School navigation

Reunion Weekend 2011

September 17, 2011

Alumni Return for Summer Celebrations

In late June, under sunny skies, more than 800 alumni and friends returned to campus to celebrate Reunion Weekend 2011. Attendees came to Portland from as far away as Japan and the United Kingdom to reconnect with Lewis & Clark and each other. The event marked the culmination of 18 months of work by over 100 alumni volunteers, who served on class reunion and reunion giving committees and organized overseas and off-campus program reunions.

Alumni enjoyed a variety of activities, including class dinners and receptions; overseas and off-campus program reunions; special presentations from faculty, alumni, and faculty-student research teams; a Northwest salmon bake; and late-night music in the Trail Room and the Frank Manor House. In addition, 45 alumni from a mix of classes rehearsed throughout the weekend and sang with the Alumni Choir at the Albany Society Breakfast on Sunday morning.

In a strong show of support for the college, alumni gave $143,764 in reunion gifts.

Reunion Weekend 2012: Mark Your Calendars!

Plans for Reunion Weekend 2012 (June 21–24) are under way to celebrate the classes of 1952, 1962, 1972, 1982, 1987, 1992, 2002, and 2007. If you are interested in volunteering for your class reunion next summer, please contact the Office of Alumni and Parent Programs at or 503-768-7950.

Upcoming Events

Regional and Worldwide Events

Events With President Barry Glassner and Betsy Amster

Minneapolis, September 23, 6 p.m.

Chicago, September 26, 6 p.m.

Los Angeles, November 13, 11 a.m.

San Francisco, November 15, 6 p.m.

Support Athletics in the Twin Cities: Cross Country and Football

September 24 (all day)

Join President Barry Glassner and Betsy Amster in supporting Lewis & Clark’s cross country and football teams as they compete in St. Paul.

Worldwide Black and Orange Parties

October 19 (evening)

Mingle with Lewis & Clark alumni and parents in your community, welcome alumni from the class of 2011, and make new connections.

Alumni and Parent Events: Stephen Dow Beckham, Pamplin Professor Emeritus of History

New York, November 8, 6 p.m.

Washington, D.C., November 10, 6 p.m.

Campus Events

Alumni Homecoming and Parents Weekend

October 21–23

Enjoy the campuswide celebration of Homecoming. Also, parents of undergraduates will sample a full menu of weekend activities.

President’s Holiday Reception

December 3, 6:30 p.m.

Celebrate the holiday season at Lewis & Clark. Join President Barry Glassner and Betsy Amster for a reception in Frank Manor House before attending the annual Service of Sacred Song and Verse.

To read about more events like this, visit Events and Reunions.

Share this story on

The Chronicle Magazine

Contact Us