Orientation: Week One

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Start your first college year off right during Week One — Thursday, Aug. 23 through Sunday, Aug. 26. We call orientation “Week One” because it is really the beginning of your life at Clark. All incoming students — residential first-year, commuter first-year, and transfer — will move in on August 23 and participate in orientation activities, where you’ll meet friends, faculty and peer advisers who will help shape some of the most important years of your life!

Orientation Schedule   Transfer Guide

What to Expect

After check-in, you and your family will receive a welcome from the President, Dean of Students, Chair of the Faculty and Student Council President.

Your family is invited to attend a Family Orientation Program, which includes a series of sessions addressing many questions related to Clark and what they, and you, should expect during the first year.

During this first day, you will meet the orientation coordinators, your peer adviser, and classmates. Peer advisers are trained to guide you through your first few days on campus and answer any questions you may have. And they don’t disappear after Week One — they will follow up with you during the semester to see how you are doing, and will be available to help you select courses for the spring.

The next few days are filled with meetings with your peer adviser and peer group to discuss academic, personal, and social challenges and opportunities. There will also be a few staff- and faculty-led programs designed to introduce you to life at Clark.

Every person you meet will give you a better idea of the richness and diversity of the Clark community. By participating fully in the Week One programs, you will discover the exciting options waiting for you at Clark.

Classes begin Monday, Aug. 27, 2018.

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