August 12-16, 2019
Introduction to Law is an optional week-long program intended to give incoming Willamette Law students a better grasp of the structure of courses at Willamette and the critical skills needed to understand and analyze legal problems. There is no cost to participate, and students will not receive course credit for Introduction to Law. Registration is required.
In late July, we will send out email instructions on setting up your network account and creating your Willamette user account and email address.
Student loan funds and refunds will be available to pick up on during Orientation Week from Student Accounts, or by direct deposit if you have signed up through WebAdvisor.
To receive your funds, you must:
- Return your signed award letter to the Financial Aid Office
- Complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studenloans.gov
- Complete Entrance Loan Counseling at www.studentloans.gov
For questions or assistance, please contact Shanan Woods, Assistant Director of Financial Aid.
All full-time, first-year students are pre-registered for a standard schedule of required classes. You may not register yourself for first semester classes or request special consideration. Note: Part-time students should contact Melodye Mac Alpine, the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Administration in early summer regarding scheduling. Your individual class schedule will be made available prior to Orientation.
If you have not done so already, please send to LSAC an official transcript showing the date your bachelor's degree was awarded as soon as possible. We must have your official transcript prior to the start of Orientation. This is a requirement of the American Bar Association (ABA). You may not be allowed to attend class until you have met this requirement.
Information on how to complete the online Health History form will be sent directly by Bishop Wellness Center this summer, after your student Network Account has been created.
All students enrolled half time or more are required to complete a Health History Form prior to the start of Orientation. Oregon State Law requires all entering University students to show proof of measles vaccine (MMRs), unless they meet certain exemptions. International students may have additional required immunizations. Students who have not fulfilled these state requirements will not be permitted to attend class. Please ask your health care provider about any needed immunizations.
All domestic students enrolled half time or more are required to have health insurance coverage. You will be automatically enrolled in the university provided plan unless you submit a waiver to opt-out and remain on your own health insurance plan.
To waive the Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan, you must submit a waiver through the Bishop Wellness Center.
All international students are required to have health insurance coverage. You will be automatically enrolled in the university provided plan unless you submit a waiver to opt-out and remain on your own health insurance plan.
To waive the Willamette Student Health Insurance Plan, you must submit an International student health insurance waiver through the Bishop Wellness Center.
The majority of law students live off campus in Salem and the surrounding area. However, there are a limited number of on-campus apartments and residence halls that are reserved for graduate students.
Our Moving to Salem Guide may prove helpful in your search for a local area apartment and or property management services. Additionally, the Housing Office maintains an updated listing of the availability of on-campus housing.
Other postings for housing and apartments will be posted on the Admitted Student Facebook Group. Willamette community members are also encouraged to use Switchboard, which, in essence, is Craigslist just for the Willamette community. Often times postings for housing and available rentals will be posted here as are available.
Parking is available in designated Willamette University parking lots without a parking permit during orientation week but all other parking regulations remain in effect. Parking permits will be required and Campus Safety will issue citations to cars parked in Willamette University parking lots without a parking permit after Orientation.
If you park in City of Salem owned parking spots (i.e. Winter Street 10-hour metered parking spots), you are subject to City of Salem parking enforcement. The Admissions Office will not reimburse you for any ticket or citation expenses.
You may purchase temporary or annual parking permits for standard or reserved lots from the Service Center, located behind the College of Law.
On the first day of Orientation, you will have the opportunity to discuss professional ethics in small groups of your peers led by local attorneys and professionals.