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Welcome new graduate students!

Welcome to Clark!

Welcome and congratulations! We are all very excited to welcome you to campus this fall. And we know you have questions — about housing, about Worcester, about classes, and so many other things.

We hope the information on these pages will answer those questions for you, so please take a moment to review the information we have provided. If, at any time you need assistance, we encourage you to get in touch with your program contact. This is the person within your program who will be helping you to make the transition to Clark over the summer.

To start, we recommend reviewing our summer calendar and our pre-arrival checklist to get an overall sense of what you will need to be aware of as you start your career at Clark.


Summer Communications

Throughout the summer, various departments at Clark will be reaching out to you to make sure that you are fulfilling all the steps you will need to complete before fully matriculating at Clark. This communication will primarily be over email, so it is very important that you continue to check the email address you provided in your application for important information throughout the summer.

Your Clark Email Address

At the beginning of June, you will receive a notification from Information Technology Services (ITS) asking you to activate your new Clark email address. Please activate your new email as soon as possible and check it frequently. Once you have been assigned your Clark email, it will be the main way that we contact you with important information about billing,


Course Registration

Graduate students will officially register for courses during Orientation at the end of August. Take a few minutes to read more about the registration process and important steps you can take over the summer to be prepared.


On-Campus Housing

As of July 1, 2014, Clark's on-campus graduate housing is full. If you are still looking for a place to live this fall and may be interested in living in on-campus housing for graduate students, please contact the Office of Residential Life and Housing as soon as possible. You may elect to be placed on a waitlist for any openings that occur, and there may be additional housing opportunities that become available over the next few weeks.

Students also have the option of living in privately owned off-campus apartments, of which there are several in our neighborhood. We encourage students still looking for housing to review the additional information about off-campus housing options.


Getting to Campus

If you are coming to Clark from a distance, you have several different options for getting to campus. We encourage you to explore your options and plan ahead to make sure that you are able to get here on time for your orientation.

We also recommend you review our Graduate Student Guide, particularly if you are coming to the United States for the first time as a Clark student. The Guide has important information about campus resources, living at Clark and in Worcester, and tips for acclimating to graduate student life in the United States.

Orientation

Depending on who you are, you may have a few different orientations to plan for.

All new, full-time international students will be required to attend the International Student Orientation on Friday, August 15, 2014.

All new, full-time graduate students (including international students) are required to attend the Graduate Student Orientation on Monday, August 18, 2014.

Part-time students are not expected to attend any of the new student orientations, and instead will work directly with their program advisers to register for classess and be oriented to their program. Please email your program contact if you have any questions about this.

Review our summer calendar and orientation information for additional details about these orientations and any special orientations you may also need to attend.


Forms and Billing

Final Official Transcripts

If you had not completed your undergraduate degree at the time of your application, please send your final official transcripts (and certificate of graduation, if applicable) to the Graduate Admissions Office. Please keep in mind that your admission to any program is contingent upon receipt of your final official transcript. If you have questions, please contact us.

Immunization Forms

The State of Massachusetts requires that all students at any college within the state show a complete record of immunity against communicable disease. To ensure the best health for you and all Clark students, you will need to have your doctor or other health care provider complete the following Graduate Immunization Record forms:

  • Graduate Immunization Record
  • Graduate Tuberculosis Screening Questionnaire
  • Graduate Meningitis Information Waiver

Once you have the completed forms, please upload them to your online account as "Immunization Forms" in your Applicant Status Page. Completed immunization record forms must be submitted by July 1, 2014. Please make sure to bring your original immunization forms with you when you arrive to Clark for orientation.

I-20 Forms (For International Students Only)

All enrolling students who do not have US citizenship are required to obtain an F-1 Visa to enter the United States as a student, and will need to receive an I-20 Form from Clark University in order to matriculate.

First-Semester Billing

Incoming graduate students for fall 2014 will be sent their first-semeseter tuition bill on July 7. Take a moment to read about our billing process, and be prepared to clear your account by early August.