This schedule is still being updated and we are adding more opportunities for engagement and events throughout the summer. Keep checking this schedule for updates!

Friday, October 15

7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Visit the student-run coffee shop located on the first floor of the Putnam University Center to try their handcrafted drinks and various treats made from scratch.

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).

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

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

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

The Gender Resource and Advocacy Center (GRAC) provides resources and support to persons of any gender and sexual identity in the Willamette University community. Visit their Family Open House to learn about their resources.

3:00–4:30 p.m.
How the Liberal Arts Prepares Students for Careers, Montag Den

The liberal arts teach students how to read, write, and think, but how do we ensure they are career ready? In this session we will talk about the skills employers are seeking, how we help our students gain these skills, and how we shape our Career Development offerings through our Career Communities model to ensure Willamette students have the opportunity to explore career fields, gain meaningful and relevant experience, and connect with employers and alumni across a variety of industries.

Please join Mandy Devereux, Director of Career Development, in this session to learn more about how Willamette helps prepare career ready graduates.

7:00 p.m.
Volleyball v. Pacific Lutheran , Cone Field House
7:30–9:00 p.m.
A Capella Concert, Hudson Hall

Join the talented WU a capella community for a lively concert featuring a capella groups Uptop, Tandem, and Headband.

8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Family Weekend Movie Night, Montag Den

Join Willamette Events Board (WEB) and the Residence Hall Association (RHA) for a family movie night featuring Disney’s 2017 movie, “Coco.” Snacks will be provided.

Saturday, October 16

8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Visit the student-run coffee shop located on the first floor of the Putnam University Center to try their handcrafted drinks and various treats made from scratch.

7:30 - 8:15 a.m.
Yoga

Stretch into Saturday morning with a group yoga class. Mats provided, all levels of experience welcome!

8:30 a.m.
Silver Falls State Park Hiking Trip, meet for departure at the Hatfield Fountain

Sign up to visit one of the premiere state parks in the region and all of Oregon. Silver Falls State Park includes one of the best hikes in the state called the 10 falls waterfall hike. We will hike a small 2.6 mile portion of the trail to see two of the largest waterfalls in the state. Do not miss this opportunity to spend time with the Outdoor Program Leaders and be in the great outdoors. You have the option to join the Outdoor Program in our rented vehicle transportation that we provide or your family can meet us at the waterfall trailhead as well. If you choose to drive there is a $5.00 Parking fee at the trailhead. We are offering two start times: 8:30 am and a 1:30 pm start. There are a total of 17 slots for each trip. Sign up fast the spaces fill quickly. We hope you can GET OUTSIDE with us this weekend!

8:30 am - 10:00 am
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.
Check In, Putnam University Center, 2nd Floor

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

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Parents play an important role in the career development and readiness of their students. Whether you know about the field your student is interested in or not, there are so many ways we can collaborate together to ensure your student is career-ready when they graduate from Willamette. 

Please join Mandy Devereux, Director of Career Development, in this session to learn the ways you can help your students be prepared for life after WU. 

9:00 - 9:50 a.m.

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.

10:00 am - 1:30 pm

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.

For more information, visit the Mini-University Sessions Page.

10:00 am - 2:30 pm

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).

11:00 - 11:50 a.m.
For more information, visit the Mini-University Sessions Page.
11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
ZenaFest

Zenafest is a perfect opportunity for students, family and alumni to spend a few hours touring the University's 305-acre Zena property, including learning about ecological restoration and sustainable forestry in the mid-valley. You can also enjoy locally sourced food, fresh apple cider, and check out nearby vineyards and wineries.

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.
12:00 pm
Women’s Soccer v. Linfield, Sparks Field
1:00 pm
Football v. Lewis & Clark, McCullough Stadium
1:30 p.m.
Silver Falls State Park Hiking Trip, meet for departure at the Hatfield Fountain

Sign up to visit one of the premiere state parks in the region and all of Oregon. Silver Falls State Park includes one of the best hikes in the state called the 10 falls waterfall hike. We will hike a small 2.6 mile portion of the trail to see two of the largest waterfalls in the state. Do not miss this opportunity to spend time with the Outdoor Program Leaders and be in the great outdoors. You have the option to join the Outdoor Program in our rented vehicle transportation that we provide or your family can meet us at the waterfall trailhead as well. If you choose to drive there is a $5.00 Parking fee at the trailhead. We are offering two start times: 8:30 am and a 1:30 pm start. There are a total of 17 slots for each trip. Sign up fast the spaces fill quickly. We hope you can GET OUTSIDE with us this weekend!

5:00 – 6:00 0 p.m.
Willamette Dance Company Preview, Hudson Hall

Willamette Dance Company is a student run organization that aims to bring the joy of dancing to everyone on our campus. Please join us for a preview of dances that will be featured during our fall semester show. All dances are student choreographed and we are always looking for new members (no experience needed) who want to dance the night away!

8:30 p.m.

Daniel Martin has quickly become one of the most sought-after performers & speakers in the nation. His high-energy performances are a thrilling fusion of Incredible Sleight of Hand & Playful Sleight of Mind that has been breaking box office attendance at theaters, universities & private Fortune 500 events worldwide. More info and tickets will be available soon.

Sunday, October 17

8:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Visit the student-run coffee shop located on the first floor of the Putnam University Center to try their handcrafted drinks and various treats made from scratch.

10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Poetic Praise: Poetry as Sermon & Open Mic/Spoken Word, Cone Chapel, Waller Hall, 2nd Floor

Join the Office of Spiritual and Religious Lie for an interfaith service of Poetic Praise. Prepare to hear poetry as sermon, and participate during the open mic through presenting a reading or spoken word.

Willamette University

Student Engagement and Leadership

Address
Putnam University Center, Second Floor
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6463 voice
503-370-6407 fax

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