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Commencement Brunch

To celebrate the Class of 2023’s achievements, Willamette University offers an elegant Commencement Brunch on Sunday, May 21, 2023, in Goudy Commons.

Brunch Hours

  • 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.


Online ticket sales will be available from March 27 through May 12 at 5 p.m. After that time, tickets must be purchased at the door on the day of Commencement.

Purchase brunch tickets

Ticket prices online:

  • $19.75 per adult or student
  • $10.50 for children 12 and under (5 and under are free)
  • $13.00 for faculty and staff

Please note: If you purchase tickets online, physical tickets will not be mailed to your address. Your name will appear on a list of guests who pre-purchased tickets. On commencement day, please check-in at the table right outside of Goudy Commons and present your confirmation email, which you will receive after purchasing your brunch tickets.

Ticket prices at the door:

  • $21.50 per adult or student
  • $11.00 for children 12 and under (5 and under are free)
  • $14.50 for faculty and staff

Brunch Questions

If you need a refund or have other brunch questions, please email us or call 503-370-6870. We will do our best to respond within 24 hours of receiving an email or voice mail.


  • From the Bakeshop
    • Mini Muffin Assortment: Banana, Blueberry, Chocolate Chip
    • Assorted Croissants
    • Donuts
    • Fruit Turnovers

    Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.

  • Composed Salads

    Tender Little Gem Lettuce Salad

    Spring Pea, Pecorino Cheese, Farro, Olive Oil, Mint

    Seasonal Salad With Toasted Pumpkin Seed 

    Sungold Kiwi, Honey Mango, Muscat Grapes, Butter Lettuce, Charred Corn, Sweet Onion Dressing

    Fruit Salad

    Pineapple, Plums, Strawberry

  • Main Plate

    Carving Station

    Carved To Order Black Forest Ham (mwog-ci)

    Crispy Sage | Brown Butter | Vermont Maple

    Carved To Order Slow Roasted Turkey Breast (mwog-ci)

    Kentucky Bourbon Glaze | Honey Mustard

    Carved To Order Vegan Cauliflower Roast (mwog-ci, vegan)

    Italian Salsa Verde | Garlic Confit

    Au Gratin Potatoes

    Face Rock creamery smoked cheddar| Wild Spring Onion| Baby Turnips

    Grilled Asparagus

    Crispy Shallots| Lemon

    Cage-free egg scramble

    Artichoke| Herb Creme Fraiche

    House Cornmeal Pancakes

    Whipped Honey Butter, Baileys Whipped Cream, Maple syrup, Sugar-free Syrup

  • Sweets

    Assorted Cheesecakes

    Marionberry, Strawberry, Chocolate, or Lemon

    Spring Critters Decorated Shortbread Cookies

    Assorted Cake Petit Fours

    Vegan and gluten-free options will be available.
  • Quenchers
    • Starbucks Coffee
    • Numi Teas
    • House-made Spa Waters
    • Juices
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Willamette University
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Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.