“I was able to pass on all of my moving boxes to five people in the WU community. Having folks ready to take them off my hands motivated me to unpack faster!”

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Moving Boxes

“I found a Willamette student to help me through the switchboard post. Thank you!”

“The bicycle sold on Craigslist rather than Switchboard.  Always nice to have multiple places to post!”

“A guardian Angel answered our call on that very morning and delivered my daughter to campus...with a smoothie waiting for her no less. She was an alum making me fall that much more in love with Willamette. And wouldn't take a penny. Her character, values and kindness won't be forgotten. Hope to pay it forward. Grateful mom.”

“Was so happy to see my piano go to the good home of a fellow Bearcat Alum.  :)”


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Piano for Sale

“Mattress was picked up within days of the offer.  Thank you!”

“This offer was picked up on Airbnb before any Switchboard takers jumped in.  Happy for a successful rental for the eclipse!”


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Totality Housing

“Sold quickly for he price I was asking.  Thank you, Switchboard!  :)”


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Queen Bed Frame

“People were hired! We're still hiring though!!”

“Willamette student with outstanding recs applied and was hired for this position.  ”

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German tutor needed

“Thank you, Prof. Ann M. Nicgorski, for connecting me with your husband for his stamp-collecting expertise!”

“Brooke, president of the NYC alumni group, messaged me almost immediately! She not only connected me to a great housing opportunity but also connected me to other alumni in the area. It was a pleasure to meet her in person less than a week later. I couldn't be happier to be a Bearcat! ”

“I'm looking for career advice now that school is over and the real world looms; it's so encouraging and helpful to have alums pitch in with ideas or contacts!”

“I forgot and lost my glasses when I changed my clothes in the restroom at gym on Tuesday. When I remembered and came back there to check it, I couldn't get into the gym because it closed at 11pm. I came back next day but I asked people at gym but no one received any lost item. Then I went to Campus Safety to check it but they didn't received any similar glasses that I have had. I couldn't wait to return to Campus Safety to check it every day until someone returned it, I decided to print a notice and posted it around the restroom at gym so that someone can see and return it to me sooner. Few hours after that, someone texted me by SMS to let me know that he/she got my glasses at reception desk at gym. I felt so happy when someone found it and returned it to me and I am so grateful to have nice friends at Willamette!”

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Lost glasses!!

“Thanks to so many for interest in my piano! It has successfully found a home with a member of the Willamette community. I'm grateful.”


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Piano for sale

“The WU Alumni Community came through and I have all of the volunteers needed for the new grad calling program!! Thank you WUAA members! ”

“I backed the Kickstarter project, enjoyed all the updates,and received some pretty fancy beer glasses. Now I just need to make it to the Silverton area to try the beer!”

“ The party was awesome! Thank you everyone who came out. Great to see some Bearcats there. Check out our post about it (there are pictures)! And of course, our door is always open. Stop by any time. See you next time! ”

“ I ended up taking an Uber to my destination.  ”

“ I joined the WUAA Puget Sound Chapter, and ended up connecting with WU alum Jazmyn Li who works at a data visualization company up here in Seattle. We met for an informational interview, where I learned a lot about what it's like to work in data analytics. Success! Thanks, Jazmyn! Furthermore, a colleague of hers was interested in interviewing me for a job at their company, which would allow me to see all sides of the data visualization company and help me find out if this is the right career for me. (Wish me luck!) ”

“Thanks to Jerry Houser and his wife for hiring me to consult on their home PC. They wondered if it was worth removing viruses and upgrading the hardware or purchasing another computer. After analyzing the PC (time to optimize and upgrade capabilities), I suggested they purchase a new computer. I helped set them up, and even went back to troubleshoot a printer issue. Thank you for welcoming me into your home and for the referral. :)”

“ Thanks also to Leslie who came in last week and to Rebecca who will come in next week! ”

“ I've got FIVE more volunteers!  This is great.  I'll continue needing volunteers so if you're interested, please get in touch.  Thanks to Anne, Melissa, Raelyne, Mary & Taylor!   ”

“ First volunteer scheduled for next week. Thanks Katherine! ”

“My friend was able to secure an internship in Portland as an assistant to someone with her dream job! ”