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Alumni Weekend Housing


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One of the best things about a summer reunion is that you and your family can stay on campus and extend the reunion festivities beyond scheduled events, stay in the residence halls, reminiscent of your student days, and enjoy being near the center of activities.

Holmes Hall will be the primary campus residence for reunion. It’s large enough to fit most reunion residents, clustered by year. It features beautiful common spaces and is a very flexible building, with single, double, and quad rooms available.

The apartments, built in 2002, are also great reunion residences. They are the perfect choice for those who would like more privacy or want a quieter space. 

All housing buildings have secure key-card access, kitchen facilities, and large common areas. They do not have air conditioning.

While on campus, you will have access to athletic facilities and will be able to connect to L&C’s wireless internet.

To make room, roommate, accessibility and other special housing requests, please email Caroline Mead at

Please note that no pets are allowed in on-campus housing. If you have a service animal and would like to stay on campus, please contact Caroline Mead at or 503-768-7955. 

Please see off-campus housing options at the bottom of this page. 

 On-Campus Housing Options

Edna Holmes Hall

Holmes is located in the south end of the campus in the area formerly known as the “Hartzfeld woods” and is the newest addition to campus buildings. It is a large hall with 170 beds in a combination of single and double rooms, and a limited number of suites, available to sophomores and up during the academic year.

Rooms have a shared sleeping and living space. Each floor has co-ed and private bathrooms and the hall features several well-equipped kitchens. Beautiful indoor and outdoor common areas – including outdoor fireplace and patio – provide great spaces to enjoy and catch up with friends.

Holmes Hall boasts LEED Gold certification and has a number of “green” features such as storm-water management system, energy reduction technology, bicycle storage, reuse and recycling of materials, sustainable building materials, and more. In addition, trees from the Hartzfeld woods were used throughout the building. U.S. Green Building Council uses LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to provide standards for environmentally sustainable design, construction, and operation of buildings.

To make room, roommate, accessibility and other special housing requests, please email Caroline Mead at 



The apartments were finished in 2002 and houses juniors and seniors during the academic year. Apartments have special ADA rooms in each building that are available by request. 

Please note that you will be assigned a room with a locking door, but you will have a bathroom/kitchen area shared with up to three other guests from approximately the same class years.

Quad suites have separate bedrooms for each resident with one twin bed, wardrobe, dresser, and desk per room (that means couples will have separate rooms). Each quad suite shares a furnished living room, full kitchen (4-range stove top, oven, refrigerator), and two bathroom/vanity areas. Double suites also have separate bedrooms for each resident, a living area with a couch and coffee table, a kitchenette (2-range stove top, microwave, and refrigerator), and a bathroom/vanity area.

In addition, each building features high ceilings and spacious lounges, providing you with a central area to watch TV, sit by the fireplace, or catch up with friends. Apartment buildings were awarded the LEED Silver certification. U.S. Green Building Council uses LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) to provide standards for environmentally sustainable design, construction, and operation of buildings.

To make room, roommate, accessibility and other special housing requests, please email Caroline Mead at

On-Campus Housing Rates

Housing is offered per bed, per night, based on the type of lodging preferred. All beds are single beds. Lodging is offered starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, June 20. The final check-out day is Monday, June 24. On-campus guests turn their key in at Campus Safety at the end of their stay.

RESIDENCE HALL (Holmes) - $60/bed/night 

APARTMENTS $68/bed/night

Please note, pricing is really per bed and linen pack. All beds are single beds. If you are bringing small children who do not need a separate bed and linens, you do not need to register them for housing online as you will be charged for the bed. Please do register them as a guest at Alumni Weekend so we are sure to have a name tag ready for them. Room keys and building access cards will only be issued to each paying resident. 

What’s Provided…What to Bring With You

You lived here at some point, so we guess you won’t be shocked to find no room service menu when you arrive. 

Provided: furniture (bed, dresser, desk, wardrobe), linens, one pillow per bed, a very small towel and washcloth per bed, bathroom tissue. Apartment kitchens and Holmes hall kitchens are equipped with microwaves, refrigerators, and ranges. 

Bring with you: toothpaste and toothbrush, toiletries, mending kits, cooking utensils/cookware/tableware/eating utensils (if you intend to use kitchen facilities), bathroom robe and slippers, full size towel, hangers. Also, please note their are no irons.

Rent or borrow: equipment for children. Please contact Katelyn’s Closet at (503) 293-4333 to arrange for rentals. Please plan ahead if you’d like to borrow from Katelyn’s Closet, they request that this be done 2 months prior, as they need to update their inventory, and make sure items you request are in stock. 

If you forget things, or need to buy something, the bookstore has some travel-sized essentials, and in a pinch you can always take the city bus to Fred Meyer or take a beautiful walk to Market of Choice.

Checking in and out of On-Campus Housing

You will pick up an access card and key for each person you register when you arrive on campus. If you arrive on campus during a time when Alumni Weekend Check-in is closed for the night, we will make special arrangements for you to check in.

You will access the building with an access card and your room with a key.

When you are ready to depart campus, you will need to turn in your key at Campus Security. If you do not turn in a key when you check out, you will incur a $150 fine.

 Booking and Hall Assignments

You will book on-campus housing when you register for Alumni Weekend. You will be able to choose between a residence hall or an apartment when you register.

We will do our best to place you next to your classmates. People who register together will automatically be placed in a room together as numbers allow. If you are registering for the weekend separately but would like to stay in a room together or if you have any other housing preferences, please contact Caroline Mead at or 503-768-7955 after you submit your registration. 

Confirmations on your building, and your roommates (if you are a family or submitted a preference to stay with friends) will be emailed to you prior to your arrival on campus.

The fine print (for those with children)

Lewis & Clark College residence halls are not designed for young children. The College is not aware of any condition that is unsafe for young children, but expects you, as parents, to examine your quarters as you would in any other accommodations to make sure that they are safe for your child or children. We very much look forward to you staying with us. If you notice anything in your room or in the residence hall or apartment building that concerns you, please let us know right away. You understand that by accepting accommodations at one of the Lewis & Clark residence halls you are accepting responsibility for your safety and well being and that of your children, and agree to hold Lewis & Clark, its employees, officers, trustees and agents harmless for any injury to person or damage to property you or your child may suffer, unless caused by the negligence or intentional conduct of Lewis & Clark or an employee or agent of Lewis & Clark.

Off-Campus Housing Options 

A number of 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!