If you are NOT planning on participating in the commencement activities, please notify Karen Arthur at email@example.com or 503-370-6850. It is very important that we are aware of your plans to attend Commencement or request your degree in absentia.
- Graduation Announcements
- Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel
- Are tickets needed for Commencement?
- Where can I get a good photo of my graduate?
- Commencement Photos
- Lodging Accommodations
- ADA Accommodations
- Maps and Directions to Campus
1. Graduation Announcements
You will be provided eight complimentary Atkinson Commencement Ceremony announcements.
If you would like to order personalized graduation announcement products from Jostens, please go to their website at Jostens or call 1-800-488-2173.
2. Cap, Gown, Hood and Tassel
Your regalia will be available at the Willamette Store (under your name) the week prior to graduation.
NOTE: Joint Degree students will wear Law regalia to both ceremonies, switching the hoods for each ceremony. Be sure to pick up both the MBA and Law hoods with your Law regalia. At the conclusion of your ceremony, all graduate/professional school hoods, Law caps, and gowns are to be returned to the Willamette Store. MBA graduates may keep the mortarboard and tassel.
3. Are tickets needed for Commencement?
No tickets are required. The Atkinson Graduate School of Management ceremony will be held on the Willamette University Quad in a covered outdoor seating area with ample seating for your guests.
4. Where can I get a good photo of my graduate?
During Commencement, we ask that family members do not approach the stage to take pictures. The University has contracted with professional photographers from GradImages to take photos of all graduates. These photos capture the moment graduates shake hands with President Thorsett and receive their diploma, along with portrait shots of the graduates as they exit the stage.
5. Commencement Photos
GradImages will contact you about your proofs after the ceremony through your school email address. You may pre-register to receive discounts on your pictures by clicking on this link: Willamette Photos
To contact GradImages or learn more about their service, please call (800) 261-2576 or visit GradImages.
MBA graduates will receive two complimentary tickets to the Atkinson brunch on Sunday, May 21, 2023. Additional tickets are available for purchase online through May 12 at 5 p.m. After that time, tickets must be purchased at the door on the day of Commencement. (All attendees require a ticket, including graduates.)
7. Lodging Accommodations
The Grand Hotel, 201 Liberty Street SE, located less than ½ mile from campus. Phone 503-540-7800 or 1-877-540-7800, or check out their website at www.grandhotelsalem.com. To receive the corporate rate, use the password WUTC when booking your reservation. Restaurant/lounge, indoor pool and jacuzzi, fitness center, complimentary breakfast, covered parking, room service and high speed internet.
8. ADA Accommodations
Upon request, Willamette University will provide sign language interpreters and/or attempt to make accommodations for any other disabilities. If you need these services, please contact the Office of Scheduling at 503-375-5442 a minimum of one month prior to Commencement Weekend.