Opening Days

Schedule of Events

Below is a draft schedule of events for Opening Days 2015; it is subject to change. Be sure to check the final schedule at orientation check-in on August 20.

Use the key to the right to navigate between specific schedules.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Group

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Breakfast

Goudy Commons

Group

8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Opening Days Headquarters Open

Office of Student Activities, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor

Group

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

New Student and Parent Check-In

Cat Cavern, Putnam University Center, 2nd floor

Students and parents should pick up their Opening Days packet. Students will also pick up their residence hall and mailbox keys and have their student ID card picture taken.

Group

8 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Settling-In Activities

Campus-wide

Refer to the Settling-In Checklist in your packet for activities that may be accomplished during this time. Activities are divided by those that must be done today and those that can be done at your discretion.

Group

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Bishop Wellness Center Open House

Bishop Wellness Center

Stop by to meet the staff and enjoy refreshments while you take a break from moving into the residence halls.

Group

11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

New Student-Athlete & Parent Orientation

Smith Auditorium

Students interested in participating in varsity athletics should plan to attend this event with their parents. Information will be provided on the athletics department, health insurance and the academic program designed especially for first-year student-athletes.

Group

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Goudy Commons Open for Lunch

Goudy Commons

(lunch on your own)

Group

2 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Opening Days Kick-off Program for New Students and Families

Quad

Join us for the official kick-off event of the Opening Days program with special performances by Male Ensemble Willamette and the Opening Days leaders.

Group

3 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session

Quad

Group

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Transfer and International Student Event

Group

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Picnic Dinner and Entertainment

Brown Field (south of Goudy Commons; if rain, seating available under Quad tent and in Putnam University Center)

A picnic dinner for new students and their families,Parents and family members will need a ticket, students will use their board plans. Tickets will be available on site for purchase.

Group

7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Residence Life at Willamette

Kaneko Commons: Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center, Hudson Hall | Doney, Lausanne, Lee, Shepard, WISH, York: Putnam University Center, Cat Cavern, 2nd floor | Baxter, Belknap, Cascadia, Matthews, Northwood, Southwood, Terra, Westwood: Smith Auditorium

Members of the Residence Life staff will answer questions regarding campus living organizations. Parents and family Students only members (including students) should attend the session corresponding to the residence hall in which their student resides. After the initial session, students and parents will have separate agendas for the rest of the evening.

Group

8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Residence Life at Willamette - Meet Your CM and residence hall floor

Group

9 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Residential Area Welcome Parties

Residential areas - Cornerstone, Westside, or Eastside

An opportunity to get to know the community mentors (CM's) and residents of your floor and building.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Group

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Breakfast

Group

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Breakfast on your own

Group

10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Career Center Open House

3rd Floor University Center

Group

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Brown Field

Ticket required for family members

Group

1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Opening Convocation: Lynda Barry, featured speaker.

Quad

Join faculty and staff for the official opening of the 2014-2015 academic year. All first-year students are required to attend.

Group

3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Free Time and Goodbyes

Group

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Chemistry 115 Challenge Exam

Olin 302

Group

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Music Theory Assessment

Rogers Rehearsal Hall

Group

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Spanish 331W Challenge Test

Walton 134

Students who have a 331W placement in Spanish can take an oral test during this time for confirmation they have completed Willamette’s language requirement.

Group

4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dinner

Goudy Commons

Group

7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Matriculation Ceremony

Quad

Group

9 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Decades Dance

Cat Cavern & Alumni Lounge

Wear your favorite '60's, '70's or '80's costume!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Group

7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

Breakfast

Goudy Commons

Group

10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Transfer & International Exchange Student Hike and Lunch

Silver Falls State Park

Meet at the Chicken Fountain

Group

11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Lunch

Group

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Choir Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107

Group

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Orchestra/String Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 114

Group

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session

Group

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Free Time

Group

4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Dinner

Group

4:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Passport to Salem

various

Sign up for one of several options to explore Salem and the surrounding area.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Group

9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Brunch

Goudy Commons

Group

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Interdenominational Worship Service

Cone Chapel, Waller Hall

Group

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Calculus Sequence Placement Advising

Ford Hall, 2nd floor

An open advising session for all students unsure about which calculus course to take

Group

11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Grass Volleyball Tournament

Quad

Group

11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Theatre Auditions

Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre

Group

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Choir Auditions and Voice Studio Lesson Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107 and Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Piano Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 108

Group

4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Instrumental Ensembles Information Meeting

Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Dinner

Goudy Commons

Group

6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session

Group

6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Reality Check

Smith Auditorium

Group

8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session

Group

9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Willamette Night Out

See your OD leader for a list of activities and their locations on-campus

Monday, August 24, 2015

Group

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Breakfast

Goudy Commons

Group

9 a.m. to 9:30 a.m.

"Speed" Transfer & International Students Orientation Check-In & Continental Breakfast

Ford Hall Lobby

Group

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Choir Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107

Group

9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

"Speed" Transfer and International Student Orientation Welcome and Opening

Ford Hall, Room 122

Group

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 am

"Speed" Transfer Student Session: Modes of Inquiry (MOI) and General Education Overview

Ford 122

For transfer students and degree-seeking international students

Group

10:00 am to 11:00 am

"Speed" International Student Summit

Ford 201

For non-degree seeking international students

Group

11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"Speed" Transfer and International Students Campus Resources Fair

Ford Hall, Room 102

Group

11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lunch

Goudy Commons

Group

11 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Theatre Callbacks

Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre

Group

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

"Speed" Student Lunch

Montag Den

Group

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

"Speed" Technology & Library Overview

Ford Hall, Room 122

Group

1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Dramatic Vocal Arts Auditions

Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

2:00 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

"Speed" Writing Center and Compass Card Introduction

Ford Hall, Room 122

Group

2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

"Speed" Transfer and International Students Face-to-Face Tour

Begins at Ford Hall

Group

3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Opening Days Group Session, Class Picture & Ice Cream Social

UC Lawn & Brown Field

Group

4:15 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Ice Cream Social

UC Lawn & Brown Field

Group

4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Dinner

Goudy Commons

Group

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Theatre Open House

Playhouse, M. Lee Pelton Theatre

Group

6:00 p.m.

Downtown Salem Tour

Meet at Clock Tower (outside Hatfield Library)

Dinner (on your own) is optional. See your Opening Days Leaders for location options

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Group

7 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Breakfast

Goudy Commons

Group

8 a.m.

Classes Begin!

Group

8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Residence Hall Community Meeting

Check with your CM for the location.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Group

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woodwind/Percussion/Brass Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 110

Group

11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Jazz Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 111

Group

4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Master Chorus Auditions

Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center 107

Group

4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Chamber Choir Callbacks

Rogers Rehearsal Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

7 p.m.

Special Music Convo: Faculty Performance and Music Major Orientation

Hudson Hall, Mary Stuart Rogers Music Center

Group

11 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Late Night at Fred Meyer

South Salem Fred Meyer, Commercial Street

Buses leave from Sparks Parking Lot beginning at 10:45 p.m.