Orientation for new graduate students under way at Willamette University

Future attorneys, business leaders and educators are being welcomed at Willamette’s three graduate schools now through Aug. 24.

More than 300 enthusiastic, driven students are attending a host of activities, ranging from workshops and ice-breakers to mini-classes and team-building events. The events enable students to become acquainted with their fellow classmates, while also helping them prepare for a rigorous and rewarding academic journey.

About the incoming classes

• The College of Law has a diverse class of 139 first-year law students, speaking 20 different languages and representing 69 different undergraduate institutions both in the U.S. and abroad.

• The Atkinson Graduate School of Management has 105 new MBA students in its Early Career MBA and MBA for Career Change programs. The students come from 13 states and 20 countries. The MBA for Professionals programs in Portland and Salem also have strong classes, which start in September.

• The Graduate School of Education has 47 new Master of Arts in Teaching students in the full-time program. The school is also welcoming about 75 new students in the advanced programs — including master of education, English for Speakers of Other Languages, reading and special education endorsements and the administrator licensure programs.