New COVID-19 restrictions
Reopening Operations Committee
In light of rapidly-rising positive case counts in the state, Gov. Kate Brown announced a two-week “freeze,” which creates additional statewide COVID-19 restrictions to limit in-person interactions. The restrictions officially take effect on Nov. 18 and extend to at least Dec. 2. The freeze does not apply to or change protocols for higher education, which allows us to operate under previous guidance issued by the Oregon Health Authority.
Here are some changes at Willamette as a result of the new restrictions.
- Hallie Ford Museum and Sparks Fitness Center are closed to most users. Both remain open for credit-bearing class instruction.
- The outdoor tent will be closed and Goudy Commons will be available only for grab and go meals starting today, Nov. 16. (The Bistro will not be affected, as they already offer only grab and go options).
- Most campus offices will operate remotely.
- Employees who are able to perform their duties remotely must do so during the "freeze period."
- Employees who work on campus and travel out of state for the holidays, must use vacation or personal time to quarantine for 14 days before returning to campus.
- Students leaving the area for winter break should prepare for the possibility of next semester beginning remotely. Take whatever books, supplies, equipment or other materials you may need.
Please review our full update for the new statewide restrictions, the travel advisory issued by the governors of Oregon, Washington and California, and more details about planning for winter break and our January return. Continue to check your email over the break, as we will keep you informed of any adjustments to our mitigation strategies or changes in the start of in-person instruction.
Things to know
Bearcat Buddies Pen Pals
Want to connect with other Willamette CAS students? Sign up for the Bearcat Buddies Pen Pal program.
Flash interview with "The Memo" Director Susan Coromel
Andrew Keswick '22 interviews Coromel about mounting the hybrid in-person/livestreamed production. View "The Memo" online Nov. 20-30.
Marketing & Communications
Assistant Coach Sorensen emphasizes family and WU
Assistant Coach Sorensen is committed to his family and to Willamette University.
Robert A McKinney
Fall textbook rental returns
Textbook rental returns are due Dec. 18.
Melinda A Hochendoner
Accounting office closed during quiet period
Sign up for direct deposit so you do not experience a delay receiving payments.
- Mike Long: Benefits and Compensation Manager - Human Resources
Things to Do
November 16, 2020
Dean's Academic Excellence Series - Exam Preparation 2
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMCollege of Law
Mindfulness meditation online
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
Japanese Studies Session
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Registration begins for students with 7-14.75 earned credits
November 17, 2020
J.W. Long Law Library: Research Help Coffee Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AMCollege of Law
Career Placement Virtual Office Hours
12:30 PM - 2:30 PMCollege of Law
MLSA: Judge Ortega Debriefing Session
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMStudent Organizations, College of Law
CCM Fall Senior Thesis Presentations
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Your Social Media Life and Afterlife
6:00 PM - 7:30 PMCollege of Law, Alumni Events
Study Abroad with WU Q&A - Drop-In session
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
MBA Registration for Spring Semester
All DayEarly Career MBA and MBA for Career Change
Registration begins for students with 6.75 or fewer earned credits
Brenda P and Prints from the Permanent Collection | Aug 20 - Mar 6
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtArts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General
Lockwood Dennis: Woodcuts | Oct 24, 2020 - Jan 16, 2021
Print Study Center, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, +2 more