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Tour Guides

Tour guides will give you a chance to see aspects of academic and residential life from a current student’s perspective. Tours are available Monday-Saturday throughout the year and serve as the central piece of every campus visit.


Alec Ballweg ’18

Major(s): English

Hometown: Madison, WI

Why did you choose L&C?: “I chose LC because I love the beauty of the campus and Portland as a whole, the amazing academics, and the sense of community.”

What do you like to do in your free time? “In my free time I spend a lot of time playing Ultimate Frisbee with my team.  I also like going downtown or just hanging out on campus with friends.”






Izzy Fikso ’17

Major(s):Foreign Languages

Hometown: Seattle, WA

What advice would you give an incoming freshman/transfer student? “Try as many new things as possible, order the quesadillas from the Trail room, and always root for the Women’s Soccer Team! ”

What clubs are you involved in? “I am apart of the Game Society because I love board games.  I joined Bee Club this year because my mom is a bee keeper and I wanted to continue the family legacy.”



Maddie Lee, ’15

Major(s): Rhetoric and Media Studies

Hometown: Seattle, WA

What is your favorite place on campus? “My favorite place on Campus is the lawn outside of Pamplin Sports Center because it is a great place to on a sunny day to throw a Frisbee, do homework, or even roll out a slip-and-slide.”

What advice would you give an incoming student or a transfer student? “Take advantage of the many resources on campus, including SAAB tutoring, the Writing Center, and the Career Development Center.  Even if you don’t think you need the help, they make your life a lot easier.”


Morgan Long ’18

Major(s): Biology

Hometown: Mahtomedi, MN

What clubs are you involved in and why?: “I play the French Horn in the wind symphony; all of our music ensembles are easy to join and open to non-majors.  I’m also involved in the pre-health club.”

What do you like to do in your free time? “On the weekends I like to go hiking, Portland is great for that! Tryon Creek State Park has miles of trails a few minutes from campus, and Forest Park is just north of Downtown and is one of the countries largest urban forests.”






AnaCapri Mauro ’17

Major(s): Environmental Science

Hometown: Foster, RI

What do you like to do in your free time? “I like to juggle, hang precariously off of things (trees, humans, etc), climb, and eat chocolate.”

Where is your favorite place on Campus? “My favorite place on campus is down past the reflecting pool lawn under the grape vine trellis.”


Peter McCormick ’16

Major(s): Math & Computer Science

Hometown: Tigard, OR

What would say to incoming students?: “Get Involved! LC really does have something for everyone. Play a sport or join a club that interests you.”

What is your favorite place on campus? “The bridge across the ravine is my favorite place on campus because I feel like I’m lost in another world every time I cross it.”



Dara Reckard ’18

Major(s): Undecided

Hometown: Haiku, Hawaii

What clubs are you involved in?

“I’m involved with Anime Club and Gaming Society because I enjoy discussing shows I’ve watched and I enjoy playing games with people.  I’m also involved with College Outdoors and the theater department because I dig the vibes.”

What has been your favorite event at LC?

“I think my favorite events I’ve been to so far would probably be Bounce-a-palooza and Once Upon a Weekend.  How can you go wrong with jumping castles and short skits?”


John Trupin ’16

Major: Sociology & Anthropology

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Who is your favorite professor?

“My favorite professor is Bruce Podobnik in the Sociology & Anthropology Department, his enthusiasm is infectious and his classes have all gelling well together.”

What is your favorite event here at LC?

“The a Capella concerts are always awesome but my favorite event is Critical Blast, a big event that is run by students with music, food, and dancing in the spring that is spectacular.”





**Current Students: If you are interested in being a tour guide, learn more about the job and application process here.