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Student orientation

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Move in day

Waller HallWillamette University’s five-day orientation program, Opening Days, runs Aug. 24-28. Energy-packed and full of events, students will be introduced to all aspects of university life — from what to expect their first year to finding out what Salem has to offer. Students will also participate in Willamette traditions, such as floating a candle down the Mill Stream. 

Detailed schedules for first-year college colloquium, dining service and visits to Salem attractions are available online. 

pnca studentsA center for artists, designers and scholars, Pacific Northwest College of Art offers students an inclusive, creative community that has fun — all-school breakfasts, spontaneous ping pong games — and takes time to enjoy the art on campus and in downtown Portland.

PNCA’s five-day orientation for undergraduate students starts Aug. 23. View more details on introductory talks, workshops and the schedule for a day trip to Salem.

For orientation details on other colleges and programs, select the buttons below. Check back if you don't see your college listed here — this page will be updated with new links soon. 


Willamette University

University Communications

Waller Hall, Fourth Floor
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.