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International Students and Scholars

NSO Schedule

Fall 2017

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 28, 2017 (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: Kodai Kubota and Rinyuda Promphrenrangsi. We will meet Delta/Northwest Airlines Flight 622 from Tokyo at 9:58 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:  Armando Aispuro, USA; Vinaya Bharam, India;  Sergely Steephen Bokouende, Congo,  Shimpei Goto, Japan; Ronan Hall, USA; Sina Heng, Cambodia; Rishi Javia, India; Hongyi Jiang, China; Puthyda Keath, Cambodia; Sarah King, USA/Belgium, Kodai Kubota; Caihua Ouyang, China; Nick Ryan, USA/Japan. ISS staff members Carolyn Locke and Lauren Brown 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.  Shimpei Goto, Rishi Javia, and Steephen Bokouende 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.  Caihua Ouyang, Nick Ryan, and Sina Heng 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. Ronan Hall and Kodai Kubota will assist with pictures.
  • Waive the L&C health insurance plan, if you have private insurance.  Sarah King 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. Armando Aispuro and Puthyda Keath 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 Hongyi Jiang 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.
Dinner. Vinaya Bharam, Puthyda Keath, and Rishi Javia will meet be 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, Hongyi Jiang, and Ronan Hall. 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!!!  Armando Aispuro, Nick Ryan, Sina Heng, and Rinyuda Promphrenrangsi.


Meet Late Arrivals at Portland Airport and Accompany to Campus:
Shimpei Goto.

Meet Late Arrivals and help with dinner and move-in.  Sarah King and Caihua Ouyang.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Tuesday Volunteers
  Puthyda Keath and Steephen Bokouende on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.
  Kodai Kubota and Caihua Ouyang 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 (yellow or blue folder), (2) your passport, and (3) your I-20.

  Hongyi Jiang and Rinyuda Promphrenrangsi will explain tasks you need to complete as you arrive.

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

  • Collect manila envelopes for immigration documents (Vinaya Bharam and Ronan Hall). Students who forget the documents can bring them to the ISS later in the week.
  • Copy immigration documents. (Puthyda Keath , Steephen Bokouende and Rishi Javia 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, Angela Buck, Assistant Director of IME & ISS, Carolyn Locke, ISS Administrative Specialist, and Lauren Brown, Graduate Assistant
  • Introduction of Nathan Baptiste, 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 Adam Fractor, ASLC President
  • Introduction of Sina Heng, ISLC  President and Nick Ryan, TCK/ISS Intern
  • Introduction of Bess Austin, Director, Student Health Center
  • Introduction of Melissa Osmond, Associate Director for Health Promotion and Anrey Wang & Kristin DeWitt, graduate assistants
  • 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 Sarah King) and Group Blue (led by Caihua Ouyang)

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Safety Issues and Getting Connected. (Locations:  Council Chamber and Foyer) Safety: Ronan Hall and Nick Ryan; Getting Connected: Sina Heng and Armando Aispuro.
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. WebAdvisor 101. (Templeton Mac Lab) Robin Jarecki and Gail Sullivan.

Group Green (led by Vinaya Bharam) and Group Yellow (led by Shimpei Goto)

  • Session 1, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.WebAdvisor 101.(Tempeton Mac Lab) Robin Jarecki and Gail Sullivan.
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.Safety Issues and Getting Connected.(Locations:  Council Chamber and Foyer) Safety: Ronan Hall and Nick Ryan; Getting Connected: Sina Heng and Armando Aispuro.

12:00 p.m.
AES off-campus students meet with Susan Wynne/AES at the front of the Council Chambers instead of going to meet the Campus Living staff.

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 Joe-Barry Gardner:   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.

AES Commuter Students meet in Council Chamber for campus tour and directions for lunch at Trail Room.

1:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
English proficiency exam for international students. New students 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:  Rinyuda Promphrenrangsi and Hongyi Jiang (full time), Rishi Javia, Vinaya Bharam, and Shimpei Goto (part time). J.R. Howard Hall Front Lobby.

