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Frequently Asked Questions

I have questions about my class reunion. Who do I talk to?

Class of 1968:

Emily Decker ’85, Senior Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 1968 50th Reunion Coordinator 
Golden Medallion Luncheon coordinator
503.768.7838 office —- emily@lclark.edu

Class of 1973: 

Emma Celebrezze,  Student Life Intern,
Class of 1973, 45th Reunion Coordinator 
503.768.7934 office —— ecelebrezze@lclark.edu

Class of 1978:

Tara McIrvin, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 1978 40th Reunion Coordinator 
503.768.7941 office —- taramcirvin@lclark.edu

Shishei Tsang, Graduate Student Assistant, Alumni & Parent Programs
503.768.7998 office —— stsang@lclark.edu

Class of 1983:

Ginger Moshofsky, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
Overall Alumni Weekend Coordinator
Class of 1983 35th Reunion
503.768.7444 office —- ginger@lclark.edu

Class of 1988:

Vela Dyrness Alumni Fellow, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 1988 30th Reunion Coordinator 
Overseas and Off Campus Reunion Coordinator
503.768.7934 office —- veladyrness@lclark.edu | reunions@lclark.edu

Class of 1993:

Doreen Fay, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 1993 25th Reunion Coordinator 
Music Receptions, Alumni Choir, Band and Orchestra
503.768.7950 office —— doreenfay@lclark.edu

Class of 1998:

Shishei Tsang, Graduate Student Assistant, Alumni & Parent Programs 
Class of 1998 20th Reunion Coordinator 
503.768.7950 office —— stsang@lclark.edu

Class of 2003:

Dith Pamp, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs 
Class of 2003 15th Reunion Coordinator 
dithpamp@lclark.edu

Class of 2008:

Doreen Fay, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs
503-768-7950 office —— doreenfay@lclark.edu

Class of 2013

Sifa Tonga, Graduate Student Assistant, Alumni & Parent Programs
Class of 2013, 5th Reunion Coordinator
Alumni of Color Reception Coordinator 
On Campus Housing Coordinator 
503.768.7950 office —— stonga@lclark.edu

Is Alumni Weekend family-friendly?

Absolutely! We welcome your entire family to join the fun. Kids are welcome in on-campus housing, but there is no special equipment available (no cribs, etc.), so plan to rent or bring things with you.

If you need a babysitter while at Alumni Weekend, you can contact Northwest Nannies. If you are in a local hotel, you are asked to cover parking and if applicable, valet parking. There is a four hour minimum per service. You can call NW Nannies at 503-245-5288. Click here to fill out their online Family Registration form. 

For Alumni Weekend 2018 we are bringing in Tears of Joy Theatre, Portland Taiko, and the Obo Addy Legacy Project to work with youth. Signing up for the “Child and Teen Programs” when you register will give you access to all of these activities. 

The outdoor pool will be open every day and there will be lawn games on Saturday afternoon. Many of the “regular” activities will also be fun for children and youth like the Global Dinner and the Saturday brunch.

If you need to rent or borrow equipment for children, you can contact Katelyn’s Closet at (503) 293-4333 to arrange for rentals. They rent out pack and plays, as well as high chairs. Please plan ahead if you will be utilizing their service. They request a 2 month notice to make sure they have enough equipment in stock. 

Is campus animal-friendly?

On-leash dogs, cats, and other critters are welcome to enjoy the grounds and outdoor events, provided they behave nicely. Pets are not allowed inside buildings. Certified service and support animals are welcome everywhere.

I have special dietary needs. Will they be accommodated?

We will pass on all dietary requests to Bon Appetit. The Bon Appetit staff are excellent at making sure all the needs of campus guests are met. Please contact our office at 503.768.7950 or alumni@lclark.edu if you have dietary needs that you did not note at the time you registered. Food will be very clearly labeled with ingredients at events and meals. There are always vegetarian/vegan, and gluten-free options at events and meals.

I have accessibility limitations. Can I still come to reunion?

We will have an accessibility map available at check-in and here online. Many campus buildings, all of the apartments, and most residence halls are ADA-compliant. There are several rooms in apartments that are built specifically to accommodate wheelchairs and have low counters and accessible bathrooms. Some paths on campus are not accessible, and some older buildings do not have wheelchair access, elevators, or accessible bathrooms. Campus is large and can be tricky to navigate, so persons with mobility limitations are recommended to bring a friend or family member to help. The double decker bus, running on Thursday and Sunday, is not accessible. If you have questions, please call 503.768.7950 or email alumni@lclark.edu.

Can I stay on campus during Alumni Weekend?

We will be offering a variety of on-campus housing options, including apartment doubles and quads, and housing in the newest building, Holmes Hall.

Are the housing buildings air conditioned?

No. You can open windows and if needed, we can supply a fan but they are not air conditioned.

Do local hotels provide discounted lodging?

Please see this page for lodging accommodations.

Can I park on campus for free during Alumni Weekend?

Yes, parking is free for the duration of Alumni Weekend. Please follow all campus signs regarding not parking in loading zones, fire lanes, and reserved spots. There are a number of  spots on campus reserved specifically for guests with Disabled Person Parking Permits. Cars parked inappropriately may be ticketed. Please be considerate and move your car out of check-in parking as soon as possible. Parking your camper or recreational vehicle on campus for the duration of Alumni Weekend is not allowed.

What do people wear to Alumni Weekend events?

Casual dress is appropriate at Alumni Weekend events.

What are my transportation options for Alumni Weekend?

MAX runs from the airport to downtown Portland and there are other options as well. Find transportation options here.

How do I know which professors, staff or alumni will be there?

You can find who has registered here.

It’s not my reunion year. Can I still attend?

Yes!

What are the Pioneer College sessions this year?

Descriptions of Pio College sessions are added to the schedule as they are confirmed.

Which events are free?

Free events include:
Riding the double decker bus
Pioneer College Sessions
Alumni to Alumni Networking Session
Hikes
Tours
The Watzek 50th Anniversary Dance Party
Alumni Choir, Band and Orchestra, including their concert
Sesquicentennial Gathering Celebration
Birthday Party in the Garden

How can I contribute to my class gift?

The Annual Fund Class Gift is a way for you and your classmates to give thanks for your L&C education - and help current students experience L&C like you did. Contributions of all sizes are welcome and appreciated. Click here to make your gift.

What if my plans change and I am not able to attend after I have registered?

Refunds are available until 14 days before event. Read refund policy.

You haven’t answered my question here. 

We’re sorry if we’ve missed a question of yours on this page. But, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 503.768.7950 or email reunions@lclark.edu any questions or concerns you may have. We have great staff excited to help you in any way we can!