As a parent, you are an important part of the college search process, and we know that your questions may be very different than those asked by your student. We would like to give you the resources you need to learn about Lewis & Clark and help your son or daughter make an informed college decision. We have gathered the information below that we hope will be useful for you, and please feel free to contact your student’s Admissions Counselor to ask any additional questions you may have.
This great new resource allows prospective parents to connect with the parents of current students. These parents are looking forward to receiving your questions.
Campus housing is available to all undergraduate students at Lewis & Clark in a variety of residential settings. The College requires all first and second year students to live on campus because we believe that the academic experience is enhanced by the learning that goes on outside the classroom. You can also learn more about Dining Services on the website of our food service provider, Bon Appetit.
Although Lewis & Clark is in a secure, residential neighborhood in Portland’s west hills, we take safety very seriously on campus. Officers from Campus Safety are on duty 7 days a week, 365 days per year, and are here to assist with all safety and security issues.
- Escorts are available for students traveling across campus during evening hours. Students should call 503-768-7777 to request this service.
- There are currently 24 Emergency Phones or “Blue Boxes” around the campus that provide a direct link to Campus Safety. Students should familiarize themselves with the locations of these Emergency Phones in the event they are needed.
- Every Residence Hall is staffed by trained professionals including Resident Advisors and Campus Living Staff. The Residence Hall Handbook, Settling In, is a great resource for learning all about living in a Residence Hall Community.
Here you can learn some basics about a Lewis & Clark education, as well as where our students come from, and what we are looking for in an applicant. Or you can explore our Academic Departments and Programs.
Education is an investment. The decision to invest in an education of high quality may be one of the most important decisions you and your family will ever make. At Lewis & Clark, we are committed to working in partnership with your family to identify the best financial options and strategies for attaining a Lewis & Clark education.
In addition to need-based financial aid, every student is automatically considered for merit-based academic scholarships. In addition, students may apply for merit scholarships awarded in Music and Forensics.
In the 2011-2012 academic year:
- Approximately 82% of Lewis & Clark students received some form of financial assistance.
- Total aid awarded to students in grants/scholarships, campus work opportunities, and student loans exceeded $43,000,000.
- Individual aid packages ranged from $1,000 to $55,491.
- 24% of Lewis & Clark students were eligible for Federal Pell Grants.
Learn about the services offered by Student Health Services.
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) leads Lewis & Clark’s efforts toward building and sustaining a diverse and culturally vibrant campus community.
The Career Development Center is the place to go for internships, community service opportunities and career assistance. Students can use the Center’s myriad resources throughout their time on campus, as well as after graduation. There are also ways parents and families can get involved in a student’s career development.
If your student is applying to Lewis & Clark, here are some important guidelines. In addition, the Application FAQ page is full of helpful information.
Although designed for parents and families of current students, this page is a wonderful resource for prospective families as well.
The quarterly magazine for the Lewis & Clark community contains great in-depth features as well as updates on some of our alumni.