About Willamette University

Our Alumni

Willamette alumni continue to demonstrate the enterprising spirit they developed on campus, while living the university motto, “Not unto ourselves alone are we born.”

Many of our alumni turn their ideas into new companies, start nonprofits to address pressing concerns worldwide or give to their communities through volunteerism.

They also remain devoted to their alma mater — whether it’s by mentoring current students or connecting with each other through the Career Network, giving to the university to support programs and services, or visiting campus during Alumni Weekend.

Check out a list of some of our notable alumni.

Learn more: Alumni and Parent Relations

Quick Facts

  • 24,000 alumni
  • Located across the U.S. and in 91 other countries
  • 73% live in Oregon, Washington and California
  • 40% graduated from Willamette in the past 15 years