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New Student Orientation

Parents Preview 2016

Date: August 24

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We invite all of our new students’ families to join us for Parents Preview. Running simultaneously with the first two days of New Student Orientation, August 24 & 25, the program is designed to familiarize parents with the academic and co-curricular life of the college so they have confidence that they are leaving their student in good hands.  The program is regularly praised for helping with the college transition. As one recent parent said, “Though it was difficult to leave…we felt much better about it for having spent the time on campus these two days.”

The formal program begins at 3:45pm on Wednesday, August 24 with a social event for parents and concludes at 7pm on Thursday, August 25 with a community picnic following the Opening Convocation, the official opening of the 2016-17 academic year.  We trust you will make plans now to attend Parents Preview.

Program Overview

It is our mission to introduce you to the College, familiarize you with the academic program and many student services but still provide you enough time with your son or daughter to allow for a comfortable transition. 

Program Details

  • Register for Parents Preview!

    We hope you plan to join us for this popular event.  Registration will begin in mid-June and close circa August 8, 2016.  Please do not register your Lewis & Clark student for the events. We look forward to meeting you.

  • Local Accommodations

    Receive special rates at these nearby locations. Regretfully, we do not have on-campus accommodations for parents or family members.

  • Tentative Schedule for Parents Preview 2016 

    This schedule (plus other important resource materials) will be available in printed form when you pick up your arrival packet and name tag on Wednesday, August 24 between 8am and 4pm in Templeton Center.

  • NSO Tentative Schedule for First Year & Transfer Students for 2016 - COMING SOON!

    Get a preview of how your son or daughter might be spending their time during New Student Orientation from August 24 through August 28. A printed student schedule will be part of your arrival packet in addition to the final Parents Preview Schedule. You can check out last year’s schedule here.

  • 2016-17 Academic Calendar - COMING SOON!

    This calendar should assist you in making travel plans for your student to and from the campus. Please make note of the opening and closing dates and times for the residence halls:

    • Fall 2016 Residence Hall Closing - December 15 @ 3pm
    • Spring 2017 Residence Hall Opening - January 15 @ 9am
  • Family Resource Guide

    This publication is a handy guide for parents of new students as well as for parents and family members of upper division students as well.  The Guide is published on an annual basis and is currently under review for 2016-17.

Event Contact

Sandi Bottemiller
Director of Housing & Orientation
503-768-7977 fax