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NSO Schedule

Fall 2014

Note:  Student volunteers helping with International Student/TCK new student orientation should meet for training on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the office of International Students & Scholars in Templeton Center.


Monday, August 25, 2014 (Arrival Day)

9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
New students arrive throughout the day. Transportation provided by International Students and Scholars (ISS), Blue Star Charters & Tours, and White Van Shuttle (TEL 503-774-9755 or online at:  http://www.whitevanshuttle. com/). L&C Drivers: Brian White/ISS and Bridget Flaherty/ISS; L&C Student Greeter: Sylvia Nkombo Nkoula. RAZ Transportation will provide a coach to meet Delta/Northwest Airlines Flight 642 from Tokyo at 9:25 a.m.  Emergency TEL: 503-768-7305 (Office of International Students & Scholars).

Students arriving by air on this day may move to campus upon arrival.

  • Students staying in hotels may move to campus between 9:30 a.m. — 12:00 Noon.
  • Students living with friends or relatives in Portland should move to campus between 2:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
  • Commuter students staying on campus for orientation may move in the following day (Tuesday, August 27). This is only for students who have made reservations with International Students and Scholars (ISS).

Students report to International Students and Scholars (ISS) to pick up packets, room assignments, keys, access cards, linen (if needed), room/telephone list, and emergency list.

Students settle into their rooms.  The following student volunteers will be on hand to help new students move into their rooms:  Simon Anderson, USA/Philippines/Japan; Mariane Diaw, Senegal; Sina Heng, Cambodia; Grace Huang, Taiwan; Helena Lam, Macau; Ugyen Lhamo, Bhutan; Jason Junnan Lyu, China; Zach Mouton, USA; Nathan Ren, USA/China; Steven Dingwen Sun, China; Jessica Valeta, USA; Felicia Vargas, Costa Rica; Aneta Vargova, Slovakia; Claire Tingyu Yang, China.

Students can visit International Students and Scholars (ISS) to call home and inform parents of safe arrival.

Snacks will be available at International Students and Scholars (ISS) office.

Students take ID card pictures after settling in.  Jhinger Zhu, Grace Huang, and Jessica Valeta can accompany students to Campus Safety.

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.  (Note:  Volunteers should stagger lunch times)
Lunch  for students who have arrived.  Neil Rutherford, Belen Gimenez, and Matthew Wong will be at the door of Fields Dining Room at 11:45 a.m. to orient students to the dining room. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Students stop by International Students and Scholars to complete several tasks:

  • Take a picture for the ISS electronic screen. Ugyen Lhamo and Alyssa Kurosu will assist with pictures.
  • Waive the L&C health insurance plan, if you have private insurance.  Zach Mouton will assist.  Insurance waiver system can be found at:
  • Take a logistical tour of Templeton.  Checkout your mailbox, find the ATM, stop by the SAAB Tutoring Office, etc.  Tours at:  1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00 p.m. Belen Gimenez and Nanya Jhingran will alternate leading the tours.
  • Get ID card at Campus Safety.

1:15 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Students who have not completed forms or vaccinations for the Student Health Center, please check in at the International Student and Scholars Office.  International Students and Scholars.

Open a bank account.  Representatives of US Bank will be on campus to help international students set up a bank account.  Please bring your passport and your visa with you. Volunteers:  Jiayi Hou, Neil Rutherford and Guellord Ndagijimana will direct students to this session and help with copying.  Thayer Room in Templeton Center.

Visit the Lewis & Clark Bookstore.  If you need snack food, toiletries or want to start browsing for textbooks, learn where the bookstore is and make your purchases this afternoon.  Open until 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.
Dinner. Hosts Alyssa Kurosu, Jhinger Zhu and Zach Mouton will meet be at the door of Fields Dining Room at 5:00 p.m. to orient students to the dining room. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

5:45 p.m.
Tour of Campus led by Sylvia Nkombo Nkoula, Neil Rutherford, and Jinger Zhu. New students should bring an umbrella if rain seems likely. After the tour, proceed to Campus Safety for ID pictures (for students who still need ID cards).  Meet in front of Templeton Center (near Fields Dining Room).

Visit Fred Meyer Store to shop for your room OR relax and get some rest after your moving day.

