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New Student Orientation (NSO)

Parents Preview 2013

Date: August 28, 2013 - August 29, 2013

Lewis & Clark

We invite all of our new students’ families to join us for Parents Preview. Running simultaneously with the first two days of New Student Orientation, August 28 & 29, the program is designed to familiarize parents with the academic and co-curricular life of the college so they have confidence that they are leaving their student in good hands.  The program is regularly praised for helping with the college transition. As one recent parent said, “Though it was difficult to leave…we felt much better about it for having spent the time on campus these two days.”

The formal program begins at 4:30pm on Wednesday, August 28 with a social event for parents and concludes at 7pm on Thursday, August 29 with a community picnic following the Opening Convocation, the official opening of the 2013-14 academic year.  We trust you will make plans now to attend Parents Preview.

Program Overview

It is our mission to introduce you to the College, familiarize you with the academic program and many student services but still provide you enough time with your son or daughter to allow for a comfortable transition.  A tentative schedule of Parents Preview is available below. 

Program Details

  • Register for Parents Preview!

    Please complete the registration form prior to August 5 so we can prepare for your arrival.

  • Local Accommodations

    Receive special rates at these nearby locations.

  • Final Schedule for Parents Preview

    This schedule (and other resource materials) will be available in printed form when you pick up your arrival packet and name tag on Wednesday, August 28 between 8am and 5pm in Templeton Center.

  • NSO Schedule for First Year Students 

    Get a preview of how your son or daughter will be spending their time during New Student Orientation from August 28 through September 2.  This schedule will be part of your arrival packet as well as the Parents Preview Schedule.

  • 2013-14 Academic Calendar

    This calendar should assist you in making travel plans for your student to and from the campus. Please make note of the opening and closing dates and times for the residence halls; Fall 2013 Residence Hall Closing - December 19 @ 3pm, Spring 2014 Residence Hall Opening - January 19 @ 9am, Spring 2014 Residence Hall Closing - May 9 @ 3pm

  • Family Resource Guide

    Currently in production, this guide will be distributed at Parents Preview and happily mailed to you if you are not able to attend the program. Last year’s guide is available online. Keep in mind that this information was posted last year at the end of August.

Event Contact

Sandi Bottemiller Director of Housing & Orientation 503-768-7183 503-768-7977 fax