Graduate Student Orientations

International Orientation | All Graduate Student Orientation | International Development, Community, and Environment Orientation | Graduate School of Management | School of Professional Studies


International Student

Friday, August 19th

Time Arrival Place
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. ISSO Check-In Carlson Hall
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. International Graduate Student Welcome Jefferson 320
4:00 – 5:30 p.m. International Student Social Tilton Hall — Higgins University Center

Saturday, Aug. 20th

Time Arrival Place
11:00 a.m. Shopping and Entertainment in the U.S. Sackler 120
12:00 – 7:00 p.m. Walmart and Blackstone Shoppes Shopping Shuttle Leaving from Maywood St.
8:00 – 10:30 p.m. Movie Night: "National Treasure" Jefferson 320

Sunday, Aug. 21st

Time   Arrival Place
1:00 p.m. Optional Sessions A — Health care and health insurance in the US – the basics Jefferson 218

B — How do I get around- Transportation In & Around Worcester

Jefferson 222

C — Campus Tour

Leaving from Freud Statue
2:00 p.m. Optional Sessions

A — U.S. Laws and Policies

Jefferson 218

B — Health care and health insurance in the US – the basics

Jefferson 222

C — Campus Tour

Leaving from Freud Statue
3:00 p.m. Optional Sessions

A — Campus Tour

Leaving from Freud Statue

B — Campus Neighborhood Walking Tour

Leaving from Clark Main Entrance Gates (Main St.)

4:00 p.m. Optional Sessions

B — Grad Students & Families Social

Grace Conference Room

Monday, Aug. 22nd

Time Arrival Place
9:00 a.m. Breakfast Refreshments Jefferson 320
9:15 – 10:30 a.m.

Immigration 101 — How to maintain your status

Jefferson 320
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Race Relations in the US Jefferson 320
12:00 p.m. Lunch Cafeteria
1:00 – 2:30pm

Academics in the U.S. Classroom

Jefferson 320
2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

Graduate Student Support Services at Clark

Jefferson 320
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Culture Shock: Adjusting to Life in the U.S.

Jefferson 320

 

Graduate Student Orientation

Tuesday, August 23rd

Time Arrival Place
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Registration and Check In Jefferson 320
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Graduate Students Welcome Session Jefferson 320
11:30 – 12:45 p.m. Campus Resource Fair and Lunch

Campus Green
(Rain Location — Academic Commons)

1:00 – 1:45 p.m.

Wellness at Clark
This session is required for all students to attend

Jefferson 320
2:00 – 3:15 p.m. Experience Diverse Cultures at Clark Jefferson 320
3:30 – 4:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Repeat Option A — Campus Safety & Security Jefferson 320
Option B — Graduate Student Life Panel Sackler 121
Option C — Campus Tours Leaving from Freud Statue
4:30 – 5:20 p.m. Concurrent Sessions Repeat Option A — Campus Safety & Security Jefferson 320
Option B — Graduate Student Life Panel Sackler 121
Option C — Campus Tours Leaving from Freud Statue
7:00 – 10:00 p.m.

Bonfire

Goddard Grove (next to Library/Academic Commons)

International Development, Community, and Environment (IDCE) Orientation

Wednesday, August 24th

Time Arrival
9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Check In and Refreshments — Jefferson 218
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Welcome
  • Ed Carr, Ph.D., Professor and Director of IDCE
10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Introduction of IDCE Faculty and Staff
11:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. IDCE Career Development
  • Sharon Hanna, Director of Career Development
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Program Lunches and Orientations — Various Locations
  • CDP — JF 215
  • ES&P — George Perkins Marsh Institute
  • IDSC — JF 217
  • GISDE — Conference Room D, IDCE House

Thursday, August 25th

Time Arrival
9:00 a.m.– 10:30 a.m. Breakfast and Introductions — Crystal Park
10:30 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. Unpacking Privilege — The Grind
  • Outside Facilitator TBA
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch – Dining Hall — Higgins University Center
1:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Microaggressions Workshop — The Grind
  • Sheree Marlowe, Chief Diversity Officer
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Worcester Café — World Café-Style Conversation with Community Partners — The Grind
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Dinner with Community Partners — The Grind

Friday, August 26th

Time Arrival
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Teaching Assistant Workshop — Dana Commons
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Various Offices Open for Assistance
  • Student Accounts
  • Financial Assistance
  • OneCard
  • Health Services
  • IDCE House Tours