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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.

 imageArthur Borden-Heilman ’17

Major: Economics

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Who is your favorite professor and why?

“I love Laura Mulas for Spanish because of her unforced passion for Spanish but more importantly because of her true love of interaction & co-participation during class.”

What was your favorite event at L&C and why?

“I loved the first football game that I attended because almost the entirety of my class attended and it was the first time I enjoyed a football game off of my couch.”


Monique Calfe-Smith ’17image

Major: Undecided

Hometown: Berkeley, CA

What is your favorite class and why?

“I enjoy my Exploration and Discovery class, called ‘Defining the Self’ because of the engaging conversations we have together.”

What advice would you give an incoming freshman/transfer student?

“Always keep lots of snacks in your dorm room if you’re a snacker like me!”



imageKatie Lauren Dunbar ’17

Major(s): Biology & Environmental Science

Hometown: Santa Rosa, CA

What is your favorite place on Campus and why?

“The reflecting pool because it is a beautiful and calm and a great place to work on homework or relax.”

What was your favorite event at L&C and why?

“I loved my first swim meet because all my teammates and people in the community came to support everyone! It was a great social and athletic event.”

imageGabriela Rodriguez ’16

Major(s): Biology

Hometown: San Francisco

What clubs are you involved in and why? “I am currently the undergraduate representative for the Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, co-facilitate Lewis & Clark Christian Community, a mentor for first year students through the Leading to Engage All Pioneers (L.E.A.P.) program, an Admissions ambassador, and a member of Multicultural Organizations Seeking an Inclusive Community (MOSAIC), and the health professions club. I am involved with these clubs because I love meeting new people, being involved with and able to contribute to my community, and the chance to learn from each other.”

Reasons for choosing LC?: “I chose Lewis & Clark College because I knew I wanted to attend a small, private, liberal arts college with small class sizes and a close, supportive community. I also got the opportunity to visit through a fly-out program and really enjoyed my time here. As I was researching colleges two things that stood out to me were one, how environmentally friendly LC is and two, the great amount of overseas/traveling opportunities LC has  available to students.”


imageDaniela Lopez ’16

Major(s): Political Science & Economics

Hometown: Hillsboro, OR

What do you like to do in your free time? “I attend the fantastic lectures and events on campus, practice in the Platteau dance studio, or hop on the Pio to explore downtown Portland.”

What clubs are you involved in? “Political Science Club because that is what I love. Ukulele Orchestra because it is so much fun and we get to play in awesome venues. Community Relations Committee because the LC community is so involved and connected inside and outside of campus.”

Peter McCormick ’16image

Major(s): Undecided

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.”



Eva Ramey ’15

Major(s): Environmental Studies

Hometown: Nederland, CO

What clubs are you involved in?

I am involved with the College Outdoors program because I love being outside and exploring the natural world. It is also a great way to meet new people and make new friends. Overall it is a lot of fun!

Where is your favorite place on campus?

My favorite place on campus is the reflecting pool. It is a beautiful place to sit and enjoy the view and study.


imageKarissa Tom ’16

Major(s): Sociology & Anthropology

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

What do you like to do in your free time?: “I like going out for Bubble Tea with my friends around Portland.  If I don’t feel like leaving Campus, then I like to hang out in South Campus or make art in my apartment.”

What would say to incoming students?: “Never be afraid to try new things and experiment! College is an amazing opportunity to learn about yourself and create community—don’t let it pass you by!”



Erik Wilhelm ’15

Major(s): Psychology

Hometown: Bend, OR

What was your favorite event at LC? “Well, the Luau is stuffed to the rafters with good food and some awesome performers (you know, like fire arts club and stuff) so I think that will be my vote.”

What clubs are you involved in? “Historical Fencing-like I need an excuse to play with swords. Gaming Society-good place to chat and blow off steam with a good game. Capella Nova (choir)-I can’t stop singing. It’s a problem. This is my fix.”

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