Thursday, Sept. 17

Weekend Warm-Up Mixer
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Get the party started! The WUAA Willamette Valley Chapter invites you to mix and mingle with alumni from near and far.
Gilgamesh Brewing, 2065 Madrona Ave. SE Salem

Friday, Sept. 18

*Kickoff Breakfast
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Come anytime and start your day with yogurt parfaits, freshly baked scones, seasonal fruit and Bearcat camaraderie ($10).
Bearcat Lounge
*Half Century Plus Luncheon
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
A special celebration for our alumni who graduated before 1965, and if interested, stay after for a short presentation about planned giving ($25).
Putnam University Center, Alumni Lounge (3rd floor)
*A Taste of Japan: Celebratory Lunch
12:00-1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a taste of Japan through food, music and ceremony, celebrating the remarkable 50-year sister university relationship between Willamette and Tokyo International University. Dignitaries from Willamette and Tokyo International University will be attending to mark the occasion, and entertainment will be provided by Willamette's Chamber Choir and Taiko Drummers ($25).
The Quad, Celebration Tent
J. Rueben Clark Law Golf Scramble
1:00 p.m.
Join students, faculty and alumni of the College of Law for a fun and relaxing afternoon at a local golf course. All skill levels are welcome! Register separately at willamette.edu/go/golf
Cross Creek Golf Course, Dallas, OR
*Bearcat Bash
4:00-6:00 p.m.
This is THE BIG CELEBRATION of the weekend! Kick off your evening with live music, appetizers, and libations, and in the good company of fellow alumni, faculty and students from the College of Liberal Arts, The College of Law, Atkinson and GSE/Willamette educators. Afterwards, move on to one of the many dinner parties on campus, or take off with friends to one of the many great spots in town ($15).
The Quad, Bearcat Lounge
*Sigma Alpha Epsilon Reunion Dinner
6:00-9:00 p.m.
The SAEs who are celebrating their 50th reunion welcome back ALL SAE brothers for a special dinner ($25).
Mary Stuart Rogers Music Ctr., Rehearsal Hall
*Alumni Awards Ceremony & Dinner
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Enjoy a lovely dinner in the Celebration Tent as the WUAA honors this year’s alumni award recipients ($30).
The Quad, Celebration Tent
*College of Law Dinner Party
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Dean Curtis Bridgeman invites you to join him on the Law School’s patio for a Greek-themed dinner party ($30).
Law School, Patio
*Passport Willamette: A Celebratory Dinner for Study Abroad Alumni
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Wherever your study abroad experience took you, come represent your study destination and connect with fellow travelers. Special guests Fernando Miño-Garcés and Eugenia Andrade de Miño (Ecuador), Mark Bennett (Granada), and TIU President Hiroshi Takahashi will all be in attendance for this internationally-inspired dinner ($30).
Montag Den
*Willamette Educators/GSE Reception
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Gather with fellow Bearcat educators for an evening of conversation, heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks at the nearby home of Steve Baxter MAT’13 ($18).
Home of Steve Baxter MAT'13, Salem
Class of 1975 Casual Gathering
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Get together with classmates and catch up on life!
Bentley's Grill at the Grand Hotel - 291 Liberty Street SE
*Casual Gathering for the Class of 1960
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Enjoy tasty savory and sweet bites and beverages with fellow classmates from the Class of 1960 at the Salem home of Diane McLin ’60 ($10).
Salem home of Diane McLin ’60.
Willamette Watering Holes
8:00-11:00 p.m.
Visit favorite haunts and new Salem nightspots on this self-guided tour.

Saturday, Sept. 19

*Breakfast with the President
9:00-10:15 a.m.
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast and hear an update from President Thorsett on current happenings and priorities at our alma mater ($20).
Putnam University Center, Alumni Lounge (3rd floor)
Alpha Phi Breakfast
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Join your Alpha Phi sisters at "Salem's Favorite Seafood Restaurant," and enjoy a delicious breakfast in the company of good friends. RSVP to Marty at 503-569-7275.
McGrath's Fish House, 350 Chemeketa St. NE, downtown Salem
Alumni Volleyball Game
10:00 a.m.
Still got game? Put your blocking, hitting and digging to the test on your old home court against fellow alumni. RSVP to smsimmons@willamette.edu.
Cone Field House, Sparks Athletic Center
Women's Basketball Reunion
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Past players from all generations are invited to come meet the team, go on a tour of the newly-renovated Sparks Athletic Center and sign the alumni pillar in the NEW women’s basketball locker room.
Sparks Athletic Center, Prothero Classroom
Celebrating 96 Years of Greek Life
10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Hear from students, alumni advisors and administrators as they discuss the current strengths of the Greek community and its plans for the future. There will be a reception following the panel so you can mingle with students from your chapter.
Mary Stuart Rogers Music Ctr., Hudson Hall
*Rowing Reunion
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Come celebrate 25 years of rowing at Willamette with current rowers, past and present coaches and fellow alumni. We’ll share some stories, then head to the football game to cheer on the Bearcats (free for alums, $25 per guest).
Sparks Patio
Kappa Sigma ALS Walk
11:00 a.m. registration (walk begins at noon)
Join Mark Hume '84 and brothers from Kappa Sigma in the State Capital Walk to Defeat ALS.
Riverfront Park, Salem
*Global Eats & Treats
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Enjoy flavors and music from around the world as you choose items from a variety of ethnic food stations, including Indian, Hawaiian, South American and Vietnamese ($20 for adults, $10 for kids 4-12).
The Quad, Celebration Tent
Phi Delta Theta Lunch
12:00-1:00 p.m.
Phi Delta Theta alumni and their guests are invited to join the members of the Oregon Gamma chapter and the chapter advisors for lunch. RSVP to Paul Johnson at 503-363-5700 or hpaulj@comcast.net.
Oregon Civic Justice Center
Class of 1975 Gathering
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Watch some football and catch up with fellow classmates at this favorite student hangout.
The Ram
Beta Theta Pi Alumni Reception
3:00-5:00 p.m.
Join your Beta brothers and the new members of Beta Theta Pi at this casual reception celebrating the return of the Gamma Sigma chapter.
Outside the old Beta House
Reception honoring Elton Graves '69
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Join classmates, including Alumni Award recipient Elton Graves '69, for a special wine and cheese reception.
The home of Linda Kelly
*Jazzy Happy Hour
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Jazz tunes by student musicians, south-of-the-border appetizers and reconnecting with old friends combine to create an excellent kickoff to the evening’s festivities ($15).
The Quad, Bearcat Lounge
CLA Class Reunions
Start times vary by class between 6:00-7:00 p.m.
Reunions don't come often, so make the most of yours by celebrating with your old friends and classmates! Locations and start times will vary. Visit your class reunion page for more information (Prices vary. Call the Alumni Office at 503-375-5304 for info).
Men's Alumni Rugby Match
7:00 p.m.
Did you play rugby at Willamette? If yes, then join other alums and play a match against current men’s team players! The winning team gets a trophy inscribed with the score, and the name of the winning team, the Man of the Match and the Golden Oldie. Winners keep the trophy until next year’s match!
McCulloch Stadium
*Party on the Patio
8:00-10:00 p.m.
Join the after-hours fun on Smith Patio overlooking the Mill Stream ($10).
Smith Hall Patio

Sunday, Sept. 20

*Farewell Brunch
9:30-11:00 a.m.
Enjoy made-to-order scrambles and waffles in the Bearcat Lounge before making the journey home ($20).
The Quad, Bearcat Lounge