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International Students and Scholars

NSO Schedule

Fall 2018

Note:  Student volunteers helping with International Student/TCK new student orientation should meet for training on Sunday, August 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm in the office of International Students & Scholars in Templeton Center.


Monday, August 27, 2018 (Arrival Day)

9 a.m. — 5 p.m.
New students arrive throughout the day. Transportation provided by International Students and Scholars (ISS), Blue Star Charters & Tours, and White Van Shuttle (TEL 503-774-9755 or online at:  http://www.whitevanshuttle. com/). L&C Drivers: Brian White/ISS and Bridget Flaherty/ISS; L&C Student Greeters: Anna Lyubinina, Jasmine Bruinooge and Shogo Shihota. We will meet Delta Airlines flight #68 from Tokyo at 10:18 a.m. and other flights throughout the day.  Emergency TEL: 503-768-7305 (Office of International Students & Scholars).

Students arriving on campus may move into their rooms anytime after 9:00AM.

Students report to International Students and Scholars (ISS) to pick up packets, room keys, access cards, and linen (if needed).

Students settle into their rooms.  The following student volunteers will be on hand to help new students move into their rooms:  Badral Batbold, Mongolia; Vinaya Bharam, India;  Sergely Steephen Bokouende, Congo; Oluwanifemi Esther Bolatimi, Nigeria;  Christopher Breen, USA;  Jady Brown, Aruba; Jasmine Bruinooge, Japan/USA;  Shane Carreira, Brazil/USA; Minho Choi, South Korea; Raed Attia, Egypt/USA; Qianli Lionel Miao, China;  Anna Lyubinina, Ukraine/USA; Anna N Semi, Congo/Hungary; ISS staff members Paola Dennis and Iona Musgnung will also assist.

Students can visit International Students and Scholars (ISS) to call home and inform parents of safe arrival.

Snacks will be available at International Students and Scholars (ISS) office.

Students take ID card pictures after settling in.  Raed Attia, Minho Choi, and Esther Bolatimi can accompany students to Campus Safety.

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.  (Note:  Volunteers should stagger lunch times)
Lunch  for students who have arrived.  Jady Brown and Vinaya Bharam will be at the door of Fields Dining Room at 11:45 a.m. to orient students to the dining room. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Students stop by International Students and Scholars to complete several tasks:

  • Take a picture for the ISS electronic screen. Steephen Bokouende and Lionel Miao will assist with pictures.
  • Waive the L&C health insurance plan, if you have private insurance.  Christopher Breen will assist.  Insurance waiver system can be found at:
  • Take a logistical tour of Templeton.  Checkout your mailbox, find the ATM, stop by the SAAB Tutoring Office, etc.  Tours at:  1:30, 2:00, 2:30, 3:00, 3:30, 4:00 p.m. Jasmine Bruinooge and Anna N Semi will alternate leading the tours.
  • Get ID card at Campus Safety.

1:15 p.m. — 4:00 p.m.
Students who have not completed forms or vaccinations for the Student Health Center, please check in at the International Student and Scholars Office.  International Students and Scholars.

Open a bank account.  Representatives of US Bank will be on campus to help international students set up a bank account.  Please bring your passport and your visa with you. Volunteers:  Vinaya Bharam and Badral Batbold will direct students to this session and help with copying.  Council Chamber in Templeton Center.

Visit the Lewis & Clark Bookstore.  If you need snack food, toiletries or want to start browsing for textbooks, learn where the bookstore is and make your purchases this afternoon.  Open until 5:00 p.m.

5:00 p.m.
   Christopher Breen, and  Jasmine Bruinooge  will meet at the door of Fields Dining Room at 5:00 p.m. to orient students to the dining room.  Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

5:45 p.m.
Tour of Campus led by Steephen Bokouende, Anna Lyubinina and Anna N Semi. New students should bring an umbrella if rain seems likely. After the tour, proceed to Campus Safety for ID pictures (for students who still need ID cards).  Meet in front of Templeton Center (near Fields Dining Room).

Visit Fred Meyer Store to shop for your room OR relax and get some rest after your moving day.

