Community Life

The campus living experience is an integral part of your education. In addition to providing comfortable and convenient housing, we offer a unique opportunity for you to be part of a community where students share a common bond of friendship and a desire to learn.

Within your community, you will have the opportunity to live with people from a number of different countries and a variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. The diversity of our community enriches our classes, activities, programs and everyday interactions. Getting to know others in your community may be one of the most rewarding aspects of your college experience. We encourage you to become well acquainted with the people in your community and to make new and lasting friendships. Let others get to know you as well. Your active involvement and participation are essential for the community to grow and for positive relationships to develop.

The residential community at Willamette University consists of every member of every residence on campus. That community begins to develop from the day residences open in August. The direction your community takes depends largely on your involvement. Interaction is the largest factor in creating a supportive living environment — one that offers you support in achieving academic excellence, social maturity, self-reliance and an increased understanding of yourself and others. 

Resident Advisors

Each community includes between one and eight Resident Advisors (RAs). They are enthusiastic leaders who strive to help you make your Willamette experience the best it can be. 

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On-Call Coverage and Contact Information

Housing On-Call staff is available to assist residents living on campus after normal working hours.

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Roommate Conflict

Because each person is unique, with different needs and lifestyles, conflict may be inevitable when people live or work in close proximity and are interdependent on each other.

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Maintenance Requests

Need something fixed? Mice or other pests? Please place a maintenance request order via our online form and we will be in touch with you.

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Willamette University

Residence Life and Housing

Matthews Academic Commons
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone: 503-370-6212
Fax: 503-370-6709
Hours: M-F, 8 AM - 5 PM (PST)

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