All first-year students participate in Clark Navigator, our first-year experience program. The Navigator program is designed to help students transition to academic and campus life at Clark.
Through Clark Navigator activities, students are introduced to the full array of campus facilities, academic resources, social and co-curricular life, and events and opportunities in the Worcester community.
During their first semester, students take the Navigator 100 (NAV 100) course, through which they:
- Meet weekly with their NAV 100 group, sustaining connections with their peers beyond orientation and throughout the fall semester. These meetings maintain a sense of community, build students’ resilience and self-advocacy, and encourage students to make informed decisions.
- Receive guidance from a peer mentor, an upper-class student dedicated to steering students through the calm and storm of their first semester.
- Choose from a menu of academic, co-curricular, community, and social activities.
- Earn academic credit toward their Clark degree by fully engaging in the Navigator 100 course.