Alumni Events

Below is a snapshot of upcoming alumni events and activities. To register for an event or learn more about a specific event, visit The Compass or email us at You can also visit the campus events calendar to see all events happening on campus.

December 18, 2014
12:00-1:00 p.m.Lunch & Learn Workshop: Making Your Best First Impression: Dressing for Interview Success
Portland, Oregon

Whether your career needs a kick-start or a jump-start, join us for the last workshop in the WUAA Fall Lunch & Learn Professional Development Series.


Presenter: Bethany Huntley '11, Personal Image Advisor. Bethany noticed early on that the way she dressed affected both her outlook, and the way she was seen by others. Because she moved across diverse regions of the U.S. throughout her childhood, she learned the value of adapting her wardrobe to make the right impression from a young age. Spending the last two years working with a personal styling company gave her the technical knowledge to share what she already knew: The way you dress affects how you are perceived, both by others and by yourself. 

Program: As a professional, learning how to dress in a way that is flattering, appropriate, and reflects who you are is a skill worth mastering. Whether you're interviewing for a new job, hoping to advance in the position you are already in, or meet with clients on a regular basis, this workshop will give you the tools to look your best and make positive first impressions. 


  • 12-1 p.m. Come early and stay late to network.
  • Willamette Portland Center in the Pearl District, 905 NW 12th Ave.
  • Bring your lunch
  • Metered, street parking available 
  • Free to attend!
  • Register online!
December 18, 2014
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.WUAA Hawaii Holiday Party
Honolulu, Hawaii

Join fellow WU alumni and parents for some holiday cheer! Come celebrate the season and your Willamette connections. Alumni from all schools are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Location: Jimmy Buffet's at the Beachcomber, 2300 Kalakaua Avenue.

Details: No cost to attend! Hors d'oeuvres and non-alcoholic refreshments will be served; no host-cash bar.

Registration: Register online by Dec. 11! Contact Kim Burris at (or 503-370-6430) with any questions.

January 24, 2015
7:00 p.m.Sports Night: Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets
Salt Lake City, UT
Join fellow alumni and WU friends for a night out at a Utah Jazz game in Salt Lake City! See the hometown Jazz take on the Brooklyn Nets alongside an energized crowd at EnergySolutions Arena.

Utah Jazz vs. Brooklyn Nets
EnergySolutions Arena
301 W South Temple (Directions/map)
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Seats: Section 140, Rows 11-12 (Arena seating chart)
Tickets: $18.25 each
Register online!
September 17-20, 2015
Alumni Weekend 2015
Salem, Oregon

The date is set for 2015! ALL alumni, from ALL Willamette schools and generations are invited.  

Lots of great programing and special events will be announced; watch for details. Already on the slate is Homecoming 2015 featuring a football game vs. Cal Lutheran and reunions for College of Law classes (TBA), and College of Liberal Arts classes ('65, '70, '75, '80, '85, '90, '95, '00, '05). Want to see your group on the list? Contact the Alumni Office at

 Save the date, and watch for more info in the months ahead. 

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