Willamette University - Salem, Oregon
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ddtfamily
N 44° 56.236 W 123° 01.860
10T E 497554 N 4975982
Willamette, "Oldest University in the West"
Waymark Code: WMFQHD
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 11/18/2012
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Willamette University is made up of an undergraduate College of Liberal Arts and post-graduate schools of management, law, and education. The school has an endowment of $283 million and serves approximately 1,800 undergraduates and 780 post graduate students. The university employs 315 academic staff.

University sports teams are known as the Bearcats and compete in the NCAA Division III Northwest Conference. The school fields teams in baseball, basketball, cross-country, golf, football, rowing, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, and volleyball.

The university began as the Indian Manual Labor Training School, founded by Methodist missionary Jason Lee in 1841. The Methodist Mission Board sold the building that housed the Manual Labor School to the trustees of the Oregon Institute as a school for the children of missionaries and settlers. The institute eventually became Willamette University and Feb. 1, 1842 is considered as the founding date for Willamette University.

The Quad

Eaton Hall

Pelton Theatre

Martha Springer Botanical Garden

Hatfield Fountain

Art Building

Olin Science Center

Waller Hall

Whipple Clock Tower & Mark O. Hatfield Library

GPS coordinates are from the entrance to Waller Hall, the oldest building on campus.

Name: Willamette University

900 State Street
Salem, OR USA

Phone Number: (503) 370-6300

Web Site: [Web Link]

Type of School: Undergraduate School with Graduate Programs

School Affiliation: Private -- Independent

Date Founded: 1842

Enrollment: 2815

Nicknames/Mascots: Bearcats

School Colors: Cardinal & Gold

School Motto: Non nobis solum nati sumus — Not unto ourselves alone are we born

Location of GPS Coordinates: Entrance to Waller Hall

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