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New Student Orientation (NSO)

NSO Schedule

NSO Schedule 

Wednesday, August 26          Thursday, August 27          Friday, August 28 

Saturday, August 29      Sunday, August 30   

After NSO

————————————————————————————————————————————————- In your Welcome Packet, you received an orange meal band. Please wear this band to all meals- it will mark your entry into the dining hall during orientation. 

- Why the fish? This year’s NSO theme is Oregon Native Animal Species. Alan and Franchesca, the directors of NSO, were inspired by our common reading ‘A Map of Lost Things’ by Jamila Osman. In this text, Osman discusses the native chinook salmon. We were inspired by their perseverance and beauty.  

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Wednesday, August 26 

Time Event Description Location/Link (if applicable)
7:30.–
10 a.m.
Breakfast


Please wear your orange meal band to every meal.

Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
8 a.m.–3:30 p.m New Student Move In

Please refer to the NSO Move-In Schedule.

Residence Halls, Various Locations


8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.


Bookstore Open

We ask that you reserve in-store purchases for exchanges or emergencies.
Questions? Email mkellar@lclark.edu.


www.lclark.bncollege.com

Templeton Student Center, pickups at door 241; in-store purchases line up at the front door

10 a.m.–3 p.m.

Language Placement Exams

 

Students who have not taken their placement exam or those who need to confirm their Spanish 202+ placement exam scores can do so today or Friday. Exams begin on the hour (last exam begins at 2 p.m.).

If you cannot make these times or have questions, please contact Blair Orfall at blairorfall@lclark.edu.

Templeton Campus Center, Dubach PC Computer Lab

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

Lunch

Please wear your orange meal bands at every meal.

Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room

4 p.m. *Meet Your NSO Group!

*Mandatory for all new students

If you are on campus, meet at your designated outdoor location. You can learn your leader’s outdoor location here. If you are in a virtual group, please join on Zoom. 

All NSO Group information is here

On campus: NSO Group Outdoor Location

Virtual: Your leader has sent you a welcome Zoom link.

4:30 p.m. Evening Festivities Sign Ups Open 

Some events will require a student RSVP. At 4:30 p.m., we will make the sign-ups live.

Link to be posted soon.

5–6:30 p.m.  Picnic Dinner With Your NSO Group NSO leaders will take your meal order during your first meet-up and bring them to your group. Enjoy your picnic dinner with new friends.

NSO Group Outdoor Location 

7–8 p.m.

*New Student Virtual Hall Meeting With the Office of Campus Living

 

*Mandatory for all new students living on campus

Please join the Office of Campus Living for an online welcome and introductions. Meet the Area Director (AD) and Campus Living staff!

Please join from your residence.

8:30–9:15 p.m. VPSL Virtual Open House

Meet Vice President of Student Life Robin Holmes Sullivan, the VPSL office staff, play some L&C website trivia to win prizes, and ask questions!

This event is for all new students.

Please join from your residence.

 

10 p.m. Late Night ASLC Virtual Social Hour

Hang out online with the ASLC Cabinet and learn about running for Senate, joining committees, and more! By attending, you will be entered into a raffle to win prizes.

This event is for all new students.

Please join from your residence.

 

 

Thursday, August 27

Time Event Description Location/Link (if applicable)
7:30–10 a.m. Breakfast

Please wear your orange meal bands at every meal.

Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Hall

8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Bookstore Open

We ask that you reserve in-store purchases for exchanges or emergencies.

NSO pickups should be complete and the Bookstore will be accommodating returning students moving into the residence halls. Please keep visits to a minimum to reduce exposure.

Questions? Email mkellar@lclark.edu.

www.lclark.bncollege.com

Templeton Student Center, pickups at door 241; in-store purchases line up at the front door

9 a.m. *Meet Your NSO Group 

*Mandatory for all new students

Play a few icebreakers and prepare for your day. 

Zoom: Please join from your residence. 

Please join your NSO group using your leader’s reoccurring Zoom meeting link. 

9:15–10 a.m. *Lifelong Success Through the Liberal Arts Webinar

*Mandatory for all new students

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Bruce Suttmeier will welcome you to academic life at Lewis & Clark. Faculty from several different academic disciplines will provide inspiration and information about how to be successful in the L&C classroom and the larger value of a liberal arts education throughout your life. The session will conclude with an introduction of staff from the College Advising Center, who will share tips for meeting with your faculty advisor later today.

