Monday, August 26
New international students and Third Culture Kids (TCKs) arrive
Tuesday, August 27
Orientation begins for new international students and Third Culture Kids (TCK)
Wednesday, August 28
Airport, bus, and train pick-ups Residence hall move-in
Spanish language placement exams
Campus identification cards
Student life at Lewis & Clark
Meet your NSO leader
Residence hall activities
Shopping extravaganza (Local one-stop shop)
Thursday, August 29
Proctored world languages exam placement for 202 and higher
Music Theory information session
Business of Being a Student
Real World: Lewis & Clark
Staying healthy on campus
Parents depart campus
Residence hall floor meetings Commuter student meeting Registration open for schedule
Friday, August 30
Diversity at Lewis & Clark
Sexual assault prevention
Kick-off lecture for Exploration and Discovery (E&D)
First E&D class
Residence hall activities
Saturday, August 31
Math proficiency exam
Day of service in the Portland community
Sunday, September 1
Residence halls open for continuing students
Portland scavenger hunt
Hall meetings with new and
Monday, September 2
Living-Learning Communities kick-off event
Tuesday, September 3
New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is your opportunity to officially become part of the Lewis & Clark community. Throughout the week, you’ll get to know your NSO leader, your peers, and other members of the Lewis & Clark community. Because the resources and opportunities available during NSO are so important to a successful start at Lewis & Clark, participation is mandatory.
NSO runs from Wednesday, August 28 to Monday, September 2. Residence halls open at 8 a.m. on August 28 and the first orientation session for students begins at 4 p.m., giving you nearly a day to move into your residence halls.
If you are an international student of Third Culture Kid (TCK), you are scheduled to arrive on Monday, August 27 and begin your specific orientation on Tuesday, August 28.
We’ve provided an introduction to what you’ll find at NSO on this page. Check go.lclark.edu/nso for updates over the summer and watch the mail for a more detailed schedule in mid-July. Please note that programming is subject to change.
NSO leaders are undergraduate students who have been selected and trained to assist you in your transition to Lewis & Clark. They are enthusiastic about the orientation process, so much so that they have volunteered their time to help you get started. You can expect to be contacted by your NSO leader during the summer. They will be able to answer any crucial questions or concerns you may have even before you arrive on the campus. Once you arrive, your NSO leader will work with you throughout the orientation period and serve as a great resource. You can get acquainted with your NSO leader on the New Student Orientation website at go.lclark.edu/nso.
The transition to college life is often a milestone for your family members as well as for you. With that in mind, we organize Parents Preview, an opportunity for your family members to get acquainted and make a connection with Lewis & Clark. Parents Preview begins on Wednesday, August 29, with an evening social and concludes on Thursday, August 30, after a community-wide picnic.
Invitations to Parents Preview will be sent electronically to all custodial and noncustodial parents by mid-June, at which time online registration for the program will open.
Orientation Schedule at a Glance
NSO runs from Wednesday, August 29, to Monday, September 3. Residence halls open at 8 a.m. on August 29 and the first orientation session for students begins at 3:30 p.m., giving you nearly a day to move into your residence hall.
If you are an international student or TCK (Third Culture Kid), you are scheduled to arrive on Monday, August 27, and begin your specific orientation on Tuesday, August 28.
When you arrive on campus you’ll receive a detailed NSO schedule. Until then, you can check go.lclark.edu/nso, where we’ll update the schedule as it develops over the summer. You’ll also receive a packet in mid-July with more information on NSO.
We encourage you to explore the following pages for the summer mailing schedule and the academic calendar. Be certain to select 2018-19 Academic Year on the calendar below.