Family Weekend & Homecoming Schedule

The schedule below is tentative and will be updated by August 2019.

For more information, email the Family Weekend Coordinator.

 

Thursday, October 11

7:30 - 9:00 p.m.

Friday, October 12

7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
The Bistro facilitates an inclusive and educational community for students to challenge themselves professionally and socially and to provide an accessible platform for student creativity and expression. In addition to their coffee and tea selection, The Bistro serves warm cookies, their famous Buzz Bars and limited entree selections. Learn more about The Bistro here on their website.
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
The Willamette Store Open, Putnam University Center, 1st Floor
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Jostens representatives will be available to answer questions regarding class rings and the products they offer. This is an opportunity for families and students to custom order a beautiful class ring.

Willamette merchandise is also available here on the Jostens website (with online catalog).

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Hallie Ford Museum of Art Open, Hallie Ford Museum of Art

Explore the exhibits at Willamette University's own Hallie Ford Museum of Art.

12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Friday Check In, Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

Pick up campus information and pre-purchased tickets. Limited tickets and shirts will be available for purchase at check in.

Brunch tickets will be available at Goudy Commons. Theatre tickets will be available at the Theatre Box Office.

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Advance registration required. Meet other visiting parents and families while enjoying refreshments provided by the Parent Leadership Council (PLC). This parent-only event gives you the opportunity to meet PLC members in a relaxed setting as you kick off your Family Weekend plans.

7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Theatre Production: TBA
7:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Jazz Night, Smith Auditorium
Family Weekend Jazz Night features the Department of Music’s great student Jazz musicians performing in small combos, the Willamette Jazz Collective, and The Willamette Singers. Free and un-ticketed, so enjoy a great evening of Jazz from big band classics to contemporary pop fusion and everything in between!

Saturday October 13th

8:00 - 9:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Goudy Commons
Bon Appetit will serve lighter breakfast fare for those who would like to enjoy a quick meal earlier in the morning. 
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Check In and Coffee Lounge, Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor Lobby

Pick up campus information and pre-purchased tickets. Limited tickets and shirts will be available for purchase at check in.

Brunch tickets will be available at Goudy Commons. Theatre tickets will be available at the Theatre Box Office.

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.
Mini University Session 1
Get a taste of the academic life at Willamette by attending your choice of sessions presented by professors from a variety of departments. Mini-university sessions are 50 minute long classes modeled after the classes students attend daily at Willamette. The wide variety of mini-university classes give you a hands-on experience of what it’s like to be a Willamette student, and to see what current and exciting subjects and inquiries Willamette students are immersed in. For more information, visit the Mini-University Sessions Page.
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Gourmet Brunch by Bon Appetit, Goudy Commons

Enjoy a delicious brunch served in Goudy Commons. There will be a variety of breakfast and lunch options available. Tickets are required for everyone attending, including any Willamette student without a board meal plan.

 

10:00 - 10:50 a.m.
Mini University Session 2
For more information, visit the Mini-University Sessions Page.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jostens Class Rings, Putnam University Center, 1st Floor Lobby

Jostens representatives will be available to answer questions regarding class rings and the products they offer. This is an opportunity for families and students to custom order a beautiful class ring.

Willamette merchandise is also available here on the Jostens website (with online catalog).

10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Minto-Brown Island Park Walk, Star Trees

The beautiful Riverfront Park and connected Minto-Brown Island Park offer an outdoor adventure with convenient proximity to campus. 

Leave from the Star Trees at 10 a.m.

Advance tickets required.

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
Mini University Session 3
For more information, visit the Mini-University Sessions Page.
12:00 p.m.
Men's Soccer vs Linfield, Sparks Soccer Field
12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Family Activity Day, Hallie Ford Museum of Art
Join us for a celebration of the Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s 20th Anniversary with activities inspired by our permanent collection. View the full schedule here.
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
Theatre Production: TBA
6:00 p.m.
Volleyball vs Pacific, Cone Fieldhouse
6:00 p.m.
Football vs Pacific, McCulloch Stadium
7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Family Weekend Concert, Hudson Hall
The Willamette Music Department presents its  Family Weekend Classical Music Concert All the classical ensembles for the department will perform.  Groups include the University Chamber Orchestra and the Wind Ensemble both directed by Dr. Hector Aguero; Male Ensemble Willamette directed by Dr. Paul Klemme, Voce Femminile directed by Prof. Chris Engbretson; and, the Willamette Chamber Choir directed by Dr. Wallace Long. Come see and hear our new groups in their first concert of the year.
7:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Theatre Production:TBA

See Thursday at 7:30 p.m. for details.

9:30 p.m.

Joseph Tran has toured all over the country and the world with his signature brand of sleight-of-hand, grand-illusions, mind-reading, and comedy. The WOKE & BROKE™ tour showcases Joseph Tran’s latest and greatest magic, comedy, and mind-reading miracles, and combines it with inspirational life-hacks for a WOKE & BROKE world, garnered from his own rocky road to success. Click here to learn more!

Sunday, October 14th

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Interdenominational Worship Service, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall, 2nd Floor
All are welcome to this service of worship led by the Rev. Karen Wood, University Chaplain. While interdenominational in scope, this service honors Willamette's relationship with the United Methodist Church and is in the style and spirit of progressive mainline Christianity.