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Trips Returning Tuesday Evening: Post-Trip Information

Trips returning to Lewis & Clark Tuesday evening, August 23rd



When will I be back on campus? When can I move into my dorm? 

Expect to arrive on campus sometime Tuesday afternoon or evening.  Once you arrive, we’ll spend some time unpacking from the trip and cleaning up trip gear. Expect this process to take about 2 hours (the more time we work on Tuesday, the less time we have to clean Wednesday morning). After that, we’ll help check you into your room in your new Residence Hall.  Moving you into your room, and helping your trip move into their rooms, so you can see where the other people on your trip live, will take about another 2 hours.  If you have stored items with us while you were on your trip, we’ll shuttle that to your room Tuesday night (make sure to pack your linens so you have something to sleep on when you get back). Since you’ll be arriving early to your new room, maybe wait until your roommate arrives on Wednesday before taking on the interior decorating.  :)  Dinner will be available (many NST trips eat as a group) at Fields Dining Room.

When can I see my family and friends?

If you have family or friends in Portland and they’d like to see you the evening you arrive, let them know you should be free no later than 8:00 PM (depending on your specific trip logistics, you might be done earlier than 8:00pm). The best way for them to find you would be for you to access your cell phone after you are finished cleaning up for your trip. 

Wednesday morning clean-up and move-in:

On Wednesday morning, you’ll have breakfast with your NST group in Fields Dining Hall, then head up to clean up your gear at our equipment warehouse (Sequoia building).  Expect to be done with gear cleanup by 11:00 AM at the latest. You’ll be free to continue unpacking your room at that time.  

Orientation begins Wednesday afternoon:

Clean-up does not impact participation in Orientation.  New Student Orientation officially kicks off at 4pm on Wednesday giving parents and students plenty of time to get settled into campus before the activities of NSO begin.


Do you have any other questions?

Contact us:

Monday – Friday:  9am – 5pm
244 Templeton Campus Center