January 2020 News

Letters of recommendation tips

You’ve started the Common App, you’re working on the essay — what about your letters of recommendation? 

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Test optional colleges — what does that mean for you?

A record number of colleges and universities chose to go test optional last year.

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Transfer student: Best questions to ask

Transferring to a new college is a big decision — and not one you make overnight.

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SAT vs. ACT — or none of the above?

Deciding on a standardized test can take some thought. 

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Creating real-world learning opportunities for students

Donor support helps students put their management education to the test with real stakes and real organizations.

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Realizing a dream at any stage in life

After working in various professional fields for more than 25 years, Tamara Palmer JD’21 wanted to attend law school — and donor support made it possible.

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Student loads brush into truck bed

Willamette celebrates Martin Luther King Day

Bearcats engage in service projects, book club, documentary screening and more events in the spirit of King’s legacy.

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NCAA magazine features Willamette men’s basketball’s healthy masculinity program

The Willamette men’s basketball team nurtures a culture of healthy masculinity, a commitment that is making a difference in the locker room and beyond.

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Campus safety employees

Well-being, health and safety on campus

Willamette’s Director of Campus Safety Ross Stout says the university is a pretty safe place — and takes a number of steps to keep it that way.

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Should I attend admitted student day?

After you’ve been accepted to a university, it’s easy to think your college search is over.

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Tips for new college students: Mental health

Fantastic opportunities and experiences await you during your first year at college. But all of that transition — new relationships, different academic expectations, roommates — can be stressful in ways you didn’t expect. 

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FAFSA help: How to avoid mistakes

Just thinking about the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) might prompt a sense of dread.

Jeff Heatherington L.H.D. ‘65

$6 Million Gift Helps Launch Willamette University’s New Public Health Program

Thanks to a $6 million endowed gift from FamilyCare Health and the Heatherington Foundation, we’re taking Willamette’s Public Health program to the next level, with scholarships, internships and more.

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Best spots to visit at Willamette

First time visiting Willamette? Check out these popular places to get a better feel for campus.

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Parents: Tips for the final college decision

Your student has been admitted to college — maybe several. Now what?

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3 of the best college essays

Rock collecting, volunteer work, origami — college essays on each of these topics caught the attention of Willamette admission officers this year.

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WEMS

Student-run EMS offers great career preparation

Willamette Emergency Medical Service is one of two services of its kind registered in state.

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Private vs. public college

Factors to consider when evaluating tuition and cost.

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