L&C INSIDER; Parents Edition


Welcome, Class of 2018!

As the newest members of the Lewis & Clark community meet summer advisors, register for classes, and take placement exams, the campus is busily preparing for their arrival in August. Parents Preview, running simultaneously with the first two days of New Student Orientation, is designed to familiarize new parents with the college and welcome them. Learn more about NSO and Parents Preview.

Outstanding Educators Recognized for Work

This year brought a new award and a new opportunity to recognize Lewis & Clark professors for teaching excellence: the Lorry Lokey Faculty Excellence Award. Read more about the award and the three faculty winners.

Support Your Student’s Career Development

As your student adjusts to college life, you have an important role to play in helping them make effective academic and career choices. You can empower your student to start exploring ideas, engaging in the community, and experiencing diverse opportunities early. Read our 10 ideas for supporting your student in this important area.
Paul Allen

Professor Lends Unique Perspective to Science Friday

Greta Binford, associate professor of biology and renowned researcher of venomous spiders, recently appeared on a special Portland edition of Science Friday. The Public Radio International program—heard weekly by more than a million listeners—first featured Binford’s arachnid expertise in 2007. Learn more.

Deadline to Waive Student Health Insurance Coverage

Lewis & Clark requires health insurance for all degree-seeking or visiting undergraduate students so that students can access the health care they need to be successful.  If your student has health coverge that is comparable, the College-Sponsored Plan can be waived between July 3 and September 16.  Please review this important information about student health insurance options at Lewis & Clark.

Shared Discovery

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At Lewis & Clark, our students prize their relationships with nationally recognized professors. Thanks to generous grants from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the John S. Rogers Science Research Program, many students spend their summer working in tandem with faculty on graduate-level research projects. Watch faculty and students discuss their work in these videos.

Important Dates:

August 27-September 1 New Student Orientation
August 27-28 Parents Preview
August 31 Halls open at 9am
September 2 First day of classes
October 1 Black & Orange Parties
October 9-12 Fall Break (no classes)
October 31 Homecoming & Family Weekend
Academic Calendar
Honors and Achievements
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