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Compass Scholars Weekend

LEAD has a new name and a new identity!

A compass is a tool that helps us find our direction. As you set your own path forward, a compass can guide you to where you wish to go.

It is our hope that your experience during Compass Scholars Weekend will help you find your direction as you think about your future after high school. As you explore our campus, community, and city, we hope that you will discover a network of amazing peers from across the country, while experiencing together all that Lewis & Clark College has to offer.


Who: Seniors in high school who are interested in learning more about Lewis & Clark College. Preference will be given to students from historically underrepresented backgrounds including students of color and/or first generation prospective college students.

What: At the College’s expense, travel to our campus to meet current students and faculty, participate in leadership development activities, sit in on classes, spend two nights in a residence hall, try the food, have an admissions interview, visit Portland, and experience life at Lewis & Clark College firsthand.

Lewis & Clark College will cover the cost for transportation, lodging, and meals.

Where: Portland, Oregon

When: November 5th - 7th, 2017

How:  Submit Your Compass Application
Deadline: Monday, September 18th, 2017

Do you live within driving distance?

Yes, this is a “fly-in” program, but don’t let that stop you from applying! We will still work with you on transportation.


If you have any questions, please e-mail Lauren Brown (Senior Assistant Dean of Admissions) at  or call 503-768-7047.

Learn more about multiculturalism at Lewis & Clark, or read more about the College community’s commitment to diversity.

Here’s a sneak peak into LEAD (Compass Weekend) from last year: