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New Student Orientation (NSO)

Student Director

Franchesca at the pumpkin patchHello!

My name is Franchesca Spann and I will be your Fall 2019 New Student Orientation Student Director. This is my second year being the NSO Student Director, and I love my job! I’m so passionate about Lewis & Clark and the transition to L&C.

As for me, I’m a rising Senior and a psychology major and art/art history minor. I’m from Simi Valley, California and I’m 21 years old.

With psychology, I want to go into the field of Social Oncology, and my love for art history is a great creative outlet (I love art history, but I also took ceramics this past year and fell in love with it). On campus, I’ve been a NSO leader, a Pioneer Success Institute facilitator, and a teacher’s assistant. I am apart of the QSU, I do improv, and I’m a huge fan of the PE classes on campus like pilates or core fitness.

My goal for 2019 is to spend less time on my phone and continue my yearly goal- read a non-academic book every month. If you see me walking around campus with headphones on, there is a 99% chance that I am listening to a podcast. I also love baking and cooking, especially when I can make food for my friends.

I am spending this summer living in Portland putting together NSO. The purpose of NSO is to help you transition into college life. I learned a lot being student director last year, and I can’t wait for NSO 2019! It’s a thrilling time and I’m here to help you make the most out of the week before classes begin.

I can’t wait to see you on campus!



Franchesca Spann 
Student Director
New Student Orientation


Questions? Please don’t hesitate to reach me by calling 503-768-7182 or by emailing