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Homecoming and Family Weekend

October 16 - 18, 2015

We are excited to see you on Palatine Hill for Homecoming and Family Weekend! The following is a tentative schedule of events. A final schedule will be given to you when you arrive and check in. Plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your first event in order to pick up your nametag and schedule from Information and Campus Safety, located at gate 3. Individual locations on campus will be printed in your check-in information handout.

Registration coming soon! Please note that advance registration and payment are required.

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Friday, October 16

8:30 am- 6 pm Check in open for Homecoming and Family Weekend. Located in Campus Information Office, Gate 3.

7:30 am- 9:30 am Breakfast, Fields Dining Room. Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in the dining hall.

9 am Campus Tour. Meet at the Manor House to join an admissions tour of the campus and see the college through the eyes of the student-led tour guide! Lasts approximately one hour.

11 am- 1:30 pm Lunch, Fields Dining Room. Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in the dining hall.

11:30 am Campus Tour. (See description above.)

2 pm- 3 pm Exploring Lewis & Clark’s Past. Reception & brief presentation on the Lewis & Clark Oral History Project, featuring students, alumni & faculty emeriti. Hear from interview pairs, listen to audio clips, and learn how you can be involved.

2 pm- 3 pm Department Open Houses. Stop by a variety of student support offices to learn about services available to your student. Participating offices include, Overseas and Off Campus Programs, Student Support Services, College Advising Center, Student Leadership and Service, Campus Activities Board, Math Center, College Outdoors, International Students and Scholars, and Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement. A full list will be available at check in.

3 pm Campus Tour. (See description above.)

3 pm- 4 pm Career Center Grand Opening. Join students, parents, staff, and faculty to celebrate the opening of Lewis & Clark’s new Career Center.

3 pm- 4 pm John F. Callahan Literary Archive Open House. Discover the literary legacy of John F. Callahan, Lewis & Clark Morgan S. Odell Professor Emeritus of Humanities and Literary Executor to the Ralph Ellison Estate.

4 pm- 5 pm Pioneer College Session I

  • Associate Professor of Anthropology Jennifer Hubbert - “China’s Global Ambitions: How Do They Affect Our College Campuses?”
  • Professor of English Rishona Zimring - “Hoppé’s Dancers”
  • Associate Professor of Psychology Janet Davidson - “Who You Have Been and Who You Will Be”

4:30 pm- 7 pm Dinner, Fields Dining Room. Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in the dining hall.

7 pm- Blockbuster movie, Council Chamber. The movie will be announced in late September. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board and Campus Activities.

5:30 pm 2015 Lewis & Clark Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction. Celebrate this year’s inductees with a special dinner. Chris Dutton ’88, Staci Panuke Sigala ’94, Dean Soule ’56, Kristofer Speier ’04, Jody Swan ’05 and the 1968 Track & Field Team will be inducted. Dani Peters Tice ’80 and Jerry Lunsford ’72 will also be honored for their contributions to Pioneer Athletics.

Saturday, October 17

7:30 am- 6:30 pm Check in open for Homecoming and Family Weekend. Located in Campus Information Office, Gate 3.

8 am- 10:30 am Parents Council Meeting

8 am & 9 am Tryon Creek Nature Walk. Explore the rain forest in Lewis & Clark’s backyard with College Outdoors. It will likely be wet so bring rain gear. This 2-mile hike is led by College Outdoors staff and appropriate for all ages.

9 am- 10:30 am Career Center Open House. Join new Director, Rocky Campbell, and members of our Career Center team for coffee. Learn about programs and resources for students and alumni.    

9:30 am Voodoo Doughnuts. Voodoo Doughnuts will power the cheers of fans who arrive early for the soccer game! First-come, first-served basis. 

10 am Women’s Soccer v. University of Puget Sound.

10 am Alumni Swim Meet. Alumni who were members of the swim team are invited to compete in an informal meet.

10 am All-Class Football Alumni Brunch. In celebration of the 70th season of Pioneer football, join former L&C football players for a special pregame brunch. All former players will then be recognized on the field before the game begins.

10:30 am Coffee with the Deans. Hear from Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Catherine Kodat and Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez. Light pastries and coffee provided.

11 am- 1 pm Brunch, Fields Dining Room.

12 pm- 1 pm Pioneer College Session II

  • Morgan S. Odell Professor Emeritus of Humanities John Callahan - “Report from the Front: The Making of a Trilogy”
  • Senior Lecturer in Social Sciences Cyrus Partovi - “A Potemkin U.S. Foreign Policy?”
  • Associate Professor of Biology Greta Binford - “How the Brown Recluse Got Its Bite: An Example of the Relevance of Understanding Evolution.”

12 Noon- End of 3rd Quarter 12th 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, Dogfish Head craft-brewed ales, good friends, and plenty of room to sit and mingle under a tent right on the field.

2 pm Homecoming Game. The Pioneers face Pacific University.

4:30 pm- 7 pm Dinner, Fields Dining Room. Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in the dining hall.

5:30 pm Professor John Callahan Retirement Dinner. Celebrate Professor Callahan’s 48 years of teaching at Lewis & Clark College. At this event we’ll recognize the impact Professor Callahan has made during his tenure at the college.

8 pm A Capella Performance. Enjoy a performance by current student a cappella groups.

10 pm Once Upon a Weekend. Fresh new short plays written, directed, and performed by students and alumni.

Sunday, October 18

8 am Board of Alumni Meeting

11 am Alumni Baseball Game. Alumni who were members of the baseball team are invited to play against the Pioneers.

11 am- 1 pm Parent-Student Goodbye Brunch. Family members are invited to spend brunch with their student in the campus dining hall. 

12 Noon Careers for Pioneers. Alumni are invited to share professional, life, and education experiences and advice, and meet students who are eager to learn from you and practice their communication and networking skills with a friendly audience. Lunch will be provided. Thirty-minute introductory session for students begins at 11:30 a.m.

 

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