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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 4

3–7 p.m.
Registration

Please check in at the Family Weekend table in the Academic Commons at Goddard Library.

Location: Goddard Library

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5–8 p.m.
Dinner in Higgins Café

Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to Higgins Café, the University’s buffet-style dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All-Access Pass. Meal plans, cash, credit cards, and Clark cash cards also are accepted.

Location: Higgins Café

5 p.m.
Shabbat Services

Join Clark Hillel Director Jeff Narod, President Monica Sager ’21, and fellow students for Shabbat services. Both traditional and liberal services will be held.

Location: Lurie and Rosenblatt conference rooms, Higgins University Center, first floor

6 p.m.
Shabbat Dinner

Join Clark Hillel Director Jeff Narod, President Monica Sager ’21, and fellow students for the annual Family Weekend Shabbat dinner.

Location: Higgins University Center, first floor

6 p.m.
Women’s Volleyball Game

Cheer for the Cougars as the women’s volleyball team takes on Bridgewater State University.

Location: Kneller Athletic Center

8 p.m.
Big Prize Bingo and Dessert

Enjoy coffee and desserts while you try your luck at Clark’s version of Bingo; hosted by the Student Activities Board. Admission is included as part of your All-Access Pass, or $10 per person at the door.

Location: Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center, second floor

Saturday, October 5

9 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Registration

Please check in at the Family Weekend table in the Academic Commons at Goddard Library.

Location: Goddard Library

9–10:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast

Start your day with coffee, tea, pastries, and fresh fruit while you mingle with other Clark families.

Location: Academic Commons

10:30 a.m.
Welcome and Keynote by President Angel

Clark President David Angel welcomes students, families, alumni, and friends to Worcester. Hear how Clarkies are challenging convention and changing our world — and learn how we are embracing our motto here on campus.

Location: Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall

11 a.m.
Field Hockey Game

Cheer for the Cougars as the field hockey team takes on Wellesley College.

Location: Granger Athletic Fields, 97 Beaver Street

11 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Brunch in Higgins Café

Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to Higgins Café, the University’s buffet-style dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All-Access Pass. Meal plans, cash, credit cards, and Clark cash cards also are accepted.

Location: Higgins University Center, first floor

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Bus Tour of Clark’s Neighborhood and the City

Join us to learn more about our neighborhood and city. Free tickets are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis starting on Friday, Oct. 4, at 3 p.m., at registration in Goddard Library. A second tour will take place at 2:30 p.m.

Location: Meet outside Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall; Bus departs promptly at 11:30 a.m.

11:30–12:30 p.m.
Affinity Brunch: For Families of Students of Color and First-Generation Students

Join staff from the Office of Multicultural and First-Generation Student Support for a festive brunch to learn about available resources, and mingle with other new Clark families.

Location: Higgins Atrium, Dana Commons

11:30–1:30 p.m.
Fall Family Festival

Enjoy live animals, pumpkin painting, balloon artistry, face painting, and sweet treats. There’s something for everyone at our fall festival! Meet student club members and take a family photo with our larger-than-life statue of Sigmund Freud.

Location: Red Square (in front of Jonas Clark Hall)

12 Noon
Nature Walk in Arboretum

Clark has its very own Arboretum, a beautiful forest only a ten minute walk from campus!  Join us as we explore ancient trees, interesting wildlife, and enjoying the healing powers of nature. Led by the student Arboretum Advocates of Clark University.

Location: Red Square

1 p.m.
Swimming and Diving Meet

Alumni and current Clarkies will hit the pol for this meet up.

Location: Kneller Athletic Center

1 p.m.
Men’s Soccer Game

Cheer for the Cougars as the men’s soccer team takes on Springfield College.

Location: Granger Athletic Fields, 97 Beaver Street

1–3 p.m.
Career Connections Center Open House

Visit with staff to hear about the resources available to students as they explore options and develop strategies to reach their goals.

Location: Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center, first floor

1:30–2:30 p.m.
Parent Panel

Wondering what to expect as a parent or family member of a college student? Questioning how to help your student navigate independent living or balance academics with cocurricular activities? Hear from current Clark parents about their experiences. Hosted by the Undergraduate Parents Advisory Council.

Location: ASEC, 2nd Floor, Room 202

2–2:45 p.m.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Clark Dining

Ever wonder what it takes to feed more than a thousand hungry students? Learn more about Clark Dining Services’ award-winning service and expertise, and take a peek inside our Leafy Green Machine from Freight Farms, where fresh vegetables are grown on-site! A second tour will begin at 2:45 p.m.

Location: Higgins University Center, first floor

2:45 - 3:30 p.m.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Clark Dining

Ever wonder what it takes to feed more than a thousand hungry students? Get an exclusive look at Clark Dining Services’ award-winning service and expertise. Take a peek inside our Leafy Green Machine from Freight Farms, where fresh vegetables are grown on-site!

Location: Higgins University Center, first floor

2:15–4:15 p.m.
Guided Tour of the Worcester Art Museum (transportation included)

This hour-long, guided tour of the Worcester Art Museum will cover an array of collections, including a stop in the new exhibition “With Child: Otto Dix/Carmen Winant.”

Learn More Details

Location: Meet outside Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall; Bus departs promptly at 2:15 p.m. 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Student Panel

Hear firsthand from students about how they are navigating their college-to-career (or graduate/professional school) journeys, and learn about the Clark resources that are supporting them along the way.

Location: Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center, second floor, room 202

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Bus Tour of Clark’s Neighborhood and the City

Join us for a tour of our neighborhood and city. Tickets for this free tour are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis beginning on Friday, Oct. 4 at 3 p.m., during registration in Goddard Library.

Location: Meet outside Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall; the bus departs promptly at 2:30 p.m.

3 - 4 p.m.
Afternoon Band Concert

Join students in Clark’s Concert Band for an afternoon performance.

Location: Traina Center for the Arts, Razzo Hall

3:30 p.m.
Women's Soccer Game

Cheer for the Cougars as the women’s soccer team takes on MIT.

Location: Athletic Fields, 97 Beaver Street

4 - 5 p.m.
Dessert First Reception

Mingle with members of Clark’s senior leadership team and enjoy decadent desserts before dinner.

Location: Tilton Hall, Higgins University Center, second floor

5–8 p.m.
Dinner in Higgins Café

Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to Higgins Café, the University’s buffet-style dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All-Access Pass. Meal plans, cash, credit cards, and Clark cash cards also are accepted.

Location: Higgins University Center, first floor

8 p.m.
Clark’s Got Talent

Join us for an evening of entertainment featuring some of Clark’s amazing student-run improv, music, and dance groups!

Location: Daniels Theater, Atwood Hall

Sunday, October 6

8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Harvest Brunch in Higgins Café

Clark Dining Services welcomes students and their families to Higgins Café, the University’s buffet-style dining room. Your meal is included as part of your Family Weekend All-Access Pass. Meal plans, cash, credit cards, and Clark cash cards also are accepted.

Location:  Higgins University Center, first floor

Special Hours
Campus Store

Special Family Weekend hours  

  • Friday: 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Sunday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Enjoy 20% off your purchases during Family Weekend!