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Parents and Families

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Welcome to the Clark Family

Your student isn’t the only one who has joined the Clark community. This is a special time for your entire family, and we want you to stay involved and informed during their time with us. We hope you will be able to learn more about Clark University, visit campus when you can, and discover the difference a Clark education can make.
At Clark, our students:

• Receive a first-class liberal arts education
• Can take advantage of our Accelerated B.A./Master’s Program, with the fifth year tuition-free for eligible students
• Gain essential world and work experience
• Have access to real research opportunities
• Learn from a faculty of distinguished academics and researchers
• Obtain graduate degrees in compelling and marketable fields

Like you, we see higher education as an investment — you invest in us and we invest in you. Clark University graduates work for great organizations and attend some of the best graduate schools in the world. We’re incredibly proud that we’re preparing them for long, productive careers and lives of real consequence. Learn more about the return on a Clark education.

Supporting your Clarkie

Congratulations! Sending a student off to college is a major milestone, often accompanied by a variety of feelings — including pride, excitement, anxiety, and trepidation. Letting go is rarely easy, and it can be hard to adjust to having a student away from home. It is important to remember, however, most students do make the adjustment to college life—and to life at Clark, in particular—quite successfully, and one of the major aims of the college experience is for young people to develop the capacities of self-responsibility and independent action.

Over the next four years, your student will grow and learn in exciting ways. The best way you can help your student adjust to college life is to offer your love, support, understanding, and encouragement. Stay engaged by asking questions and encouraging your student to solve problems, research possibilities, and take advantage of the many academic, cocurricular, and support services Clark offers. It is also important to remind your student to get enough sleep, physical exercise, and nourishment to be able to do their best work and stay healthy.

New Parents & Family Welcome

Beginning college is a new chapter for your student, and also for you. We invite all new families and parents to join our virtual New Family and Parent Welcome, where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the Clark experience, student support and success, and ask questions. We are excited to get to meet you!
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
5:30pm – 6:30pm EST
Information regarding the zoom link will be posted soon.

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Congratulations

Message from the Deans

We’re excited to share your student’s journey with your family. We know you’ll find Clark was the perfect choice; here’s why.

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Stay Connected

Find useful links to keep you in the loop about life on campus, events, news, and resources.

Parent Resources
Contact Information

Dean of Students

Office Location
  • 2nd Floor,
    Shaich Family Alumni and Student Engagement Center
  • 1-508-793-7423
Office Hours
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (closed from noon to 1 p.m.)