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Address: 900 State St, Salem, OR 97301
Phone Number: +1 503-370-6300
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The oldest Liberal Arts college west of the Rockies.

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Beautiful campus - very friendly

Attended an alumni function welcoming the class of 2020! It was a very meaningful ceremony and afterwards the class of 1970 lighted the candles of the class of 2020. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
jsterup
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salem oregon
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salem oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Attended an alumni function welcoming the class of 2020! It was a very meaningful ceremony and afterwards the class of 1970 lighted the candles of the class of 2020. The candles were then placed in the mill race - everyone watched as they floated down the mill race at dusk.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Outstanding visit! Loved the fresh food, friendly people, and variety of experiences. Gorgeous campus. Salem has a lot to offer in places to eat and outdoor activities. The music program far exceeded my expectations.

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

Willamette is a historic University and important for that if nothing else, but it also a most pleasant place to visit. Located directly across from the grounds of the Oregon State Capitol, it extends the park-like setting of the Capitol grounds -- with beautiful historic buildings, plenty of green space, and a lovely duck-filled creek running right through the heart... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Willamette University is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. It's located on a large parcel of land in downtown Salem, across from the Capitol Building. Willamette offers a plethora of musical opportunities, with recitals, the Oregon Symphony, and the Salem Philharmonic playing on campus. There is an excellent bookstore, and an excellent cafeteria with whole foods and many... More 

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Mountain View, California
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41 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2016

Willamette has a stream going through it and many ducks on campus, but it is still just another school. There is nothing interesting about it. Sorry for the blunt truth.

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Thank Kuroi K
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016

I love this university. It has great landscaping and learning environments. Small school with plenty of study space. Wish I could have attended.

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Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2016

I don't know about the university BUT they have an excellent cafeteria. It's open to the public. They have different stations with different types of food. This cafeteria would definitely be responsible for the "freshman 15". Oh yeah, totally affordable.

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Thank JPBx2
Reno, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2016

This is not college food! Top notch all the way. Plus it's a lovely location along a stream. Walk the campus after your meal.

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2015

A beautiful campus and lovely to walk around. Don't miss the Giant Sequoia's!! They have a huge library and arts theatre, gallery as well. Spend an afternoon.

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Salem, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2015

Great selection/choices of food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Soups, salad bar, cook to order items, deli sandwiches, specials, any type of fountain drink, water, bottled drinks etc...

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Thank Shirley A

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