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Commencement Events

This site has been updated to include Senior Experience  sponsored activities and Commencement related events in one location.

  • This site and the Commencement web site were last updated on April 14, 2014 by Dr. Michael Ford, Associate Vice President for Campus Life and Commencement Coordinator.
  • The Senior Experience web site is created for the Class of 2014 by the Student Alumni Association and the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs.

Please also consult the Commencement website for all the useful information on steps you need to take to graduate, and help you and your families start planning for the Commencement Weekend.

The Commencement Coordinator is Michael Ford, Associate Vice President for Campus Life at mford@lclark.edu.

 

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Senior Speaker Competition
Monday, March 17, 7 p.m.
Templeton, Council Chambe
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Commencement Countdown
Tuesday-Wednesday, March 18-19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Templeton, Stamm West

 

Commencement Weekend Highlights

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College Bookstore
Commencement Weekend Hours

Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-Noon

Senior Art Exhibition
Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art
Extended Hours
Thursday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m.
Sunday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
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Department Receptions scheduled independently.  Invitation and specific information will come through department contact with majors.
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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Cap and Gown Pickup
10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Templeton, Council Chamber
Please keep your cap and gown. No need to return.  If you have not yet made your pledge to the Senior Class gift, please do so when you pick up your cap and gown.

Cap and Gown Pickup on Commencement Day
Saturday,  May 10, 11a.m.-1 p.m.

Senior Art Exhibition
Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

Thursday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.- 7 p.m.

International Affairs Department Graduates Reception
4-6 p.m., Diane Gregg Pavilion
RSVP is not needed.

 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Foreign Languages Departmental Graduates Breakfast
10 a.m.-11:30 a.m., 3rd floor, Miller Center for the Humanities
RSVP to forlang@lclark.edu

Sociology/Anthropology Department Graduates Reception
10 a.m.- Noon,
J.R. Howard Hall, Room 302 and 300 lobby
RSVP to soan@lclark.edu.

Environmental Studies Graduates Reception
10 a.m. - 11 a.m., J.R. Howard Hall, 100 Level, Lobby
RSVP to wood@lclark.edu.

Religious Studies Graduates Reception
10:30a.m. - 12:30 a.m., Frank Manor Terrace (Armstrong Lounge, rain alternate).  RSVP to claire@lclark.edu.

Cap and Gown Pickup
10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Templeton, Council Chamber
Please keep your cap and gown. No need to return.  If you have not yet made your pledge to the Senior Class gift, please do so when you pick up your cap and gown.

Cap and Gown Pickup on Commencement Day
Saturday,  May 10, 11a.m.-1 p.m.

Phi Beta Kappa Induction and Reception
11 a.m., Templeton Center, Stamm Dining Hall
By invitation induction and reception for new members of Phi Beta Kappa and your families.

Trail Room Open
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Grab and go.  Or linger over lunch.  Ala carte pricing.

Send a Pioneer Swimming
12 p.m., Glade, Pamplin Sports Center
Come celebrate your class gift and watch one of your favorite Pioneers get dunked! When you contribute to the Class of 2014 Senior Gift you can cast a vote for a member of the Lewis & Clark community to be dunked.

Baccalaureate Celebration
1 p.m., Agnes Flanagan Chapel
This inspirational event is planned and organized by seniors. Includes music, dancing, readings, and reflections from classmates along with a special guest speaker. All seniors and their families are invited to this spiritually inclusive celebration.

Honors Convocation
3-4:30 p.m., Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Convocation honoring students with departmental and college-wide honors.
Followed by reception.  The Convocation will be simulcast and then later embedded at the Commencement web site.
Circle Drive, Frank Manor

Honors Convocation Reception
4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Frank Manor House, Armstrong Lounge
Join faculty, seniors, parents, families, and guests in celebrating the accomplishments of our honors graduates.  Complimentary food and beverage.

Graduating Senior Student-Athlete Reception
4:30 p.m., Pamplin Sports Center entry porch
(Pamplin foyer if weather is inclement)
The Department of Physical Education and Athletics will host graduating senior student-athletes and their families as well as coaches, faculty, and staff. Graduating student athletes wear an orange cord at graduation as a visible signal of the College’s appreciation for representing the school in varsity athletics.

Class of 2014 Banquet: Celebrating New Alumni and Your Families
6:30p.m., Marriott Hotel, Downtown Portland

Join fellow seniors, families, professors, and friends for a special evening to celebrate the Class of 2014 and your achievements. Celebrate the great years on campus and off, contributions your class has made to the College and Portland community, and honor those who made your education possible.

Senior Art Exhibition
Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 
Saturday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.


Saturday, May 10, 2014

Senior Art Exhibition
Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

Trail Room Open
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Grab and go.  Or linger over lunch.  Ala carte pricing.

Cap and Gown Pick-Up
11a.m. - 1 p.m., Templeton, Council Chamber
Last chance for graduating seniors to pick up cap and gown

Alumni Legacy Reception
11 a.m., Frank Manor, Armstrong Lounge
A “by-invitation” reception honoring graduating seniors whose family members are alumni of Lewis & Clark. At the reception, legacy seniors will be receive a medallion with orange ribbon to be worn at Commencement.

Natural Sciences Majors Reception
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.,  Olin Chemistry and Physics Building, Student Lounge
Natural sciences majors and their families are invited to join the faculty for this gathering.

Multicultural Affairs Reception
11:30 a.m., Gregg Pavilion
By invitation, hosted by Office of Multicultural Affairs.

Parents Council Reception and Luncheon
11:45 p.m., Smith Hall, Albany Quadrangle
By invitation reception, hosted by Alumni & Parent Programs.

Commencement Lineup
1 p.m..Templeton, Fields Dining Room
Lineup with fellow seniors for procession at  1:45 p.m..

141st Annual Commencement Ceremony
2 p.m., Griswold Stadium

Commencement Ceremony Simulcast
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Non-ticketed guests are welcome to enjoy the Commencement ceremony simulcast in Agnes Flanagan Chapel

President’s Reception
4:30 p.m.- 6 p.m., Frank Manor House lawn
Complimentary light refreshments will be available in the following locations:

Rain alternate locations:

Templeton Campus Center
Frank Manor House, Armstrong Lounge
Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

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