students sitting under umbrellas during graduation

They Had A Plan For That

Willamette’s graduates in the Class of 2021 defied the odds. The chance of rain increased as the four separate commencement ceremonies took place, but only some light showers dared to fall in the final minutes of the last event.

Wil-Hi had a plan for that: specially-ordered umbrellas featuring the school logo quickly popped up and graduation concluded with smiles all around.

Well over 300 seniors walked at the 2021 Willamette ceremonies, spread among four separate events to accommodate more spectators during a time of physical distancing.