2:00 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.
TCK meeting (for US TCKs).  Meet Nick Ryan, TCK Intern, and learn about the TCK group.  Student Assistant:  Sarah King.  Trailroom, Templeton Center. 

5:00 p.m.
Dinner. Take one of your new friends to dinner with you and meet Armando Aispuro, Puthyda Keath, 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:  Kodai Kubota, Rishi Javia, and Nick Ryan. On the lawn between Stewart, Odell and Akin.

8:30 p.m.
 Games Night. Come play cards and board games. Hosted by Sina Heng, Pa Promphrenrangsi, and Sarah King. Akin Hall Lounge.

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Wednesday Volunteers
  Shimpei Goto and Sina Heng on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45. and Nick Ryan and Vinaya Bharam 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 Caihua Ouyang, Sarah King, and Rinyuda Promphrenrangsi will help you find your packet.

8:00 a.m. 10:45 a.m. English Proficiency Test B Continues, J.R. Howard Hall Front Lobby.

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) Hongyi Jiang/ Sophomore, Steephen Bokouende/Sophomore, and Kodai Kubota/Junior, followed by Professor Jerry Harp of English and Core, Professor Anne Bentley of Chemistry, and Professor Kundai Chirindo of Rhetoric & Media Studies.   Dr. Jeanne Lily, staff member of the Counseling Center, will share some ideas about balance and time management. Alexa Jakusovszky of the College Honor Board, will discuss briefly Lewis & Clark’s academic integrity policy. 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 students who have not met the Oregon measles requirement.  Students will be escorted to Student Health Services for consultation and vaccinations. Student volunteers and ISS staff will guide new students from the AES Office to the health center.  Students may not register for classes until this measles vaccination requirement is met. Student volunteers will show you where to go.  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.  Miller 104.

2:00 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 202.

3:00 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.

3:00 p.m. — 4:00 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 Carolyn Locke, Admin Specialist of ISS. Lauren Brown, Graduate Assistant of ISS, and student volunteers Rishi Javia and  Caihua Ouyang.  J.R. Howard Hall, Room 202.  Topics to be discussed include:

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

4:00 p.m.
Join the US students for New Student Orientation Opening Session for all students.  (Agnes Flanagan Chapel)

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thursday Volunteers

Armando Aispuro and Rishi Javia on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Sarah King and Rinyuda Promphrenrangsi 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.

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 and Wei Shi/Chinese Department and Yung-pin Chen/Mathematics. They would like to have lunch with you and get to know you. Student volunteers:  Hongyi Jiang and Caihua Ouyang.  Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for new Japanese students.  Meet Professor Bruce Suttmeier, Atsuko Kurogi, and Tomomi Matsumura of the Japanese language faculty.  Also meet some students returning from overseas programs in Japan.  Student volunteers: Shimpei Goto and Kodai Kubota.  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 Jim Grant of Economics, Professor Norma Velazquez Ulloa of Biology and  Erik Fast of Institutional Advancement.  Student volunteers:  Rinyuda Promphrenrangsi, Sina Heng 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, Valerie White, ombudsperson, and Professor Kabir Heimsath.  Student Volunteers:  Ronan Hall and Nick Ryan. Templeton Student Center, Stamm Dining Room.

11:45 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.
Special Lunch for Dallaire Scholarship Winner Solange Ipanoyimana and Dallaire Committee members
 Join the Dallaire Scholar Solange Impanoyimana, 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, September 1, 2017

New Student Orientation continues.

Friday Volunteers

Ronan Hall and Hongyi Jiang on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Saturday, September 2, 2017

New Student Orientation continues.


Sunday, September 3, 2017

New Student Orientation continues.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Classes begin!


Tuesday, September 5, 2017

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 7, 2017

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.


Tuesday, September 12, 2017

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.