Welcome to Clark! Your academic journey begins today. We have assembled videos and information to help you understand how to navigate our community. The information is divided into categories and is for all new students, domestic and international.
We expect you will watch all of the videos (don’t worry — they are short!) and return to them more than once if needed. There are a number of items that are mandatory, and they are noted as such. The required videos vary in length and will be discussed in your orientation groups before classes begin.
All new students have been assigned a peer mentor, who will guide you through Orientation and beyond. Your peer mentor will reach out to you today and will be a support through orientation and the fall semester. Be sure to check out the “Meet the Orientation Staff” section below to see our student leader team!
Although the videos and supplemental information will remain on this site throughout the beginning of the semester, it’s important that you view all material before you move into your residence halls or, for those of you living away from campus, before Aug. 20.
For New Students
Includes all first-year, transfer, residential, commuter, and international students.
Tuesday, Aug. 18 – Thursday, Aug. 20
Residential Floor Meetings
Welcome to Clark University! The Residential Life and Housing staff are ready to help make this an amazing experience for you. To prepare for your residential experience this year, and to learn about life in the halls, your student resident adviser (RA) will be hosting a mandatory virtual floor meeting the night you move into your residence hall.
The floor meeting will start at 9 p.m. and will be followed by an optional, fun virtual social, during which you’ll have the opportunity to connect with your fellow floormates and meet other Clarkies.
On Wednesday and Thursday nights (for students who have moved in and received negative test results), there will be an outdoor movie screening. More information will be available on Clark Engage as we get closer to the date.
Friday, Aug. 21 – Sunday, Aug. 23
Orientation didn’t end when you finished watching all of the required videos! Our Orientation team and other student leaders are determined to help connect new students to each other and to campus. We value connection, engagement, and community; whether you are joining us in person or virtually, we will have opportunities for you to make new friends before classes start.
Engagement opportunities will be added as we solidify details in the coming week. All opportunities will be updated and detailed on Clark Engage.
You will have a mandatory meeting with your peer mentor each day. They will be your guide as you decide which engagement opportunities are right for you.
Supporting Online Learning at Clark
Wherever Clark students and faculty come together, whether online or in the classroom, the hallmarks of a Clark education remain the same: renowned academics led by an exceptional faculty, and a campus network committed to support, advising, and academic success.
This is a special time for you and your family — stay involved.