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Homecoming & Family Weekend 2017

October 06, 2017

  • Homecoming 2017
  • Homecoming 2017
  • Homecoming Tailgate

Homecoming and Family Weekend is right around the corner and we’d love to have you there. Alumni, parents, and friends are all invited to return to campus Friday, October 20 through Sunday, October 22 for events that celebrate their shared experience as a Pio or Pio parent. We are always excited to have faculty and staff join in on the festivities!

If you’d like to attend, please register by October 16.

Here are a few events you might be interested in:

Friday, October 20
Sustainability Tour

Join Sustainability Director, Amy Dvorak, for a conversation and tour of the evolution of sustainability initiatives and programs on the Lewis & Clark campus.

Pioneer College Session I
  • Environmental Engagement in Tough Times: Environmental Studies Faculty Perspectives
    Presented by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Jessica Kleiss, Professor and Director of Environmental Studies Jim Proctor, and Associate Professor of Geological Science Elizabeth Safran.

  • Who You Have Been and Who You Will Be
    Presented by Associate Professor of Psychology Janet Davidson

Environmental Studies Reception

Kick off the 20th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium (October 24-26) with a reception with Environmental Studies faculty, staff, students, and alumni

150th Anniversary Welcome Reception

Kick-off Homecoming & Family Weekend with President Wiewel, college leadership, families, alumni, students, faculty, and staff as we celebrate the 150th Anniversary Exhibit and Watzek Library’s 50th Anniversary.

2017 Lewis & Clark Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction

Celebrate this year’s inductees with a special dinner.

Saturday, October 21
Artist Meet and Greet, Bill Will: Fun House

Meet the artist and explore the Bill Will: Fun House.

Pioneer College Session II
  • Food, Sex, and Death: Is biology really that simple?
    Presented by Professor of Biology Ken Clifton

  • Edward Curtis and Moral Tragedy
    Presented by Associate Professor of Philosophy Joel Martinez

Pioneer College Session III
  • Middle East and North African Studies at Lewis & Clark
    Presented by Associate Professor and Department Chair of Middle East and North African Studies Oren Kosansky

  • Collecting the Past: Lewis & Clark College’s History and the Watzek Library’s Archives
    Presented by Hannah Crummè, Head of Special Collections and College Archives

Noon-End of 3rd Quarter
14th Annual Tailgate Extravaganza

Join fellow Pios cheering on the football team during the Homecoming game. This is an event for the whole family, featuring a clam chowder feed from Pike Place Chowder, local Northwest ales, good friends, and plenty of room to sit and mingle under a tent right on the field.


Football Game v. Pacific University

6:30- 9pm
150th Anniversary Willamette River Cruise aboard the Portland Spirit

Enjoy dinner with friends and President Wiewel while sightseeing along the Willamette River. You’ll also get a front row seat to see the Morrison Bridge lit up orange and white in honor of our sesquicentennial!

A Capella Performance

Enjoy a performance by student and alumni A Capella groups, Kith & Kin, Merryweathers, Section Line Drive, and B-Side Book Club.

Sunday, October 22
Soccer Match

Women’s Soccer Match v. Linfield College

See the full list of activities and sign up here. Don’t forget to register by October 16 if you’re planning on coming!

A few things to note:

·Most event locations are not being published for the general public.  They will be available on the Homecoming & Family Weekend Guidebook app. To download the app, please visit this page or search the Apple App Store for “L&C Guide” or Google Play for “Lewis & Clark College Guidebook.”

·A reminder that parking is always tight at these events, especially on Friday, and if you have the opportunity to carpool or use public transportation options it is appreciated.