Weekly COVID-19 update
Reopening Operations Committee
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.
This week's update also includes recent topics discussed by the ROC, information about the new COVID-19 variant, the six-person limitation for event and social gatherings on campus, and more.
As we resume classes, please remember to adhere to the WU Well U Agreement. During the quiet period, campus remains closed to visitors, classes are remote and all employees are asked to work remotely unless otherwise approved by their supervisor.
Please read the full update. Thank you.
Celebrate Willamette Day
Marketing and Communications
Monday is Willamette’s 179th birthday, and this year's celebration of the community will be virtual.
Here are some ways to join the fun on Feb. 1:
- Wear your favorite cardinal and gold Willamette attire.
- Post your photos of you decked out in your Bearcat gear on social media. Use #WillametteUniversity. These photos may be featured on Willamette social media, particularly WU's Instagram and Facebook story.
- Flood Zoom with Willamette pride. Download our new Willamette-themed Zoom backgrounds from the website.
- Students, celebrate your Willamette pride by making a Willamette Edge video for the website. See examples of these videos on the university's homepage under "What is the Willamette Edge?"
Due to the pandemic and COVID-19 mitigation, the university won't be serving its traditional birthday cake around campus. The cake will return next year.
Thanks for celebrating with us!
Things to know
President Thorsett provides an update on the university’s commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, including the search for the new dean of students for community care and inclusion.
Office of the President
Learn about Student Scholarship Recognition Day and then submit your application.
Here are the Hatfield Library hours for the remainder of the semester.
If you're hosting indoor or outdoor events on campus after the quiet period ends, student organizations, clubs and offices must adhere to these important event guidelines.
The CAS textbook refund date is today. Return your books from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Melinda A Hochendoner
Apply for the WOHESC virtual conference by Feb. 7.
This collaborative playlist on Spotify is a place where students can share the music they like. It's open to everybody.
Tyler J Bontrager
Save the date
Willamette's rambunctious tenor-bass a cappella group is looking for new voices.
Attend the first "Art Now" visiting artist lecture of spring 2021.
Things to Do
January 29, 2021
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Off Campus, +2 more
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM