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Events for Prospective Students

From preview days to college search workshops, we invite you to join us at a number of events offered throughout the year that are geared towards helping you on your journey to becoming a Bearcat.

Events for Prospective Students

Choosing a college may be one of the most important decisions you make and that is why we would like to invite you to visit Willamette University to learn about us first-hand. At these events, you will have the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, and current students who will play a part in supporting your college search process.

If you are unable to attend any of the visit opportunities below, reach out to your admission counselor to discuss other options. We’re here to help connect you to our community!

Cardinal & Gold Day

Cardinal & Gold Day is your front-row seat to explore what Willamette has to offer. At this open house, we’ll introduce you to our collaborative learning environment, beautiful campus, and vibrant community. You’ll have opportunities to speak with faculty and current students, and you’ll leave with a clear understanding of life at Willamette.

  • Friday, October 7, 2022
  • Friday, November 11, 2022

Register for 10/7/22 Register for 11/11/22

Junior Preview Day

Junior Preview Day will feature a campus tour, information about applying to Willamette, as well as workshops to help prepare you for the college search and application process wherever you might apply.

  • Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Saturday, May 13, 2023 (virtual event)


On-Campus Visits

We would love to host you for a visit to our beautiful campus on a day that is most convenient for you. Attend an information session and take a student-led tour of campus. Have more time? You can also sit in on a class and chat one-on-one with a current student or professor to dive deeper into the Willamette experience.

Schedule A Visit

For Parents and Family

Unpacking FinAid Packages

As a parent of a college-bound student, financing college can be intimidating. Join us for a virtual presentation on Unpacking Financial Aid Packages.

From the FAFSA and scholarships to grants and loans, Dean of Admission, Sue Corner will explain key financial aid terms and take you through a financial aid offer line-by-line. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and feel prepared to compare your financial aid packages.

Register for one of the following:

Willamette University

Office of Admission

Salem Campus

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