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Campus visit questions and answers - Clark University

Campus Visit Questions

Find answers to your questions about visiting Clark here. If you need more information, please contact the Admissions Office at (800) GO-CLARK / (800) 462-5275 or admissions@clarku.edu.

What are the different options for my visit?
Learn about your visit options.
What is the best time of year to visit campus?
We welcome your visit just about any time of the year, and want to make sure you have a great experience. We recommend that you visit during the spring semester of your junior year or fall semester of your senior year to get the most out of your visit. Please note that we do not offer visit programs during winter break (mid-December through the end of January), spring break (mid-March), and during the month of May.
Do I have to make a reservation to visit Clark?
Reservations are strongly suggested for our Visit Experience, and are required for Lunch with a Clarkie or Classroom Experiences. Your advance reservation helps us prepare customized Clark information before you arrive. It also allows us to match you with Clark students who share your interests and can give you a personalized experience. We suggest reviewing the visit calendar for availabilty before you make a reservation.
How far in advance should I make my reservation?
Reservations for our visit programs can generally be made up until two calendar days prior to your visit. Keep in mind, however, that we limit the capacity of our visit programs to ensure a great experience for all visiting families. Please plan at least two weeks in advance for traditionally busy times of the year (school holidays, the month of April) and certain days of the week (Monday, Friday, Saturday).
What are my options if I cannot visit campus?
Can't make it to Worcester? Check out Clark on the Road information sessions, alumni interviews in your area, and college fairs where Clark will be represented. In the meantime you can take a virtual campus tour (although we admit it's not the same as actually being here).
Do you offer interviews for prospective students?
At Clark, we do not conduct formal interviews as part of the admissions process. Instead, we offer opportunities to connect with members of the Clark community through two programs—Lunch with a Clarkie and Alumni Interviews. Lunch with a Clarkie pairs prospective students with Clark undergrads who share similar academic and/or co-curricular interests for an informal conversation over lunch in our Higgins Café. Alumni Interviews take place off-campus, and are generally conducted by Clark alumni in your area. Learn how to schedule an Alumni Interview.
Does Clark offer group visits?
Absolutely! For more information, please visit our Group Visit Guidelines page.
Can I schedule an overnight visit to Clark?
We offer a limited number of overnight visits for admitted students only. Specific information about overnight visit opportunities is sent directly to students upon their acceptance to Clark.
Where should I start when I come to visit?
All of our visit programs begin at the John and Kay Bassett Admissions Center, located at the corner of Maywood and Main Streets. The nearby Maywood lot has several designated visitor spaces, and additional parking areas are designated on our campus map [PDF]. When making your visit reservation, you will receive a printable parking permit to display in your vehicle. Even if we're closed, self-guided-tour booklets available at the entrance to the Bassett Center will give you an introduction to our campus (just look for the red box!).
Where can my family and I stay while we visit Clark?
See a list of local accommodations in the Worcester area and between Worcester and Boston.
What is the best way to get to Clark?
You can enter your starting address on our directions to Clark page and print a campus map.