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Opening Days 2024

Welcome to Opening Days, Willamette’s student orientation program!

Opening Days will give you the tools and resources you need throughout your first semester and beyond. It is a program for both first year and transfer students. This year’s program takes place Aug. 21-25, with move-in day on August 21st.

We are still very much in the planning stages of this program, but a lot of the information stays consistent from year to year. Please browse through the pages and get a sense for what is in store for you. We can’t wait to meet you!

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Program Overview

Find out more about Opening Days and College Colloquium, our unique seminar course.

Schedule of Events

Get the details you need and discover the activities we’ve planned with you in mind.


Got questions? We’ve got answers, along with some helpful resources for families.

Transfer & Nontraditional

Take advantage of programming tailored to your needs, including Speed Orientation.

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Parents & Families

Explore an array of resources and events, including online and on-campus programs.

Accommodations & Travel

Learn about transportation options, get parking info, and find out where to stay in Salem.

Student Leaders

Get to know our Opening Days Lead Team and find out why they love Willamette.

Jump Start

Meet other new students and explore the area as part of our early orientation program.

Willamette University

Opening Days

Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.