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Opening Days & Jumpstart

Opening Days

You and your family are encouraged to meet other new students and families who will join the Willamette community this fall. Current students and alumni will talk about their first-year experiences at Willamette, and Willamette staff will share information about housing, registration, Opening Days, the College Colloquium and other topics.

Dates and locations coming soon!


New Student Orientation Program
August 22-26, 2013

od logoOpening Days is a five-day new student orientation program for all incoming students, which not only challenges students both academically and socially but also gives parents the opportunity to learn more about the university and the transition their child will be making.

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Jump Start — August 17-22, 2013

Jumpstart markIf you just can't wait to get to college, Willamette invites you to "begin before the beginning." These Jump Start opportunities - NSOCO, Ohana and Steppin' Out - will enable you to meet other new students, explore the scenic beauty of the Pacific Northwest and lend a helping hand in your new community in a smaller, more intimate setting before the Opening Days orientation involving all new students.  Jump Start registrations are due July 19th.

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