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first years moving on campus

Living in one of our residence halls as a first-year or transfer student is a key part of your Clark experience. Below, learn how to apply for housing, plan for your arrival in August, be aware of residence hall closings during breaks, and more.

Applying for Housing

Find your application to apply to live in one of Clark’s residence halls in your ClarkYOU portal. Once you log in:

  • Click the menu item Housing and Dining Self-Service.
  • Click on the Applications, Forms & Requests tab.
  • Fill out the New Student Housing & Dining Request Form.

Applications for incoming first-year and transfer students opens on May 1, 2021.

Arriving on Campus

First-year and transfer students will be assigned a move in date and time August 19-22, 2021. Instructions on how and where to arrive have been, and will continue to be, emailed to students and families in advance of their scheduled arrival.

Early arrival requests can be submitted online starting May 3. For more information, please contact RLH at

Please note residence halls will close at noon (12PM EST) on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Residence halls will reopen in January 2022, with a specific date and time announced during the Fall 2021 semester.

See our accommodations page for hotels in the Worcester area if you need to arrive before your scheduled date, or need lodging for family or friends.

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