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Alumni & Parent Programs

Class of 2014 Commencement Banquet

Date: 6:30pm PDT May 9

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Join graduating seniors, families, faculty, and friends for a special evening to celebrate the Class of 2014 and their achievements. Help us thank them for a great four years on campus, their contributions to the College and Portland community, and honor those who made their education possible.

Location

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel
1401 SW Naito Pkwy
Portland, OR 97201

If you are curious about what the banquet is like, you can view photos from last year here, or contact Stephen LeBoutillier, Senior Associate Director of Alumni & Parent Programs, at sgl@lclark.edu or 503.768.7955.

Banquet Meal

You are able to choose between a salmon, chicken, and vegetarian/vegan entree. If you have an allergy or intolerance, please indicate that on registration or email alumni@lclark.edu.

Registration

Register by Thursday, May 1.

$19 for graduating seniors, $39 for family members and friends before March 28. $30 for graduating seniors, $50 for family members and friends after March 28. Refunds will be issued for cancellations prior to Monday, April 21 only.

Online Registration for the Banquet is closed
Please call 503 768-7950 for registration inquiries.

Discounted Hotel Accommodations

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront is offering a special discounted rates starting at $109 for Commencement guests, arriving as early as May 7 and departing as late as May 11.

Guests must reserve rooms by April 15, 2014 to take advantage of these rates. The discount period has expired.

Make lodging reservations.
Lodging reservations can also be made by phone at 1-877-901-6632.

The Marriott is generously donating a portion of the room proceeds to help Alumni & Parent Programs continue the deep subsidy of tickets for seniors to the Class of 2014 Commencement Banquet.

Seating

Seating at the Banquet is preassigned. Each table seats 10 people.
Guests who register together are automatically seated together. After the discount deadline, you will be asked which families or seniors you would like to sit with/near. We do our best to accommodate all requests.

Prior to the Banquet, you will get an email confirming the names of people who are in your party and will be seated together.

Dress

We encourage cocktail or business attire for this event.

Parking and Directions

Parking is available at the Hotel, in downtown parking garages, and on the street. Visit this website for information on where to find street and garage parking. For a map of parking garages around the hotel, please click here. Parking garages typically charge hourly rates (see here for an example from Smart Park) and/or a flat evening parking fee. Street parking is $1.60 per hour until 7 p.m., after which it is free.

Parking at the hotel will be available at the following rates: $27 flat fee for valet parking; $20 flat fee for self-parking.

To get directions to the hotel by car, public transportation, or walking, click here, enter your starting location, and select the mode of transportation you will be using.

Questions?

Please contact the alumni office at 503.768.7950 or alumni@lclark.edu.