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Alumni Weekend 2016 Schedule

We are updating the schedule regularly with Alumni College sessions, class-hosted events, and other information. All events are tentative at this time. The schedule is subject to change.

Locations for events are not posted online - you will receive that information when you check in on campus in June.

Alumni College is a catch-all term for hour-long sessions and activities, including lectures with faculty, workshops and presentations with alumni, special tours, special performances and class-hosted events. The Alumni College times and speakers entered on this schedule are still open to change. We will have the scheduled confirmed by April.

Campus sports and exercise facilities will be open throughout the weekend. Visit this page for descriptions and hours.

Thursday, June 23

1:00-9:00pm - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
Get your registration materials, room keys and access cards. Settle in and take advantage of this time to enjoy campus and the neighborhood.

7:00-9:00pm -Welcome All Classes Social 

Friday, June 24

8:00- 9:30 am - Continental Breakfast

10:00 am-9:00 pm - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
Pick up your registration materials, a full schedule of events, keys and access cards if you are staying on campus, maps, and anything else you may need.

9:00-10:00 am - Alumni Yoga
Start the day with a relaxing yoga class. Bring a mat or borrow one of ours. Class is led by Sara Calvert-Kubrom ’06. All levels welcome.

11:00 am - Shuttle to Portland Spirit Cruise
For those who need transportation, catch a shuttle on campus to catch the cruise.

11:30 a.m.-2 pm - Opening Cruise aboard the Portland Spirit
Enjoy lunch with friends old and new while sightseeing along the Willamette River. 

1:00-5:00 pm - Watzek Library Archives Open House
Swing by the library and check out some old photos, yearbooks, and memorabilia from yesteryear!

2:30 - 4 pm - Wine & Cheese with Current Faculty

3:00-3:45 pm - Alumni College

  • Nathan Baptiste
    Director of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

  • The Trees of LC: An Introduction to Citizen Science and a Map of Alumni Experiences
    David Craig ’90 co-author of The Natural History Guide to Lewis & Clark College (1990) will lead a walk through the Professor Evan T. Williams Memorial Tree Walk. Bring your smart phones and cameras and we will crowd source our experience to add data to a citizen science network that is tracking trees to understand the relationships between weather, climate, and the timing of when trees leaf out, bloom, have fall color and so on. We can also annotate our observations to include our own memories about the importance of particular trees or groves in our alumni experiences.

3:00-4:00 pm - Alumni Choir Rehearsal

4:00 to 7 pm - CLASS OF 1966 SOCIAL and  REUNION DINNER
Enjoy a special social hour and reunion dinner in honor of your Golden Reunion.

4:00 TO 7:00 pm - CLASS OF 1986 SOCIAL and  REUNION DINNER
Celebrate 30 years with your friends and family at a social and dinner.

4:30 to 7:30 pm - CLASS OF 1976 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Celebrate the 40 years it’s been since graduation with your friends and loved ones during a social hour followed by dinner.

4:30 to 7:30 pm - CLASS OF 1981 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Has it really been 35 years already? Rekindle old friendships at this special social hour and dinner.

5:00 to 8 pm - CLASS OF 1971 SOCIAL and REUNION DINNER
Celebrate your 45th reunion over a special social hour and dinner. Bring your friends from ’70 and ’72!

7:00 to 9 pm - CLASS OF 1991 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION 
Continue the celebration of the big 25th reunion with a standing dinner from the Bon’s food carts and drinks. Ain’t no party like a ’90s party!

7:00 to 9 pm - CLASS OF 1996 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION 
Connect with friends and make new ones as you celebrate 20 years with a standing dinner from the Bon’s food carts and drinks.

7:30 to 9:30 pm - CLASS OF 2001 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION
Kick off the weekend’s reunion festivities at a reception featuring Bon Appetit’s own food carts and drinks.

7:30 to 9:30 pm - CLASS OF 2006 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION
10 years- woo hoo! Kick off the weekend’s reunion festivities at a reception featuring Bon Appetit’s own food carts and drinks.

7:30 to 9:30 pm - CLASS OF 2011 FOOD CART SOCIAL REUNION
Come back to campus to celebrate your 5 year class reunion. Kick off the weekend’s festivities at a reception featuring Bon Appetit’s own food carts and drinks.

9:30 - 11:30 pm - Dance Party
All are invited to boogie down and turn up at this event created by the classes of 2001 and 2006. 

Saturday, June 25

8:00 am-8:30 pm - Check-In, residence halls and apartments open
Pick up your registration materials, a full schedule of events, keys and access cards if you are staying on campus, maps, and anything else you may need.

8:00 - 9:00am - Tryon Creek State Park Hike
The hike is an easy one so all ages are welcome. Explore the beautiful natural area right next to campus and maybe you’ll see a pair of the pileated woodpeckers that live there, or spy some of the other wildlife that permeate the park. Coffee and light snacks will be available before the hike.

9:00 -10:00am - Tryon Creek State Park Hike
The hike is an easy one so all ages are welcome. Explore the beautiful natural area right next to campus and maybe you’ll see a pair of the pileated woodpeckers that live there, or spy some of the other wildlife that permeate the park. Coffee and light snacks will be available before the hike.