Pioneer Express buses will leave campus for Fred Meyer at 7:40 and 8:38.  Returning buses will leave Fred Meyer for the return to campus at 8:24, 9:22 and 10:20. Don’t miss the last one!!!  Esther Bolatimi, Raed Attia, Shane Carreira, and Lionel Miao.


Meet Late Arrivals at Portland Airport and Accompany to Campus:
Badral Batbold.

Meet Late Arrivals and help with dinner and move-in.  Jady Brown and Minho Choi.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Tuesday Volunteers
Anna N Semi and Steephen Bokouende on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.
  Yexing Li and Christopher Breen on duty in ISS Office from 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm.

8:45 a.m.  Continental Breakfast and Opening Program (Note:  You should NOT eat breakfast in Fields Dining Room this morning). Join us in the Council Chamber instead. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber. Please bring the following items with you: (1) your orientation packet, (2) your passport, and (3) your I-20.

  Raed Attia and Anna Lyubinina will explain tasks you need to complete as you arrive.

Take pictures of students for ISS electronic screen, if still not completed. (Yexing Li)

  • Collect manila envelopes for immigration documents (Vinaya Bharam and Jasmine Bruinooge). Students who forget the documents can bring them to the ISS later in the day.
  • Copy immigration documents. (Anna N Semi and Steephen Bokouende will copy the documents at ISS).

9:00 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Welcome and introductions. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

  • Introduction of staff and guests. Brian White, Associate Dean of Students
  • Introduction of Bridget Flaherty, Associate Director of ISS; Ambrea Crawford, Interim Program Manager of IME & ISS; Paola Dennis, ISS Administrative Specialist; and Iona Musgnung, Graduate Assistant
  • Introduction of Angela Buck, Interim Director of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME)
  • Introductions of Laura Shier, Director of Academic English Studies, and Susan Wynne, AES Administrative Specialist
  • Introduction of Anna Gonzalez, Dean of Students
  • Introduction of Marissa Valdez, ASLC President
  • Introduction of Vinaya Bharam, ISLC  President and Anna Lyubinina, TCK/ISS Intern
  • Introduction of Margaret Upton, Director, Student Health Center
  • Introduction of Melissa Osmond, Associate Director for Health Promotion & Wellness
  • Self introductions of students

10:45 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Break. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m.
Important Topics. Templeton Student Center: Council Chamber and other locations in Templeton

Group Red (led by Badral Batbold) and Group Blue (led by Jady Brown)

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Safety Issues and Getting Connected. (Locations:  Council Chamber and Thayer) Safety: Esther Bolatimi and Anna Lyubinina; Getting Connected: Vinaya Bharam and Shane Carreira.
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WebAdvisor 101. (Templeton Mac Lab) Robin Jarecki and Cheri Blatner.

Group Green (led by Minho Choi) and Group Yellow (led by Christopher Breen)

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. WebAdvisor 101.(Tempeton Mac Lab) Robin Jarecki and Cheri Blatner.
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.Safety Issues and Getting Connected.(Locations:  Council Chamber and Thayer) Safety: Esther Bolatimi and Anna Lyubinina; Getting Connected: Vinaya Bharam and Shane Carreira.

12:00 p.m. — 12:15 p.m.
Meet with Campus Living staff, Area Directors (ADs) and Resident Advisors (RAs).  Council Chamber/Templeton Center.  ADs and RAs will meet in groups.  Look for the signs for your hall and meet your AD/RA below the sign.

For late arrivals, the meetings will occur in:

  • Stewart/Odell/Akin with Megan Brannan:  Right Side of Council Chamber.
  • Forest Hall with Nicole Ludd:  Int’l Students & Scholars Office
  • Platt-Howard Hall with Dominique Gardner:  Left Side of Council Chamber
  • Apartments & Holmes and Hartzfeld Halls and with Amanda Sarantis:   Hallway outside Council Chamber.
  • Copeland Hall with Clayton Bracht:  Lounge in front of Council Chamber by winding staircase.

