Get a Jump Start

If you just can’t wait to get to college, Willamette invites you to “begin before the beginning.”

These Jump Start opportunities will enable you to meet other new students, explore the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and lend a helping hand in your new community in a smaller, more intimate setting before the Opening Days orientation involving all new students.

Learn About Each Program


Become part of the Willamette Family in this program centered around student resources on campus and in the community, with emphasis on multicultural issues.

Service, Leadership & Sustainability

Serve your new community in sustainable ways and hone your leadership skills.

Steppin’ Out

Explore Salem parks and greenspaces with the Steppin’ Out program and make new friends.

Quick Facts

  • Dates: In Person, August 16–19; Virtual, TBD
  • Cost: $200, Scholarships and payment plans are available
  • Program applications will open in July and close by the end of July or when the programs are full, whichever comes first.

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