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Homecoming and Family Weekend

October 31 - November 2, 2014

We are excited to see you on Palatine Hill for Homecoming and Family Weekend. The following is a tentative schedule of events. Check back often for updates! Registration will be available in late August. Individual locations on campus will be printed in your check-in information handout.

For more information on area hotels, click here.

For a map of campus, click here.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 - Thursday, Oct. 30

Tuesday, October 28
7:30-9:45 am Pio Pick Me Up
Stop by JR Howard Hall for donuts and coffee.
Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and the Student Alumni Association.

Wednesday, October 29
8-10 pm Wednesday Night Concert Series (WNCS) Open Mic featuring alumni performers at Maggie’s Cafe.

Friday, October 31

1-5:30 pm Check in open for Homecoming and Family Weekend. Located in Campus Information Office, Gate 3.

3-5 pm Department open houses. Stop by a variety of student support services offices to learn about services available to your student. A full list will be available at check in.

5-7 pm Dinner, Fields Dining Room
Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in the newly renovated dining hall.

8 pm Movie, to be announced.

Saturday, November 1

 7:30 am-6:30 pm Check in open for Homecoming and Family Weekend. Located in Campus Information Office, Gate 3.

8-10:30 am Parents Council Meeting

9 am Tryon Creek nature walk. See a rain forest in action in the park adjoining campus. It will likely be wet so bring rain gear or take a L&C-provided poncho. Led by College Outdoors staff.

9 am Pioneer College Session I

  • Student-Athlete Career Panel - Alumni talk about how to market the student-athlete experience in the real world.

10 am Women’s Soccer v. Whitman College.

10:30 am Alumni Swim Meet. Alumni who participated in swim team are invited to compete in an informal meet.

10:30 am Coffee with Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell. Light pastries provided.

11 am-1 pm Brunch

11 am Cross Country Conference at Bush Park

***12 Noon-End of 3rd Quarter 11th Annual Tailgate Extravaganza. A family-friendly event with clam chowder to keep you warm. Mingle in a tent right on the field.****

2 pm Homecoming Game. Pioneers v. Pacific kickoff

5 pm Pioneer College Session II

  • Professor of Biology Kellar Autumn - Check back soon for a talk title!
  • Center for Entrepreneurship Director Michael Kaplan - Check back       soon for a talk title!

5-7 pm Dinner in Fields. Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in the newly renovated dining hall.

6 pm Jim Duncan Retirement Dinner. Celebrate the retirement of Professor of Chemistry Jim Duncan during Homecoming and Family Weekend. Professor Duncan has worked at Lewis & Clark College since 1977. At this event we’ll recognize the impact Professor Duncan has made during his tenure at the college. For more information, click here.

6:30 pm Entrepreneurship Dinner. Learn about the exciting opportunities the Center for Entrepreneurship has. Speakers to be announced.

8 pm a Capella Performance

Sunday, November 2

 8 am Board of Alumni Meeting

11 am-1 pm Parent-Student Goodbye Brunch. Parents and/or family members are invited to spend brunch with their student in the campus dining hall. 

12 Noon Careers for Pioneers. Alumni are invited to share professional, life, and education experiences and advice, and meet students who are eager to learn from you and practice their communication and networking skills with a friendly audience. Lunch will be provided.
Learn more and register here.
Thirty-minute introductory session for students begins at 11:30 a.m.

 

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