WU Alumni Weekend
September 12-14, 2014

Weekend Highlights

As the most anticipated alumni event of the year, Alumni Weekend is sure to be the crown jewel of Willamette gatherings again in 2014, but the WUAA has pulled out all the stops to make this year's extravaganza extra special for not just reunion classes, but for all WU alumni. The weekend will be packed full of exciting and engaging activities, and you can rest assured that the event's full schedule will be unveiled soon. In the meantime, take a gander at a few of the weekend's biggest highlights and gear up for an incredible celebration!


inClass Sessions

Friday, Sept. 12 - Saturday, Sept. 13

Return to the classroom and enjoy special sessions designed just for alumni and presented by WU faculty and alumni on a host of topics from the intellectual to the offbeat. Pop into the Politics Symposium with sessions throughout the weekend, get scientific about the chemistry of beer, and prepare yourself for your continuing education. Details on class sessions to be announced.

Bearcat Lounge

Friday, Sept. 12 - Sunday, Sept. 14

Check-in, connect, chill out. For all our VIP alumni guests (that's you!), the Bearcat Lounge is your central hub for the weekend. Here you will find the Information and Registration Desk, comfortable seating, refreshments and re-energizing snacks, as well as a rotating roster of dynamic programming and special guests.


Politics Symposium

Friday, Sept. 12 - Saturday, Sept. 13

Politics and government are embedded deep in Willamette’s roots; from Oregon’s first legislative session and path to statehood, to the enduring legacy of Mark Hatfield ’43, and beyond. Bearcats have been, and continue to be, leaders engaged within the farthest reaches of the political sphere. Come engage in the discussion, make connections with fellow politicos, and enlighten the next generation of Bearcats in politics. Details on sessions to be announced.

Peace Corps Salute

Saturday, Sept. 13

Ranking 23rd among small colleges and universities in sending Peace Corps volunteers overseas, Willamette has a large alumni base of Returned Peace Corps volunteers. Join us in celebrating WU’s Peace Corps legacy and share stories and experiences from the last 50 years.



Saturday, Sept. 13

Enjoy a community celebration with alumni, current students, faculty, and staff! The festival “tailgate” lunch will be followed by a Willamette's homecoming football game versus Trinity University at McCulloch Stadium.