Tuition Freedom Day

On March 20th, donor support and other sources begin bridging the gap. To celebrate and thank donors for their needed and appreciated gifts, the Willamette community comes together to write thank you notes to donors and enjoy treats. Hundreds of students, faculty and staff participate and thank alumni, parents and friends for their investment in Willamette students, faculty and staff.

Here is a sampling of the thank you notes written by WU students:

  • "Dear donors, this university gave me the ability to look beyond myself and challenge my potential. I look forward to learning for the rest of my life, with an education from Willamette that gave me the ability to openly absorb the diversity in our world. I am winged now. Thank you!"
  • "Tuition Freedom Day has shown me that Willamette is a 'pay it forward' university. I plan on donating when I become an alum. It is an honor to know that alums are giving back and helping current students!"
  • Students and staff wrote thank you notes to donors.
    Students and staff wrote thank you notes to donors.
  • Each year, hundreds of students participate and thank alumni, parents and friends for the opportunities, experiences and lifelong memories that donations to Willamette make possible.
    Each year, hundreds of students participate and thank alumni, parents and friends for the opportunities, experiences and lifelong memories that donations to Willamette make possible.
  • One student's note: "Thank you so much for believing in the Willamette community enough to support it and allow students like myself to benefit from it."
    One student's note: "Thank you so much for believing in the Willamette community enough to support it and allow students like myself to benefit from it."
  • Each year, hundreds of students participate and thank alumni, parents and friends for the opportunities, experiences and lifelong memories that donations to Willamette make possible.
    Each year, hundreds of students participate and thank alumni, parents and friends for the opportunities, experiences and lifelong memories that donations to Willamette make possible.