12:15 p.m. — 12:50 p.m.
Lunch with Campus Living staff. Your Area Director (AD) and Resident Advisor (RA) will accompany you to lunch. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

1:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
English proficiency exam for international students. New students taking Test A should go inside the J. R. Howard Hall lobby area near the SQRC and first-floor classrooms.  You will be given a name tag that tells you where to go for your exam.  Volunteers Raed Attia, Jasmine Bruinooge,  and Minho Choi will guide you to the correct location. New students taking Test B should go to the Dubach computer lab in Templeton Student Center.  Jady Brown and Badral Batbold will make sure you know where to go. Dubach Computer Lab in Templeton Student Center, and J.R. Howard Hall Front Lobby.

2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
TCK meeting (for US TCKs).  Meet Anna Lyubinina, TCK Intern, and learn about the TCK group.  Student Assistant:  Shane Carreira.  Trailroom, Templeton Center. 

5:00 p.m.
Dinner. Take one of your new friends to dinner with you and meet  Esther Bolatimi and Steephen Bokouende, at the door. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

6:00 p.m. — 7:00 p.m.
Take a break and play frisbee. Student Assistants:  Christopher Breen, Raed Attia, and Anna Lyubinina. On the lawn between Stewart, Odell and Akin.

8:30 p.m.
 Games Night. Come play cards and board games. Hosted by Vinaya Bharam, Shane Carreira and Anna N Semi. Akin Hall Lounge.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Wednesday Volunteers
  Anna Lyubinina and Badral Batbold on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45. and Jasmine Bruinooge and Esther Bolatimi on duty in ISS Office from 12:45 to 5:00 pm.

7:30 a.m. — 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast. Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

This morning during free time, remember to pick up your General NSO packet for new students. Stamm West in Templeton Center.  Also, remember to check in with your RA this morning.  You will need to complete move-in paper work and sign up for the emergency registration system.  Do this with your RA sometime today before 3:00 p.m.  Student volunteers Christopher Breen, Minho Choi, and Vinaya Bharam will help you find your packet.

8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. English Proficiency Test B1, B2, and B3 Continues, J.R. Howard Hall Room 102.

8:00 a.m. — 9:30 a.m. English Proficiency Test A Results by appointment (check the label on your yellow NSO folder):
Go to AES Office (Albany 104) to pick up your test result.

9:45 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
SEVIS/Immigration Requirements and Review of the General NSO Schedule: What you must know! Bridget Flaherty. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

ISS staff and volunteers will return the following to you at the meeting: (1) passport and (2) I-20. Topics for this session include:

  • SEVIS requirements
  • Immigration obligations. (See handout)
  • Review of General NSO Schedule

10:45 a.m.
Break. Cookies in Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.

The International Student/TCK and Academic Success. Panel discussion with Lewis & Clark professors and students. Speakers:  (in order) Minho Choi/ Sophomore, Jady Brown/Sophomore, and Shane Carreira/Junior, followed by Professor Jerry Harp of English and Core and Professor Anne Bentley of Chemistry.   Dr. Jeanne Lily, staff member of the Counseling Center, will share some ideas about balance and time management.  Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

12:30 p.m. — 1:30 p.m.
Lunch in Fields Dining Room/Templeton Center.

12:30 p.m.
REQUIRED Measles Clinic for new undergraduate international & TCK students who have not met the Oregon measles requirement. Students will be escorted to Student Health Services for consultation and vaccinations. Student volunteers Anna N Semi and Yexing Li as well as ISS staff will guide new students from the ISS office to the health center beginning at 12:15 p.m.  Students may not register for classes until this measles vaccination requirement is met. AES students will do this during the first week of classes, September 5-8, and do not need to do the measles clinic today.  Templeton College Center/Student Health Services, lower floor.

1:30 p.m
Academic English Studies Orientation Session and Test B Results. 
Students beginning their studies in the Academic English Studies program should go to this session for specific orientation about the AES schedule, advising system, registration, and other important policies.  J. R. Howard Hall Room 102.

1:30 p.m
Davis Scholarship Information Session.
  New Davis Scholars should attend this session to learn the details of the Davis Scholarship at Lewis & Clark.  Attendance is required for new Davis Scholars. Bridget Flaherty, Brian White, Anastacia Dillon, Karen Fobert, and Cheri Blatner will present.  J.R. Howard Hall, Room 122.

