Lewis & Clark welcomes Class of 2018 at New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is an exciting time at Lewis & Clark, with new members of the Class of 2018 and transfer students arriving on Palatine Hill from around the world.
This year, the college is welcoming 550 students—most of them in the top quarter of their graduating class. They come from states as diverse as New York, California, Florida, and Alaska, and 5 percent are international citizens. Roughly a quarter are U.S. students of color.
At New Student Orientation this week, students are getting familiar with academic and cocurricular life at the college, learning about the many resources available on campus, and beginning to develop an affinity for the Lewis & Clark community. Students are also meeting with faculty advisors, participating in service projects, and getting to know their new roommates and peers.
As students arrived at their home for the next four years, President Barry Glassner, Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, and Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez were there to greet them and lend a hand with move-in. Numerous returning students, as well as faculty and staff members clad in orange T-shirts, were also on hand to say hello and carry boxes.