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Willamette is a nationally-renowned private liberal arts university in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. and has become a national leader in service, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Please find resources below as you evaluate what it’s like to work at Willamette. We look forward to you becoming a friend, colleague and member of our community. 

About Willamette

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Mission and Motto

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Social Media Directory

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Willamette News

Willamette Campus

Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour
Why Students

Choose Willamette

Choose Willamette


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President's Website

Strategic Plan

About Willamette

Institutional Research

Living in Salem

Salem is a diverse community with well-established neighborhoods, a family-friendly ambiance, and a small-town feel. The commutes are short, the air is pure, and the parks are beautiful. As Oregon’s centrally-located capital city, Salem is 47 miles south of Portland and an hour from the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon coast. Salem lies in the center of the lush Willamette Valley, surrounded by green pastures, fields of flowers, gardens, vegetables, orchards, and vineyards. Several parks are within walking distance from the vibrant shopping district and historic downtown, inviting residents and visitors to enjoy the outdoors year-round.

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There's Something About Salem

Downtown Salem Virtual Walking Tour

City of Salem Website

State of Oregon Website

Salem-Keizer Public Schools

Public Schools

Places of Worship

Places of Worship
Learn the History of

Willamette University

Founded in 1842, Willamette is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River with a rich and complex history.

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Learn the History of


Dive into the history of Oregon as preserved by the Oregon Historical Society.

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Portland International Airport

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City of Salem Moving Guide

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Things to Do

Hallie Ford Museum of Art

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Willamette Valley Wineries


Oregon Garden

Gilbert House Children’s Museum

Natural Attractions

Bush’s Pasture Park

Silver Falls State Park

Oregon Coast

Mt. Hood

Mt. Hood and Columbia River Gorge

Willamette University

Human Resources

Executive Building
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
503-370-6210 voice
503-370-6570 fax