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Friday, October 20

7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fields Dining Room
Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in Fields Dining Hall.

8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Bookstore open
Templeton Campus Center
Stock up on Pio gear for the game or to bring home with you!

11 a.m - 8:30 p.m. Check-in
Information and Campus Safety, Gate 3
Check-in open for Homecoming and Family Weekend.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Art Exhibit - Bill Will: Fun House
Hoffman Gallery
Portland artist Bill Will has used the Hoffman Gallery as a venue for a site-specific interactive art experience he calls the Fun House. He has conceived a menagerie of mechanical artworks that, together, form a dramatic and cacophonous spectacle, where all elements intersect and overlap to create an experiential environment, like a circus of artwork and related contraptions. This is an art installation that crosses the boundary into theater, where the visitor completes the experience.
Complimentary.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Campus Tour
Departs from Manor House
Join an admissions tour of the campus and see the college through the eyes of the student tour guide!
Complimentary.

2 - 3 p.m. Sustainability Tour
Graduate Campus, Corbett Circle
Join Sustainability Director, Amy Dvorak, for a conversation and tour of the evolution of sustainability initiatives and programs on the Lewis & Clark campus. The tour will focus primarily on the built and natural environment within the context of scholarship, our community culture, and local partnerships.
Complimentary.

3 - 4 p.m. Campus Tour
Departs from Manor House
Join an admissions tour of the campus and see the college through the eyes of the student tour guide!
Complimentary.

3 - 4 p.m. Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement Open House
Templeton Campus Center, IME Suite
Join the Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement team and the Dean for Diversity and Inclusion, Janet Steverson, to learn about their services, resources, and programs.
Complimentary.

3 - 3:45 p.m. Pioneer College Session I

  • Environmental Engagement in Tough Times: Environmental Studies Faculty Perspectives
    Presented by Environmental Studies Faculty
    JR Howard 102
    Environmental Studies faculty members will offer their perspectives on environmental engagement in light of current challenges, based on their research in the fields of climate change, earthquake preparedness, and environmental ideas. The presentation offers a novel approach to engagement suitable for these tough times, one in which quality scholarship is prioritized, yet connecting scholarship with people involves listening as well as speaking.
    Complimentary.
  • Who You Have Been and Who You Will Be
    Presented by Associate Professor of Psychology Janet Davidson
    Olin 301
    Human development occurs at an amazing rate, often without effort, formal instruction, or guidance. It also begins at conception and continues throughout the entire lifespan. “Who You Have Been and Who You Will Be” weaves together Jean Piaget’s and Erik Erikson’s theories in order to highlight the milestones that are typically accomplished during each developmental stage. The goals are to help you discover what it means to develop, the many ways you have already changed, and the future achievements you can expect.
    Complimentary.

4 - 5 p.m. Environmental Studies Reception
JR Howard 3rd Floor
Kick off the 20th Annual Environmental Affairs Symposium (October 24-26) with a reception with Environmental Studies faculty, staff, students, and alumni. Hear more about this year’s symposium topic, “Environmental Engagement in Tough Times.”
Complimentary.

5 - 6:30 p.m. 150th Anniversary Welcome Reception
Watzek Library Atrium
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. Appetizers and bar provided.
Complimentary.

5:30 p.m. 2017 Lewis & Clark Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner and Induction
Pamplin Gymnasium
Celebrate this year’s inductees with a special dinner. Dick Voll ’53 MAT ’58, Chris Edison ’84, Jerry Walker ’92, Jeremy Cox ’98, Carla McHattie ’06, the 2005-06 Women’s Rowing team, and the 1991 Football team will be inducted. Buddy, the Newfoundland, will also be honored with the Meritorious Service Award.
$35 for adults and $15 for children (10 and under)

6 p.m. Pioneer Travel Program Information Session
Watzek Library Classroom 245
Come learn about our faculty led travel program for alumni, parents, and friends.
Complimentary.

