Welcome to Clark!
Welcome and congratulations! We are all very excited to welcome you to campus this spring.
We hope the information on these pages will answer your questions, so please take a moment to review the details below. 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.
To start, we recommend reviewing 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.
Your Clark Email Address
Shortly after you have submitted your deposit, you will receive instructions for activating your new Clark email address. We will send these instructions to the email address you used on your application. You should activate your Clark email address as soon as possible and check it regularly. Most of the important information you need to enroll at Clark will be sent to your new Clark email address.
Most graduate students will officially register for courses during Orientation. Take a few minutes to read more about the registration process and important steps you can take to be prepared.
Unfortunately Clark's on-campus graduate housing is full for the spring 2015 semester. If you are 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.
Full-time students enrolling in the spring semester will recieve information from their individual programs about orientation scheduling.
Part-time students 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 your specific orientation.
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.
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 December 15, 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.
Most incoming graduate students for spring 2014 will be sent their first-semeseter tuition bill in mid-December, or as soon after they deposit as possible. Take a moment to read about our billing process, and be prepared to clear your account by early January, before the start of classes.