Daily Update

Attend a reopening forum tonight or Friday

Reopening Operations Committee

President Thorsett and members of the Reopening Operations Committee are hosting two reopening forums this week to provide a brief status update concerning COVID-19 and to provide an opportunity for the community to ask questions.

The time of tonight's forum has been delayed to 7:30 p.m. to accommodate those who will be watching the vice presidential debate. 

Please register in advance for these forums via the hyperlinks below.

We are grateful for the entire community’s commitment to comply with the university's COVID-19 mitigation strategies. As you can see by our relatively low case counts, your efforts are paying off. Thank you.

Opening and closing dates for spring semester

Carol S. Long, Provost and Senior Vice President

For the graduate schools, the calendar will remain as currently posted on the registrar's website with Commencement on May 16, 2021.


For the College of Arts & Sciences, the first day of classes will be Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021, and Commencement will be on May 16, 2021. Spring break will not be held.


While we do not yet have all the details, we wanted to at least get the starting and ending dates out in advance to help with your preparation.


The Office of the Registrar is working out the internal dates for the semester and will post them shortly. Watch for details on the website.

COVID-19 updates

Things to know

Report forms now available for students

A variety of online report forms have been created for easy referral and follow-up for student or campus concerns. These forms can be found on the Student Affairs website along with additional university support resources.

Lisa Landreman, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

Computer and data science student wins poster competition

Willamette's Zachary Haroian '21 wins regional Consortium for Computing Sciences in Colleges poster competition.

Haiyan Cheng

SOAR Center invites faculty and staff to donation program

The Willamette University Community Resource Program is a monthly program at the SOAR Center.

Emma J Coddington

Seeking MLK Celebration committee members

If you have a passion for civil rights, racial and social justice — join us.

Gordon Toyama

Things to Do

October 7, 2020

Mindfulness meditation online

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Religious/Spiritual Life, General

Dual Degrees Info Session

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Atkinson Graduate School of Management, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Law

Spanish Study Sessions

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Ford 101 - World Languages Studio

Spanish, World Languages Studio, Academic Events, College of Arts and Sciences, Student Activities & Events

October 8, 2020

Convocation: 'We’ll All Start Even’: White Egalitarianism and the Oregon Donation Land Claim Act.

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Academic Events, General

Absentee Ballot Notarization

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Eaton 106 - Classroom

Sustainability, General

Faculty Colloquium: Melissa Marks

4:10 PM - 5:10 PM

Lecture & Seminars

ASWU Weekly Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Clifford Gleason: The Promise of Paint | Aug 20 - Oct 31

Melvin Henderson-Rubio Gallery, Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General

Bonnie Hull: Memory as Myth | Aug 20 - Oct 17

Print Study Center, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, +3 more

Arts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General

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