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International Students and Scholars

NSO Schedule

Fall 2015

Note:  Student volunteers helping with International Student/TCK new student orientation should meet for training on Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the office of International Students & Scholars in Templeton Center.


Monday, August 24, 2015 (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 Greeters: Grace Huang, Mami Onishi, Gabriella Tost. We will meet Delta/Northwest Airlines Flight 622 from Tokyo at 9:58 a.m. and other flights throughout the day.  Emergency TEL: 503-768-7305 (Office of International Students & Scholars).

Students arriving on campus may move into their rooms anytime after 9:00AM.

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

Students settle into their rooms.  The following student volunteers will be on hand to help new students move into their rooms:  Angela Zhiqi An, China; Simon Anderson, USA/Philippines/Japan; Priscilla Chan, China/UK; Annalyn Donaldson, USA; Sina Heng, Cambodia; Sylvia Nkombo Nkoula, Congo; Mami Onishi, Japan; Pa Rinyuda Promphrenrangsi, Thailand; Jessica Rosenblatt, USA; Neil Rutherford, USA; Chhaileang Sun, Cambodia; Lupin Jongsoo Won, Korea; Hao Wu, China. ISS staff members Carolyn Locke and Katie Harvey will also assist.

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.  Annalyn Donaldson, Chhaileang Sun, and Hao Wu 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.  Jessica Rosenblatt, Angela An, and Sina Heng 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. Neil Rutherford and Lupin Won will assist with pictures.
  • Waive the L&C health insurance plan, if you have private insurance.  Simon Anderson 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. Jessica Rosenblatt and Sylvia Nkombo-Nkoula 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:  Pa Rinyuda Promphrenrangsi and Sina Heng will direct students to this session and help with copying.  Council Chamber 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 Hao Wu, Lupin Won and Annalyn Donaldson 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 Priscilla Chan, Angela An, and Mami Onishi. 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 7:40 and 8:38.  Returning buses will leave Fred Meyer for the return to campus at 8:24, 9:22 and 10:20. Don’t miss the last one!!!  Sylvia Nkombo-Nkoula, Neil Rutherford, Sina Heng, and Jessica Rosenblatt.


Meet Late Arrivals and help with dinner and move-in.  Jessica Rosenblatt and Pa Promphrenrangsi.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Tuesday Volunteers
  Simon Anderson and Sina Heng on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.
 Jessica Rosenblatt and Annalyn Donaldson on duty in ISS Office from 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm.

8:45 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 orientation packet (yellow or blue folder), (2) your passport, and (3) your I-20.

  Angela An and Sylvia Nkombo-Nkoula will explain tasks you need to complete as you arrive.

  • Take pictures of students for ISS electronic screen, if still not completed. (Lupin Won and Annalyn Donaldson photos)
  • Collect manila envelopes for immigration documents (Neil Rutherford and Hao Wu). Students who forget the documents can bring them to the ISS later in the week.
  • Copy immigration documents. (Chhaileang Sun , Simon Anderson and Sina Heng will copy the documents at ISS).

9:00 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 Katie Harvey, Graduate Assistant
  • Introductions of Laura Shier, Director of Academic English Studies, and Susan Wynne, AES Administrative Specialist
  • Introduction of Anna Gonzalez, Dean of Students
  • Introduction of Daniela Lopez, ASLC President
  • Introduction of Matthew Wong, ISLC  President and Neil Rutherford, TCK/ISS Intern
  • Introduction of Bess Austin, Director, Student Health Center
  • Introduction of Melissa Osmond, Associate Director for Health Promotion and Anrey Wang & Kristin DeWitt, graduate assistants
  • Self introductions of students

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 and other locations in Templeton

Group Red (led by Lupin Won) and Group Blue (led by Mami Onishi)

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Safety Issues and Getting Connected. (Locations:  Thayer and Council Chamber Foyer) Safety: Jessica Rosenblatt and Priscilla Chan; Getting Connected: Neil Rutherford and Pa Promphrenrangsi.
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WebAdvisor 101. (Council Chamber) Robin Jarecki and Gail Sullivan.

Group Green (led by Hao Wu) and Group Yellow (led by Grace Huang)

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.WebAdvisor 101.(Council Chamber) Robin Jarecki and Gail Sullivan.
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.Safety Issues and Getting Connected.(Locations:  Thayer and Council Chamber Foyer) Safety: Jessica Rosenblatt and Priscilla Chan; Getting Connected: Neil Rutherford and Pa Promphrenrangsi.

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 Nicole Ludd:  Int’l Students & Scholars Office
  • Platt-Howard Hall with Dominique Sabedra:  Left Side of Council Chamber
  • Holmes and Hartzfeld Halls with Kade Peden:   Thayer Rooms.
  • Copeland Hall with Joe-Barry Gardner:  Lounge in front of Council Chamber by winding staircase.
  • Roberts, East, West, and Holmes Hall with Asraa Jaber:  Hallway outside Council Chamber.

