• “My new student trip helped me remember that I was not alone, that every other first year was just as nervous, and that there would be countless people on campus waiting to help us settle in and get comfortable.”
    Alie Cicero BA ’24
    Arcadia, California
    Alie finds community through the German club, where she hones her language skills in preparation for her year-long overseas program in Munich, a part of her German studies major.
    More about Alie
  • “Going on a New Student Trip was the best decision I could have made as an incoming student. I highly encourage any new student to partake in this experience.”
    Adam Schwarz BA ’23
    Daly City, California
    Adam’s experiences in the classroom as a computer science and mathematics major and data science minor have helped him develop his thinking and independence in Professor Greta Binford’s lab.
    More about Adam
  • “There were multiple people from my new student trip that were in my New Student Orientation group as well, and seeing the familiar faces made me feel more comfortable and willing to be open.”
    Jason Kowalski BA ’24
    Vancouver, Washington
    When Jason isn’t busy studying as a double major in international affairs and art history, he’s learning flamenco guitar from an instructor whom he cites as an inspiration and mentor.
    More about Jason
  • “I really like sharing the campus with prospective students as a tour guide. It’s great being part of the process that brings new students into this awesome community! Lewis & Clark is such a beautiful place to spend four years.”
    Cami Hildum BA ’23
    Corbett, Oregon
    Economics major Cami finds community in a variety of places, such as the Fire Arts club, Garden Collective, and Campus Activities Board. They are a big advocate for trying new things, whether it’s a new class or student club.
    More about Cami
  • “The Xplore program assists historically underrepresented students interested in STEM in making a smooth transition from high school to college. I was able to form strong bonds with students who have similar backgrounds as me.”
    Htoo Ray Wah BA ’23
    Portland, Oregon
    Asian studies major Htoo found the Xplore program eased her transition to L&C, as well as the Great Expectations mentorship program for BIPOC and first-generation incoming students.
    More about Htoo
  • <a href="/live/image/gid/677/width/650/95049_EVNT-E2-0819-0054-introcrop.jpg" class="lw_preview_image"> <picture class="lw_image lw_image95049"> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/95049_EVNT-E2-0819-0054-introcrop.rev.1659395483.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/95049_EVNT-E2-0819-0054-introcrop.rev.1659395483.webp 2x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/95049_EVNT-E2-0819-0054-introcrop.rev.1659395483.jpg 2x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/95049_EVNT-E2-0819-0054-introcrop.rev.1659395483.jpg" alt="Welcome, new students! Your move-in team is ready and waiting for your arrival." width="550" height="550" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/677/width/550/height/550/crop/1/95049_EVNT-E2-0819-0054-introcrop.rev.1659395483.jpg 2x" data-max-w="1100" data-max-h="1100" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </a> <figcaption class="homepage-intro_image_caption">Welcome, new students! Your <a href="https://college.lclark.edu/student_life/new_student_orientation/">move-in team</a> is ready and waiting for your arrival.</figcaption>

Welcome!

We are thrilled to welcome the Class of 2026 and new transfer students to Lewis & Clark! What will these students study? What clubs will they join? Will they venture overseas? Which food carts will they visit first? Will you join them in the coming years?

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