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Major Events and Traditions


students at involvement fair

Involvement Fair

Not sure which clubs you want to join? Each fall semester, get the chance to meet the 100+ undergraduate clubs and organizations on the campus green. Meet the students currently running these organizations and sign-up to get involved!

students dressed up in halloween outfits


Get ready for a spooktacular weekend! From scary movie screenings to costume contests, this weekend is filled with activities that will make your heart race. There will be pumpkin decorating as well as plenty of candy at Residence Life and Housing’s trick-or-treating to satisfy your sweet tooth. You certainly won’t want to miss Clark Musical Theater’s annual performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Whether you’re looking for thrills or just a chance to dress up and have some fun, this Halloween weekend is sure to be a hauntingly good time!

student getting juice from machine during late night breakfast

Late Night Breakfast

Come gather in the Higgins Dining Hall for this long-standing tradition where your Clark staff and administrators are there to greet you, wish you good luck as you close out your semester, and serve you a late-night meal! Late Night Breakfast is a part of Wellness Education’s coordinated “Feel Good Finals” and is a joyful time to take a break from working hard and come together for a community study break. This event is open and free to all Clark students, regardless of meal plan status. Just bring your valid Clark ID with you!

two students standing in front of bounce house on spree day

Spree Day

What is a Clarkie’s favorite day of the year? Spree Day! Once a year during the Spring Semester, Clark students wake up to an email saying that classes have been canceled and there are exciting things to do all day long! A typical Spree Day may include musical entertainment, food trucks, inflatables, lawn games, and more!

international students waving flags on stage


Held each spring semester, the International Gala is a variety showcase of traditional and contemporary dance, music, theater, and fashion from the many cultures represented within Clark’s community. It concludes with a flag ceremony during which students proudly display the flags of their nation. The International Gala first began as the International Students Association’s flagship spring event in 2002 to bring together Clark’s community to celebrate the diversity it represents. Gala has become not only Clark’s largest student-run event, but one of the most anticipated and popular nights of the year. Free for all, Gala brings together over 300 performers, countless volunteers (who aid with staging and arena management), and a 2,000+ audience that includes students, alumni, family, faculty, administrative heads and staff, and the Worcester Community as a whole.

senior on mechanical horse for senior week

Senior Week

Senior Week is a highly anticipated event that marks the end of a student’s college journey and the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. It’s a week-long celebration where seniors come together to celebrate their accomplishments and make memories that will last a lifetime. The week is typically filled with a variety of activities, such as themed parties, outdoor events, identity-based graduation celebrations, and other exciting activities. It’s a time to enjoy the company of friends, reflect on the past four years, and look forward to the future with excitement!

Contact Information

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  • Higgins University Center
    3rd Floor, Asher Suite
    950 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610

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