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Stay on Track

Our way of ensuring you're prepared to start your semester.

These guidelines, in concert with the important dates page and your personal checklist, outline the framework of the enrollment process, which is our way of making sure you’re ready to arrive on campus.

We’ve separated each step of the process into a to-do list of tasks, and we’ll contact you as each new task arises. We’ll be reaching out throughout the next few months to share all the information you’ll need to know in order to prepare for the semester, so keep checking your email to make sure you’re up-to-date.

In addition to notifying you personally, we’ll add new guidelines to this page as each new task becomes available, so you’ll always be able to find instructions for each task listed here for your reference.

If you are the parent or guardian of an enrolling student, please use the Parent and Family Hub to find important information, dates, and resources.

  • Create your Willamette email address

    Your first task is to set up your Willamette network account. This will allow you to access your Willamette email and all of Willamette’s online services. To set up your network account, you'll simply need to enter your student ID number and follow the instructions on the screen. You can find your student ID number on your applicant status page.

    You’ll need to set up your network account before you’re able to move forward with the next tasks, so please set up your account as soon as possible. It may take up to 24 hours for your account to fully activate.

    Once your account is set up, make sure to check back to your new Willamette email regularly. It’s what you’ll use throughout the rest of the enrollment process and your entire college experience, so if you receive email on your mobile phone, we recommend adding your Willamette email account to your preferred email app to stay up to date (and we're including instructions for iPhone or Android devices).


    P.S. Remember not to share your student ID or account login information! Willamette will never ask for your password or login information via email. You can find more information about our technology policies on our website.

    Contact the technology help desk at with questions!

  • Find your language and math placements

    As you continue to prepare for your first advising appointment, we encourage you to familiarize yourself with Willamette’s robust general education program. You’ll complete your distribution requirement by taking classes in each academic area (math, natural science, social science, and humanities). You'll take writing-centered courses. And you'll fulfill a World Engagement requirement, which includes a language component.

    Whether you've previously studied a language or you're intending to study a new language at Willamette, you should find your language placement to get ready for your advising appointment. Knowing your level in your current language will provide you with the greatest flexibility in selecting your courses.

    Additionally, please review the math placement guidelines before your advising appointment.

    Placement Info

    Contact the Office of the Associate Dean at with any questions!

  • Secure your housing

    Securing housing is a big part of beginning your new journey at Willamette. Transfer students should reach out to the Office of Housing at directly to discuss options, whereas first year students should submit the forms linked below.
    At Willamette, all first-year students are grouped together in the First-Year Commons, a section of campus dedicated to just your class. Please fill out your housing paperwork so we can match you with a roommate and assign you a residence hall and room.

    The first thing you’ll need to do is log into Bearcat BnB, Willamette’s housing portal, with your Willamette account credentials. Click on the “New Student On Campus Housing” application located under the “Applications and Forms” menu. This is a three-part application wherein you’ll need to:

    1. review and sign the housing agreement
    2. fill out your personal information questionnaire, and
    3. select your dining plan.

    This is the paperwork that we’ll use to match you with a roommate, so please be as forthcoming and honest as possible to ensure we’re able to make the best match for you.

    If you have a disability-related housing concern, please communicate directly with the Office of Accessible Education ( in addition to filling out your housing forms.

    Bearcat BnB

    Contact the Office of Housing at with any of your questions.

    All students are required to live on campus unless they 1) are married, 2) are over 21 years old, 3) have dependent family under their care, or 4) are living with a legal guardian within a commutable distance of 25 miles or less. If you qualify and plan to live off campus, please contact the Office of Housing at


  • Fill out your New Student Profile Form

    It may only be the start of summer, but here at Willamette, we're already preparing for your arrival this fall. For example, your student orientation leaders at Opening Days are looking forward to meeting you and will be in touch with you soon.

    Fill out your New Student Profile to help your Opening Days leaders get to know you. Bonus - complete your form by July 31 and you'll be entered into a drawing to win some Willamette swag!

    Profile Form

    Feel free to contact Student Engagement & Leadership at with any questions.

  • Provide your Emergency Contact Information

    In preparation for your arrival this fall, please provide your emergency contact information. We will only use this information in emergency situations, and you can change your preferred contact person(s) at any time throughout your tenure as a Willamette student.

    Simply log into SAGE, Willamette’s student self-service portal where you’ll manage all your personal data including your academic course registrations and class schedule. Follow the link below, then click on “Add New Contact” and fill out the pop-up form with information for each person you’d like entered as an emergency contact.

    Emergency Info

    Contact the WITS help desk at with any questions!

  • Submit your ID Card Photo

    One of the most important items you’ll need for college is your student ID card. This will serve as your official university identification, facilitate access to buildings on campus, allow you to use your meal plan, and give you the ability to purchase many other items across campus.

    Please upload a photo so that we are able to print your ID card prior to your arrival on campus. Just visit the ID Card Photo Upload page, review the photo guidelines and upload your photo. You will need to login using your Willamette University credentials.

    Photo Upload

    Reach out to the Service Center at 503-370-6300 or if you have any questions or encounter any issues.

  • Submit your final transcript(s)

    A condition of your admission and enrollment at Willamette is the receipt of your final high school transcript with your graduation date.

    Please contact your high school to confirm that your school administrator submits your final transcript to Willamette University as soon as possible. If you encounter any issues, please reach out to the Admission Office at

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