Arrival Information

So, how do I get to L&C?

Well, you have a few options.

If you are driving, Directions to L&C (pdf) can be found here in this easily printable PDF file. There is also a Map of the Campus that may be helpful upon your arrival.

Lodging Information for family or new students who have to arrive before August 30th can be found here. Sorry, but you won’t be able to move into your room until Wednesday, August 30th. However, please note that move-in procedures for those attending a new student trip will have access to their room between the return of their trip and NSO. Students participating in new student trips will receive more information about their move-in schedule. Questions about new student trips and move-in can be sent to Arrival day!


Transportation in Portland

Go to L&C’s transportation page for more information about transportation options in Portland and around campus!

The Greyhound Bus and Amtrak Trains run from Union station in Downtown Portland.

If you are flying into Portland (PDX) International Airport be sure to purchase plane tickets early as prices are expected to ride drastically throughout the summer.

To get to Union Station or the Airport, or pretty much anywhere in town you can take buses, the MAX line, and streetcars that Trimet provides.

International Student Arrival Information

More information about arrival can be found on the International Student Webpage for new students.

NSO Check-In

Check-in will be held on the Maggie’s Plaza, between East Hall and Roberts Hall between 8am-2:30pm. During check-in, students will receive their NSO welcome packet and can proceed to their residence hall for Campus Living check-in. 

Parents and Family preview check-in will also be held on the Maggie’s Plaza. 

What should I bring?

Are you wondering what you should bring to campus? Check out this suggested list of items you might want to bring to campus!

Portland Information:

Coming to Campus and Staying in Portland

Lodging in Portland

Visiting Campus

Satellite Photo of Campus, courtesy of Google Maps

Portland Information Page


News for Portland

Oregon Live, a Portland-focused news portal

Koin 6 News, Portland local broadcast television

Portland Tribune Weekly Newspaper

Portland Mercury, An Alternative weekly newspaper with music, movies and events information

The Willamette Week, Portland’s Alternative Weekly

Useful Links for Exploring Portland, Oregon

Travel Portland, Portland Visitor’s Bureau

Portland Saturday Market, Portland’s weekly arts and crafts fair

Powells City of Books, a Portland local bookstore and Icon

First Thursday Portland, a Guide to the Downtown Gallery Arts Association’s weekly night of open houses and events

Portland Food Carts, your guide to curbside cuisine in Portland

Portland Center Stage, showing lots of great shows throughout the year with student discounts!

White Bird, Premier dance shows

Mcmenamins, Concert and Entertainment Venues in Portland

Oregon Ballet Theater

Oregon Symphony, with great student prices

Oregon Historical Society, including a list of events and speakers

Pioneer Courthouses Square, a guide to events located in Portland’s “Living Room”

Portland Public Transportation, Trimet will show you how to get around town.

Portland Art Museum

Portland Trailblazers

Voodoo Doughnut, Portland’s famous doughnuts, as featured on the Food Network

Blue Star Donuts, Another famous donut shop, recently featured on Unique Eats

Mt. Hood Ski Bowl, In case you want to hit the slopes.

Mt. Hood Meadows Ski Area

Timberline Ski Lodge