7 p.m. Atomic Blonde: Movie Screening
Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber
The Campus Activities Board presents Atomic Blonde.
Complimentary.

8 - 10:30 p.m. Liliana Urbain ’14 with Thrown-Out Bones Concert
Smith Hall
Liliana Urbain ’14 w/ Thrown-Out Bones is old fashion rock, funk, folk, junk, and jams brought to you by multi-instrumentalists ready to get you moving. Expect your favorites from Johnny Cash to Queen to The Temptations and originals born from singer/drummer Liliana’s last 3 years spent touring the country.
Complimentary.

Saturday, October 21

7:30 a.m. - 7 p.m. Check-in
Information and Campus Safety, Gate 3
Check-in open for Homecoming and Family Weekend. Located in Campus Information Office, Gate 3.

8 - 10:45 a.m. Parents Council Meeting
Templeton Campus Center, Stamm

8 - 9:15 a.m. Tryon Creek Nature Walk
Departs from Information and Campus Safety
Explore the rain forest in Lewis & Clark’s backyard. This 2-mile walk is appropriate for all ages.
Complimentary.

9:30 - 10:45 a.m. Coffee with the Deans
Templeton Campus Center, Council Chamber
Hear from Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez and Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Bruce Suttmeier. Light pastries and coffee provided.
Complimentary.

10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Bookstore open
Templeton Campus Center
Stock up on Pio gear for the game or to bring home with you!

10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Artist Meet and Greet, Bill Will: Fun House
Hoffman Gallery
Meet the artist and explore the Bill Will: Fun House. Exhibit will remain open until 4 p.m.
Portland artist Bill Will has used the Hoffman Gallery as a venue for a site-specific interactive art experience he calls the Fun House. He has conceived a menagerie of mechanical artworks that, together, form a dramatic and cacophonous spectacle, where all elements intersect and overlap to create an experiential environment, like a circus of artwork and related contraptions. This is an art installation that crosses the boundary into theater, where the visitor completes the experience.
Complimentary.

10:30 a.m. Alumni Swim Meet
Zehntbauer Swimming Pavilion
Alumni who were members of the swim team are invited to compete in an informal meet. Spectators welcome!
Complimentary.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Information Session and Campus Tour for Legacy Prospective Students
Manor House
Are you an L&C alum or parent with a child who is looking at colleges? Join us for an information session and tour to learn more about Lewis & Clark and the admissions process. 
Complimentary.

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Career Center Open House
Templeton Campus Center, Career Center
Join the Career Center team for coffee and learn about their services, resources, and programs.
Complimentary.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Brunch
Fields Dining Room
Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in Fields Dining Hall.

11:10 - 11:55 a.m. Pioneer College Session II

  • Food, Sex, and Death: Is biology really that simple?
    Presented by Professor of Biology Ken Clifton
    Miller 105
    Much of our planet’s biodiversity arises from a just a few elemental aspects of biological process. Learn these lessons and your dinner parties will never be dull!
    Complimentary.
  • Edward Curtis and Moral Tragedy
    Presented by Associate Professor of Philosophy Joel Martinez
    Miller 102
    We will explore the work of the famous photographer of the American West, Edward Curtis. We will discuss how Curtis was, on the one hand, progressive in that he advocated for indigenous tribes in North America during the early 20th century. On the other hand, Curtis’ work contributed to the development of very harmful stereotypes of native people. We will discuss our research on Curtis and how Philosophy can contribute to our understanding of Curtis’ photographs.

