December 03, 2020

Residential Expectations - December 2020

Hello Resident,

We hope this email finds you well and rested after your Thanksgiving break. We are writing to clarify expectations for behavior during the coming weeks in order to avoid confusion. As Vice President of Student Life Robin Holmes-Sullivan previously shared, once a student leaves for Thanksgiving, they will not be able to return to campus for the rest of the semester. This expectation extends throughout the remainder of the semester and winter break period– it means that no residential student is able to leave campus for non-essential trips and still return to living on campus. Essential trips that are allowed include, visits to the grocery store, pharmacy, and medical care that isn’t offered on campus.

It has come to our attention that some students currently living on campus decided to go home for the holiday against the college’s rules. If you are one of such students, you must reach out to our office immediately ( so that appropriate risk assessment and health and safety measures may be taken. We are trying to keep our campus residential community as safe as possible, but can only do so when we all comply with the rules and expectations that are part of our safety plan. It is important to note that students who left at Thanksgiving and returned against the College’s expectations will be subject to the SRR conduct process. Further noncompliance with Covid policies and regulations will be subject to immediate removal from campus housing.

We understand that it may be disconcerting to some of you staying on campus that there are other students who are disregarding the health and safety expectations of our community. If you feel unsafe or notice other students who are not following the community guidelines, we encourage you to submit a report. If you have future concerns regarding compliance with the expectations of residents living on campus, we encourage you to reach out to your AD for further support and advice.


The Campus Living Team

The Campus Living Team
Joe-Barry, Bailey, Franchesca, Cody, Joseph, Malavika, Juliane, and Arielle

Office of Campus Living
MSC 132
Lewis & Clark College
615 S Palatine Hill Rd.
Portland, OR 97219
o: 503-768-7123
f: 503-768-7977