Join us for Bearcat Day!

    Blitz the Bearcat

    Your college education starts now.

    Our signature admitted student event Bearcat Day is an exciting and spirit-filled day that will allow you to live the life of a Willamette student. Attend a class, eat in Goudy dining commons, visit a professor in an academic hearth, meet current and future Bearcats and experience downtown Salem.

    Bearcat Day events in 2022 are now full.

    Bearcat Day kicks off with check-in at 10am and concludes with dinner at 5pm. During your day on campus, students will:

    • observe a class,
    • meet new and current Bearcats for lunch,
    • explore campus on a guided tour,
    • visit with professors at "open hearths," and
    • learn more about campus clubs, activities, and resources at our outdoor fair.
    Parents, family members and guests joining students will:
    • have lunch with current Bearcat parents,
    • speak with key community members that support our students, and
    • have the option to schedule an appointment with financial aid before joining their students for campus tours, "open hearths," and the resource fair.

    For families wishing to stay into the evening, we will host a reception at 6pm where you'll be able to mingle with staff and faculty and sample wines from the Willamette Valley. Students can remain on campus to experience a variety of special social events from 6-8pm. 

    If registration for the Bearcat Day you hope to attend is no longer available, please sign up for a weekday campus visit.

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    Willamette University

    Office of Admission

    Willamette University
    900 State Street
    Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.
    503-370-6303 voice
    1-844-BEARCAT toll free
    503-375-5363 fax
    503-375-5383 TDD