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Commencement Parking and Transportation


On Saturday, May 9, 2015 please encourage your family and friends to arrive by 12:30 p.m. to 1p.m. for the Commencement Ceremony. Parking is available in several on campus lots. Allow extra time for traffic, walking to Griswold Stadium or Pamplin Sports Center, and finding seating. 

For maps and directions to Lewis & Clark, please consult the College’s Visiting Campus site.

Parking access and availability will be shown by traffic directional signs posted along S.W. Palatine Hill Road as well as by uniformed Campus Safety officers and other uniformed parking assistants. The largest supply of parking can be accessed via Gate 2.  Additional parking will be available and can be accessed via Gate 5.

Parking is prohibited in the neighborhoods surrounding the College. 


Blue signage with the handicap logo on it will be on the roadway beginning at the roundabout at the Law School. The signage will direct those needing handicapped parking to the Visitor Information Gate. A Campus Safety officer will be there to assist with the best available parking.  Please consult the Special Needs campus map.


ON CAMPUS SHUTTLE SERVICE will be available Saturday, May 9, between 11 am and 2:15 pm and then between 4:30-6 p.m. Two small vans will circulate on the Campus between Fir Acres Theater, Lower Griswold, Upper Griswold, Law School, Huston Ball Field, and Campus Safety parking lots.

Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9
The Pioneer Express will provide service between 6th & Salmon (downtown Portland) and Templeton Student Center on its regular schedule during the morning hours.

On Friday afternoon, May 8, the Pioneer Express will modify its schedule to accommodate an additional stop at the Portland Marriott Waterfront Hotel.

Saturday, May 9
Pioneer Express
 In addition to the regularly scheduled Pioneer Express service,  the College is adding two additional Commencement shuttle buses to provide service in the morning and early afternoon, with downtown pickup at SW Clay St. at Naito Parkway. (Portland Marriott Waterfront Hotel).

Commencement Shuttles-Saturday, May 9, 2015
PIO =  Lewis & Clark Pioneer Express
ECO1 and 2 = Commencement Buses (Eco-Shuttle)
Depart Downtown




8:18 am 6th & SW Salmon 8:45 am PIO EXPRESS
9:13 am 6th & SW Salmon 9:55 am PIO EXPRESS
10:23 am 6th & SW Salmon 10:37 am PIO EXPRESS
10:20 am SW Clay at Naito Pkwy 10:50 am ECO 1
10:40 am SW Clay at Naito Pkwy 11:10 am ECO 2
11:05 am 6TH & SW Salmon 11:47 am PIO EXPRESS
11:25 am SW Clay at Naito Pkwy 11:55 am ECO 1
11:50 am SW Clay at Naito Pkwy 12:20 am ECO 2
12:13 pm 6th & SW Salmon 12:43 pm PIO EXPRESS
12:35 pm

SW Clay at Naito Pkwy

1:05 pm ECO 1
12:55 pm SW Clay at Naito Pkwy 1:25 pm ECO 2
1:09 pm 6th & SW Salmon 1:39 pm PIO EXPRESS
2 p.m. 

Commencement Ceremony






2:06 pm PIO EXPRESS 2:35 pm 6th & SW Salmon
3:03 pm PIO EXRESS 3:32 pm 6th & SW Salmon
4:00 pm PIO EXPRESS 4:29 pm 6th & SW Salmon
4:40 pm ECO 1 5:10 pm SW Clay at Naito Pkwy
4:57 pm PIO EXPESS 5:26 pm 6th & SW Salmon
5:45 pm ECO 1 6:15 pm SW Clay at Naito Pkwy
6:09 pm PIO EXPRESS 6:38 pm 6th & SW Salmon


Commencement Shuttle service will continue after Commencement ceremony with one additional bus from Templeton to SW Clay at Naito Pkwy (Portland Marriott Waterfront) at times noted above.