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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 Fall on August 26th, 2020 for New Student Orientation. During the summer, 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.

All information below will be updated July 2020, for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. However, feel free to review the information the current first year class received during their transition into Lewis & Clark College.

Residence Hall Welcome Letters - just click on your assigned hall!




Holmes, Harztfeld, and Apartments

Stewart, Odell, and Akin




Living Learning Community Welcome Letters - your housing assignment email

Environment Action (Forest Hall)

Global Village (Platt East)

Holistic Wellness (Stewart Hall)

Multicultural Engagement (Akin Hall)

Outdoor Pursuits (Forest Hall)

Visual and Performing Arts - VAPA (Platt West)

Xperiment (Copeland Hall)


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 on August 28th, then please follow the Package Shipment Information. Your parcels should arrive on campus between August 12th and August 23rd.  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 Monday, August 26th.

Bed Modification Request

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 Friday, August 2, 2019

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.