20 Things To Do While You're a Student

Make the most of the time you have here at LC State and get involved, try new things and make memories.

LC State baseball player hitting the ball

1. Attend Warrior Athletic Events

Go to games with your college classmates in the Activity Center, Tennis Center and Harris Field. Students can join the Warrior Zone, the official student fan group of Warrior athletics and support student athletes as they compete. Check out the LC State Athletics website for schedules and more information.

Sunrise in the Lewis-Clark Valley

2. Watch a Sunset/Sunrise from the Hill

Drive up the grade with some friends, your favorite drink and some snacks to watch the sunrise or sunset over Lewiston from a bird´s-eye view. Check the road conditions before you go!

The Student union building cafeteria

3. Go out to Eat

If you want to go for breakfast, lunch or dinner, the LC Valley offers restaurants, sit-ins and drive-throughs for every taste. Hungry for a good breakfast? Try Waffles n' More! Or split a huge burger at Effie´s Burgers with your friends or try one of the other favorite’s locals like to enjoy. Check out this list of local restaurants.

LC State student gathered around President Pemberton during Homecoming week

4. Attend LC State Homecoming Events

Enjoy special events including the annual Lip Sync Battle, Crafternoon, Pancakes with the President or go to the Tailgate party. Homecoming takes place each fall and is open to students, staff, faculty, alumni and visitors.

Students gathered around LC state flag logo posing for a picture

5. Use your Student Discount around Town

Use your WarriorOne (student ID Card) at various businesses around the valley to access students discounts. Students gain free entrance or discounts at Bryden Canyon Golf Course, Asotin County Aquatics Center, Orchard Lanes and the LC Ice Arena. Ask Campus Recreation for more information or learn more.

Lewis-Clark Valley sunset

6. Hang out at a Beach

Need some outside time? The weather in the valley is great a majority of the year so grab your friends, a towel and your swimsuit and explore some of the beaches that surround the area. Hells Gate State Park (Lewiston, ID) has some great spots to hang out at, and so does Asotin, Washington which is just across the river. For more information see beach info here.

Students writing on a whiteboard outside

7. Volunteer

Help your community by contributing some of your time and effort into a volunteer opportunity. The Lewiston-Clarkston valley offers many volunteer opportunities. Some examples include the YWCA, local animal shelters or other community resources for more details.

Student performing on stage in the Silverthorne Theater

9. Attend a Warrior Entertainment Board Event

With your WarriorOne card LC State students gain free entrance to great shows and events put on by the Warrior Entertainment Board. Some of the most popular shows with students include hypnotist in the Silverthorne Theater and Mr. LC.

Sacajawea statue outside of Sac Hall

10. Participate in Multicultural Discovery Week

Learn about the culture of your international and Native American classmates. Attend and participate in the Native American Friendship Lunch, Panel Discussions, Keynote Talks and most importantly, the Food & Culture Night Potluck on campus. Great experiences and food guaranteed. View the Multicultural Discovery Week events calendar.

LC State Student playing a musical instrument

11. Enjoy Live Music

Tuesday night is Open Mic Night at Mystic Café. Show off your talent or enjoy a dinner with live music playing. Check out upcoming events in the valley.

Dogwood Festival booth

12. Enjoy the Dogwood Festival and Art Under the Elms

Family weekend is when your whole family can come to campus and see where you study. Take a break from studying and show off your college and attend the Dogwood festival. Attendees say that the huckleberry ice-cream sold at the Dogwood festival is a can't miss item.

LCSC baseball player cheering from the dug out

13. Go to a NAIA World Series Game

LC State has had the honor to host the NAIA World Series for the last 26 years. Games are played at Harris Field and bring student athletes and spectators from around the country to watch championship baseball. Don’t miss out on this spectacular event.

Student reading a textbook

14. Get some Homework done in a Local Cafè

Stuck in your dorm or your apartment with loads and loads of homework? Change it up a bit, get some coffee at Hot Shots, Starbucks, The Blue Lantern or any other coffee place of your choice and get that work done.

Student laying in a hammock on campus

15. Take a Nap in one of the Hammocks on Campus

Ever wondered why the poles in front of Clark and Talkington Hall are supposed to be? Grab your hammock, a cold drink, maybe a book or just your headphones and find out.

Students playin ping pong on campus

16. Join an Intramural Team

If you are looking for some fun and exercise, join an intramural team. You'll get to know new people and play your favorite sports.

Winter Spirit Lights in Lewiston, Idaho

17. See the Winter Spirit Lights

Wintertime can seem dreary and cold, but the lights at Locomotive Park will brighten up anyone's evening. Enjoy the free light display from November through January with your friends and family.

View of the Lewis-Clark Valley from the top of the Lewiston hill

18. Go Thrift Shopping or Visit a Yard Sale

There are multiple thrift stores around the valley, and occasionally a good yard sale. If you´re looking for unique clothing inspiration, cheap furniture for your apartment or other great deals, these are the places to visit. Got some clothes you never wear? Go donate them for someone else enjoy.

Students sitting gathered around a table talking

19. Join a Club

It doesn't matter if you´re interested in writing for the Pathfinder (campus newspaper), broadcasting your own radio show at the student-run radio station KLCZ 88.9, or learning about special interest groups, LC State has a club for you. If you´re interested in getting more involved at LC State download the DO MORE App, or visit the LC State Recognized Student Organizations page.

Natural sciences

20. Take care of yourself

Remember to study, take breaks, practice good habits for your mental and physical health and enjoy your time at college.

Contact Information

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Student Union Building/Center For Student Leadership 207

500 8th Avenue

Lewiston, Idaho 83501