Daily Update

Basic needs resources and financial assistance for students

Lisa Landreman, VP for Student Affairs and Dean of Students

The following campus resources are available to assist students in need with acquiring food, clothing, textbooks, emergency funds and other basic needs resources.

The Students Organizing for Access to Resources (SOAR) is operated by students and provides Willamette and CST students free access to food, personal hygiene products, professional clothes, scholarly resources and more via the Bearcat PantryClothing Share and First-Generation Book Drive. Out of respect for students’ privacy, identities are protected and no questions are asked.

During this COVID-mitigation period, student access to the SOAR Center (UC 3rd) is available through an online order system. Students are asked to choose a pickup time in which a volunteer/coordinator will help them safely receive their order. The SOAR Center also has a variety of useful resources on their website including financial assistance and community resources, cooking tips for eating on a budget and more.

The Office of Financial Aid has a Textbook Assistance Program that provides funding to pay for textbooks in addition to financial counseling. A limited number of scholarships are also available on the website.

The Student Emergency Fund provides assistance to Willamette students in emergency situations whose financial hardship is having a negative impact on their academic progress. Find more information and the application on the Student Affairs website.

The Oregon Department of Human Services offers food, cash and child care support via SNAP. The case manager in Bishop Wellness Center, Heather Canby, can assist students navigate this application process and other community resources.

COVID-19 Updates

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Theatre tickets now on sale: 'The Memo' runs Oct. 29–Nov. 15

Tickets for limited live audiences and online performances of WU Theatre's production of Václav Havel's "The Memo" are now on sale.

Willamette University Theatre Box Office

WEB seeks questions for Q&A with Ericka Hart

Are you attending tomorrow's lecture on radical sex positivity? Students, please submit your questions ahead of time.

Kristin Jradi

October 23, 2020: Weekly COVID-19 Recap

In an ongoing effort to keep the community informed, the Reopening Operations Committee is committed to offering statewide, regional and campus public health updates to our community every Friday.

Reopening Operations Committee

Things to Do

October 22, 2020

Convocation : Constitutionalizing Racism and Labor Organizing in Oregon's "Hindu" City

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Lecture & Seminars, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, College of Arts and Sciences, General

Absentee Ballot Notarization

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Presidential Debate Watch Party

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Cat Cavern

Student Organizations, Student Affairs, General, Student Activities & Events

ASWU Weekly Meeting

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

October 23, 2020

Career Development Virtual Office Hours

2:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Career Services

Ericka Hart: Virtual Lecture on Body Positivity

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Student Organizations, Lecture & Seminars, Willamette Events Board (WEB), Student Affairs, General, Student Activities & Events

Last Day to Drop a Class without a W grade

All Day

MBA for Professionals, Graduate Data Science

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes

All Day

College of Law


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

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Marketing and Communications

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