Opening Days

Opening Days Kick-off Events

2014 Summer Kick-Off Schedule (the 2015 schedule will be finalized in June 2015)

The Willamette University Alumni Association invites you to meet some of your classmates before arriving to campus as well as current students and alumni who will be on hand to offer advice and share some of their Willamette experiences. We look forward to seeing you soon and welcoming you into the Bearcat family! Parents are welcome.

Email invitations will be sent to new students living near these kick-off events approximately three weeks in advance. RSVP is also available online for all upcoming receptions.

Los Angeles:

  • Sunday, July 13, 3 - 5 p.m. RSVP now
  • Hosted by Joe Zanetta P’16 and Ellen Leggett P’16 (parents of current students)
  • Altadena Town & Country Club, 2290 Country Club Drive, Altadena, CA 91001

Hawaii:

  • Saturday, July 19, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. RSVP by July 1 
  • Hosted by the Hawaii Club, Kapiolani Park – Area D

Salem:

  • Sunday, July 20, 4 - 6 p.m. RSVP now
  • Hosted by Linda Kelly ‘69, 690 High Street SE, Salem, OR 97301

Seattle:

  • Sunday, July 20, 3 - 5 p.m. RSVP now
  • Hosted by Marian ’62 and Phil ’62 Thom, 17123 13th NW, Seattle, WA 98177

Bay Area:

  • Saturday, July 26, 2 - 4 p.m. RSVP now
  • Hosted by Sue ’86 and Katie ’16 Pyne, 1850 Kenpark Court, San Jose, CA 95124

Portland:

  • Monday, August 4, 6 - 8 p.m. RSVP now
  • Hosted by Portland alumni at Willamette Park, SW Macadam Ave & Nebraska St., Portland, OR