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What amenities are available in the residence halls?

Each residence hall has common study space, kitchen and/or kitchenettes, and free laundry facilities. Certain residence halls feature recreational equipment and coin operated snack machines. Each room is equipped with voice mail and all residence halls have direct access to the internet. The residence halls feature a convenience store, coffee shop, recreation/exercise space and a Student Art Center which includes a dark room, ceramics studio, areas for painting/drawing and a sound isolation room for music practice and a dance floor for performance space.

How much “stuff” can I bring to campus?

Keep in mind the living space of a typical residence hall room is only about 10 x 12 which you’ll share with another student, so you should limit your packing to the most important personal belongings. All furniture and fixtures are provided so you should leave your favorite easy chair at home. You and your roommate/s will be able to decide on the particular décor of your room, (if you’re into that sort of thing) and which one of you should bring the stereo, please include headphones! If you plan to bring a bicycle to campus please purchase a good quality U-lock for increased security. There are bike racks in each residence hall for storage during the academic year only (no summer storage for bikes).

Is storage available in the residence halls?

Storage is available in each hall on an extremely limited basis. If you qualify for storage and have applied to return to the residence halls the following September, you may apply to leave a maximum of three boxes (which you can move yourself) in residence hall storage rooms during the summer. However, should you choose to leave your things on campus, you do so at your own risk. For additional details, please read our Storage page.

Do I have to have a meal plan?

Yes, a meal plan is obligatory when you live on campus. Our food service provider, Bon Appetit, has a twenty eight year history of working cooperatively with students and staff to offer excellent quality, variety and presentation of food service on our campus. They are open to suggestions and eager to meet the needs of Lewis & Clark students. If you have a medically prescribed diet that our food service cannot provide for you, an exception to the meal plan may be in order. Complete procedure guidelines for exception are available online.

When will I get the name/s of my roommate/s?

Once we review the majority of the completed housing contracts in May, we then begin the arduous task of matching students based on the information you give us on the Room Placement Questionnaire. Because this is done by Campus Living staff and not a computer, our success rate is very high. In July you will receive by mail the name/s, address/es, email and telephone number/s of your assigned roommate/s.

We hope to answer any and all of the questions that you may have.  Please refer to the FAQ page where we have done our best to answer the questions that come up the most, but of course if you still have questions, please feel free to contact the Campus Living office at or (503) 768-7123.