Daily Update

Distance learning feedback, student health insurance and virtual admissions programming

Don Thomson, Director of Bishop Wellness Center

A multidisciplinary and universitywide COVID-19 committee that includes deans and representatives from all four schools, staff, students and administrators has been meeting every Wednesday morning since early March. The intent of this meeting is to keep abreast of the rapidly changing pandemic and assure all facets of our community are considered in our planning and response. We thought an update from that meeting for our community would be helpful. To that end, a few notable items from the April 15 meeting include:

  • A survey was sent to a random sample of approximately 20% of undergraduate students last week asking for qualitative feedback on the remote teaching and learning experience. The response rate was very good and we are working to quickly integrate the feedback offered by our students.
  • For those enrolled in the PacificSource student insurance plan, know that the plan is fully portable in all 50 states and coverage continues through July 31, 2020. Also, we know that some students may unexpectedly lose their private health care coverage in the coming weeks because their family or parent is facing furloughs or unemployment. This unexpected loss of coverage is typically considered a "qualifying life event" meaning that students may be eligible for enrollment and coverage through the PacificSource plan even outside of our open enrollment period. Please contact Bishop Wellness Center for more information.
  • Continuing our efforts to welcome a robust first year class to Willamette next fall, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions has developed programming with faculty that includes virtual open houses and a lecture series that prospective and incoming students can access.

COVID-19 Updates

Things to Know

Vote for Blitz before 5 p.m. in NWC Mascot Madness finals

Vote on the @northwestconf Instagram story. We made it this far, Bearcats! Let's beat the Pacific University Boxers!

Leslie C Shevlin

ASWU senate and president elections

Voting is open through April 17 at 5 p.m. Look in your email inbox for your ballot.

Tatiana Amrein

Bonn and Jenkins qualify for NFF Hampshire Honor Society

Football players Kyle Bonn '20 and Jordan Jenkins '19 have qualified for the Hampshire Honor Society.

Robert A McKinney

COVID: Experiences, Thoughts and Feelings

Share works that reflect your experiences and feelings with the campus community.

Craig Milberg

Things to Do

April 16, 2020

Externship Information Sessions for Law Students (Online Event)

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Willamette University College of Law Room 216

College of Law

Faculty Colloquium: Jameson Watts

4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

Lecture & Seminars

Virtual Coffee Break

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM


April 17, 2020

Virtual Fridays with the F.A.M.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Career Services

Virtual Trivia Night hosted by Willamette MBA student ambassadors

4:15 PM - 5:15 PM

Atkinson Graduate School of Management

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Willamette University

Marketing and Communications

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