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Not unto ourselves alone are we born

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One of 40 Colleges That Change Lives

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11 of the 26 Oregon Professors of the Year are from Willamette

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Professor Karen Holman
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Undergraduate Admission

For 175 years — longer than Oregon, Washington and California have been states — Willamette has provided rigorous and personalized education to students who have gone on to shape the political, economic, social and artistic character of the Northwest and the world.

We’ve got stellar professors who challenge students to develop new approaches to age-old problems through personalized learning and research projects. Wide-ranging social experiences keep our campus buzzing, and our students are deeply committed to our motto, Non nobis solum nati sumus — Not unto ourselves alone are we born.

All of these characteristics earned us recognition as one of 40 “Colleges That Change Lives.” As you explore our site, you’ll quickly find that we’re a place like no other. Come visit us to experience Willamette for yourself.

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Women’s basketball is in fifth place nationally for cancer fundraiser

The only Division III school in the top 10, Willamette can win a huge cash bonus by getting the most new pledges the week of Feb. 18.

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I Love WU

Students know their lives will change when they come to Willamette. But sometimes the unexpected happens — they fall in love.

Alex Lavery ’14 and Kelly Rose (Oster) Lavery ’15
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ASP arrival day is Monday, Feb. 5 — Get involved!

Welcome the buses, join the class at dinner — here's how to help welcome the new ASP class!

Students greet ASP class at Hatfield Fountain in 2015