Welcome new graduate students
Welcome to the Graduate School at Clark University! We are pleased to welcome new students to our academic community, and to greet returning students, who already form an important part of the fabric of our university. We trust the coming year will be an exciting and productive one for you. We hope the information on this site will help prepare you for some of the aspects of graduate student life at Clark University.
We look forward to seeing all of you in August and trust you will get the academic year off to an excellent start. We will be doing everything possible to help this process along. Please know that we are interested in the success of each and every graduate student. Good luck to you as you begin the 2013-2014 academic year!
Before your arrival...
Massachusetts' law requires that all full-time students enroll in a qualifying health insurance plan, or certify that they have comparable coverage under another plan. It is imperative that you complete the Health Insurance enrollment/waiver process by going to University Health Plans by July 25. You can read and/or print the health insurance brochure, as well as either enroll in or waive the insurance online (domestic student can waive the insurance only if they have comparable insurance, international students cannot waive the health insurance). For further questions please contact your student account counselor listed below.
|If you last name begins with...||
...your student account counselor is...
|A - Ge||Cindy Pendeltonfirstname.lastname@example.org||508-793-7721|
|Gf - No||Kate Chownemail@example.com||508-793-7483|
|Np - Z||Cathy Whitefirstname.lastname@example.org||508-793-7491|
All incoming graduate students are required to submit immunization forms. Please print out the forms below and bring to your doctor or other qualified health care provider for completion. You must return the forms to your home department by August 1. Students' immunization records must be reviewed and cleared by a nurse in the Health Services Department before registration for classes is permitted. You will be notified if you need further vaccines. We recommend that you obtain all vaccines prior to coming to Clark because the cost of vaccines in Massachusetts can range between $60-$300. If you have questions regarding immunizations, please email the Graduate School or call 508-793-7676 or contact your home department. For more information visit the Health Services website.
Graduate Meningitis info-waiver
All incoming graduate students must complete and return the Graduate Immunization Record, TB Risk Questionnaire and Meningococcal Form to the following:
GSOM Students in the following programs must return forms to Deanna Scaramangos, Graduate School of Management (GSOM)
- Master of Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Science in Finance (MSF)
- Master of Accounting (MSA)
- MBA/CDP Dual Degree Program
- MBA/ES&P Dual Degree Program
IDCE Student in the following programs must return forms to Erika Paradis, International Development for Change & Environment (IDCE)
- Community Development & Planning (CDP)
- Environmental Science & Policy (ES&P)
- Geographic Information Science for Development & Environment (GISDE)
- International Development & Social Change (IDSC)
Students in all other programs must return forms to their departments or directly to Denise Robertson in the Graduate School.
Please address envelopes as follows:
Name (See above)
950 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01610 USA
Orientation Week Activities...
Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 20 beginning at 9:00 am in Atwood Hall. This program is mandatory for all new graduate students. There will be an information session immediately following and lunch in the University Center.
Teaching Assistant (TA) Workshop
There will be a workshop for all new teaching assistants on Friday, August 23. Details will be announced soon. All new TAs are required to attend.
International Graduate Students
International student must attend the orientation session on August 20 as well as an additional information session to discuss immigration regulations and other important topics particular to international students. Details will be available soon. Please return to this page in the coming months for updates.