• <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/650/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image83767"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/83767_Night-Event-on-Lawn.rev.1589308376.jpg" alt="" width="1440" height="690" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="960"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption"></div>
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/210/width/650/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.jpg" class="lw_preview_image lw_disable_preview" tabindex="-1"><picture class="lw_image lw_image93309"> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 500px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/500/height/240/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 800px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/210/width/800/height/383/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(max-width: 1200px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1200/height/575/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" media="(min-width: 1201px)" srcset="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg" alt="Pio Fair 2021" width="1440" height="690" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/210/width/1440/height/690/crop/1/93309_EVNT-E3-0921-0533.rev.1647448863.jpg 2x" data-max-w="3200" data-max-h="2136"/> </picture> </a><div class="hero-full_image_caption collapsable-caption"> Pio Fair 2021</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 and realize your full potential, both in and out of the classroom.

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Our Offices

Student Life supports Lewis & Clark 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.

Learn more about the connections, support, mentorship, adventure, and more offered by Student Life.


  • Career Development

    Being so close to a thriving city provides countless professional opportunities. Internship sponsors and employers value the critical thinking and problem-solving skills that liberal arts students bring to the table.


  • Find Your Community

    You will find your people here. With over 120 student-led clubs and activity groups, plus spaces to grow and expand your thinking, you’re sure to find a connection.


  • Living on Campus

    On our residential campus, everything you need is right outside your door! Campus will quickly become home.


  • 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 got you covered.


  • Community Care and Responsibility

    The safety of our community is of the utmost importance to the entire division of Student Life. Remember: Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. Take care of this place.


  • Signature Programs

    Our signature Student Life programming includes mentorship retreats, leadership programs, service events, and more. Get involved!


  • Advanced Poetry with Mary Szybist was a really special class for me—it was the perfect class dynamic where there was a warmth and generosity of spirit among the group while also a set of high expectations for clarity, experimentation, and development over the semester.

    Smith “S.” Yarberry BA ’16More about Smith “S.”
  • My favorite class is Evolution because I learned something fascinating and new every day in that class.

    Sofia Reeves BA ’23
    Sacramento, California
    More about Sofia
  • I chose biology as my major because the major requirements fit well with pre-med requirements, and the class descriptions interested me. The STEM faculty I got to interact with also made the decision easy.

    Zoë Sanderson BA ’24
    Eugene, Oregon
    More about Zoë

Student Life Events

December 5

Mind Full or Mindful? (Destress Fest)

Mindfulness is the state of being intentionally aware while acknowledging feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations without judgment. It can center around a simple activity that allows you to become immersed in the present moment. Join the Counseling Service for hands-on practice of several mindful approaches that you can practice anytime to help reduce stress.

December 5

Group Yoga with Adrienne (Destress Fest)

Join your peers as you work through a Stress and Anxiety yoga flow YouTube video from Yoga with Adrienne.

December 5

Intentional Napping: Rest as Resistance (Destress Fest)

(inspired by the Nap Ministry) An opportunity to nap, rest, or meditate silently from the Office of Spiritual Life.

December 5

Moving Meditation: One Hand Dances (Destress Fest)

Using one’s hand and a piece of music, this practice of movement meditation allows the individual to enter a restful state. Great for people for whom silence and sitting still is not their cup of tea.

December 6

Trivia Night (Destress Fest)

Test your trivia skills in a Jeopardy-style trivia on pop culture, stress management, sleep hygiene, and more! Prizes for the top three teams.

December 7

Glitter Jar Creation (Destress Fest)

Put glitter, water, and glue into a container and watch it swirl around to create a beautiful jar that also helps with anxiety and stress! Drop in between 1:00 and 4:00.

December 8

Trail Mix Creation (Destress Fest)

Stop by our table in Watzek Library to create a snack that can help keep you fueled up and power through your studying! Drop in between 2:00 and 5:00.

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