1. Ceremony Length
  2. Food & Beverage
  3. Live-Stream
  4. Parking
  5. Photos
  6. Seating
  7. Tickets

1. Ceremony Length

If you are making lunch or airplane reservations, please remember that the ceremony lasts approximately two hours, ending around 1:30 p.m. In addition, it can take more time than expected for graduates, family members and friends to reunite and exit campus.


2. Food & Beverage

  • The Bistro offers coffee and small snacks from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Willamette Store is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


3. Live-Stream

For family and friends of graduates who are not able to travel to Salem for the commencement ceremony, a live stream of the event will be available. The broadcast will be posted to the College of Law Commencement page and will begin at approximately 11:25 a.m. (PDT).


4. Parking

All Willamette University parking lots are open and available for guests attending Commencement ceremonies except the Visitors Parking Lot (corner of Bellevue and Winter streets), which is reserved for handicapped parking. Guests should also not park in permanent reserved spaces, marked with green signs at the specific parking spaces. Street parking is available free of charge around the perimeter of Willamette University and the State Capitol.

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5. Photos

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.

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 here: Willamette Photos

To contact GradImages or learn more about their service, please call (800) 261-2576 or visit the GradImages website.


6. Seating

Willamette University allows reserved seating one hour prior to any ceremony. One person must remain with their reserved seats at all times.


7. Tickets

Tickets are not needed for the ceremonies and students are not limited in the number of guests they may bring.

Willamette University

Commencement

Address
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6870

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