Monday, May 13, 2024

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Lavender Celebration, Cat Cavern – Salem Campus

This is a gathering to celebrate our LGBTQ+ Graduates. There will be brunch and a program. 

Contact: Lisa Logan <>

6–8 p.m.
Last Night at the Bistro/Grad Cap Decorating, Bistro – Salem Campus

An event for graduating seniors to decorate their caps and enjoy some yummy Bistro treats.

Contact: Jodi Santillie <>

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

4-5:30 p.m.
First in Family Grad Reception, 2nd Floor UC Balcony - Salem Campus

This is a gathering to celebrate our First Generation College Graduates on the Salem Campus. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided. 

Contact: Juliane Corpus <>

7-9 p.m.
Celebration at Best Goose, Salem

A night out for graduating seniors where they will enjoy some tasty treats and beverages while celebrating their upcoming graduation. 

Contact: Jodi Santillie <>

Best Goose, 440 State St, Salem, OR 97301

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

6-7:30 p.m.
Senior Wine & Cheese, Montag Den – Salem Campus

Seniors will enjoy wine and charcuterie, and have an opportunity to mingle with fellow classmate and notable alumni from the area. 

Contact: Casey Swinkles <>, Jodi Santillie <>

8 p.m.

Movie: Toy Story
Join us for snacks, drinks, and swag from Alumni Engagement!

RSVP for this event

Thursday, May 16, 2024

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Tie Dye & Snow Cones, UC 2nd Floor Balcony – Salem Campus

Colorful shirts and colorful desserts. Come make a fun tie-dye shirt and enjoy a delicious sweet treat.

Contact person: Jodi Santillie <>

4–6 p.m.
Black & Brown Joy Celebration, Cat Cavern – Salem Campus

This is a gathering to celebrate our BIPOC Graduates on the Salem campus. Refreshments and appetizers will be provided during the program. 

Contact: Juliane Corpus <>

Saturday, May 18, 2024

10 a.m.–Noon
Phi Beta Kappa Induction Ceremony, Cat Cavern – Salem Campus
10 a.m.–5 p.m.
CAS Senior Art Exhibit, Hallie Ford Museum of Art – Salem
Noon–4:30 p.m.
Bistro Open, Bistro – Salem Campus
2–3 p.m.
Senior Graduates Music Celebration, Hudson Hall – Salem Campus
3–4 p.m.
Senior Graduates Music Reception, Rogers Rehearsal Hall – Salem Campus
5–6:30 p.m.
WU Baccalaureate, Cone Chapel – Salem Campus

Sunday, May 19, 2024

8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Willamette Store Open, University Center, first floor – Salem Campus
8:30 a.m.–3 p.m.
Bistro Open, Bistro – Salem Campus
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Commencement Brunch open, Goudy Commons – Salem Campus

To celebrate the Class of 2024's achievements, Willamette University offers an elegant Commencement Brunch on Sunday, May 19, 2024 in Goudy Commons.

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Senior Art Exhibit Open House, Hallie Ford Museum of Art – Salem
10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Salem Undergraduate Department Open Houses, Various (Academic buildings) – Salem Campus
12:15 p.m.
Salem Undergraduates Line up, Cone Fieldhouse – Salem Campus
1 p.m.
Salem Undergraduate Faculty Lineup, Henkle Gym – Salem Campus
1:30–4 p.m.
Salem Undergraduate Commencement, Quad – Salem Campus
Willamette University


900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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