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Family Weekend

October 4-6, 2013

Schedule of Events


View this page for a list of area lodging offering special discounts to Lewis & Clark visitors. PLEASE NOTE: The Portland Marathon occurs on the same weekend, so please book downtown lodging early or book lodging in Lake Oswego.

View this page for transportation options and area lodging offering special discounts to Lewis & Clark visitors.

Ongoing Exhibits

Diderot at 300: An Exhibit on Making Knowledge in the 18th Century Watzek Library

Other Levels of Meaning: Ralph Ellison’s Foreign Language Editions, an Exhibit from the Personal Collection of John F. Callahan Watzek Library

FIGURE/GROUND Stephen Hayes: A Thirty-Year Retrospective Ronna and Eric Hoffman Gallery of Contemporary Art

Wednesday, October 2
8-10pm Student band performance at Maggie’s Cafe. (No registration needed.)

Thursday, October 3
7:30pm Magician Norman Ng in Council Chambers. (No registration needed.)

Friday, October 4

9:45-11:30am Venture Competition Finals Session 1. (No registration needed.)

1-7:30pm Check in, located at the Campus Information Office, Gate 3 

1:00-2:40pm Venture Competition Finals Session 2. (No registration needed.)

3-4:30pm President’s Welcome and Faculty and Staff Reception

4:30pm “Diderot, Champion of the Liberal Arts” Associate Professor of French Isabelle DeMarte and Current Students.

5pm  L&C History Scavenger Hunt, Sponsored by the Student Alumni Association

5-7pm Dinner, Fields Dining Room

5:30pm “A Rich Darkness: Discovering the William Stafford Archives at Lewis & Clark College.” A short informational tour of the expansive and complex workings of the literary archives of William Stafford by college archivists Doug Erickson, Jeremy Skinner and Zach Selley. 

7pm Stafford Poetry Reading. A selection of poems read by current faculty, students and alumni. Curated by Associate Professor of English Mary Szybist.

Saturday, October 5

7:30am-6:30pm Check in, located at the Campus Information Office, Gate 3 

8am Parents Council Meeting

8:30am Homecoming Fun Run. Parents, alumni, friends and kids are invited to take part in a 2-mile fun run, jog or walk across campus. Prizes awarded for best Pio spirit, so don your orange and black!

9am Pioneer College Session I

  • “Is That All There Is? Why Philosophers Think There Is More to the Brain”
    Professor of Philosophy Becko Copenhaver

10:30am Pioneer College Session II

  • “Teaching the Stafford Archives”
    Assistant Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi
  • “Making Success of Your Four Years” Career Development Center staff

10:30am-1pm Brunch. Fields Dining Hall opens 30 minutes early for Saturday brunch.

12 Noon-End of 3rd Quarter 10th Annual Tailgate Extravaganza. A family-friendly event with clam chowder to keep you warm. Mingle in a tent right on the field.

1pm Homecoming Football game v. University of Puget Sound

5pm Pioneer College Session III

  • “Who are ‘Islamists’ and What Do They Want?”
    Associate Professor of Religious Studies Paul Powers

5-7pm Dinner

6pm Parent-Student Dinner with Anna Gonzalez “Success at L&C and Beyond.” Family members and their students are invited to eat with the dean of students and her staff.

7pm Volleyball game v. George Fox University

8pm A Capella Performance

Sunday, October 6

11am-1pm Parent-Student Goodbye Brunch and Information Fair. Family members are invited to brunch with their students and to visit a variety of Student Life stations.

12 Noon Soccer game v. George Fox University