Incoming Students

Welcome to Campus Living at Lewis & Clark College!

We could not be more excited in Campus Living to meet you when you arrive this Fall on August 25th, 2021 for New Student Orientation.

For All Incoming Students

If you’ve been accepted to Lewis & Clark for the 2021-2022 academic year or deferred your admission from an earlier semester, you will complete the Housing Contract included in your Pioneer Portal starting in late January, after viewing all available admissions letters.

In May, you will receive the New Student Checklist, which will include information on accessing the housing portal and completing roommate and housing questionnaires. We hope to send you your official housing assignment in late July.

For more information about what it is like to live on campus and in the residence halls, please take a moment to look at the Welcome brochure.

The list of items below will be of great help to you as you anticipate joining this vibrant community.  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 2021-2022 Academic Calendar to assist in planning your travel to and from campus for the academic year.


For Incoming Transfer Students

If you are transferring in with 60 or more credits, you are eligible for the on-campus apartments. However, we typically fill the apartments with continuing students during the Spring. If you wish to live on campus whether or not you are placed in an apartment, you should complete both an apartment contract and a housing contract. On the housing contract rank the three residence halls (not apartments) you prefer to live-in, if you are not placed in an apartment.


All information below will be updated July 2021, for the 2021-2022 Academic Year. However, feel free to review the information the current first year class received during their transition into Lewis & Clark College.

Residence Handbook

Please take a moment to read through the LC Residential Handbook. 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 on August 25th, then please follow the Package Shipment Information

Bed Modification Request

Due to COVID-19 we have paused all bed modifications unless there is an accessibility need on behalf of the student. We thank you for your understanding. If you have accessibility needs for a bed modification, please reach out to us at living@lclark.edu for an accommodation. 

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.

Renting a Mini-Fridge

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 www.collegefridge.com/l&c.

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.