Arriving for Fall Semester
New students should plan to arrive in Salem between August 1st and August 9th (or before) so you have time to get settled and rested before school starts. Our Incoming Student Arrival Liaisons will help new students get settled before school starts. Services include pick up at the Portland Airport and assistance with locating an apartment in Salem after you arrive. This service is especially important for students traveling to Oregon from other states and countries. You will receive an email from our Incoming Student Arrival Liaisons very soon.
for Fall Semester 2011
Fall Semester 2011 begins on Tuesday, August 16th, with Compass Week. Compass Week is required for all new students. Also, you will want to be sure to participate in the pre-session event on August 12th: "Living and Learning in Salem."
|Living and Learning in Salem - Optional Pre-session Event
|Willamette International Student Orientation
||August 16 (9:00 a.m. to 2:45 p.m.)
|Fall Semester Begins
||August 16 (3:00 p.m.)
||August 16 - August 19
|Labor Day Holiday
||November 21 - 25
|End of Fall Semester
MBA students live off-campus. For a Google map and recommendations from students
Recommendations and Tips From Students (http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/full-time/admitted/Off_Campus_Housing_11.html). Remember to use our Incoming Student Arrival Liaisons for advice.
Other good resources for information
include the Statesman Journal (Classified
Ad) and Craigslist
for a Roommate?
If you would like to have a roommate who is a new
Willamette MBA student, please complete our Roommate
Interest Form and email it to Judy O'Neill by June 27th at email@example.com. We
will collect the information and email you a summary of the names, emails and
preferences of students seeking a roommate so you can begin to connect with each
other. Another great way of meeting potential roommates is through our admitted student Facebook page. If you have not joined the incoming Facebook page, go to http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/home.php?sk=group_191467337543813&ap=1 and ask to join.
Registration for Fall Semester Courses
Willamette MBA registration is a very simple process, so don't worry. First year
students will automatically be pre-registered for the entire
first-semester core curriculum (5 courses, 15 semester credits). Sections will be assigned to ensure demographic, academic and experiential balance in all sections. Judy O'Neill, Associate Dean and Director of Admission,
will contact students who have special registration options.
As a guideline, the general class schedule for most first-year Willamette MBA students will be as shown below. Remember, that as a Willamette MBA student you will be involved in many meetings and sessions outside of class (experiential learning, client projects, career management services, professional organizations, etc.). Our estimate is that you will be busy with the MBA program (classes, studying, meetings, events, organizations, etc.) approximately 50 hours per week.
|Monday and Wednesday
||1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
|Monday and Wednesday
||3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|Tuesday and Thursday
||8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. -- or -- 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
|Tuesday and Thursday
||2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
|Tuesday and Thursday
||4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Fall Semester Required Courses
We will provide a list of textbooks for the first semester core courses later this summer. We provide the list so you can purchase your books before school starts, if you would like to do so. All text books will be available
for purchase at The Willamette Store
Health History and Immunization
Oregon state law requires all new students to provide
immunization and health records. Forms to be completed are available online in
pdf format and are linked below. Be sure to complete the health history, immunization,
and tuberculosis forms as soon as possible and send them to the Willamette University
Bishop Wellness Center.
* Immunization Information and Instructions ((http://www.willamette.edu/dept/health/pdf/health_form_info.pdf)
* Health History and Immunization Form (http://www.willamette.edu/dept/health/pdf/immunization_form.pdf)
* Tuberculosis Screening Form (http://www.willamette.edu/dept/health/pdf/tb_form.pdf)
you need the measles immunization (MMR) or the PPDTB test, you can get them on
campus on August 17th during Compass Week. The cost for the MMR vaccination is $62. The PPDTB test is $12.
Charges for vaccinations will be billed to your Willamette University student
[Note: If you have recently been enrolled in the Willamette University
College of Law or College of Liberal Arts, you should update the health history
form, but you do not need to resubmit the immunization and tuberculosis forms.]
Planning for Compass Week
Compass Week runs from August 16th through August 19th. Compass Week is required for all new students and will include important academic, professional and social activities. Different events and activities require different clothing. To help you plan your packing needs, here is your guide to appropriate dress for the activities of Compass Week.
|Tuesday, August 16th
|Wednesday, August 17th
|Thursday, August 18th
|Friday, August 19th
||Athletic clothes and tennis shoes
"Business formal" typically means a jacket, tie, button down shirt, matching slacks and dress shoes for men. For women, business attire would typically mean a skirt or slacks, jacket, button down shirt or shell, clear or solid color nylons and closed toed shoes. Also, be sure your shoes are comfortable for walking across campus.