Pioneer Express buses will leave campus for Fred Meyer at 7:04 and 8:04.  Returning buses will leave Fred Meyer will leave for the return to campus at 7:52, 8:52, and 9:52. Don’t miss the last one!!!  Jessica Valeta, Alyssa KurosuNikhil Mahapatra, and Nanya Jhingran.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Tuesday Volunteers
Belen Gimenez and Nanya Jhingran on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.
 Jinger Zhu and Matthew Wong on duty in ISS Office from 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm.

8:45 a.m.
Commuter students living on campus during orientation can check in at International Students and Scholars (ISS). Commuter students can store their bags in ISS until 4:45 p.m. when they can move in to their rooms.

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast and Opening Program (Note:  You should NOT eat breakfast in Fields Dining Room this morning). Join us in the Council Chamber instead. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber. Please bring the following items with you: (1) your NSO packet, (2) your passport, and (3) your I-20.

  Alyssa Kurosu and Zach Mouton will explain tasks you need to complete as you arrive.

  • Take pictures of students for ISS electronic screen, if still not completed. (Ugyen Lhamo/photos )
  • Collect manila envelopes for immigration documents (Alyssa Kurosu and Zach Mouton). Students who forget the documents can bring them to the ISS later in the week.
  • Copy immigration documents. (Sylvia Nkombo Nkoula  and Jinger Zhu will copy the documents at ISS).

9:15 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Welcome and introductions. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

  • Introduction of staff and guests. Brian White, Associate Dean of Students.
  • Introduction of Bridget Flaherty, Assistant Director of ISS and Carolyn Locke, ISS Administrative Specialist, and Asraa Jaber, Graduate Assistant.
  • Introductions of Joann Geddes and Laura Shier, Co-directors of Academic English Studies, and Susan Wynne, AES Administrative Specialist.
  • Introduction of Anna Gonzalez, Dean of Students
  • Introduction of Lincoln Boyd, ASLC President.
  • Introduction of Hawi Abbajobir, ISLC  President and Ugyen Lhamo, TCK/ISS Intern.
  • Introduction of Bess Austin, Lead Nurse, Student Health Center. ISLC Activities.
  • Introduction of Melissa Osmond, Associate Director for Health Promotion
    and Bree Abbey, graduate assistant
  • Self introductions of students (by table at microphone).

10:45 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Break. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Important Topics. Templeton Student Center: Council Chamber, Dubach Mac Lab.

Group Red, led by Jiayi Hou

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Safety Issues and Getting Connected. (Council Chamber) Safety: Jessica Valeta and Nikhil Mahapatra; Getting Connected: Alyssa Kurosu and Matthew Wong.
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WebAdvisor 101. (Dubach Mac Lab) Robin Jarecki, Gail Sullivan, Fayne Griffiths and Grace Huang.

Group Blue, led by Guellord Ndagijimana

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.WebAdvisor 101.(Dubach Mac Lab) Robin Jarecki, Gail Sullivan, Fayne Griffiths and Grace Huang.
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.Safety Issues and Getting Connected.(Council Chamber) Safety: Jessica Valeta and Nikhil Mahapatra; Getting Connected: Alyssa Kurosu and Matthew Wong.

Group Green, led by Susan Wynne

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Health Center/Immunization Check-in (Health Center)

12:00 p.m.
AES off-campus students meet with Susan Wynne/AES at the front of the Council Chambers instead of going to meet the Campus Living staff.

12:00 p.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Meet with Campus Living staff, Area Directors (ADs) and Resident Advisors (RAs).  Council Chamber/Templeton Center.  ADs and RAs will meet in groups.  Look for the signs for your hall and meet your AD/RA below the sign.

For late arrivals, the meetings will occur in:

  • Stewart/Odell/Akin with Angela Buck:  Right Side of Council Chamber.
  • Forest Hall with Logan Thurnauer:  Int’l Students & Scholars Office
  • Platt-Howard Hall with Ryan Wagner Left Side of Council Chamber
  • Holmes and Hartzfeld Halls with Natasha Begin:   Thayer Rooms.
  • Copeland Hall with Whitney DeGroff:  Lounge in front of Council Chamber by winding staircase.

