• <a href="/live/image/gid/210/width/650/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image93310"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg" alt="2022 grand reopening of The Platteau" width="1440" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93310_CAS-0222-Platteau_Opening_16.rev.1647448978.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2134"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption"> 2022 grand reopening of The Platteau</div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/210/width/650/100420_DSC_1980.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image100420"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg" alt="Our vice president for Student Life with the 2023 new student orientation leaders." width="1440" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/100420_DSC_1980.rev.1695751616.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Our vice president for Student Life with the 2023 new student orientation leaders.</div>

Student Life

Lewis & Clark students thrive in a vibrant, colorful, and supportive environment. The entire Division of Student Life works hard to create a place of belonging in which you can take pride in and realize your full potential, both in and out of the classroom.

Experiencing Lewis & Clark for the First Time

The transition to college can be exciting, fun, and filled with questions. How will I know which classes to take? Which student clubs should I join? What can I do to make an impact at Lewis & Clark? Rest assured, from the moment you step foot on campus, you will have staff and faculty ready to support you, peers ready to welcome you, and the Division of Student Life ready to prove to you that you belong here.

New Student Orientation Virtual TourFirst-Year Experience

Explore Your Campus Community

From staying active to diving deeper into their personal identities, there is one thing for certain—L&C students are passionate about getting involved on our campus. Our programs are designed to support our students in their interests, encourage an environment of care and wellbeing, and to cultivate inclusive spaces in our community.

Athletics Student Engagement

  • While researching L&C, I felt like almost every single thing was grabbing my attention. The student clubs, community, various events and possibilities for integration, support, and genuine happiness and satisfaction that was apparent in the students. 

    Kenan Imamovic BA ’25
    Computer Science and Psychology (double) | Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina
    More about Kenan
  • I find community in the dining hall, in the residence halls, and at the IT Service Desk where I work.

    Adam Schwarz BA ’23
    Computer Science and Mathematics | Data Science | Daly City, California
    More about Adam
  • I am a big advocate of the “keep throwing spaghetti at the wall until something sticks” mentality, and by trying a lot of activities, I got to meet a lot of people.

    Will Toppin BA ’23
    Political Science | Conifer, Colorado
    More about Will

Inclusivity at Lewis & Clark

Student Life supports students as they actively explore identities, participate in discussions on a wide range of diversity and inclusion issues, and plan and attend events that bring fresh perspectives to our campus.

Students at the 2022 IME Banquet.

Identity-Based Organizations

Student Life supports students as they actively explore identities, participate in discussions on a wide range of diversity and inclusion issues, and plan and attend events that bring fresh perspectives to our campus.

Student Affinity Groups

Students at the 2022 IME Banquet.

Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement

This office supports and empowers historically marginalized students to achieve academic success, persist to graduation, and become critically conscious and inclusive leaders.


International Fair 2019

International Students and Scholars

ISS promotes and facilitates the interaction and exchange of culture, customs, experiences, and knowledge within the international student body, as well as between international students, Third Culture Kids (TCKs), and American students on and off campus.


  • 15% 

    first-generation students at Lewis & Clark College

  • #10 

    Lewis & Clark is #10 on Architectural Digest’s “53 Prettiest College Campuses in America.”

  • 10% 

    of our students are from countries other than the U.S.

  • 24/7 

    Students can access 24/7 medical care or advice through the Health Service and after-hours nurse consultation line.

  • Best 

    We’re on Newsweek’s list of “50 Best Colleges in Big Cities.”

Immersive Learning

Education doesn’t end when you step outside the classroom. Our offices offer a number of programs to prepare students to make an impact and engage with their community, both locally and globally, in order to bring about active citizenship and social change.

Career CenterThe Center for Social ChangeCollege OutdoorsSustainability

Health and Wellness

There are many ways to be supported as a student at Lewis & Clark, including access to disability accommodations, workout facilities, health and counseling clinics, and more. We’ve got you covered.

Wellness Resources

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