All Willamette MBA students are required to have a laptop computer.
In some classes you will use your laptop extensively; in others periodically or
minimally. Current required laptop specifications are available
at listed http://www.willamette.edu/agsm/full-time/admitted/laptop.htm
Aid to Purchase Your Laptop: The cost to purchase the required laptop can be included in your financial
aid budget if you are using loans to help pay for your education. If you plan
to use funds from your Stafford or Graduate Plus loan to pay for your laptop, contact
the Willamette University Office of Financial Aid at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 503-370-6273 (toll free in U.S. 1-877-744-3736) and submit the Budget
Adjustment Form (for graduate students). You can access other information and forms regarding graduate student financial aid at http://willamette.edu/dept/finaid/graduate/index.html
Remember to complete CareerLeader! Completing CareerLeader now -- before
school starts -- gives you important time to explore career directions and issues
related to your future career satisfaction. Beth Ursin, Director of Career Management
for the Willamette MBA program, will use your CareerLeader results to work with
you when school starts. If you have misplaced your access information for your
initial log-in for CareerLeader, email Judy O'Neill at email@example.com
for access directions.
Student Health Insurance: All
students are required to have health insurance. Willamette University's domestic
student health insurance plan for 2011-12 is through Fairmont Specialty Group. The policy provides coverage for part of the cost of emergency care and some outpatient medical, mental health, and drug and alcohol care. A written summary of the coverage
is available at http://www.willamette.edu/dept/health/pdf/summary.pdf
rate for the student insurance plan for the 2011-2012 school year is a 2 tier
rate based on age. The rate is based on your age on August 15, 2011. Students
age 24 and under will pay $490 per year. Students over age 24 or over will pay $737 per
year. The coverage period is August 15, 2011-August 14, 2012.
Students who have other coverage may elect to go online after July 1, 2011 to waive this student insurance plan. This plan must be waived by September 21, 2011. The link to waive health insurance is available on the left navigation bar of http://willamette.edu/dept/health/insurance/index.html (Student Brochure and Online Waiver). Once the student waives coverage the student's account will be credited for this charge prior to the next billing cycle.
Dependent Insurance is available if the student is enrolled in the Student Sickness and Accident Plan. Dependent insurance can only be added at the beginning of the fall semester. Exception is only made for a newborn dependent which must be added within 31 days after birth. Those wishing to purchase Dependent Insurance may enroll at the Business Office Cashier located in Waller Hall. The coverage period is August 15, 2011 - August 14, 2012.. The brochure and enrollment form for the dependent plan are available at http://willamette.edu/dept/health/insurance/index.html
Complete information about health insurance for U.S. students is available at http://willamette.edu/dept/health/insurance/index.html
If you have questions about health insurance for U.S. students, contact Julie
Prieto at firstname.lastname@example.org
University Bishop Wellness Center:
The Bishop Wellness Center provides Health
Services, Counseling Services, and Disability and Learning Services to our students.
There is no office visit charge to students; fees are charged for lab work, prescriptions
and some supplies. Students are seen by appointment, but urgent problems will
be seen immediately. For more information about the services of the Bishop Wellness
Center visit http://www.willamette.edu/dept/wellness/index.html
Aid Loan Applications: U.S. citizens and permanent residents applying for
federal loans must submit the FAFSA to Willamette University (the WU FAFSA code
is 003227) and process of loan applications. If you have questions about financial
aid contact Katy Wilson, Senior Financial Aid Counselor in the Willamette University
Office of Financial Aid. Email Katy at email@example.com,
call 503-370-6273 or call toll free in the U.S. at 1-877-744-3736.
and Learning Services: Willamette MBA students who have a documented disability
and would like to request accommodations as covered under the American Disabilities
Act are encouraged to apply for special accommodations and services
through the Willamette University office of Disability and Learning Services.
Disability and Learning Services provides support for individuals with a diagnosed
disability (e.g., learning, visual, hearing, psychiatric, chronic illness, etc.).
Documentation needs to be on file with Disability and Learning Services to receive
appropriate accommodations and services. For more information visit http://www.willamette.edu/dept/disability/
Director, Disability & Learning Services