Campus Visit Options

Visiting Willamette is one of the best ways to determine if you could call our campus home during your college career.

Our standard visit schedule includes a 30-minute information session followed by an hour-long campus tour. These core visit offerings are typically available three times a day Monday through Friday.  We hold information sessions at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 2:30 p.m., and each session is immediately followed by a campus tour at 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., or 3:00 p.m., respectively.  Subsequent interviews are also available by preregistration.  

We are also happy to host students for the variety of enhanced visit options listed below.  Although all visitors are welcome to join us for most of our visit options, overnight stays are open only to students interested in enrolling in the upcoming term (high school seniors and transfer students).

Schedule a visit to join us on campus! 

Meet one-on-one with one of our admission counselors for a personalized introduction to Willamette’s distinctions and how they may relate to your interests and potential experience as a student here. 

Interviews are not required for admission, but they allow our counselors to get to know you and may be used as evaluative measures for determining an applicant’s admissibility to Willamette.  

The opportunity to visit a class offers unparalleled insight into the academic experience of a Willamette student. Witness small class sizes, engaged faculty, and the collaborative environments that define a Willamette education.

Class visits are available on most weekdays, and each class typically lasts one to one and a half hours. If you are interested in attending a science class, we recommend visiting on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, as Tuesdays and Thursdays are typically laboratory instruction days.

While you are in class, any guests accompanying you are encouraged to explore other areas of campus or downtown Salem, and our visit team will be more than happy to recommend alternate activities when you check in.  

Interested in pursuing NCAA Division III athletics during college? Meet with one of our coaches one-on-one to learn more about the opportunities potentially available to you as an athlete at Willamette.

These meetings are available to anyone interested in pursuing athletics at the Division III level; however, if you would like to be considered a recruit by our coaches, you are invited to complete a Recruiting Form for your sport(s) of interest.

One of the best ways to experience Willamette life is to spend the night in a residence hall with a current student. Shadow your student host’s evening activities, try the food in our dining halls, and learn more about why our students call this place "home."

Overnight stays are available on most Sunday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights throughout the semester. We recommend that overnight visitors bring their own sleeping bag, pillow, toiletries, and anything they might need for a comfortable stay.

Overnight stays are open only to current high school seniors and transfer students interested in enrolling in the upcoming term (Fall 2020) and must be requested more than a week prior to the intended visit date.  

The cornerstone of a Willamette education are the professors who challenge, engage, and collaborate with our students. Our professor meetings are a wonderful opportunity to learn more about a specific area of study on campus and will provide an in-depth look at why eleven of our faculty have been selected as Oregon Professor of the Year. In this one-on-one meeting, you'll learn more about your department of interest and will get a closer look at the many unique academic opportunities available to you. Make sure to bring your questions, too!

Sit down with a current student over coffee or lunch to get their personal insight into life as a Willamette student. Our student hosts will be happy to answer any questions you may have, whether you are curious about a shared academic or extracurricular area of interest, or simply want to hear about their favorite Willamette dog!