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Welcome to Clark University

We look forward to welcoming you and your fellow graduate students from across the country and around the world.

This site provides important information and checklists to help you successfully begin your studies.

As Your Semester Begins

Join us for Orientation, and start your academic year as a Clarkie with a warm welcome and a strong sense of belonging. Personal invitations will be sent to your Clarku.edu email.


Key Dates to Remember

  • Monday, Aug. 16, and Tuesday, Aug. 17: International student Orientation events
  • Tuesday, Aug. 17, and Wednesday, Aug 18, 9-5 p.m. EDT: Immunization clinic at Grace and Lurie Conference Rooms, Higgins University Center
  • Wednesday, Aug. 18, 9:30 a.m. EDTVirtual welcome ceremony with President David Fithian for all graduate students, followed by Orientation programming for schools, departments, and programs
  • Thursday, Aug. 19: Evening WooSox baseball game
  • Monday, Aug. 23: Classes begin

Look for personal announcements and invites via your Clarku.edu email.


Remember the Two Essentials: Your Clark Email and OneCard

Your Clark Email Account

All Graduate Orientation events are online, so it is extremely important that you activate your Clarku.edu email account and check it often! Your Clark email and calendar are used for official communications from the University, and will be critical tools for staying in touch with your instructors, your classmates, and the campus community. Access your Clark email online, or with the Outlook application for your mobile device (recommended).

Your Clark OneCard

Your OneCard is your official University identification card and is required for all students. It also gives you access to campus buildings, the library, printing services, dining, parking, and student discounts.

To receive your OneCard, you must first upload your Clark OneCard photo. OneCards will be distributed by your school or department when you arrive on campus.


Arrival on Campus

Arrival on campus will be according to the Healthy Clark COVID Plan. You will receive specific arrival information via an email sent to your Clark email account.

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Please note: Based on guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Commonwealth of Massachusetts, changes to the Orientation program may occur.

Begin Your Orientation

Orientation Checklist

Includes steps all graduate students must take, including pre-arrival preparation, required training, health and safety information, and more.

View Your Checklist

For International Students

Information about the required visa and immunization checks, advising, and how to succeed in a U.S. classroom.

International Students

Resources and Helpful Links

Links to help you settle in, including information on banking, parking, meal plans, safety and security, housing, transportation, and more.

Resources
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Get to know Clark's History and Traditions

An awful lot has happened since 1887, when Jonas Gilman Clark founded Clark University as the first all-graduate school in the United States. Here are some of the highlights.

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Supporting Online Learning at Clark

Wherever Clark students and faculty come together, whether online or in the classroom, the hallmarks of a Clark education remain the same: renowned academics led by an exceptional faculty, and a campus network committed to support, advising, and academic success.