If you are coming to campus to move your student into the residence halls and/or participate in Opening Days events on August 21st, we welcome you to join them for a picnic dinner from 5-6:30pm on Brown Field. There will also be a lunch on Thursday, August 22nd on Brown Field from 12:00-1:30pm to say goodbye to students.

You do not need to purchase a ticket for your student, as their meals are covered by the Opening Days dining plan.

You may purchase tickets online in advance, or you may purchase tickets in person on August 21st.

Picnic Dinner Menu: Wednesday, Aug 21, 2024

  • Portland French Bakery Rolls with butter
  • Grilled stone fruit and arugula salad, with burrata cheese, local Durant Olive Oil, Saba, Jacobsen Sea Salt
  • Summer mixed greens salad with local heirloom tomatoes, sunflower seeds, mint, lemon basil champagne vinaigrette
  • PNW summer rice pilaf
  • Garlic-roasted green beans and sweet peppers
  • Blackberry honey grilled chicken
  • Blackberry agave grilled tofu
  • Summer fruit cobbler cups with whipped cream
  • Summer berry cream cups

Picnic Lunch Menu: Thursday, August 22, 2024

  • Quinoa salad with toasted pumpkin seeds, dehydrated cherry tomatoes, toasted corn, grilled scallions, roasted sweet peppers, smoked chili avocado vinaigrette, cotija cheese (on the side)
  • Butter lettuce salad with fresh figs, quince vinaigrette
  • Local watermelon and fresh berries salad with agave citrus dressing
  • Grilled summer squash with local herbs
  • Carne Asada Caesar Wrap
  • Smokey New Mexico Chili Veggie Wrap
  • Chicken Club Wrap
  • House fried potato chips
  • Assorted cookies and bars

Menus may change slightly due to availability of produce.

Willamette University

Opening Days

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

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