9:00- 10:00 am - Alumni Choir Rehearsal

9:00 - 10:00 am - Social Justice Tour

10:00 to 11:00 am - Coffee with Retired Faculty and Staff

10:00 - 11:00 am - Class of 1961 Reception

10:15 am to 1:30 pm - Class Brunches 
Relive your student days by joining your classmates for brunch in Fields Dining Room, with a little kick! Enjoy chicken waffles or bacon bourbon waffles, two choices on the complete waffle bar. Sip on a Mimosa while enjoying the other brunch offerings: herb roasted breakfast potatoes with caramelized onions, applewood smoked bacon, fresh fruit, granola, Nancy’s Yogurt bar, Bob’s Red Mill Oatmeal with assorted toppings, breakfast pastries, juice, coffee and tea.

10:15 am - CLASSES OF 1971 & 1976 REUNION BRUNCH
Experience the Bon special weekend brunches with your classmates.

10:30 am - CLASSES OF 1981 & 1986 REUNION BRUNCH
Relive your student days by connecting with your classmates at brunch in Fields Dining Room.

10:45 am - CLASSES OF 1991 & 1996 REUNION BRUNCH
Enjoy brunch in Fields Dining Room with your friends from the 90s.

11:00 am - CLASSES OF 2001 & 2006 REUNION BRUNCH
Revisit the epic Bon brunch.

11:00am - CLASS OF 2011 REUNION BRUNCH
Relive your student days at your first reunion! Celebrate at a delicious brunch in the Bon.

11:00am-1:00pm - Golden Medallion Luncheon
Special event in honor of the Albany-year reunions: 65th for the Class of 195160th Reunion of the Class of 1956, 55th Reunion of the Class of 1961and 50th Reunion of the Class of 1966. The event features a special ceremony inducting the Class of 1966 into the Albany Society.

1:00-1:45pm - Alumni College

  • To be decided
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1:00 - 3:00 Lawn Games
The class of 2011 invites everyone to join them on lower campus for lawn games.

1:00 - 3:00 Pool Party
The class of 1986 invites everyone to join them at the outdoor swimming pool. 

2:00-2:45 pm - Alumni College

  • To be decided
  • To be decided

3:00-3:45 pm - Alumni College

  • 50+ Years of Experiencing the World: A Look at the History of Lewis and Clark’s Overseas and Off-Campus Programs
    Overseas study at Lewis & Clark College began in 1962 when five groups of students and their faculty leaders left Palatine Hill for venues in Chile, England, Japan, Mexico, and Peru. Since then over 10,000 students and 300 faculty members have participated in nearly 1,000 Overseas & Off-Campus programs in more than 70 countries. In this session we will hear stories and see pictures from the program’s early days and more recent past, toward the present and into the future.

  • To be decided

2:00-2:45 pm - Alumni College

  • To be decided
  • To be decided

3:00 - 5:00 - Student Government Reunion

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Social Justice Tour

4:00 - 5:00 pm - Heritage Society Member Reception
The Heritage Society honors those who include the graduate school or the undergraduate college in their estate plans. This event is by invitation only.

5:30pm - ALL-CLASS NORTHWEST SALMON BAKE AND BBQ
Join classmates, families, friends, faculty, staff, and alumni from throughout the Portland area and the world for this famous annual event, featuring a traditional salmon bake prepared by the Charley family of the Warm Springs Tribe. The family catches all of the salmon the day before, and will cook it over a fire pit filled with cedar logs right on campus. Delicious Pacific Northwest BBQ staples - burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, sides, and toppings, will also be available, as well as fun summer desserts. There are no speeches to distract you from eating good food and having fun with your friends.  After salmon, enjoy s’mores at the fire pit. Weather permitting, water guns, water balloons and beach balls will be available for post-BBQ battles. Child pricing is not offered at this event.

7:30-10:00 pm - On Campus Pub Crawl
At our On Campus Pub Crawl! Plans are in the works to provide alumni beer and wine at different campus locations. 

10:00pm -  Fire Arts Performance
Join us for this incredible opportunity to see fire dancers up close. Students and faculty will have a special performance for you on the Alumni Circle.

Sunday, June 26

ALL DAY - Check-out for campus residents
Return your keys in the envelopes they were provided in before you depart campus. Drop keys at the Campus Safety/Information Office located at Gate 3. There is a $50 charge for unreturned keys.

7:30- 9:00 am - Continental Breakfast

8:00am-4:00pm - Board of Alumni Meeting

9:00-10:00am - Sunday Service in the Chapel
Join Dean of Religious and Spiritual Life Mark Duntley for a service in the beautiful Agnes Flanagan chapel.

Noon - Late ’80s Stewart & Odell Reunion

Noon - Boxed Lunch

2:00pm - Alpha Gamma Tea
On campus.

 

Monday, June 27

7:30am-noon - Check-out for campus residents
A few spots are available in on campus accommodations for Sunday night. Please contact Dith Pamp, dithpamp@lclark,edu for information. When checking out Monday morning, return your keys in the envelopes they were provided in, before you depart campus. Drop keys at the Campus Safety/Information Office located at Gate 3. There is a $50 charge for unreturned keys.

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