Note: Commuter students should also plan to attend this session and should meet in with the AD and RA from the hall where you are staying. 

12:15 p.m. — 12:50 p.m.
Lunch with Campus Living staff. Your Area Director (AD) and Resident Advisor (RA) will accompany you to lunch. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
English proficiency exam for international students. (Look on the paper in your arrival packet to see which test you must take, Test A or Test B).  Test A will be administered in Howard 115 and Test B in Howard 102.  Come to J.R. Howard Hall Room 102 first.   Volunteers:  Nikhil Mahapatra, Belen Gimenez, Zach Mouton, and Guellord Ndagijimana. J.R. Howard Hall Room 102.

2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
TCK meeting (for US TCKs).  Meet Ugyen Lhamo, TCK Intern, and learn about the TCK group.  Student Assistants:  Neil Rutherford and Ugyen Lhamo.  Trailroom, Templeton Center. 

4:00 p.m. 
Special Orientation for IREX student.   IREX scholar Yuilia Kondrushenko meets with Brian White to discuss UGRAD program guidelines. International Students and Scholars.

5:00 p.m.
Dinner. Take one of your new friends to dinner with you and meet Jiayi Hou, Sylvia Nkombo Nkoula and Jessica Valeta, at the door. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Take a break and play frisbee. Student Assistants: Belen Gimenez, Guellord Ndagijimana, and Matthew Wong. On the lawn between Stewart, Odell and Akin.

8:30 p.m.
 Games Night. Come play cards and board games. Hosted by Nanya Jhingran and Zach Mouton. Akin Hall Lounge.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Wednesday Volunteers
Zach Mouton  and Alyssa Kurosu on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45. and Sylvia Nkombo Nkoula  and Jessica Valeta on duty in ISS Office from 12:45 to 5:00 pm.

7:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

This morning during free time, remember to pick up your General NSO packet for new students. Stamm West in Templeton Center.  Also, remember to check in with your RA this morning.  You will need to complete move-in paper work and sign up for the emergency registration system.  Do this with your RA sometime today before 3:00 p.m.

9:15 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
SEVIS/Immigration Requirements and Review of the General NSO Schedule: What you must know! Bridget Flaherty with Sylvia Nkombo Nkoula. Templeton Student Center, *Council Chamber. ISS staff will return the following to you at the meeting: (1) passport and (2) I-20. Topics for this session include:

  • SEVIS requirements
  • Immigration obligations. (See handout)
  • Review of General NSO Schedule

10:15 a.m.
Break. Coffee and cookies.

10:30 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.

The International Student/TCK and Academic Success. Panel discussion with Lewis & Clark professors and students. Speakers:  (in order) Nanya Jhingran/ Sophomore, and Jinger Zhu/Sophomore, followed by Professors Jerry Harp of English and Core, Professor Anne Bentley of Chemistry, and Professor Yueping Zhang of Psychology.   Jeanne Lily, staff member of the Counseling Center, will share some ideas about balance and time management. Alexa Jakusovszky of the College Honor Board, will discuss briefly Lewis & Clark’s academic integrity policy. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Lunch in Fields Dining Room/Templeton Center.

English Proficiency Test A Results:
1:15 p.m.
  Davis Scholars:  go to AES Office (Albany 104) to pick up your test result.  Proceed to Davis Scholarship Info Session at 2:00 p.m.  See below for details.
1:45 p.m.  Other students:  go to AES Office (Albany 104) to pick up your test result.

Note:  If you have a conflict at your appointed time, you can go to the AES office at any time between 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. for your test result.

Before or After Getting Your English Exam Results:
REQUIRED Measles Clinic for students who have not met the Oregon measles requirement.  Students will be escorted to Student Health Services for consultation and vaccinations. Student volunteers and ISS staff will guide new students from the AES Office to the health center.  Students may not register for classes until this measles vaccination requirement is met. Student volunteers Jiayi Hou and Neil Rutherford can show you where to go.  Templeton College Center/Student Health Services, lower floor.

2:00 p.m
Davis Scholarship Information Session.
  After getting their English Exam results, new Davis Scholars should attend this session to learn the details of the Davis Scholarship at Lewis & Clark.  Attendance is required for new Davis Scholars. Anastacia Dillon and Fayne Griffiths will present.  J.R. Howard Hall, Room 124.

