Monday, August 28
New international students and Third Culture Kids (TKCs) arrive
Tuesday, August 29
Orientation begins for new international students and TCKs
Wednesday, August 30
Airport, bus, and train pick-ups Residence hall move-in
Campus identification cards
Student life at Lewis & Clark
Transfer student dinner/faculty panel
Thursday, August 31
Transfer student advising
Business of Being a Student
Real World: Lewis & Clark
Connecting with technology
Staying healthy on campus
Residence hall floor meetings Commuter student meeting
Friday, September 1
Diversity at Lewis & Clark
Career development through StrengthsQuest
Kick-off lecture for Exploration and Discovery*
First Exploration and Discovery*
Transfer student coffee
Residence hall activities
Saturday, September 2
Day of service in the Portland community
Sunday, September 3
Residence halls open for continuing students
Portland scavenger hunt
Sexual assault prevention
L&C’s Got Talent
Hall meetings with new and continuing students
Monday, September 4
Living-Learning Communities kick-off
Tuesday, September 5Classes Begin
*For transfer students taking Exploration and Discovery
New Student Orientation
We recognize that as a transfer student you have probably already participated in an orientation program elsewhere. But now that you’re a Lewis & Clark student, we want to provide you with a variety of opportunities to engage in this community and to learn what it means to be a student of the liberal arts.
There are events organized specifically for transfer students during NSO, and we strongly encourage you to participate in these as well as in as many of the other NSO events as you can. You’ll find valuable information and make important connections in the community by attending these general orientation activities. Accept our challenge and participate fully in the NSO experience.
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 your email 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. He or she will be able to answer any crucial questions or concerns you may have even before you arrive on the campus.
Orientation Schedule at a Glance
NSO runs from Wednesday, August 30, to Monday, September 4. Residence halls open at 8 a.m. on August 30 and the first orientation session for students begins at 4 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 28, and begin your specific orientation on Tuesday, August 29.
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 communication 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.
At the link above, be sure to click on the 2017-18 Academic Calendar!