Your NSO leader will host this event for your group via Zoom. 

10 a.m. *First-Year Student Faculty Advisor Virtual Meetings

*Mandatory for all first-year students

Meet your faculty advisor.

Zoom: Please join from your residence.

Link to your Zoom session was sent to your @lclark email.

10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

*Virtual Welcome Event for L&C’s Incoming Transfer Students

*Mandatory for all transfer students 

This one-hour virtual event will allow incoming transfer students to meet each other, acquire tips from current transfer students, and be introduced to support staff who will help with your transition to L&C.

Zoom: Please join from your residence.

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  Lunch Please wear your orange meal bands at every meal. Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
1–3 p.m. Transfer Student Faculty Advising Virtual Meetings

*Mandatory for all transfer students

Meet your faculty advisor.

Zoom: Please join from your residence.

Link to your Zoom session was sent to your @lclark email. 

1 p.m. Transfer Student Course Registration Changes 

If you are a transfer student, you can now make changes to your fall semester course registration starting today at 1 p.m. It is possible to make changes through 11 a.m. on Friday, August 28.

WebAdvisor
1 p.m. *Meet Your NSO Group

*Mandatory for all first-year students 

Zoom: Please join from your residence. 

Please join your NSO group using your leader’s reoccurring Zoom meeting link.

1:30–3 p.m. *First-Year Seminar: Words and Numbers Virtual Kick-Off Lecture 

*Mandatory for all first-year students

 

Zoom: Please join from your residence.  

4 p.m. *Health and Wellness on Campus Virtual Info Session

*Mandatory for all new students

Please join us for this online info session and hear from the Health and Wellness Services office. 

Zoom: Please join from your residence.

 

4–6:30 p.m. Dinner    Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
5 p.m. *Meet your NSO Group

*For all Residential Students

Meet with your NSO group to debrief on the day and eat dinner together.

NSO Group Outdoor Meet Up Spots
6:30 p.m.  Jackbox Party Pack 3 (Ryan Goff, Director of Athletics Communications) Join Pios play-by-play voice Ryan Goff for a game of Quiplash, Guesspionage and Murder Trivia Party from Jackbox Party Pack 3. We’ll pick random players to play the game and all others will be in the audience as we have a little fun on a random day. Join via Zoom
7 p.m. First-Year Student Course Registration Changes

If you are a first-year student, you can now make changes to your fall semester course registration starting today at 7 p.m. It is possible to make changes through 11 a.m. on Friday, August 28.

WebAdvisor 
7 p.m. Evening Festivities

Bird Groups: Stargazing and Stories

Fish Groups: In-Person Events

Mammal Groups: Virtual Events

Evening Schedule 

 

Friday, August 28

Time Event Description Location/Link (if applicable)
7:30–10 a.m. 

Breakfast

Please wear your orange meal bands at every meal. Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
8:15 a.m.

*Meet Your NSO Bird Group

*Mandatory for the following NSO bird groups:

  • Pacific Golden-plover
  • Black-bellied Whistling-duck
  • Snowy Egret
  • Hudsonian Godwit
  • Barred Owl
  • Little Gull
  • Ring-necked Duck
  • Ruby-throated Hummingbird

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

8:30–10 a.m.

*Sexual Health and Consent Workshop

*Mandatory for the NSO bird groups listed above

Content Note for Sexual Healthy & Consent workshops: The SHC workshops discuss healthy relationships, sexuality, and resources on/off campus for survivors of violence. Topics related to sexual assault and dating violence are discussed. If you have a concern about this content being triggering to your mental health and wellness, we have an alternate option for you. Please email Ariella Frishberg, Gender Based Violence Prevention Coordinator (afrishberg@lclark.edu) to receive more information about an alternative to participating in the SHC session. Ariella is a confidential resource and any information you choose to disclose will remain private - your name will be noted in order to receive an exemption, but no other information will be shared with the NSO office. Choosing an alternative to the SHC workshop will not require you to share any additional information or disclose about why you cannot participate in the workshop.

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

8:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

Bookstore Open

NSO pickups should be complete and the Bookstore will be accommodating returning students moving into the residence halls. Please keep visits to a minimum to reduce exposure.

www.lclark.bncollege.com

Templeton Student Center, pickups at door 241; in-store purchases line up at the front door

9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Language Placement Exams

Students who have not taken their placement exam or those who need to confirm their Spanish 202+ placement exam scores can do so today. Exams begin on the hour (last exam begins at 2 p.m.).

