A special thank you
President Steve Thorsett
With the start of classes this week at the Claremont School of Theology, the term is now fully underway across all parts of the Willamette campus. I have said before that this is probably the hardest year in the history of American higher education, and in reopening with distance options, Willamette did not choose the easiest course. All of us — faculty, staff and students — are learning and adapting as we go, and I hope the rough edges are being smoothed away and that everyone, whether here in Salem or far away on Zoom, is enjoying a reengagement with each other and with their classes.
My primary message today is one of thanks to all who have worked so hard to make reopening possible, including but not limited to Facilities, WITS, Don Thomson and the Reopening Operations Committee, Bon Appetit, the faculty, staff and student leaders. I’m incredibly proud of all of this work.
I want to add a particular message of gratitude to our students. In this difficult moment, our students' presence at Willamette, whether physical or virtual, is a reminder of the possibility of a better world. It is a reminder of the importance of our mission, to prepare young people to “turn knowledge into action.” It is the reason we are all here, in Willamette’s 179th year.
And I am especially grateful to see in our students a very characteristic care for others, as manifested in serious efforts being made to protect the health of the whole community. I see a Willamette University living out its motto. And I’m very proud to be a Bearcat.
Non nobis solum,
Things to know
Labor Day reminder
The university is open for normal operations on Labor Day.
Dana L Monaghan
Register to attend the Sept. 8 Virtual Involvement Fair
Students are invited to learn about clubs and organizations.
Opt out of CAFES student fee
CAFES opt out deadline for students is Sept. 14 .
Andersen takes long route to Bearcats, then sets records
Max Andersen set several school football records last year in his first season with the Bearcats.
Robert A McKinney
Tip to avoid Zoom bombings of campus events
When submitting Zoom events that are only for Willamette students and employees to the online events calendar, please select the "make this event private" box when creating your event listing.
Tom Mayhall Rastrelli
Things to Do
September 4, 2020
Deadline to change Meal Plans for Fall semester at 5 p.m.
5:00 PM - 5:00 PMHousing
WEB Outdoor Movie Night: Monsters University
8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Last Day to Add/Drop Classes
Last day to Add/Drop or choose Audit (AUD) grading for Full Semester and First Half-Semester classes
Clifford Gleason: The Promise of Paint | Aug 20 - Oct 31
Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery, Hallie Ford Museum of ArtArts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General
2020 Shuchat Arts Fellowship Program Exhibition
Student Art Gallery
Brenda P and Prints from the Permanent Collection | Aug 20 - Mar 6
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtArts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General
Bonnie Hull: Memory as Myth | Aug 20 - Oct 17
Print Study Center, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, +3 moreArts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General