Additional Useful Information

Please let us know if you would like to learn more about Salem. We would be happy to help!

Transportation Information 

Parking On Campus

Graduate students may park on campus if they purchase a parking permit through the   Office of Campus Safety. New students are able to purchase Willamette parking permits at Orientation. If traveling to Willamette as a visitor, please contact the admission office to make arrangements for guest parking.

Taking the Bus

Salem transit operates a bus system called “ Cherriots.” Discounted Cherriots bus passes may be purchased at the   Office of Campus Safety. Cherriots can be contacted at (503) 588-2877. Bus stops can be found on State Street and 12th Street bordering campus.

Commute with Enterprise Carpool Service

Some Willamette Law students who live outside the Salem area find  Commute with Enterprise to be a very helpful way to commute to class each day.  Students who use this service find it helpful to catch up on studying, readings, or relax before and after class each day.  

Oregon DMV

To find out more about licensing regulations in the State of Oregon, contact an   Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services  office. There are two offices in Salem:

North Salem
3809 Center St NE  
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 945-5000

South Salem
4825 Commercial St SE  
Suite 120
Salem, OR 97302
(503) 945-5000

Salem Resources 

About Salem and Oregon

For Families

Local and Regional Newspapers

Voter Registration

Visit an   Oregon Driver and Motor Vehicle Services  (DMV) office for a free voter registration form. 

Diverse Community Resources

Resources by the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Temporary Accommodations 

While the university does not provide temporary housing, there are a number of motels and hotels in the area, as well as bed and breakfasts and a Kampground of America (KOA) campground. You may also contact   Travel Salem  for more information about local accommodations. Their office is located at 181 High Street NE, Salem, (503) 581-4325 or (800) 874-7012,

The list of hotels below is a partial list of those available in the Salem area, and these facilities often offer special Willamette rates. However, call the hotel directly as rates do change.

Best Western Mill Creek Inn*
(Off I-5 NE, Exit 253)
3125 Ryan Dr SE
(503) 585-3332 or (800) 346-9659

Comfort Suites*
(Off I-5 NE, Exit 253)  
630 Hawthorne Ave SE  
(503) 585-9705 or (800) 228-5150

Double Tree by Hilton
(Off I-5 North, Market St. exit)
1590 Weston Ct NE
(503) 581-7004 or (800) 445-4498

The Grand Hotel*
(4 blocks from campus)  
201 Liberty St SE (downtown Salem)
(503) 540-7800 or 1-877-540-7800

Phoenix Inn—South  (South of downtown Salem)
4370 Commercial St SE
(503) 588-9220 or (800) 445-4498

Red Lion Hotel* (Off I-5, Market St. exit)
3301 Market St NE
(503) 370-7888 or (800) 248-6273

Residence Inn by Marriott*
(Off I-5 NE, Exit 253)  
640 Hawthorne Ave SE  
(503) 585-6500 or (800) 331-3131

Knights Inn*
(Between 16th and 17th St. NE)
1555 State St
(503) 581-2466 or (800) 578-7878

*denotes a hotel that offers a WU discount

Willamette University

College of Law

Office of Admissions
245 Winter Street SE
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
(503) 370-6282

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