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Frequently Asked Questions

Due to our concern for the health and wellbeing of our alumni, friends, and guests, Lewis & Clark has made the difficult decision to postpone Alumni Weekend 2020. Anyone who has registered will receive a full refund, and we ask for your patience as we work through this process.

Every year we look forward to celebrating Alumni Weekend with our L&C community. While we have decided to postpone Alumni Weekend 2020, reunion classes and groups scheduled for 2020 will gather and join the celebrations for Alumni Weekend 2021 on June 24 - 27.

Save the date!

Alumni Weekend 2021

June 24 - 27

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

    Class of 1970 
    Emily Decker ’85, Senior Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs

    Class of 1975 
    Ginger Moshofsky ’83, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs

    Class of 1980 
    Tara McIrvin, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs

    Class of 1985
    Emily Decker ’85, Senior Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs

    Class of 1990 
    Caroline Mead MA ’19, Associate Director, Alumni & Parent Programs

    Class of 1995 
    David Huang, Graduate Assistant, Alumni & Parent Programs

    Class of 2000 
    Nick Gothard ’21, Alumni Fellow, Alumni & Parent Programs

    Class of 2005 
    Andrew McPheeters, Associate Vice President of Alumni & Parent Programs

    Class of 2010 
    Emma Celebrezze ’20, Student Life Intern, Alumni & Parent Programs

    Class of 2015 
    India Roper-Moyes ’20, Alumni Fellow, Alumni & Parent Programs

    For any questions, email

  • 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 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 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 my 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 a number of spots on campus reserved specifically for guests with ADA parking permits. 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


  • 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?

    Yes we welcome you to stay on campus with us during Alumni Weekend. For questions, please contact Caroline Mead at

    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?

    The link to your class page, which you can find here, has a list of the alumni from your class who have registered.

    This page shows which current and past, faculty and staff have registered.

    These lists are updated weekly.

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

    Yes! We ask that you use the general registration form to register.

  • What are the Pioneer College sessions this year?

    Alumni Weekend 2020 has been postponed. This space will be updated with the 2021 Pioneer College sessions at a later date. 

    A list of Pioneer College sessions for Alumni Weekend 2020 is below:

    Friday June 26th 2020

    2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Professor Janet Davidson “Who you have been and who you will be?”

    2:00 – 2:45 p.m.: Director of Sustainability Amy Dvorak “Myth-Busters: Sustainability Edition”

    3:00-4:30 p.m.: Gender-Based Violence Prevention Coordinator Ariella Frishberg “Lead the Change: Bystander Intervention in the #MeToo Era”

    9:00 – 10 p.m.: Labyrinth Walk with Dean of Spiritual Life Mark Duntley

    Saturday June 27th 2020

    10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.: Instructor of Asian Studies Janice Waldmann “The Way of Tea”

    2:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: Lee Weinstein ’81 “Intentional Life Planning”

    2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Niels Marquardt ’75 “The Role of American Diplomacy in Combating Corruption Overseas: Tales from Africa”

    2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.: Manor House Tour with Donna Lawrence ’52

    3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.:Stacey Thompson ’79 “Parenting Your Adult Child”

    3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: “30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall”

    3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.: Stephen Dow Beckham Theodore Roosevelt: A Model for Political Leadership”

    Sunday June 28th 2020

    12:00 - 8:30 p.m.: White water rafting trip with Thom Lehman


    Questions? Email

  • Which events are free?

    Alumni Weekend 2020 has been postponed. Free Alumni Weekend 2021 events will be posted here at a later date.

    The following events are free of charge:

    - Alumni Choir Participation

    - Campus Tours

    - Collaboration Celebration - John Callahan and Ralph Ellison

    - Pioneer College sessions

    - Healthcare Professions Alumni Reception

    - Labyrinth Walk

    - Tryon Creek Hike

    - Manor House Tour

    - Town Hall with President Wiewel

    - West Africa 1989 Reunion

    - Trail Room After Dark with Dan O’Sullivan ’84

    - Board of Alumni Meeting

    You can see the full Alumni Weekend schedule here.

  • 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 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 any questions or concerns you may have. We have great staff excited to help you in any way we can!