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. New students should go to the J. R. Howard Hall lobby area near the SQRC and the library.  You will be given a name tag that tells you where to go for your exam.   Volunteers:  Grace Huang, Mami Onishi, Angela An, Chhaileang Sun and Priscilla Chan. J.R. Howard Hall Front Lobby.

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

5:00 p.m.
Dinner. Take one of your new friends to dinner with you and meet Simon AndersonAnnalyn Donaldson and Jessica Rosenblatt, 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:  Simon Anderson, Hao Wu, and Gabriella Tost. On the lawn between Stewart, Odell and Akin.

7:30—9:00 p.m.
Later arrivals move into residence halls.  Chhaileang Sun, Hao Wu, Annalyn Donaldson, Lupin Won will assist new students moving into residence halls after dinner.

8:30 p.m.
 Games Night. Come play cards and board games. Hosted by Sina Heng, Pa Promphrenrangsi, Lupin Won and Sylvia Nkombo-Nkoula. Akin Hall Lounge.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Wednesday Volunteers
 Priscilla Chan and Sylvia Nkombo-Nkoula on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45. and Angela An and Neil Rutherford 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.  Student volunteers Annalyn Donaldson, Chhaileang Sun, and Grace Huang will help you find your packet.

8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. English Proficiency Test B Continues,
J.R. Howard Hall Front Lobby.

8:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. English Proficiency Test A Results by appointment (check the label on your yellow NSO folder):
Go to AES Office (Albany 104) to pick up your test result.

9:45 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
SEVIS/Immigration Requirements and Review of the General NSO Schedule: What you must know! Bridget Flaherty with Pa Promphrenrangsi. 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

10:45 a.m.
Break. Cookies in Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

The International Student/TCK and Academic Success. Panel discussion with Lewis & Clark professors and students. Speakers:  (in order) Angela An/ Sophomore, Gabriella Tost/Sophomore, and Simon Anderson/Junior, followed by Professors Jerry Harp of English and Core, Professor Anne Bentley of Chemistry, and Professor Kundai Chirindo of Rhetoric & Media Studies.   Michelle Kirton, 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.

12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in Fields Dining Room/Templeton Center.

12:30 p.m.
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 Mami Onishi and Priscilla Chan can show you where to go.  Templeton College Center/Student Health Services, lower floor.

1:30 p.m
Academic English Studies Orientation Session and Test B Results. 
Students beginning their studies in the Academic English Studies program should go to this session for specific orientation about the AES schedule, advising system, registration, and other important policies.  Miller 105.

2:00 p.m
Davis Scholarship Information Session.
  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. Bridget Flaherty, Brian White, Anastacia Dillon, Karen Fobert and Fayne Griffiths will present.  J.R. Howard Hall, Room 202.

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. Katie Harvey, Graduate Assistant of ISS, and student volunteers Jessica Rosenblatt and  Sina Heng.  J.R. Howard Hall, Room 202.  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 27, 2015

Thursday Volunteers

Gabriella Tost and Hao Wu on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Lupin Won and Pa Promphrenrangsi on duty in ISS Office from 12:30 to 5:00 pm.

New Student Orientation continues.

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
English Proficiency Test A Results by appointment (check the label on your yellow NSO folder):  
Go to AES Office (Albany 104) to pick up your test result.

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:  Angela An, Priscilla Chan, Hao Wu and Grace Huang.  Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for new Japanese students.  Meet Professor Bruce Suttmeier, Atsuko Kurogi, and Tomomi Matsumura of the Japanese language faculty.  Also meet some students returning from overseas programs in Japan.  Student volunteers: Mami Onishi and Simon Anderson.  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, Professor Jim Grant of Economics, Professor Norma Velazquez Ulloa of Biology and  Erik Fast of Institutional Advancement.  Student volunteers:  Sina Heng, Sylvia Nkombo-Nkoula, and Chhaileang Sun.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:  Gabriella Tost, Neil Rutherford. Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room.

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for Dallaire Scholarship Winner Tanguy Muvuna and Dallaire Committee members
 Join the Dallaire Scholar and Michael Ford, Laura Shier, Joann Geddes.  Student volunteer:  Annalyn Donaldson. and learn more about Lewis & Clark’s connections to Rwanda.  Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room.

4:00 p.m.
Assemble for Class Photo and Opening Convocation. Glade in front of Pamplin Sports Center.

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

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

Check your New Student Orientation schedule for your hall meeting time and course registration time.  Different times are assigned to each residence hall.


Friday, August 28, 2015

New Student Orientation continues.

Friday Volunteers

Mami Onishi and Chhaileang Sun on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

New Student Orientation continues.


Sunday, August 30, 2015

New Student Orientation continues.


Monday, August 31, 2015

Classes begin!


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

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 3, 2015

3:30 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. Smith Hall.


Wednesday, September 9, 2015

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.