Welcome New Students

Arriving on Campus: Students Entering Spring 2015

Residence halls will open for new first-year and transfer students at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 11, 2015. Students moving in on that date will receive detailed information about orientation in separate emails from Clark.

Live 500+ miles from campus?

New students who live 500 or more miles from Clark may request permission to arrive on campus a day early on Saturday, January 10, 2015. To request permission, please contact Adam Keyes (akeyes@clarku.edu) by January 1. For those students receiving permission, residence halls will open at 12:00 noon on January 10, 2015. Please pick up your key at the Residential Life and Housing Office located at 151 Woodland Street (Formerly 22 Downing Street).

Important: Please note that this allowance is only free for new students living 500 or more miles away so they can be here in time for orientation. In subsequent years all students are invited to arrive the day before classes begin. Early/extended housing is available in subsequent years for a daily fee.

Participating in an early orientation program?

If you are participating in International Orientation you will be invited to return early by the Office of Intercultural Affairs. The Office of Intercultural Affairs will contact you directly to coordinate your arrival time.

Off-campus accommodations

Listed below are a few hotels in the Worcester area that you may wish to contact if you need to arrive before your scheduled arrival date, or need housing for family or friends:

Regency Suites (508) 753-3512
Holiday Inn (508) 852-4000
La Quinta Inn (508) 832-7000
Worcester Inn (508) 852-2800


If you have any questions while preparing to come to campus, please feel free to give us a call. A representative for the Office of Residence Life would be happy to answer your questions. Please call the Office of Residential Life and Housing at (508) 793-7453, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.