Announcements

The Status of Campus COVID-19 Restrictions and a Vaccination Rate Update

We are in the process of updating all of our COVID-related policies regarding events, travel, face coverings, testing, etc., and will share those policies, as well as an updated COVID webpage, in mid-July. In the meantime, the current requirement that unvaccinated persons wear face coverings when inside campus buildings remains in place.

Reaching the Moon Thanks to Physics, Theatre, Math, and Dance

The supportive liberal arts community Ben Kolligs BA ’18 found at L&C provided him opportunities to discover his passion in robotics and to advance his career, even before he graduated. Next up, graduate studies in robotics at Carnegie Mellon University!

First-gen student-athlete is UCLA bound

Jordan Gonzalez BA ’21 is this year’s winner of the Rena J. Ratte Award, Lewis & Clark’s highest academic honor. This fall, Gonzalez will begin a five-year PhD program in chemistry at the University of California at Los Angeles.

Campaign Kickoff to Reveal Vision for L&C’s Future

Please join us on June 17 at 5 p.m. as we kick off our Exploring for the Global Good fundraising campaign. We will reveal our plans to lift up our community’s people, places, and programs—and step forward as a leading institution and a spark for good in the world.

Archive of the Covid Pandemic Year – Submission Form

Before you jump into a safe, long-awaited summer, please consider submitting digital files, videos, or images that represent your time at L&C during the pandemic. We have all lived through history this year. With your help, we can document this unprecedented time. Submissions from in-person and remote students welcome. All students who submit something will be given the chance to win one of three $50 gift cards to Amazon!


With funding from the Faculty Library Ed Tech Committee, student and faculty collaborators are putting together an archive of various ephemera from the pandemic in 2020 and 2021. It will be a digital archive, hosted through Watzek Library’s Archives & Special Collections. 

National Science Foundation Honors Two Alumni

Two recent Lewis & Clark alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships. Three other L&C alumni have been given honorable mentions.

Students Take First and Third Place at State-Wide Japanese Speech Competition

Helen Cecile Nowatka BA ’22 and Armando Montoya Rodriguez BA ’22 both earned awards at this year’s Toyama Cup Japanese Speech Contest, an annual competition cosponsored by the Toyama Prefectural Government of Japan and the Japan-America Society of Oregon.

An Important Announcement From President Wiewel: Preparing for Lewis & Clark’s Next Chapter

President Wiewel announced today that next academic year will be his last as president of L&C. “Serving in this role has been a great privilege and joy. The institution is well positioned for future success.”

Five Lewis & Clark Students and Alumni to Participate in Highly Competitive Fulbright Program

Emily Hayes-Rich BA ’19, Stephen Holden Jones BA ’18, and David Manicke BA ’21 have recently been awarded Fulbright research grants, while last year’s winners, Noah Foster-Koth BA ’19 and Cole Harris BA ’20, are now hoping to begin their postponed fellowships. The Fulbright Program was particularly competitive this year, with applications up 12 percent.

What Students Need to Know About Uploading Proof of COVID Vaccination

After your last COVID vaccination, returning students should take ALL of the following steps to record proof of vaccination with the College