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  • In order to help alleviate some of the hardship and financial strain Lewis & Clark students are experiencing as a result of the campus closure due to COVID-19 during Spring term 2020, we are opening a central grant application portal to apply for COVID-19 relief funds.

  • The Hub
    Virtual Resources Hub

  • We’ve reached a turning point, a time of natural transition from a semester as far from routine as most of us could imagine…

  • Lewis & Clark has been awarded a $750,000 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant for the interdisciplinary project “Healing Social Suffering Through Narrative,” which will address circumstances such as inequitable access to higher education and physical and mental illness in the Portland area using a liberal arts lens. The project will extend over four years, beginning this fall, engaging students and faculty in a series of community-wide partnerships.

  • Brothers and alumni Stein and Thor Retzlaff trained for years to survive one of the most remote areas in the world. The expedition to the Atomfjella mountain range in Norway tested their survival skills, while also allowing them to ski incredible peaks and couloirs (steep mountainside gorges). They captured the experience in their short film, “AREA 11.”

  • The latest Zoom 5.0 upgrade includes an important security upgrade that provides increased protection for meetings. This is a mandatory update that should be installed immediately, as it enables encryption for all Zoom sessions.

  • Cheers!
    After the English Department’s heartfelt virtual send-off on April 30th, we wanted a place to keep in touch and share suggestions with our graduates.

  • College in the Time of COVID19: How to Regain Focus on Your Academic and Emotional Health. A webinar made in collaboration with staff from Counseling Service, Case Management Office, College Advising Center, and Student Support Services.  

  • Image depicts a laptop. Three rows of faces show students and staff engaged in a Zoom call.
    Looking for ways to lead and serve while social distancing? SLS has got you covered. We’ll maintain an updated list of opportunities on this page.

  • Luca Sax (he/him)
    The recipient of the Troy Adam Ridenour Memorial Award for 2020 is Luca Sax.

  • Messages of Resilience collected from alumni & friends for the incoming, current and graduating students.

  • Katherine Dunn (1945-2016), an award-winning author, poet, and journalist, is best known for her critically acclaimed novel Geek Love, first published in 1989. A National Book Award finalist, Geek Lovepropelled Dunn to cult-figure status and amassed a fan base for its unusual characters and imaginative story of the Binewski family carnival. Lewis & Clark College is home to the Katherine Dunn Literary Collection and Archive, which celebrates Dunn as writer, and her novel Geek Loveas a landmark text.


  • Giuseppe Arcimboldo, The Librarian, 1562. Oil on canvas, 27.95 x 38.58 inches. Skokloster Castle,...
    Are you writing a thesis in the fall? We know that research is challenging enough in a normal year! Watzek librarians are ready to help you figure out how to take advantage of an abundance of reading time this summer to get a head start.


  • Announcing the closing of Health and Counseling Services for spring semester, along with a description of summer services.

  • Counseling Service staff have combed the internet to identify some of the best apps and web resources to support students during COVID-19.

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