Incoming Students

Welcome to living on campus here at Lewis & Clark College! We could not be more excited in Campus Living to meet you when you arrive this coming Spring, 2021 for New Student Orientation. During the winter break, every incoming residential student is notified by email of the important information regarding your home at Lewis & Clark. As noted in your Housing assignment email you have already received your roommate(s) name and contact information.  The list of items below will be of great help to you as you anticipate joining this vibrant community.  In an effort to increase our sustainability efforts, this upcoming academic year is the first in which Campus Living has attempted a fully digital assignment notification.

Although there is much information here, please be sure to read carefully through all the items that apply to you. You’ll be glad you engaged with this material as it will assist in your transition to Lewis & Clark. We also encourage you to review the 2020-2021 Academic Calendar to assist in planning your travel to and from campus for the academic year.

Residence Handbook

Please take a moment to read through the campus resident handbook, also known as Settling In. The information included in Settling In include important information such as expectations for community living, check-in and check-out processes, food services, policies and procedures, and other residential services.

Plan Ahead and Mail Ahead

If you are planning to send any packages, i.e. bedding, clothes, room supplies, etc., to campus before your arrival to campus, then please follow the Package Shipment Information. Your parcels should arrive on campus between August the first and third week of August. More specific dates for each new academic year will be updated in July.  If you are arriving early as part of an athletic team, please note that shipped packages will not be delivered to your residence hall until the Monday before new student move-in.

Bed Modification Request

Please note, bed modifications for Fall 2020 were paused due to health and safety concerns surround Covid-19. The only bed modifications made were for those with accessibility needs. The bed modification page link has been hidden for the time being. Please contact Campus Living directly to inquire more information about bed modifications. 

Some students enjoy having a different bed arrangements than what is standard in all our residential rooms. We do not want anyone adjusting bed frames on their own, which is why Campus Living partners with Facilities Services to accommodate all bed modification request. If you anticipate wanting to have your bed adjusted, please take the time to read through the Bed Modification’s webpage before submitting a request. Incoming students who submit their request by August 1 can expect their bed to be adjusted by the time they move in on August 28th.

Technology Help?

We all have technology questions! Be sure to review the IT Newsletter for Residential Students. You can also explore the Information Technology webpage to better familiarize yourself with the services they  provide.

Decreasing our Environmental Impact!

Lewis & Clark now has Zagster, a bike sharing system for L&C students, faculty, and staff. The goal is to create a culture of biking at L&C that extends beyond campus. More information can be found online Bike Share webpage. Unless you are an avid biker, we encourage you to consider this option rather than bring a bike to campus.

We also know that some students decide to have their personal mini-fridge in their living space. The issue arises at the end of the year when there is no place to store these fridges, resulting in students improperly disposing of the units. There are large negative environmental ramifications for disposing of these fridges in the dumpster. This is why we in Campus Living encourage students to rent a Micro-Fridge unit through our partners at Collegiate Concept. They will pick up and deliver directly to the student’s room which helps tremendously in reducing unnecessary waste. Please review this brief brochure and fill read the the rental agreement. You can place our order online at  The deadline for ordering a microfridge is the first week of August. 

Cover Your Belongings

It is important for all students to think about protecting their electronics and everything else they bring to school. Accidental damage, drops, spills, cracked screens, liquid damage, theft/vandalism, natural disasters, and fire/floods are all covered under one plan. National Student Services, Inc. offers insurance plans for all students to help with protecting their personal belongings. Take a moment to consider a plan. You can purchase a plan directly on the NSSI website.