3:00 p.m.
Language Assistants SEVIS Registration.  Language Assistants (LAs) should meet Brian White, Associate Dean, for SEVIS registration. Please bring your passport and DS-2019 form.  Templeton Student Center, 3rd Floor/International Students and Scholars.

3:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Employment Session.
(REQUIRED ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO WORK ON CAMPUS) What you need for on-campus employment. Bridget Flaherty, Assistant Director of ISS, Heather DeLancett, Student Employment Coordinator, and Carolyn Locke, Admin Specialist of ISS. Student assistants: Grace Huang and Nikhil Mahapatra. J.R. Howard Hall, Room 124.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • Applying for an on-campus job.
  • Applying for a Social Security Number.

4:00 p.m.
Join the US students for New Student Orientation Opening Session for all students.  (Agnes Flanagan Chapel)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thursday Volunteers

Neil Rutherford and Nikhil Mahapatra on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.  Jiayi Hou and Ugyen Lhamo on duty in ISS Office from 12:45 to 5:00 pm.

New Student Orientation continues.

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
English Proficiency Test B Results and AES Orientation.
Smith Hall.

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.  SPECIAL LUNCHES (SEE BELOW).

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for new Chinese students. Meet Professor Keith Dede and Wei Shi/Chinese Department and Yung-pin Chen/Mathematics. They would like to have lunch with you and get to know you. Student volunteers:  Jiayi Hou, Grace Huang, and Jinger Zhu.  Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for new Japanese students.  Meet Professor Bruce Suttmeier and Atsuko Kurogi of the Japanese language faculty.  Also meet some students returning from overseas programs in Japan.  Student volunteer: Alyssa Kurosu.  Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room.  

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for the New IREX Student, Yuliia Kondrushenko
. Professor Tatiana Osipovich and Rebecca Pyatkevich of the Russian Department.  Some advanced Russian language students may also join the group. They would like to have lunch with our Russian speaking students and get to know you. Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room. 

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for new Davis UWC Scholars. Meet Professor Jim Proctor of Environmental Studies and  Erik Fast of Institutional Advancement.  Student volunteers:  Belen Gimenez, Matthew Wong, and Nanya Jhingran. Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room. 

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for Global Group (any international student who would like to meet some faculty and staff and do not fit into the categories above. Meet  Mark Duntley, Dean of the Chapel, Valerie White, ombudsperson, and Professor Kabir Heimsath.  Student Volunteers:  Ugyen LhamoJessica Valeta, and Zach Mouton. Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room.

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for Dallaire Scholarship Winner Pascaline Umulisa and Dallaire Committee members
 Join the Dallaire Scholar, Greg Fredericks, Isabelle DeMarte, Laura Shier, and Joann Geddes and learn more about Lewis & Clark’s connections to Rwanda. Student Volunteer: Guellord Ndagijimana. Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room.

4:15 p.m.
Assemble for Opening Convocation ceremony. Pamplin Sports Center.

4:30 p.m.
Opening Convocation ceremony. Griswold Stadium.

5:45 p.m.
All Campus Picnic. Front of Pamplin Sports Center.

7:30 p.m.
Be sure to attend your Hall Meeting in your residence hall.


Friday, August 29, 2014

New Student Orientation continues.

Friday Volunteers

Guellord Ndagijimana and Grace Huang on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Saturday, August 30, 2014

New Student Orientation continues.

1:00 p.m.
Commuter students check out of residence halls. Commuters may leave their luggage in the International Students and Scholars until their departure from campus.


Sunday, August 31, 2014

New Student Orientation continues.


Monday, September 1, 2014

New Student Orientation continues.


Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Classes begin!

4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Special orientation session for J-1 Exchange Visitors. Brian White, International Students and Scholars Office/Third floor of Templeton Center.


Thursday, September 4, 2014

4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Welcome (Back) Reception for new and continuing International Students and TCKs. This event is open to the community. Come join us to meet your fellow students. Albany Quadrangle/*Smith Hall.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

4:30 p.m. —  6:00 p.m.
President’s Reception to welcome new international students, TCKs, and multicultural students.  President Barry Glassner is our host.  Manor House Patio.