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Welcome to Bearcat Day!

by Marketing and Communications,

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Bearcat Day kicks off April 1 with check-in at 10 a.m. and concludes with dinner at 5 p.m.

During your day on campus, students will:

  • observe a class
  • meet new and current Bearcats for lunch
  • explore campus on a guided tour
  • visit with professors at "open hearths" and
  • learn more about the resources, spaces, organizations and offices available on campus that work to help students thrive.

Parents, family members and guests joining students will:

  • enjoy friendly conversation over lunch
  • hear from key community members that support our students and
  • have the option to schedule an appointment with financial aid before joining their students for campus tours, "open hearths," and the resource fair.

For families who wish to stay into the evening, we will host a 6 p.m. reception where you'll be able to mingle with staff and faculty and sample wines from the Willamette Valley. Students can remain on campus to experience a variety of special social events from 6-8 p.m. 

Detailed schedules will be available at the Bearcat Booth, located on Brown Field between Putnam University Center and Mill Street. Any questions about the event can be answered there, too. 

View the schedule

About the College of Arts & Sciences

Our historic campus next to the State Capitol in Salem houses a renowned residential arts and sciences college, and our downtown Portland campus houses the flagship Pacific Northwest College of Art. Professional graduate programs in Portland and Salem include the Northwest's oldest law school, Oregon's top-ranked MBA program, MA and MFA programs in the arts, writing and critical studies, and our MS in data science program.

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