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Frequently Asked Questions

  • I have questions about my class reunion. Who do I talk to?

    Classes of 1954, 1959, and 1964: Our Golden Pioneers

    Emily Decker ’85, Senior Associate Director, Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 1969 50th Reunion Coordinator 
    Golden Medallion Luncheon Coordinator
    503.768.7838 office —- emily@lclark.edu

    Class of 1969:

    Emily Decker ’85, Senior Associate Director, Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 1969 50th Reunion Coordinator 
    Golden Medallion Luncheon Coordinator
    503.768.7838 office —- emily@lclark.edu

    Class of 1974

    Ginger Moshofsky, Associate Director,  Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 1974, 45th Reunion Coordinator 
    503.768.7934 office —— ginger@lclark.edu

    Class of 1979:

    Tara McIrvin, Associate Director,  Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 1979 40th Reunion Coordinator 
    503.768.7941 office —— taramcirvin@lclark.edu

    Class of 1984:

    Shishei Tsang, Graduate Student Assistant,  Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 1984 35th Reunion Coordinator
    503.768.7998 office —— stsang@lclark.edu

    Class of 1989:

    Emily Decker ’85, Senior Associate Director, Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 1969 50th Reunion Coordinator 
    Class of 1989 30th Reunion Coordinator
    Golden Medallion Luncheon Coordinator
    503.768.7838 office —— emily@lclark.edu

    Class of 1994:

    Mary-Claire Spurgin ’21, Student Life Intern,  Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 1994 25th Reunion Coordinator
    503.768.7934 office —— mspurgin@lclark.edu


    Class of 1999:

    India Roper-Moyes ’20, Alumni Fellow, Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 1999 20th Reunion Coordinator
    503.768.7934 office —— reunions@lclark.edu


    Class of 2004:

    Marlene Guzman ’19, Student Assistant, Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 2004 15th Reunion Coordinator
    503.768.7950 office —— marleneguzman@lclark.edu

    Class of 2009:

    Caroline Mead M.A. ’19, Associate Director, Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 2009 10th Reunion Coordinator 
    503.768.7955 office —— cmead@lclark.edu

    Class of 2014: 

    Caroline Mead M.A. ’19, Associate Director, Alumni, Parent and Student Engagement
    Class of 2014 5th Reunion Coordinator 
    503.768.7955 office —— cmead@lclark.edu

  • Is Alumni Weekend family-friendly?

    Absolutely! We welcome your entire family to join the fun. Kids are welcome in on-campus housing, but there is no special equipment available (no cribs, etc.), so plan to rent or bring things with you.

    If you need a babysitter while at Alumni Weekend, you can contact Northwest Nannies. If you are in a local hotel, you are asked to cover parking and if applicable, valet parking. There is a four hour minimum per service. You can call NW Nannies at 503-245-5288. Click here to fill out their online Family Registration form. 

    The outdoor pool will be open every day and there will be lawn games on Saturday afternoon. Many of the “regular” activities will also be fun for children and youth like the Salmon Bake and the Saturday brunch.

    If you need to rent or borrow equipment for children, you can contact Katelyn’s Closet at (503) 293-4333 to arrange for rentals. They rent out pack and plays, as well as high chairs. Please plan ahead if you will be utilizing their service. They request a 2 month notice to make sure they have enough equipment in stock. 

  • Is campus animal-friendly?

    On-leash dogs, cats, and other critters are welcome to enjoy the grounds and outdoor events, provided they behave nicely. Pets are not allowed inside buildings. Certified service and support animals are welcome everywhere.

  • I have special dietary needs. Will they be accommodated?

    We will pass on all dietary requests to Bon Appetit. The Bon Appetit staff are excellent at making sure all the needs of campus guests are met. Please contact our office at 503.768.7950 or alumni@lclark.edu if you have dietary needs that you did not note at the time you registered. Food will be very clearly labeled with ingredients at events and meals. There are always vegetarian/vegan, and gluten-free options at events and meals.