If you cannot make these times or have questions, please contact Blair Orfall at blairorfall@lclark.edu.

Templeton Campus Center, Dubach PC Computer Lab

10:15 a.m.

*Meet Your NSO Bird Group

*Mandatory for the following NSO bird groups: 

  • American Coot
  • Costa’s Hummingbird
  • Northern Mockingbird
  • Greater Roadrunner
  • Zone-tailed Hawk
  • Mountain Quail
  • Wood Duck

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

10:30 a.m.–noon

*Sexual Health and Consent Training

*Mandatory for the NSO bird groups listed above

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  Lunch Please wear your orange meal bands at every meal. Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
1 p.m. –2 p.m.

*Student Rights and Responsibilities Virtual Info Session

*Mandatory for all new students

What are your rights as a student? What responsibilities do you have as a member of the Lewis & Clark community? Learn more at this info session.

Please join from your residence.

2 p.m.  Get to Know College Outdoors with Sage Quandt-Deto and Qwynci Bownman 

Join College Outdoors student leaders for a virtual session to learn more about the organization and the trips they offer regularly throughout the school year. 

Join via Zoom

3:30 p.m.  *Common Reading Virtual Discussion With Jamila Osman 

*Mandatory for all new students

The common reading, “A Map of Lost Things” by Jamila Osman, is available here.

Please complete the reading before this event.

 

Please join from your residence.

4:30–6:30 p.m. Dinner  Please wear your orange meal bands at every meal. Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
5 p.m. *Meet your NSO Group

*For all Residential Students

Meet with your NSO group to debrief on the day and eat dinner together.

NSO Group Outdoor Meet Up Spots
7 p.m. Great Expectations Virtual Welcome Event Meet your mentor and other new students, and learn more about GE programming and what is to come! Registration for GE is still open: go.lclark.edu/ime Link to the Google Hangout was sent to your @lclark email from your GE mentor.
7:15 p.m. NSO Virtual Shabbat  Everyone is welcome to join in this online Shabbat service. Hillel staff and returning students will lead the service. Please go to www.pdxhillel.org to register and receive information about picking up a Shabbat packet before the service. www.pdxhillel.org
7 p.m. Evening Festivities

Bird Groups: Virtual Events

Fish Groups: Stargazing and Stories

Mammal Groups: In-Person Events

Evening Schedule

 

Saturday, August 29

Time Event Description Location/Link (if applicable)
8 a.m.

*Meet Your NSO Fish Group

*Mandatory for the following NSO fish groups:

  • Longfin Smelt
  • Sand Roller
  • Chum Salmon
  • Shiner Perch
  • Sockeye Salmon
  • Umpqua Chub
  • Pit Sculpin

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

8:15–9:45 a.m.

*Sexual Health and Consent Workshop

*Mandatory for the NSO fish groups listed above

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

10 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Bookstore Open NSO pickups should be complete and the Bookstore will be accommodating returning students moving into the residence halls. Please keep visits to a minimum to reduce exposure.

www.lclark.bncollege.com

Templeton Student Center, pickups at door 241; in-store purchases line up at the front door
10 a.m.

*Meet Your NSO Fish Group

*Mandatory for the following NSO fish groups:

  • Lost River Sucker
  • Shortnose Sucker
  • Coastal Rainbow Trout
  • Speckled Dace
  • Coho Salmon
  • Pink Salmon
  • Chinook Salmon

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

10:15 a.m.–11:45 p.m.

*Sexual Health and Consent Training

*Mandatory for the NSO fish groups listed above

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Brunch Please wear your orange meal bands at every meal. Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
12:15–4 p.m. *Engage in Racial Justice With Portland’s Race Talks: A Virtual Event 

*Mandatory for all new students

Why is Oregon so white? What does anti-racist activism look like in Portland? Join Student Leadership and Service and RACE TALKS to learn and dialogue about race and place.

 

A message from RaceTalks: 

Hello Students!

Welcome to Portland! We are RACE TALKS, a Black-led Portland-based community program that focuses on building community by engaging in contemporary discussions through the lens of race and racism. By sharing some of Portland’s racial past, its present and how you fit into its future, we will be your guides to help in centering race during these times of heightened worldwide awareness. Visit racetalkspdx.com to learn more about our work.
 
