Week One - Introduction

Week One Orientation 2017

Start your school year off right during Week One from Thursday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 27! We call orientation "Week One" because it is really the beginning of your life at Clark. All residential first-year and transfer students will move in Thursday, Aug. 24 and participate in Week One, along with all commuting first-year students. During the four days of orientation, you will meet friends, faculty and advisers who will help shape some of the most important years of your life!

Week one Orientation Schedule

Week one Transfer Guide

What to Expect

After check-in, you and your family will receive a welcome from the President, Dean of the College, Dean of Students and the Student Council President. Then, orientation activities begin.

Your family is invited to attend a Family Orientation Program about Clark, which is a series of sessions addressing many questions related to Clark and what to 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 here at Clark and answer any questions you may have. Peer advisers do not 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 several faculty-led programs designed to introduce you to Clark's academic life, including a discussion about faculty expectations.

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. 28, 2017.