  • I have accessibility limitations. Can I still come to reunion?

    We will have an accessibility map available at check-in and here online. Many campus buildings, all of the apartments, and most residence halls are ADA-compliant. There are several rooms in apartments that are built specifically to accommodate wheelchairs and have low counters and accessible bathrooms. Some paths on campus are not accessible, and some older buildings do not have wheelchair access, elevators, or accessible bathrooms. Campus is large and can be tricky to navigate, so persons with mobility limitations are recommended to bring a friend or family member to help.  If you have questions, please call 503.768.7950 or email alumni@lclark.edu.

  • When registering for Alumni Weekend online, what if I don’t know all my guests’ contact information OR my children don’t have an email?

    You are welcome to use your contact information for your guests and children, however, please note that we will have no way of contacting them for event confirmations and/or event changes.

  • Can I stay on campus during Alumni Weekend?

    We will be offering a variety of on-campus housing options, including apartment doubles and quads, and housing in the newest building, Holmes Hall.

  • Are the housing buildings air conditioned?

    No. You can open windows and if needed, we can supply a fan but they are not air conditioned.

  • Do local hotels provide discounted lodging?

    A number of other hotels in the metro area offer a Lewis & Clark discount. Please visit this page for a list of hotels, the special rate(s) offered, and instructions on how to book a room with the discount!

  • Can I park on campus for free during Alumni Weekend?

    Yes, parking is free for the duration of Alumni Weekend. Please follow all campus signs regarding not parking in loading zones, fire lanes, and reserved spots. There are a number of  spots on campus reserved specifically for guests with Disabled Person Parking Permits. Cars parked inappropriately may be ticketed. Please be considerate and move your car out of check-in parking as soon as possible. Parking your camper or recreational vehicle on campus for the duration of Alumni Weekend is not allowed.

  • What do people wear to Alumni Weekend events?

    Casual dress is appropriate at Alumni Weekend events.

  • What are my transportation options for Alumni Weekend?

    The #39 Trimet bus route runs between the Campus, the Burlingame transit center, and Safeway on SW Barbur Boulevard, and the Hillsdale neighborhood. Plan your trip here!

     

    MAX runs from the airport to downtown Portland and there are other options as well. Find transportation options here.

  • How do I know which professors, staff or alumni will be there?

    Registration opens in February. You will be able to see which classmates register on your Class Registration Page.

    We do not currently have a list of faculty and staff registered for Alumni Weekend 2019, but if you have any questions, please send them to reunions@lclark.edu.

  • It’s not my reunion year. Can I still attend?

    Yes!

  • What are the Pioneer College sessions this year?

    Descriptions of Pio College sessions are added to the schedule as they are confirmed.

     

    You can find the Pioneer College sessions here.

  • Which events are free?

    Free events open to all guests include:

    Singing in the Alumni Choir
    Swimming in the Lawrence Memorial Pool
    Alumni to Alumni Career Networking Event
    All Pioneer College Sessions
    Hikes and Tours
    Happy Hour with Faculty and Staff
    Friday Night Social Gathering
    Garden Party
    Alumni Weekend Celebration Ceremony
    Labyrinth Walk
    Late Night Shenanigans 

    Please see the Alumni Weekend schedule for details on these and all Alumni Weekend events.

  • How can I contribute to my class gift?

    The Annual Fund Class Gift is a way for you and your classmates to give thanks for your L&C education - and help current students experience L&C like you did. Contributions of all sizes are welcome and appreciated. Click here to make a gift to the college. To see the progress on your class gift, click here. For more information, contact Julie Newsome at jnewsome@lclark.edu or 503-768-7963.

  • What if my plans change and I am not able to attend after I have registered?

    Refunds are available until 14 days before event. Read refund policy.

  • You haven’t answered my question here.

    We’re sorry if we’ve missed a question of yours on this page. But, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 503.768.7950 or email reunions@lclark.edu any questions or concerns you may have. We have great staff excited to help you in any way we can!