12:10 - 12:55 p.m. Pioneer College Session III

  • Middle East and North African Studies at Lewis & Clark
    Presented by Associate Professor of Anthropology and Program Director of Middle East and North African Studies Oren Kosansky
    Howard 124
    From Ancient Judea to Modern Morocco. Learn about the newest addition to Lewis & Clark’s academic programs and how it prepares our students to engage in the world as global citizens. This session will provide an introduction to Middle East, North African, and Arabic studies at Lewis & Clark as well as examples of faculty and student research in the region.
    Complimentary.
  • 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
    Watzek Library Classroom 245
    Lewis & Clark College has evolved over its 150 years, from a small frontier college to a thriving liberal arts institution in one of the US’s most exciting cities. The collections held at the Watzek Library reflect this trajectory, documenting both the history of the college and the intellectual interests of the faculty, students, and alumni. Come hear about some of our most exciting documents and rarest books!
    Complimentary.

Noon - End of 3rd Quarter 14th Annual Tailgate Extravaganza
Griswold Stadium
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.
$25 ($15 if you already have a football game ticket)

1 p.m. Homecoming Football Game
Griswold Stadium
The L&C Pioneers face Pacific. All former L&C football players are encouraged to join us on the field at kick-off to help welcome the team before they take on Pacific. The 2017 Hall of Fame inductees will be introduced at halftime.
Game tickets only can be purchased here or at the Box Office on game day.

5 - 7 p.m. Dinner
Fields Dining Room
Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in Fields Dining Hall.

6:30 - 7 p.m. 150th Anniversary Willamette River Cruise Boarding
The Portland Spirit dock is at the Salmon Street Springs Fountain in Tom McCall Waterfront Park, 1020 SW Naito Parkway. The fountain is located in the park where Salmon Street meets Naito Parkway/Front Avenue. Please use caution when entering the Portland Spirit in your GPS for directions because it will direct you to the Portland Spirit office and not the boat launch.

7 - 9 p.m. 150th Anniversary Willamette River Cruise aboard the Portland Spirit
Board at 6:30 p.m., then 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! Cash bar available. Note: Only the first floor of the boat is accessible.
$50 (no child pricing available)

8:30 p.m. A Capella Performance
Agnes Flanagan Chapel
Enjoy a performance by student and alumni A Capella groups, Kith & Kin, Merryweathers, Section Line Drive, and B-Side Book Club.
Complimentary.

10pm Once Upon a Weekend
Fir Acres Theatre, Black Box
Once Upon a Weekend offers students the opportunity to produce their 10-minute play on stage. Six chosen students will have seven days to write, one day to cast, and two hours to rehearse before the grand finale.
Complimentary.

Sunday, October 22

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Board of Alumni Meeting
Templeton Campus Center, Stamm

10 a.m. Women’s Basketball vs. Alumni Scrimmage
Pamplin Gymnasium
Alumni who were members of the women’s basketball team are invited to scrimmage against the current team. Spectators welcome! Lunch will be provided after the game for players.
Complimentary.

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Student Organization Brunch
Fields Dining Room
Alumni and Parents/Family members are invited to spend brunch with L&C students and learn more about the Student Organizations on-campus. 
You can use your complimentary meal ticket, provided with pre-registration, for this meal or you can pay at the door. If this is the first Homecoming event you’re attending, please note that check-in is closed today, you can check-in at the Fields Dining Room foyer.

STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS- Click here to register for a table at the Student Organization Brunch. All students who register will receive a meal ticket to use for the event.

11 a.m. - 4 p.m.  Art Exhibit - Bill Will: Fun House
Hoffman Gallery
Portland artist Bill Will has used the Hoffman Gallery as a venue for a site-specific interactive art experience he calls the Fun House. He has conceived a menagerie of mechanical artworks that, together, form a dramatic and cacophonous spectacle, where all elements intersect and overlap to create an experiential environment, like a circus of artwork and related contraptions. This is an art installation that crosses the boundary into theater, where the visitor completes the experience.
Complimentary.

12 p.m. Women’s Soccer Match
Griswold Stadium
Cheer on the women’s soccer team as they face off against Linfield!
Complimentary.

5 - 8 p.m. Dinner
Fields Dining Room
Join your student or relive your college dining experience with a meal in Fields Dining Hall.

 

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