Lewis & Clark is not offering overnight visits for the remainder of Spring 2022. Please check back in the Fall.
Applications for Fall 2021 is not currently available, but please return back August 2021. Reach out to any of our Admissions Fellows for more information.
Past Overnight Hosts
Diana Pacheco ’22
Hometown: Oakland, CA
What are your reasons for choosing L&C: The community at L&C has a very strong community between the staff and the students. I loved how easy it is to approach a professor when I am struggling with a certain concept in class.
Where is your favorite place and campus and why: I enjoy sitting at the picnic tables near the outdoor pool. Where there are grape vines and a lot of trees.
What was your favorite event at L&C and why: The Great Expectations retreat was my favorite event because I was able to meet a small population of people who identified as students of color or first generation. It was amazing to get to know their stories and their goals for their future.
Mariana Gourlay ’23
Major: Psychology/ International affairs
Hometown: Kolonia, Pohnpei, Micronesia
What clubs are you involved in and why: I am Third Culture Kid Representative in International Students of Lewis & Clark. I think it is very important to keep TCKs, internationals, and the bigger community connected. I also take part in TCK club. It is like a safe space for me where I can meet people who are like me. Fun fact: I did not know I was TCK until learning about Lewis and Clark. I try to take part as much as I can with Feminist Student Union and Queer Student Union because it is important to me. I am also on the crew team! I joined so that I could keep fit and be a part of a team.
Your favorite place on campus and why: One of the gazebos by the reflecting pool behind the Frank Manor house. It is so cool to sit there when the rain starts. It is a mini shelter where you can read your E&D book and look out at the beautiful lawn while listening to the rain.
Lauren Baird ’22
Major: Math & Japanese minor
Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA
Your favorite professor or class and why: My Japanese classes have definitely been my favorite in terms of academics by far. My first Japanese professor, Kurogi sensei, is kind and accommodating, while also challenging and determined. She wants to see her students try their absolute hardest; at the same time, she understands that not everyone picks up on the language as easily as others. She goes to great lengths to help anyone that needs it and will do everything in her power to get something done if it benefits her students. My other favorite class is actually a PE class. I just started taking Taekwondo this year, and it quickly became the highlight of my school week. The students in the class have varying degrees of experience in Taekwondo, yet the professor and class style make it so we can all still learn something new. The classroom is a very welcoming and judgment-free environment, so I’m never embarrassed of doing something wrong or not being the strongest person there.
What advice would you give incoming students: Go to your professors office hours!! Even if you don’t need help, it’s very beneficial to get to know your professors on a personal level and show them the kind of student you are. Every time I’ve gone in to office hours, I’ve either learned something or started understanding concepts on a deeper level. Professors love having students come by and ask questions because that shows them that you care about the class/subject. Plus, it’s extremely important to build relationships with professors in the field you are thinking of going into. They are more likely to want to write letters of rec for grad school, study abroad, etc.
Teddy Kienast ’23
Major: World Languages & International Affairs
Hometown: Denver, CO
Your favorite place on campus and why: My favorite place on campus is the overlook of the reflecting pool with Mt. Hood in the background, coming from Denver with a constant view of the Rockies and also being able to spend so much time in them, the mountain provides me a sense of familiarity. I also admire the serene nature of the spot with the lone mountain that seems to sprout up out of nowhere.
What clubs are you involved in and why: I am involved in French club, Russian club, Model UN, College Outdoors, and the Ultimate Frisbee team. For my two languages for the world languages major I am choosing French and Russian, Model UN goes hand in hand with International Relations and I find the framework of the UN to be particularly interesting, College Outdoors is a great outlet to explore the PNW and gain leadership experience in outdoor activities, and Frisbee is an all around fun sport which bolsters great team spirit and school pride.
Joselyn (Luna) Luna ’23
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Madeline Swanberg ’23
Major: Environmental Studies
Hometown: Ovando, MT
Reasons for choosing L&C: I wanted a small school that had access to a city but also lots of natural areas, a good overseas program, and a beautiful campus, and L&C fit the bill perfectly.
What you like to do in your free time: Run (I’m on the cross country team), read, knit, write, backpack, or do anything outside.
Jacqueline Schneider ’23
Hometown: Houston, TX
What clubs are you involved in and why: Right now I am involved in the Feminist Student Union (FSU) and Art Club. I joined the FSU so that I could be a Sexual Assault Peer Advocate (SAPA), and help those in my community. I am also a creative person, which is why I’m in Art Club.
What advice would you give incoming students: I would advise a new student to really take advantage of all the opportunities available to them, especially when it comes to academic support. Teachers here care so much about their students’ education, so it’s helpful to stop by their office every once in a while to get some one-on-one teaching. There’s also plenty of places to get free tutoring and any additional help that you might need.
Max Reeser ’22
Hometown: Telluride, CO
Why did you choose L&C: When I first came to Lewis & Clark, it was clear that this place was special, with Its incredible location, people, and atmosphere. It had me instantly hooked and gave me that feeling of home away from home. While looking for colleges, I was searching for a place that was removed and surrounded by nature, yet still had access to society. Lewis & Clark is exactly that! L&C is such a beautiful place surrounded by forests and parks, while only being 10 minutes away from downtown Portland, which is filled with great food, music, and people. I was also looking for a supporting community, who would be able to help me through difficult challenges and who I could develop relationships with. Due to its size, L&C is a great choice for anybody looking to have a shoulder to lean on and people, whether it be professors or students, that you can just talk to.
