Willamette Day message
Office of the President
Today is Willamette Day, the 179th anniversary of our founding and the annual occasion for us to reflect on our history, our progress and our future. We have been through a challenging year together, but today, let us celebrate our students, staff and faculty, and recognize the many ways Bearcat alumni contribute to their communities throughout the Northwest and the world.
While we won’t get to commemorate this day in our usual way with birthday cake available at various locations around campus, instead, I invite you to wear Willamette today — wherever you may be — and affirm our commitment to our cherished and enduring motto, "Non nobis solum nati sumus — Not unto ourselves alone are we born."
Happy birthday to us,
P.S. For those on campus, don’t worry — sweet treats await you throughout the day thanks to our friends at Bon Appetit!
Ways to join today's celebration
- 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?"
Things to know
We've created a guide to help you create a "pods" of around six people who agree upon COVID-19 mitigation practices.
Office of Student Affairs
Sign up today and join us for remote, on-campus and off-campus service in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. on Feb. 6.
Join Campus Rec on Tuesdays to chat, make friends and learn about opportunities to enhance your health and wellness during the pandemic. This week's topic is the Outdoor Program.
Anthony J Stafford
Apply for the WOHESC virtual conference by Feb. 7.
Things to Do
February 1, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PMCareer Services
12:30 PM - 1:30 PMCollege of Law
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Ford 101 - World Languages Studio, +2 more
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
All DayCollege of Law, Early Career MBA and MBA for Career Change, MBA for Professionals, Graduate Data Science, College of Arts and Sciences
February 2, 2021
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
12:30 PM - 2:30 PMCollege of Law
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
5:30 PM - 6:30 PMStudio Art, Art Now
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
6:00 PM - 7:00 PMAtkinson Graduate School of Management, Alumni Events
Last day to add/drop or choose Audit (AUD) grading for full semester and first half-semester classes
All DayCollege of Arts and Sciences
Hallie Ford Museum of ArtArts, Hallie Ford Museum of Art, General