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International Students and Scholars

NSO Schedule

Fall 2019

Note:  Student volunteers helping with International Student/TCK new student orientation should meet for training on Sunday, August 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the office of International Students & Scholars in Templeton Center.


Monday, August 26, 2019 (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: Amy Natori, Kazuma Kawamura and Raed Attia. We will meet Delta Airlines flight #68 from Tokyo at 10:16 a.m. (this flight arrives at 9:16 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:  Ena Zepcan, Bosnia & Herzegovina; Bailey Steinbach, USA/Philippines/China;  Tuse Mahenya, Tanzania; Jeremiah Koshy, Malaysia;  Natalya Thorup, USA/Kenya;  Milicia Stanisic, Serbia; Niall Gifford, USA/multiple countries;  Huixin (Iris) Hu, China; Tianfu (Rios) Li, China; Abdulrahman (Abdo) Al Rayyis, Iraq; Ramez Attia, Egypt/USA;  Cody Bowen, USA; Grace Woods, USA; Tobias Varntoft, Denmark; ISS staff members Paola Dennis and Dominique Gardner 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.  Tobias Varntoft, Momoka Kato, and Isaias Sanchez 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.  Shane Carreira and Nhi Ho 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. Sara Worku and Jiangyifei (Andy) Zhu will assist with pictures.
  • Waive the L&C health insurance plan, if you have private insurance.  Raed Attia 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 Vinaya Bharam 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 Health Service, please check in at the International Student and Scholars Office.  International Students and Scholars.International Students and Scholars Staff will assist.

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:  Momoka Kato and Anna Lyubinina 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.
   Jiangyifei (Andy) Zhu and Amy Natori 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 Anna Lyubinina and Isaias Sanchez. 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!!!  Arista Engineer, Kazuma Kawamura, Shane Carreira, and Tobias Varntoft.


Meet Late Arrivals at Portland Airport and Accompany to Campus:
Raed Attia.

Meet Late Arrivals and help with dinner and move-in.  Steephen Bokouende and Vinaya Bharam.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Tuesday Volunteers
Anna Lyubinina and Momoka Kato on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.
  Steephen Bokouende and Arista Engineer on duty in ISS Office from 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm.

8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast  Jasmine Bruinooge and Arista Engineer will meet at the door of Fields Dining Room at 8:30 a.m. to orient students to the dining room.  Templeton Student Center, Fields Dining Room.

9:15 a.m. — 10:45 a.m.
Opening Program. Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

Please bring the following items with you: (1) your orientation packet, (2) your passport, and (3) your I-20.

Isaias Sanchez and Amy Natori will explain tasks you need to complete as you arrive.

Take pictures of students for ISS electronic screen, if still not completed. Sara Worku

  • Collect manila envelopes for immigration documents (Nhi Ho and Jiangyifei (Andy) Zhu). Students who forget the documents can bring them to the ISS later in the day.
  • Copy immigration documents. (Anna Lyubinina and Momoka Kato will copy the documents at ISS).

Welcome and introductions. 

  • Introduction of staff and guests. Brian White, Associate Dean of Students
  • Introduction of Bridget Flaherty, Associate Director of ISS; Dominique Gardner, Assistant Director of IME & ISS; Paola Dennis, ISS Administrative Specialist; and Chantelle Combe, Graduate Assistant
  • Introduction of Angela Buck, Director of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME)
  • Introductions of Laura Shier, Director of Academic English Studies, and Susan Wynne, AES Administrative Specialist
  • Introduction of Andrew McPheeters, Interim Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Introduction of Violet Betters, ASLC President
  • Introduction of Nhi Ho, ISLC President and Amy Natori, TCK/ISS Intern
  • Introduction of Margaret Upton, Director, Health Service
  • Introduction of Melissa Osmond, Associate Director for Health Promotion & Wellness
  • Self introductions of students

10:45 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Break. Refreshments in 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

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. WebAdvisor 101. (Locations: Council Chamber and Dubach 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: Vinaya Bharam and Jasmine Bruinooge; Getting Connected: Nhi Ho and Raed Attia.

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 Jessica Carron:  Right Side of Council Chamber.
  • Forest Hall with JD Chancellor:  Int’l Students & Scholars Office
  • Platt-Howard Hall with Joseph Fastuca:  Left Side of Council Chamber
  • Apartments & Holmes and Hartzfeld Halls with Amanda Sarantis:   Hallway outside Council Chamber.
  • Copeland Hall with Katherine Leibel:  Lounge in front of Council Chamber by winding staircase.
  • Off-campus students with Susan Wynne

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 Isaias Sanchez will guide you to the correct location. New students taking Test B should go to the Dubach computer lab in Templeton Student Center.  Kazuma Kawamura and Tobias Varntoft 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 Amy Natori, TCK Intern, and learn about the TCK group.  Student Assistant:  Shane Carreira.  Trailroom, Templeton Center. 

3:30 p.m.
REQUIRED Measles Clinic for new undergraduate international & TCK students who have not met the Oregon measles requirement. Students will be escorted to the Health Service for consultation and vaccinations. Student volunteers Momoka Kato and Raed Attia as well as ISS staff will guide new students from the ISS office to the Health Service beginning at 3:15 p.m.  Students will be un-enrolled from classes if this measles vaccination requirement is not met. Templeton College Center/Health Service, lower floor.

5:00 p.m.
Dinner. Take one of your new friends to dinner with you and meet Jiangyifei (Andy) Zhu and Isaias Sanchez, 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:  Raed Attia, Jiangyifei (Andy) Zhu, and Ami Natori. On the lawn between Stewart, Odell and Akin.

8:30 p.m.
 Games Night. Come play cards and board games. Hosted by Vinaya Bharam, Sara Worku and Tobias Varntoft. Akin Hall Lounge.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Wednesday Volunteers
Anna Lyubinina and Jiangyifei (Andy) Zhu on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45. and Kazuma Kawamura and Arista Engineer 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 Shane Carreira, Jasmine Bruinooge, and Nhi Ho 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) Amy Natori/Sophomore, Tobias Varntoft/Sophomore, and Sara Worku/Senior followed by Professor Joel Martinez of Philosophy,  Professor Zhang Yueping of Psychology, and Professor Paul Allen of Mathematics. 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 remaining new undergraduate international & TCK students who have not met the Oregon measles requirement. Students will be escorted to the Health Service for consultation and vaccinations. Student volunteers Momoka Kato and Raed Attia as well as ISS staff will guide new students from the ISS office to the Health Service beginning at 12:15 p.m.  Students will be un-enrolled from classes if this measles vaccination requirement is not met. Templeton College Center/Health Service, lower floor.

1:15 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, Kris Codron, Associate Director of Human Resources, and Paola Dennis, Admin Specialist of ISS. Chantelle Combe, Graduate Assistant of ISS.  Student volunteer Isaias Sanchez 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 29, 2019

Thursday Volunteers

Vinaya Bharam and Tobias Varntoft on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Sara Worku and Steephen Bokouende on duty in ISS Office from 12:30 to 5:00 pm.

New Student Orientation continues.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Academic English Studies PE/Music Lessons 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.

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 30, 2019

New Student Orientation continues.

Friday Volunteers

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


Saturday, August 31, 2019

New Student Orientation continues.


Sunday, September 1, 2019

New Student Orientation continues.


Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Classes Begin!


Wednesday, September 5, 2019

4:30 p.m. —  6:00 p.m.
President’s Reception to welcome both new and continuing international students and TCKs.  Lewis & Clark’s President Wim Wiewel is our host and will be attending the reception!  Manor House Patio.