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Connections @ Clark

The ALANA Student Pre-Orientation Program

Aug. 16 - 20

Are you African-American, Latino/a, Native American, and/or Asian-American (ALANA) and a domestic first-year student? Would you like an opportunity to connect with other Clark community members before you start college? If so, consider attending Connections @ Clark prior to the Week One orientation program. Connections @ Clark is designed to help you adjust to the academic, cultural and social changes you will experience at Clark University and in Worcester.

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During Connections @ Clark, you will:

  • Move into your residence hall.
  • Meet and interact with other incoming and returning students, faculty, staff, administrators and alumni.
  • Learn about the resources available to you at Clark (e.g., residence life, health center, and student leadership and development).
  • Become a member of the Clark community before the beginning of the academic year.
  • Have fun!


Sunday, Aug. 16

Noon – 3 p.m. Students check in and move into residence halls
3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Information session
4:30 – 5 p.m. Family farewells
5 – 6 p.m. Dinner
6 – 10 p.m. Student mixer

Monday, Aug. 17

8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. – Noon Information sessions
Noon Lunch
1 – 3 p.m. Information sessions
3 p.m. Campus tour
5 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Social activities

Tuesday, Aug. 18

8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. – Noon Information sessions
Noon Lunch
1 – 5 p.m. Information Sessions
5 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Information session
9 p.m. Social activities

Wednesday, Aug. 19

8 a.m. Breakfast
9 a.m. – Noon Information sessions
Noon Lunch
1 – 5 p.m. Information sessions
5 p.m. Dinner
6:30 p.m. Information Session
9 p.m. Social activities

Thursday, Aug. 20

8:30 – 10 a.m. Wrap-up sessions
Students will participate in Week One activities throughout the remainder of the day.

Continuing support for ALANA students

The Associate Dean of Students for ALANA Student Support provides ongoing opportunities for student engagement and workshops on various topics, including internships and résumé writing.  The Associate Dean serves as an advocate and member of a larger support system for all students, including ALANA, at Clark University. If you need more information about this program, please do not hesitate to contact Dean Mounira Morris or call her at 508-793-7423.