Opening Days is more than just your typical incoming student orientation. One hundred percent student-run, the program is planned each year by current Willamette students who, just a few years back, were incoming students themselves. This year’s Opening Days Coordinator (that would be me, hello there!) and Lead Team have been working hard to design the program we believe will give the Class of 2023 the best introduction to the Willamette community.
Everything we do during Opening Days is for the purpose of providing incoming students the tools and resources they may need throughout their first semester at Willamette. The Opening Days Leaders are all excited to share their knowledge and experience, as well as serve as a mentors, resources, and friends even after Opening Days comes to an end. Although five days seems like a lot, we cannot fit all of the information you may need in just Opening Days. Fear not for your leaders will always be a resource to you even as the fall semester of college officially begins.
On behalf of the 2019 Opening Days community, we wish you a wonderful year. We are so excited to welcome you to a new and exciting stage of your life in August! Mark your calendars, because you know we have!
Your 2019 Opening Days Coordinator and Lead Team,
Jaelin Sonoda ‘20, Katie Bick ‘20, C.J Chow ‘21, Tara Hickman ‘21