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International Students and Scholars

NSO Schedule

Fall 2020

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 24, 2020 (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: Bailey Steinbach (AM), Jeremiah Koshy (PM) and Ena Zepcan (PM). 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;  Natalia Thorup, USA/Kenya;  Milica 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.  Natalia Thorup, and Tuse Mahenya, 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.  Iris Hu and Abdo Al Rayyis 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. Rios Li and Grace Woods will assist with pictures.
  • Waive the L&C health insurance plan, if you have private insurance.  Ramez 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. Cody Bowen and Bailey Steinbach will alternate leading the tours.
  • Get ID card at Campus Safety.

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.
 Niall Gifford and Jeremiah Koshy 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 Tobias Varntoft and Tuse Mahenya. New students should bring an umbrella/rain jacket 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 7:10, 7:57.  Returning buses will leave Fred Meyer for the return to campus at 7:47, 8:34 and 9:20. Don’t miss the last one!!!  Rios Li, Natalia Thorup, Grace Woods, and Cody Bowen.


Meet Late Arrivals at Portland Airport and Accompany to Campus:
Ena Zepcan, and Jeremiah Koshy.

Meet Late Arrivals and help with dinner and move-in.  Abdo Al Rayyis and Milica Stanisic and Iris Hu.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Tuesday Volunteers
Cody Bowen and Tuse Mahenya on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:45 pm.
  Grace Woods and Milica Stanisic duty in ISS Office from 12:45 pm to 5:00 pm.

8:30 a.m. 9:15 a.m.
Breakfast  Grace Woods and Tobias Varntoft 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. — 10:30 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.

Ramez Attia and Bailey Steinbach will explain tasks you need to complete as you arrive.

Take pictures of students for ISS electronic screen, if still not completed. Rios Li

  • Collect manila envelopes for immigration documents (Natalia Thorup and Niall Gifford). Students who forget the documents can bring them to the ISS later in the day.
  • Copy immigration documents. (Cody Bowen and Tuse Mahenya 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; and Paola Dennis, ISS Administrative Specialist
  • Introduction of Angela Gintz, Director of Inclusion & Multicultural Engagement (IME)
  • Introductions of Laura Shier, Director of Academic English Studies, and Nicole Aldarondo, AES Administrative Specialist
  • Introduction of Robin Holmes-Sullivan, Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students
  • Introduction of Helen Hitz, ASLC President
  • Introduction of Tobias Varntoft, ISLC Vice President and Bailey Steinbach, TCK/ISS Intern
  • Introduction of Margaret Upton, Director, Health Service
  • Introduction of Melissa Osmond, Associate Director for Health Promotion & Wellness
  • Self introductions of students

10:30 a.m. — 11:00 a.m.
Break. Refreshments in Templeton Student Center, Council Chamber.

Students take ID card pictures. Ramez Attia, and Bailey Steinbach, can accompany students to Campus Safety.

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

  • Session 1a, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. WebAdvisor 101. (Location: Council Chamber) Robin Jarecki and Cheri Blatner.
  • Session 1b, 11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Webadvisor Overview for AES and Visiting Students (Location: Dubach Lab) David Hoffman 
  • Session 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Safety Issues and Getting Connected. (Locations:  Council Chamber and Thayer) Safety: Milica Stanisic, and Ramez Attia; Getting Connected: Iris Hu and Jeremiah Koshy.

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 and Arielle Valdez:   Hallway outside Council Chamber.
  • Copeland Hall with Katherine Leibel:  Lounge in front of Council Chamber by winding staircase.
  • Off-campus students with Nicole Aldarondo

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 Niall Gifford, Tobias Varntoft, and Ena Zepcan will guide you to the correct location. New students taking Test B should go to the Dubach computer lab in Templeton Student Center.  Rios Li and Jeremiah Koshy 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 Bailey Steinbach, TCK Intern, and learn about the TCK group.  Student Assistant:  Natalia Thorup.  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 Tuse Mahenya and Iris Hu 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.

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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:  Cody Bowen and Ramez Attia will direct students to this session and help with copying.  Council Chamber in Templeton Center. 


5:00 p.m.

Dinner. Take one of your new friends to dinner with you and meet Niall Gifford and Natalia Thorup, 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:  Ramez Attia, Abdo Al Rayyis, and Bailey Steinbach. On the lawn between Stewart, Odell and Akin.

8:30 p.m.
 Games Night. Come play cards and board games. Hosted by Grace Woods, Ena Zepcan and Tobias Varntoft. Akin Hall Lounge.

Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Wednesday Volunteers
Ramez Attia and Ena Zepcan on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 a.m. to 12:45. and Niall Gifford and Iris Hu 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 Jeremiah Koshy, Natalia Thorup, and Grace Woods will help you find your packet.

9:00 a.m.  9:30 a.m. English Proficiency Test B1, B2 Continues J.R. Howard Hall Room 102.

8:30 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) Bailey Steinbach/Sophomore, Tuse Mahenya/Junior, and Abdo Al Rayyis/Sophomore 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 Cody Bowen and Tobias Varntoft 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. Student volunteer Natalia Thorup 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 27, 2020

Thursday Volunteers

Bailey Steinbach and Tobias Varntoft on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.  Rios Li and Jeremiah Koshy 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 28, 2020

New Student Orientation continues.

Friday Volunteers

Natalia Thorup and Abdo Al Rayyis on duty in ISS Office from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.


Saturday, August 29, 2020

New Student Orientation continues.


Sunday, August 30, 2020

New Student Orientation continues.


Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Classes Begin!


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

4:30 p.m. —  5:30 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.