2:30 p.m.
Language Assistants and Dallaire Scholar J-1 SEVIS Validation.  Language Assistants (LAs) and J-1 Dallaire Scholar should meet Brian White, Associate Dean, for SEVIS registration. Please bring your passport and DS-2019 form.  Templeton Student Center, 3rd Floor/International Students and Scholars.

2:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
Employment Session.
(REQUIRED ONLY FOR STUDENTS WHO PLAN TO WORK ON CAMPUS) What you need for on-campus employment. Bridget Flaherty, Associate Director of ISS, Heather DeLancett, Student Employment Coordinator, and Paola Dennis, Admin Specialist of ISS. Iona Musgnung, Graduate Assistant of ISS.  Student volunteer Shimpei Goto will assist.  J.R. Howard Hall, Room 122.  Topics to be discussed include:

  • Applying for an on-campus job.
  • Applying for a Social Security Number.

3:30 p.m.
Join the US students for New Student Orientation Opening Session for all students.  (Agnes Flanagan Chapel)

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thursday Volunteers

Shimpei Goto and Vinaya Bharam on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Jady Brown and Raed Attia on duty in ISS Office from 12:30 to 5:00 pm.

New Student Orientation continues.

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
English Proficiency Test A Results by appointment (check the label on your ISO folder):  
Go to AES Office (Albany 104) to pick up your test result.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Academic English Studies PE/Music Lessions Presentation
  AES staff will offer an optional presentation to explain how AES students can enroll in both Physical Education classes and Music lessons.  Templeton Student Center Mac Lab.

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.  SPECIAL LUNCHES (SEE BELOW).

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for new Chinese students. Meet Professor Keith Dede of the Chinese Department, Yueping Zhang of Psychology,  and Yung-pin Chen from Mathematics. They would like to have lunch with you and get to know you. Student volunteer:  Yexing Li.  Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for new Japanese students.  Meet Atsuko Kurogi, Satomi Hayashi, of the Japanese language faculty, and language assistant Yuka Kishiue.  Also meet some students returning from overseas programs in Japan.  Student volunteers: Shimpei Goto and Jasmine Bruinooge.  Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room.  

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for new Davis UWC Scholars. Meet Professor Jim Proctor of Environmental Studies, Professor Cliff Bekar of Economics, Nial Rele of the admissions office (and MUWCI grad!)  Student volunteers:  Esther Bolatimi, Anna N Semi and Vinaya Bharam.Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room. 

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for Global Group (any international student who would like to meet some faculty and staff and do not fit into the categories above. Meet  Mark Duntley, Dean of the Chapel and Valerie White, ombudsperson.  Student Volunteers:  Minho Choi and Anna Lyubinina. Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room.

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for Dallaire Scholarship Winner Eddyne Ukunze and Dallaire Committee members
 Join the Dallaire Scholar Eddyne Ukunze, Dallaire Scholarship Committee members Michael Ford, Laura Shier, and Isabelle DeMarte, as well as student volunteer Steephen Bokouende. to learn more about Lewis & Clark’s connections to Rwanda.  Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room.

4:00 p.m.
Assemble for Class Photo and Opening Convocation. Glade in front of Pamplin Sports Center.

4:30 p.m.
Opening Convocation. Griswold Stadium.

5:45 p.m.
All Campus Picnic. Front of Pamplin Sports Center.

Check your New Student Orientation schedule for your hall meeting time and course registration time.  Different times are assigned to each residence hall.


Friday, August 31, 2018

New Student Orientation continues.

Friday Volunteers

Shane Carreira and Minho Choi on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Saturday, September 1, 2018

New Student Orientation continues.


Sunday, September 2, 2018

New Student Orientation continues.


Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Classes Begin!

4:00 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Special orientation session for J-1 Exchange Visitors. Brian White, International Students and Scholars Office/Third floor of Templeton Center.


Thursday, September 6, 2018

3:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.
Welcome (Back) Reception for new and continuing International Students and TCKs. This event is open to the community. Come join us to meet your fellow students. Smith Hall.


Thursday, September 13, 2018

4:30 p.m. —  6:00 p.m.
President’s Reception to welcome new international students, TCKs, and multicultural students.  Lewis & Clark’s president is our host.  Manor House Patio.