4–6:30 p.m Dinner

We urge students to eat in waived groups to help de-densify the dining hall and keep things safe. We suggest Bird Groups eat between 4:30 and 5:15 p.m., Fish Groups between 5:15 and 5:45 p.m., and Mammal Groups between 5:45 and 6:30 p.m. 

Please wear your orange meal bands at every meal.

Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
5 p.m. Meet your NSO Group

Not mandatory

Meet with your NSO group to debrief on the day and eat dinner together

NSO Group Outdoor Meet Up Spots

or Fields Dining Hall

7 p.m. Evening Festivities

Bird Groups: In-Person Events

Fish Groups: Virtual Events

Mammal Groups: Stargazing and Stories

Evening Schedule


Sunday, August 30 

Time Event Description Location/Link (if applicable)
8:15 a.m.

*Meet Your NSO Mammal Group

*Mandatory for the following NSO mammal groups:

  • Long-tailed Vole
  • Mule Deer
  • Yellow-pine Chipmunk
  • North American Beaver
  • Canada Lynx
  • Black-tailed Jackrabbit
  • Pronghorn Antelope

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

8:30–10 a.m.

*Sexual Health and Consent Workshop

*Mandatory for the NSO mammal groups listed above.

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

10:15 a.m. 

*Meet Your NSO Mammal Group

*Mandatory for the following NSO mammal groups:

  • Mazama Pocket Gopher
  • Black bear
  • Snowshoe Hare
  • Columbian Black-tailed Deer
  • American Badger
  • Dusky-footed Woodrat
  • Chisel-toothed Kangaroo Rat
  • Mountain Goat

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

10:30 a.m.–noon

*Sexual Health and Consent Workshop

*Mandatory for the NSO mammal groups listed above

Zoom. Please join your NSO group using your leader’s recurring Zoom meeting link.

10:30 a.m.–1 p.m. Brunch Please wear your orange meal bands at every meal. Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room
11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Bookstore Open NSO pickups should be complete and the Bookstore will be accommodating returning students moving into the residence halls. Please keep visits to a minimum to reduce exposure.

www.lclark.bncollege.com

Templeton Student Center, pickups at door 241; in-store purchases line up at the front door

11 a.m. Sunday Chapel Virtual Service Join us for an online Christian worship service sponsored by the Pioneer Christian Fellowship. The service theme is Keys to Spiritual Growth in College, and students from all denominations are welcome. Email piofellowship@lclark.edu for the Zoom link.
12:30 p.m. *Meet Your NSO Group  

*Mandatory for all new students

NSOver! Meet with your NSO group for the last time during orientation! 

NSO Group Outdoor Location

Virtual: NSO Group Zoom Link

1:30–2:30 p.m. Meet the Maybelle Center for Community Even before COVID-19, social isolation was a challenge for many residents of Portland’s Old Town neighborhood. For the last 30 years Maybelle Center for Community has been building healthy connections in Old Town. Join Student Leadership and Service for this service-learning project.  
3-4:30 p.m. SLS’ Prison Pen Pal project with Kai COVID-19 has hit U.S. prison populations especially hard. Join Student Leadership and Service for this project in which we’ll learn more about the challenges facing inmates and write letters of encouragement.

Pick up card-making supplies from the Student Leadership and Service office (Templeton 237) & connect with community partner on Zoom soon thereafter.

4–6:30 p.m.  Dinner This meal marks the start of your meal plan. Please bring your student ID card to this meal. Templeton Campus Center, Fields Dining Room

 

After NSO

Check out the Office of Student Engagement’s schedule for Week of Welcome (Wow). https://college.lclark.edu/student_life/engagement/week_of_welcome/

Week of Welcome (WOW) is the official beginning of the 2020-2021 academic year! During Week of Welcome you’ll have opportunities to connect with other new students, as well as with returning students who are excited about the new year on Palatine Hill. The variety of events are both informative and social. Come learn about Theatre and Music, enjoy an improv troupe’s performance or a blockbuster movie under the stars. Week of Welcome culminates with the 15th Annual Pio Fair where you’ll get to connect with Lewis & Clark’s student organizations and then celebrate the end of the first week of classes at the Week of Welcome Dance.

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