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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:

    Shishei Tsang, Graduate Student Assistant, Alumni & Parent Programs
    Class of 1978 40th Reunion Coordinator 
    Music Reunion and Reception
    Alumni Choir
    Pioneer Log Reunion
    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 
    LGBTQ+ Reception
    Overseas and Off Campus Reunion Coordinator
    503.768.7934 office —- veladyrness@lclark.edu | reunions@lclark.edu

    Class of 1993:

    Vela Dyrness Alumni Fellow, Alumni & Parent Programs
    Class of 1993 25th Reunion Coordinator 
    LGBTQ+ Reception
    Overseas and Off Campus Reunion Coordinator
    503.768.7934 office —- veladyrness@lclark.edu | reunions@lclark.edu

    Class of 1998:

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

    Class of 2003:

    India Roper-Moyes ’20, Student Alumni Weekend Assistant
    Class of 2003 15th Reunion Coordinator 
    Residence Life/Campus Living Reception
    alumni@lclark.edu

    Class of 2008:

    India Roper-Moyes ’20, Student Alumni Weekend Assistant
    Class of 2008 10th Reunion Coordinator 
    Residence Life/Campus Living Reception
    alumni@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,(3years and older) Portland Taiko, Obo Addy Legacy Project , and Mo Phillips to work with youth. Signing up for the “Child and Teen Programs” when you register will give you access to all of these activities. Appropriate for elementary,  middle, and high school children.

    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 would like to go to a Double Decker Bus destination but need accessible transportation, please email alumni@lclark.edu and we will make accommodations. If you have questions, please call 503.768.7950 or email alumni@lclark.edu.

  • When registering for Alumni Weekend online, what if I don’t know all my guests’ contact information OR my children don’t have an email?

    You are welcome to use your contact information for your guests and children, however, please note that we will have no way of contacting them for event confirmations and/or event changes.

  • 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?

    Lewis & Clark has secured a discount and block of rooms at the Hilton Duniway Hotel Downtown. It is conveniently located next to Pioneer Square and near the MAX line. The double decker bus will be stopping here at various times on Thursday and Sunday. Right now we have a block of rooms set aside for $189 a night for a room with a king-size bed. Interested alumni should 1) go here, to the The Duniway Portland, a Hilton Hotel website.  2) Put in dates of the stay at the top and click “rooms and rates”. 3) When rates appear go to the section on the left side “Narrow your results” and click on the bottom “Have a special code?”. 4) Under “Group code” enter: LEW. In order to receive the group rate, reservations must be made by May 28, 2018.

    A number of other hotels in the metro area offer a Lewis & Clark discount. Please visit this page for a list of hotels, the special rate(s) offered, and instructions on how to book a room with the discount!

     

  • 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?

    The #39 Trimet bus route runs between the Campus, the Burlingame transit center, and Safeway on SW Barbur Boulevard, and the Hillsdale neighborhood. Plan your trip here!

     

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

     

    On Thursday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.  you can take a free ride ont Double Decker PDXThe bus will pick up in front of Templeton hourly, last pick up at 3 pm, please see the schedule below. Then it’s off to the Duniway Portland, a Hilton hotel between 5th and 6th Avenue on Taylor in downtown Portland. From the Duniway, it goes to 10th and Oak, around the corner from Powell’s City of Books and close to the Pearl and Alphabet Districts. Finally it goes back to campus to do it all again. The last pick-up in front of Templeton is 3 p.m. The last drop-off is 4 p.m. Double Decker PDX is not wheelchair accessible. If you would like to go to a Double Decker Bus destination but need accessible transportation, please email alumni@lclark.edu and we will make accommodations.

    Lewis & Clark Duniway, Hilton Hotel 10th and Oak (Powell’s)
    10 a.m. 10:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m.
    11 a.m. 11:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m.
    12 p.m. 12:20 p.m. 12:30 p.m.
    1 p.m. 1:20 p.m. 1:30 p.m.
    2 p.m. 2:20 p.m. 2:30 p.m.
    3 p.m. 3:20 p.m. 3:30 p.m.
    4:05 p.m.    

    On Sunday betwen 10 am and 4 pm  you can take a free ride on Double Decker PDX The bus picks up hourly in front of Templeton Campus Center then heads off to Saturday Market, which happens on Sunday too. Then it’s off to the Duniway Portland, a Hilton hotel between 5th and 6th Avenue on Taylor in downtown Portland. The last pick-up in front of Templeton is 3 p.m. The last drop-off is 4 p.m. Double Decker PDX is not wheelchair accessible. If you would like to go to a Double Decker Bus destination but need accessible transportation, please email alumni@lclark.edu and we will make accommodations.

    Lewis & Clark Saturday Market Duniway, Hilton Hotel
    10 a.m. 10:25 a.m. 10:40 a.m.
    11 a.m. 11:25 a.m. 11:40 a.m.
    12 p.m. 12:25 a.m. 12:40 p.m.
    1 p.m. 1:25 p.m. 1:40 a.m.
    2 p.m. 2:25 p.m. 2:40 p.m.
    3 p.m. 3:25 p.m. 3:40 p.m.
    4 p.m.    
  • How do I know which professors, staff or alumni will be there?

    You can find who has registered here, or find a list of faculty and staff who have registered for Alumni Weekend 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.

     

    You can find the Pioneer College sessions here.

  • Which events are free?

    Free events open to all guests include:

    Singing in the Alumni Choir
    Riding the double decker bus
    Swimming in the Estate Pool
    College Search Workshop, hosted by Admissions (If you plan to attend, please register with the Office of Admissions.)
    Spiritual Life Reception
    Dan O’Sullivan Performance at Maggie’s, Thursday, 9 to Midnight
    Pioneer College 
    TheSurvivor Showing and Q & A with Writer/Director Danial Afzal ’13
    Albany Society Linger Longer
    Gathering of Remembrance for Roger Paget
    Alumni to Alumni Networking Session
    Vietnam and Nixon Era Alumni Gathering
    Hikes
    Tours
    The Watzek 50th Anniversary Dance Party
    Moonlight A Cappella with B-Side Book Club
    Sesquicentennial Gathering Celebration
    Birthday Party in the Garden
    Golden Oldies in the Trail Room
    The Alumni Choir Concert

    Please see the Alumni Weekend schedule for details on these and all Alumni Weekend events.

     

  • 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!