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Campus Life

Make yourself at home. Try new things. Find your niche. Find your future. Join a passionate community that wants to help you grow into the person you want to become.

Beautiful Campus, Vibrant Community

Athletics

Go Bearcats!

Study hard and play hard. At Willamette, we believe academics and athletics are strongest together.

Campus Recreation

Be Active

From outdoor programs to sports clubs, we've got something for everyone who wants to be active.

Student Organizations

Get Involved

Pursue what you love and even try something new with over 100 student organizations to choose from.

Student Activities

Have Fun

Lead. Participate. Experience. Move beyond the classroom with Willamette's co-curricular activities.

How are you Involved?

Kristin Jradi - Economics & MBA - 2022
Lacey Jones - Psychology - 2021
Jarin Kobashigawa - Economics & MBA - 2021

The Breakdown

We've got the numbers. Take a closer look at our stats to see how we stack up.

  • Intramural and Club Sports

    Student Organizations

    Community Service Hours Each Year

    Varsity Athletic Teams

Living On Campus

Be right in the middle of things. Enjoy all the activity and support of campus, right on your doorstep.

Academic Support

Dive into rigorous learning without fear of failure. All the resources you need to succeed are right here for you.

We Are Willamette

Diversity

Diversity is the strength of our community. Learn how we're prioritizing equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Religious Life

Spiritual Support

Whatever your spiritual path, we want to help you along it.

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  • 1859

    First Graduate

    In a time when women were frequently barred from college, Emily York is Willamette's first graduate.

  • 1976

    First female elected official

    A political powerhouse and trailblazer, Norma Paulus advanced women’s rights, education and environmental protection. In 1976, she became the first woman to be elected to statewide office in Oregon as secretary of state.

  • 1997

    Special Teams

    Liz Heaston was the first female to play and score in a college football game. Since 1997, Willamette has had two more female kickers.

  • 1935

    First Black graduate

    George Cannady was a Senior Scholar who was involved in football and track. He later became an attorney in Los Angeles.

  • 2017

    Resilience Baked In

    Carina Corner has grown through her experiences of cancer and navigating a sighted-world as a blind person. She's founded a Scandinavian-inspired, vegan bakery in Beaverton where she employs people with disabilities.

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900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
Phone
503-370-6463