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Information Specific for Incoming First-Year Students

Students are encouraged to self-identify as soon as possible after making their decision to attend Clark University.

Early Orientation Program:

An early orientation program begins one day before "Week One" (freshmen orientation). Students who have self-identified and follow the time-line below will be invited to attend Early Orientation.

The major focus of Early Orientation is to provide students and parents with an overview of disability services. Some of the benefits of attending Early Orientation include: meeting and working with your Week One peer adviser before the incoming class arrives on campus; meeting other students attending programs that begin early; having some additional time to transition and find your way around campus; the ability to attend small workshops offered by various offices on campus; forming lasting friendships with your peers as a result of attending a small pre-orientation program.

Timeline for Early Orientation

We hope that the following time line will be helpful:

May: Make a decision to enroll and submit disability documentation to the coordinator disability services. You must self-identify prior to June 15th to attend Early Orientation.

June 15th - July 1st: Schedule a summer meeting or telephone conference with disability services to discuss disability documentation, academic accommodations, early course selection, and registration.

June 30th: RSVP to the coordinator of disability services regarding Early Orientation attendance.

July 30th: All meetings/conference calls to review disability documentation, accommodations, and course selection must be completed by this date.