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Class of 2018 Commencement Banquet

Date: 7:00pm PDT May 4 Location: Hilton Portland Downtown

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Hilton Portland Downtown

Join graduating seniors, families, faculty, and friends for a special evening to celebrate the Class of 2018 and their achievements. Help us thank them for a great four years on campus, their contributions to the College and Portland community, and honor those who made their education possible.

Time & Location

5:00 pm Cash bars open in ballroom foyer
6:30 pm Check-in and seating
7 pm Program begins and dinner is served
8:45 pm After Party on the 23rd Floor Skyline Level

Hilton Portland Downtown
921 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204

If you are curious about what the banquet is like, you can view photos here, or contact Alumni & Parent Programs at 503-768-7950 or alumni@lclark.edu.

Banquet Meal

You are able to choose between a salmon, chicken, and vegetarian/vegan entree. Meal includes salad, entree, and dessert. Red and white wine, water, coffee, and tea are hosted and will be available during dinner. Beer and cocktails will be available for purchase at the bars in the foyer throughout the evening. Complimentary sodas can be ordered at the bars.

If you have any dietary restrictions, please note on your registration.

Pricing

Until March 28: $35 for graduating seniors, $50 for family members and friends, $38 for guests under 18 years old.
After March 28: $48 for graduating seniors, $63 for family members and friends, $51 for guests under 18 years old.

Registration

Register here!

Space is limited; this event traditionally sells out by April. If you have questions about ticket availability, please call 503-768-7950.

Refunds will be issued for cancellations made prior to Friday, April 20. Please click here to read our cancellation and refund policy.

Who’s Coming?

Click here to see who has already registered. Please allow 2-3 business days for your name to appear while we confirm your registration.

Seating

Seating at the Banquet is preassigned. Each table seats 10 people.
Guests who register together are automatically seated together.
If you would like to be sat with another party, please complete this form.
We will do our very best to accommodate requests.

Dress

We encourage cocktail or business attire for this event.

Discounted Lodging

The Office of Alumni and Parent Programs has partnered with the Hilton Portland Downtown to offer commencement guests a special rate starting at $159/night. This offer extends to lodging booked for guests arriving as early as May 2 and departing as late as May 9. 

To book your discounted reservation, please click here.

We anticipate the discounted rooms to book quickly. We recommend making your reservation in December.

Senior Slideshow

Seniors! Don’t miss out on being in the senior slideshow! Submit up to 5 photos of your time at L&C to the senior slideshow. Share your memories of overseas travel, College Outdoors adventures, campus events, residence hall life, and all the wonderful friends you have made along the way! The slideshow will be played at the Commencement Banquet on May 4th. Please email photos to alumni@lclark.edu. Deadline to submit photos is April 20th.

Parking and Directions

Parking is available at the Hotel, in downtown parking garages, and on the street. Visit this website for information on where to find street and garage parking. For a map of parking garages around the hotel, please click here. Parking garages typically charge hourly rates (see here for an example from Smart Park) and/or a flat evening parking fee. The closest Smart Park (approx. 5 minute walk) is located at 10th and Yamhill. Street parking is $2 per hour until 7 p.m., after which it is free.

Valet parking at the Hilton will be available for $45 per car, per night or $18 per hour and $5 each additional hour up to $45. All day self-parking is available at the Executive Tower for $33. Be advised that the hotel valet will be very busy between 5:30 - 7 p.m. on Friday evening and will likely sell out by 6 p.m.

To get directions to the hotel by car, public transportation, or walking, click here, enter your starting location, and select the mode of transportation you will be using.

Questions?

Please call the Alumni and Parent Programs Office at 503-768-7950 between 9am and 5pm, or email alumni@lclark.edu.

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