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New campus map available just in time for yield season

March 16, 2015

  • Visit to see interactive campus map.
    Visit to see interactive campus map.

Just in time to help more than more than 1,000 newly admitted students and their families find their way around campus every day from now until the end of May, Lewis & Clark’s new online interactive map offers a phone-friendly option to navigate our campus. 

While the map is currently in a testing phase, the campus community is encouraged to use it and to send comments and questions to

The new map helps visitors locate campus events and offers directions to specific locations, including:

  • Parking pay stations
  • Food services
  • Emergency call boxes
  • Computer labs
  • Bike repair stations
  • Smoking areas
  • Landmarks
  • Transportation options

As the volume of prospective-student visitors is enormous, the CAS Office of Admissions refers to this time of year as the “season of yield.” The majority of newly admitted students and their families will be on campus March 30 through April 11.

“The new map was created by Lewis & Clark students and we’re really excited for the community to start using it and giving us feedback,” said Planning Specialist Denise King.

6 simple things you can do to welcome campus visitors  

As we enter the busiest visiting period of the year, please consider the following tips to increase the welcoming culture at Lewis & Clark:

  1. Please wear your gold nametag. It’s an easy way to instantly become more accessible.
  2. If you see anybody on campus who looks like a visitor, say hello and ask if you can answer any questions they might have.
  3. Even if you don’t have a chance to reach out to any would-be Pioneers, try to cultivate a welcoming presence through good old-fashioned friendliness.
  4. If you haven’t already checked it out, go to and familiarize yourself with how to use the new map. Even if you know the campus well, showing visitors their location on the map can help them find their way.
  5. Make sure information on your department webpage is current and correct.
  6. Keep yourself up-to-date on campus events and the available resources for visitors. Let prospective students know about the exhibitions, concerts, and other opportunities happening here every day—and be able to show them where to go.

For more information:

Public Affairs and Communications