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Welcome, Clarkies!

Let’s make sure your first year at Clark is a success. We’re here to support you as you select housing, sign up for classes, connect with your peers, and become part of the Clark community.

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Explore student clubs, chat with other students, and learn about the advisers and mentors who can help you navigate Clark during your first year.
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First-Year Experience

Your first year of college is an exciting time, and we want to make sure you get the most out of it. FYE includes advising, Orientation, Clark Navigator, the First-Year Intensive course, and living in first-year residence halls.

In-Person Orientations

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AUG. 22-25, 2024

First-Year Students

Move into the residence halls, then join activities to explore campus, learn about academics, and meet your peer mentor and other new students.

What to Expect

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AUG. 23-25, 2024

Transfer Students

No matter where you’re coming from, we are designing a program that will help you to connect with new people and transition to life at Clark.

What to Expect

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To-Do List

To ensure a successful and smooth transition to Clark, use our list to keep track of everything you need to do. Make sure to start early with advising and course registration — first-year courses fill up quickly.

First-Year Pre-Orientation Programs


Connections@Clark provides incoming first-year and transfer students of color an opportunity to build community and become change agents at Clark.

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ACE Summer Institute

The Advancing Clark Excellence (ACE) Summer Institute is the University’s free, four-year support program for first-generation and domestic students of color.

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Accessibility Services

Student Accessibility Services offers Early Orientation for students who self-identify as having disabilities and who seek housing and academic accommodations.

What to Expect

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First Day of Classes: Monday, Aug. 26, 2024

You have plenty to do this summer. Once you move in and attend in-person Orientation, join your peers for the first day of classes on Monday, Aug. 26, 2024.

Contact Information

Division of Student Success

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  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    Monday through Friday