FAQs

  1. I am ready to choose my College Colloquium preferences. How do I get my login and password?
  2. My login or password is not working. What should I do?
  3. It is after June 1st and I haven't received any information regarding which College Colloquium class I’ve been assigned to. What should I do?
  4. I haven't received any information regarding College Colloquium classes yet and the web page won't allow me to register online. What should I do?
  5. How do I find out what each College Colloquium class is about?
  6. Is it possible to rank my College Colloquium preferences?
  7. Should my College Colloquium be related to my major?
  8. How do you determine which College Colloquium I will be enrolled in of the six that I requested?
  9. When will we find out to which College Colloquium course we have been assigned?
  10. Do I need to take College Colloquium if I am entering as a sophomore transfer in the fall?
  11. Does the College Colloquium count as a class? Or do I have to take four classes in addition to it?
  12. I missed the deadline for submitting my choices for the College Colloquium. Can I still submit my registration form?

1. I am ready to choose my College Colloquium preferences. How do I get my login and password?

You will need to set up your Willamette network account. Please refer to the information sheet entitled "Network Access Information" that came with the Welcome letter mailing sent to you early in May. It contains step-by-step instructions for getting your login and password set up so you can access your WU email, check JASON, submit your College Colloquium preferences, and complete the Advising and Course Registration Questionnaire. If you need further assistance, please call the WITS Help Desk at (503) 370-6767 or e-mail advising@willamette.edu.

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2. My login or password is not working. What should I do?

If you were able to create a new account and choose your password, you should be able to access your WU email, check JASON, submit your College Colloquium preferences, and complete the Advising and Course Registration Questionnaire. If you cannot, please call the WITS Help Desk at (503) 370-6767.

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3. It is after June 1st and I haven't received any information regarding which College Colloquium class I’ve been assigned to. What should I do?

We send Colloquium information to students’ Willamette email account, so you should check that account first. If you haven’t received an email with Colloquium information, then contact Advising & Registration at (503) 370-6573 or email them at advising@willamette.edu. The Advising & Registration staff will be able to discover why you haven't received your information.

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4. I haven't received any information regarding College Colloquium classes yet and the web page won't allow me to register online. What should I do?

We send Colloquium information to students’ Willamette email account, so you should check that account first. If you haven’t received an email with Colloquium information, then contact Advising & Registration at (503) 370-6573 or email them at advising@willamette.edu . The Advising & Registration staff will be able to discover why you haven't received your information.

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5. How do I find out what each College Colloquium class is about?

All the College Colloquium classes are described on the Colloquium website. See the current Course Offerings for full course descriptions.

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6. Is it possible to rank my College Colloquium preferences?

We have over 540 first-year students and 40 class sections to fill, so the Registrar needs the flexibility to ensure that all students are placed in a section of their choosing. You do not rank your six choices, but we assign you to one of your choices since all were of interest to you.

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7. Should my College Colloquium be related to my major?

All of the College Colloquia are intended to serve as general introductions to the range of approaches and capacities encompassed by the liberal arts and sciences.  None of them are intended as introductions to majors.  So you should pick a colloquium because the themes and questions in it interest you, and not because you are anticipating a major. Your Colloquium instructor will be your faculty advisor, and can advise you regarding general academic matters such as general education requirements and help you choose a major. When you eventually declare a major, you'll pick an advisor in the department who will be able to provide knowledgeable information about requirements within the field; that person will replace your Colloquium instructor as your advisor.

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8. How do you determine which College Colloquium I will be enrolled in of the six that I requested?

We ask you to select six options that you're interested in so as to provide us with some flexibility in assigning you to a specific colloquium course. We adjust enrollment in each section according to several criteria, including gender of students and class size. We like to provide for diversity in each section so that you don't end up in a class of people from the same region, or all men (or women), etc.  We also keep each section small -- around 14 students. Having several course options from each student to work with provides us with flexibility to make these adjustments and even out the enrollment in each section.

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9. When will we find out to which College Colloquium course we have been assigned?

You will learn your College Colloquium section by e-mail on June 1st.  Once you are officially notified of your colloquium section you can read the descriptions of the Course Offerings.  You should also look at your colloquium website on WISE, Willamette's collaborative learning environment.  You will find a welcome letter that may contain a summer assignment. Your colloquium instructor may also be using WISE to post announcements, syllabi, assignments, grades and course readings and to include other tools, such as blogs, wikis, live chat, and discussion boards in course activities.  For help with logging into and using WISE please visit our section on WISE sites.

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10. Do I need to take College Colloquium if I am entering as a sophomore transfer in the fall?

The simple answer is you don't need to take Colloquium if you have enough credits to transfer as a sophomore. The Summer Registration counselor's office should be in contact with you to help you get registered for classes. If you don't hear from them, you can call the office at (503) 370-6573.

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11. Does the College Colloquium count as a class? Or do I have to take four classes in addition to it?

Yes, the Colloquium counts as a class; you will register for THREE classes in addition to Colloquium. You will work with an Advising Counselor during a phone advising and registration appointment during June or early July.

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12. I missed the deadline for submitting my choices for the College Colloquium. Can I still submit my registration form?

If you successfully submitted your preference form electronically, the Associate Dean will receive and process it. After the web form is turned off you must call Summer Registration at (503) 370-6573. Note that you must be assigned to a College Colloquium section before you can register for other courses.

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