rogers Music Center

Welcome to Willamette! Grab a cup of coffee and connect with admission staff to learn about the day ahead.

10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Welcome Address, Hudson Hall, Rogers Music Center

Hear from President Stephen E. Thorsett as he greets you and shares his reflections on what makes Willamette special.

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Class Visits, Lunch, or Campus Tours
  • Build Your WU Crew and Lunch | Henkle Gymnasium, Sparks Athletics Center 
    Meet your future classmates – other admitted students and current Bearcats – and have lunch in Goudy Dining Commons.
  • Class Visits | Various locations
    You will find information for your assigned class on the back of your name tag.
  • Campus Tours | Clock Tower, Jackson Plaza
12:40 – 1:40 p.m.
Class Visits, Lunch, or Campus Tours
  • Build Your WU Crew and Lunch | Henkle Gymnasium, Sparks Athletics Center
    Meet your future classmates – other admitted students and current Bearcats – and have lunch in Goudy Dining Commons.
  • Class Visits | Various locations
    You will find information for your assigned class on the back of your name tag.
  • Campus Tours | Clock Tower, Jackson Plaza
1:50 – 2:50 p.m.
Class Visits, Campus Tours, or “Free Time”
  • Class Visits | Various locations
    You will find information for your assigned class on the back of your name tag.
  • Campus Tours | Clock Tower, Jackson Plaza
  • “Free Time” | Various locations, see more info
3 – 5 p.m.
Choose Your Own Adventure
  • Campus Resources Fair | Balcony, Putnam University Center
    Chat with friendly members of the Willamette community and learn about the resources, spaces, organizations and offices available on campus that work to help students thrive.
  • Open Hearths | Various locations, reference handout in your welcome packet
    Experience our “academic hearths,” physical spaces that foster collaboration and connection between faculty and students. Our professors are eager to meet you and answer your questions about learning at Willamette.
  • “Free Time” | Various locations, see more info
5 – 6 p.m.
Dinner: Taste of Salem, Tent, Brown Field outside Goudy Dining Commons

Sample the food from some of our favorite local restaurants! You’ll find menus and more information in your welcome packet.

6–8 p.m.
Optional Evening Activities, Various locations

Meet your evening host at the Bearcat Booth. Check the insert in your packet for tonight's scheduled campus events.

Free Time

As you explore campus and seek out answers to your questions, we encourage you to fill any “free time” with the activities below.

  • Visit our student-run coffee shop, The Bistro, for an afternoon pick-me-up. You’ll find a coupon in your welcome packet. Located on the 1st floor of Putnam University Center.
  • Pop by the Willamette Store to get outfitted in all the best Bearcat swag. You’ll find a coupon in your welcome packet. Located on the 1st floor of Putnam University Center.
  • Stroll through the current exhibits at the Hallie Ford Museum of Art. Just show your Bearcat Day name tag for free entry. Located at 700 State Street.
  • Check in at the Bearcat Booth to snap a pic for social media and pick up your free Bearcat Day t-shirt. Located between the University Center and Goudy Dining Commons.
  • Walk-in appointments at the Office of Financial Aid. Located on the 1st floor of Waller Hall.
  • Walk-in appointments at Accessible Education Services. Located in Smullin 155.
Welcome to Bearcat Day - Two students sitting in the window of the Bistro
Willamette University

Office of Admission

Salem Campus

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6303 voice
1-844-BEARCAT toll free
503-375-5363 fax
503-375-5383 TDD

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