Signature Events

Feb. 1, 2017

Willamette Day

Willamette's official 175th birthday, including an Atkinson Lecture featuring renowned author Ta-Nehisi Coates.

March 11, 2017

Day of Service

Bearcats around the world give back to their communities. On campus, the event coincides with the annual Social Pow wow.

March 11, 2017

Annual Social Pow wow

Willamette's Native and Indigenous Student Union presents the 15th annual Social Pow wow, "a time to renew thoughts of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage."

May 14, 2017


Celebrating the graduates of the University's 175th year.

Aug. 21, 2017

Solar Eclipse

Special activities and events as Salem experiences a unique celestial phenomenon.

Aug. 25, 2017

University Convocation

Introducing the newest group of Bearcats.

Sept. 15-17

Alumni Weekend

Welcoming alumni home to Willamette and commemorating the 150th anniversary of Waller Hall.

Oct. 6-8, 2017

Family Weekend

Bringing students and families together on campus.

Dec. 2, 2017

Closing Celebration

Concluding a year of celebration by ringing in the holiday season and re-lighting the campus' famed Star Trees.