What advice would you give to incoming students: If there was one thing that I would highly recommend to an incoming student, it would be to go on one of the New Student Trips right before school. NST’s are a great way to start your college experience. Not only will you be able to explore some areas of Oregon, but you will also make some strong, long-lasting friendships.
Amanda Solis ’23
Hometown: Napa, CA
Reasons for choosing L&C: I chose L&C because I love the sense of community on campus, and I was looking for a small liberal arts school. I also really like Portland— it’s a great city
What clubs are you involved in and why: I am involved in Mixed LC, Fire Arts club, Pugilism club, Art club, Photography club, and the Feminist Student Union. I joined these clubs because I wanted to learn new skills and become more involved on campus. Plus clubs are a good way to do things without spending money.
Mary Welch ’22
Major: International Affairs
Hometown: Philadelphia, CO
Why did you choose L&C: I felt I fit into the community best here than at any other school. I also liked the emphasis on being a Global Citizen that LC held. I am a TCK (Third Culture Kid) who spent seven years in Beijing China, so an internationally aware community was very important to me.
Who is your favorite professor and why: So far my favorite professor is Cyrus Partovi. He is my IA 100 teacher and he was born in Iran. I love he because I find the way he teaches very impactful, always linking it back to something that has happened not just focusing on theory. I also think he is hilarious and my mom moved to Iran when she was young and lived there until the revolution so I like to hear about his experiences there.
Quentin Gaul ’22
Hometown: Albuquerque, NM
Why did you choose L&C: I chose L&C because I thought it would be a place where I could find a really great community to go along with really great academics. I looked at a lot of schools and this one felt the most like a place I could call home.
Where is your favorite place on campus and why: The Pacman lawn below Tamarack is one of my favorite places because there’s always a part in the shade or the sun depending on what you want. The benches surrounded by the hedges are a really nice place to Facetime family. And there are usually people around so it makes it a fun place to do some homework when the weather is nice.
Marilyn Lucas ’23
Major: Computer Science
Hometown: Pomona, CA
Your favorite place on campus and why : My favorite place of campus is the lawn behind Stewarts since it is always quiet and the bench swing is a perfect place to read or do homework.
What you like to do in your free time: In my free time I like to hang out with my friends and walk around downtown Portland. I also just go on soothing hikes in Tryon Park since being surrounded by so many trees is always very peaceful.
Erika Hutchinson ’22
Major: English major & Japanese minor
Hometown: Fort Collins, CO
Your favorite place on campus and why: Maggie’s! For one, it’s very close to my dorm (I live in Platt East), so it only takes a very short walk to head over there. What’s more is that it has a great atmosphere that is ideal for studying or just hanging out. I honestly think I get more of my work done there than I do when in the library or any other place. Not to mention that the cafe items are quite delicious (albeit a little overpriced, but with flex points you don’t really think about it much, haha). My personal favorite order is a soy London Fog paired with a vegan muffin.
Your favorite professor or class and why: My favorite class thus far (and also probably my favorite professor) is without a doubt Creative Nonfiction. I took it second semester of freshman year with Don Waters, and there is absolutely nothing negative I could say about it. First of all, the class size was very small. A size like this is definitely ideal for a writing class as it allows for very in-depth and helpful workshops. As a writer, I really appreciated that I was able to get to know everyone in the class and the professor. What’s more is that the class helped me develop my writing style a great deal. We were actually taught many different techniques and stylistic choices, which was primarily approached through reading the works of published writers. Don did a fantastic job of exposing us to the world of creative nonfiction. I was also just very fascinated with how I came out of that class knowing so many things about my classmates. This is a class where you can literally express whatever the hell you want for the sake of art, so you’re really getting the chance to learn about others through their stories and expose yourself through yours. That may sound absolutely terrible to some, but it was actually an amazing experience and brought me out of my comfort zone in a way that really helped me grow as a writer.
Emma Breitbard ’23
Hometown: Davis, CA
Reasons for choosing L&C: So many reasons but here are a few!: 1.) I love the campus 2.) The proximity to Portland!! 3.) Everybody here is just able to be themselves and express themselves in any way they want to 4.) The awesome music program/choirs!
What you like to do in your free time: In my free time I like to watch Netflix, read, go for a run in the beautiful Tryon State Park, hang out with friends, or hop on the Pio Express and go to downtown Portland!
Jeremiah Guerrero ’22
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Tiffani Wong ’22
Major: International Affairs/ Psychology & German
Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Why did you choose L&C: I chose Lewis and Clark because of the individualized support for students and the location of the school; it is a perfect balance between city and suburb. Some activities I am involved with are the Behavior Health Sciences Internship, Crew, College Outdoors, and the school’s Phonathon initiative
Where is your favorite place on campus and why: My favorite place on campus is Maggie’s as it’s a good place to relax and finish homework but also socialize with friends. Also, in my free time, I like to ride the Pio into the city and or rent a Zipcar with friends and drive around the Portland area!
Zoe Brouwer ’22
Major: Rhetoric and Media Studies
Hometown: Corvallis, MT
What do you like to do in your free time: I love to watch movies with my friends. It’s not very exciting, but it makes an already fun experience more comforting.
What clubs are you involved in and why: I’m involved in many clubs, I enjoy being busy with a well-rounded schedule. I am involved with the Feminist Student Union, Queer Student Union, Young Democratic Socialists of America, Gaming Society, Student Leadership and Service, Film Club, and Theater.
What advice would you give incoming students: Don’t be afraid to make friends. Lewis and Clark is one of the most humble and open places I’ve ever been. You don’t have to go through college alone.