Mid-Year Orientation Schedule

2020 Schedule

This schedule is subject to updates.

Friday, January 17

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Service Center and Housing Open, Service Center (University Services Building, behind the Law School on the North side) and Housing (Matthews Hall)

If you’d like to get an early start to the day, stop by to get your ID card (Service Center) and room key (Housing, Matthews Hall).

9:00 - 9:15 am
Program Check-In and Continental Breakfast, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor
9:15 - 9:30 a.m.
Willamette University Welcome, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

Learn about orientation and meet your student orientation leaders!

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.
Academic Support Overview, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

Learn about our Academic Support system from Kelvin Clark, Director of the Learning Center

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
General Education Overview, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

This session is for all degree-seeking students.

Presented by: Gretchen Flesher Moon; Professor of English, Associate Dean for Student Success

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
International Student Summit, Autzen Conference Room, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

All international students will meet briefly to prepare for the busy day of orientation programs.

Presented by: Office of International Education and International Peer Advisors

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.
Face-to-Face Campus Tour, See your Mid Year Orientation leader for meeting location

Visit a variety of campus offices to learn about their services and to meet some of our staff.  This tour goes inside buildings to give participants important face-to-face introductions to essential campus resources.

12:00 p.m.
Lunch, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Library Resources : In Depth, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

Bring your laptop with you!

Bill Kelm from the Mark O. Hatfield Library will help you configure and install WUPrint, NetFiles, and Zotero. Can't Make it? Emily Morris can help you schedule an appointment with Bill

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
International Student Sessions, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor
6:00 p.m.
Dinner, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

Saturday, January 18

10:00 a.m.
Small Group Session and Breakfast, Alumni Lounge, Putnam University Center, 3rd Floor

Meet with your leaders and mentors to get an overview of important information and have your questions answered.

11:00 a.m.
Salem Shopping Trip, Meet at the Hatfield Fountain

Need food, school supplies, or stuff for your room? We will show you all of the best places to shop and hang out in Salem. Box lunches provided.

6:00 p.m.
Evening Activity and Dinner, Meet at the Hatfield Fountain

Mid-Year Orientation Leaders will inform participants about the activity earlier in the weekend. Dinner provided.

Sunday, January 19

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Activity TBA

TBA

5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Group Dinner, Goudy Commons

Open for first contract meal. Check with your group leader to find out when and where you will meet for dinner.

Monday, January 20

On-Campus Activities

Ask your Mid-Year Orientation Leaders for more details.


Back to Top