Join us for Bearcat Days!

    Waller Hall at Willamette University

    Be at home at Willamette University.

    Although we do not have any known cases of COVID-19 on campus, CDC guidelines have prompted us to suspend our campus visit programs through May 15, and our admission events for the spring semester have been postponed. We will continue to monitor the situation as it evolves, and we will update you no later than April 6 with more information about on-campus programs moving forward.

    In the meantime, our admission team is putting together virtual visit options that will allow you to connect with members of our community from a distance. We’ll be in touch soon with more details.

    Bearcat Days are Willamette's signature events for admitted students. This year's Bearcat Days events will take place on March 12-13, April 2-3, and April 16-17. If those dates don't work, please join us for a customized campus visit.  

    Bearcat Days is a great opportunity for admitted students and their families to truly experience the campus culture of Willamette University.  

    Visiting during Bearcat Days will allow you to experience day-to-day life at WU. Grab a cup of coffee at the Bistro, kick your feet up in the Millstream, meander through the Star Trees, sit in on your first class, and meet your new community!  

    • Meet your future professors and classmates and ask them questions about life at WU.

    • Get the inside tour of where you'll be living and learning.

    • Start your intellectual journey by visiting a class or learning about research and internships.

    • Talk with financial aid staff about how to finance a Willamette education.

    • Listen to students describe what you'll experience during your first year.

    • Get a glimpse of our diverse array of athletic programs and student organizations.

    • Spend the evening with our students and stay overnight in a residence hall.

    Visitors will leave Bearcat Days with a clear understanding of what it means to live and learn in our engaging and inclusive community. View this year's student schedule and parent schedule for an idea of what to expect during your visit. 


    For students traveling unaccompanied, Willamette University provides a Bearcat Bus from Portland International Airport (PDX) to campus. Each bus departs PDX Thursday afternoon at 1:00pm sharp. The Bearcat Bus departs the Willamette campus at 3:00pm sharp on Friday. Students are advised to book flights that arrive in Portland by 12:20pm on Thursday and depart Portland no earlier than 6:00pm Friday. Sign up for the Bearcat Bus on your Bearcat Day registration form.

    Join us on campus! We look forward to discussing your future as a Bearcat. 

    All Bearcat Day events take place over two days: Thursday to Friday.

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