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Willamette University



Willamette is a nationally renowned private liberal arts university in Salem, Oregon. Founded in 1842, Willamette is the first university established in the western U.S. and has become a national leader in sustainability and civic engagement.


Willamette University provides rigorous education in the liberal arts and selected professional fields. Teaching and learning, strengthened by scholarship and service, flourish in a vibrant campus community. A Willamette education prepares graduates to transform knowledge into action and lead lives of achievement, contribution and meaning.


The Office for Faculty Research and Resources (OFFRR) promotes faculty professional development by helping faculty members secure external grants and awards for their research, scholarship, artistic creation and performance, and teaching, and identifying resources to support faculty career development.


Willamette law school's Placement Office provides the experience, skills and opportunities students and alumni need for a lifetime of successful career management.

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Student services

The Office of Student Activities at Willamette University offers numerous opportunities for students to get involved in co-curricular activities.

Housing services

Willamette requires all first and second year undergraduate students live on campus – and there are options available for upperclassmen and graduate students, as well. These include traditional residential communities, apartments, sororities and themed residences.

Library services

The library strives to inspire learning and intellectual curiosity while preserving history and memory; it fosters a rich environment for teaching and scholarship in the Willamette community and beyond.

ICT services

It is very beneficial to have a personal computer on campus. With every passing year, computer technology becomes more and more integrated into instructional methods. We do have many computer labs on campus, several of which are "24/7", so there are plenty of opportunities for students who choose not to bring a personal computer to campus.

Medical services

At Willamette, our comprehensive health care plans are designed to provide the highest quality care. We strive to provide our benefit eligible faculty and staff with access to evidence-based, comprehensive medical, behavioral health, vision, prescription, alternative care, dental, and orthodontic benefits that encourage healthy living.

Student Life

Campus life

By living on campus, you'll better integrate yourself into the vibrant student culture, and quickly build friendships that will endure a lifetime.

Living on campus offers:
  • Greater support for academic achievement
  • Growth in social maturity and self-reliance
  • An increased understanding of yourself and others
  • Better access to campus activities and fun

Sports facilities

To make the most of your experience it’s important to stay healthy and active – and take full advantage of the beautiful place you’ll call home while at Willamette.

The northwest is known around the world for its beautiful scenery and quality of life. Willamette’s location - in the heart of it all - offers ample opportunities to explore the great outdoors, participate in group sports, join a club or grab a workout.

Student clubs

Looking to get involved? Check out the list of organizations at WU. We have over 100 student organizations, and if you don't see what you're looking for, you can even start your own organization. You’ll find links to important documents for current WU student organizations on this page. Included are several forms that organizations may need throughout the year.


Willamette University is fully accredited by NWCCU - the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. The Willamette University College of Law, which participates with the Atkinson School in offering the joint degree in management and law (MBA/JD), is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA).

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