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We welcome you to campus for Transfer Orientation  Aug. 26-28, 2022 — just before classes start on Monday, Aug. 29.

Transfer students sitting on the green

What happens at Orientation?

  • If you are living on campus, move into your residence hall, unpack, and get prepared for the academic year.
  • Meet your peer mentor, who will support you through Orientation.
  • Attend sessions created just for you about about how you can be academically successful at Clark, and learn all the ways you can get involved, serve our community, and become connected.
  • Make new friends, explore the campus and Worcester, and be prepared for the first day of classes.

2022 Transfer Undergraduate Student Orientation Schedule

9 a.m.–Noon Transfer Students: Move-in and Explore Campus

Transfer students should begin at ASEC to check in and then get settled in their residence hall. You can pick up meal tickets for family members who will be joining you for lunch in the dining hall before saying goodbye. At Check-In, you will receive your Clark ID, room key, information about the day, a campus map, and some welcoming goodies!

Noon–1:30 p.m. Transfer Commuter Check‑In

Commuter students should begin at ASEC to check in for orientation. You will receive your Clark ID, information about the day, and some welcoming goodies!

1:30–2 p.m. Transfer Students: Meet Your Peer Mentor Group

Your Peer Mentor is your guide to all things orientation. They will be waiting eagerly to meet you on the Green. Don’t forget your new T-shirt!

2–3 p.m. Fiat Lux: Your Clark Academic Journey Begins

During this ceremonial welcome to your academic journey at Clark, the Dean of Students, Dean of the College, and a senior student member of the Gryphon & Pleiades will discuss academic excellence and welcome your individual talents and the brightness you hold to impacting our community.

3–3:30 p.m. Orientation Group Photo

Wear your Clark T-shirt and meet your classmates on the Green for the Orientation 2022 group photo!

4–5 p.m. Mix and Mingle

Take a break to recharge or come to the Green to mingle with other peer mentor groups.

4 – 5 p.m. First-Generation College Student Welcome

All incoming first-generation* students are invited to engage and socialize with each other at this event hosted by the Office of Identity, Student Engagement, and Access (ISEA).

*Note: First Generation (or First Gen) students are identified as students whose parents or guardians did not complete a four-year college or university degree. This affinity space is created to begin to build fellowship and provide intentional support for First Gen students.

5–7 p.m. Dinner

Remember your Clark ID as you head to the dining hall for dinner. Check with your Peer Mentor for your assigned time.

5:30–6:30 p.m. BIPOC Student Welcome

All incoming BIPOC* students are invited to come engage and socialize with each other at this event hosted by the Office of Identity, Student Engagement, and Access (ISEA).

*Note: This affinity space is open to students of Black/African American, Indigenous/Native, Latine/Latinx, Asian/Desi-American, Pacific Islander, and Multiracial descent; this space is intended to begin to build fellowship and provide intentional support for BIPOC students.

7–8:30 p.m. How to College: Wellness

Meet up with your Peer Mentor group and participate in a variety of activities to center your health and well-being, including reflection, crafts, and the chance to use the fitness center.

8:30–11 p.m. Clark After Dark Social Activities

There is so much fun to be had tonight! Check out the concert in the Grind, play some bingo, participate in the Kneller open gym, and enjoy some free snacks.

What is Clark’s First-Year Experience Program all about?

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Dean of Students

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