CONNECT Orientation


Transfer Registration for CONNECT 2012

Welcome to Clarke! Below is the CONNECT registration form for transfer students. Please complete the form below.  Wednesday activities are required of all new transfer students. Thursday through Sunday activities are strongly encouraged, especially the Sunday adviser meetings.

Note: If you have not participated in CORE yet, please register for Thursday's CORE for class registration and college preparation. 
Students will also need to order and pre-pay for lunch tickets of parents and guests who will be attending lunch on Wednesday. Click here to order lunch tickets.

First Name  
Last Name  
Transfer students need to register for a meal ticket but there is no change. Pre-paid tickets for guests are also required and are available on the CONNECT Orientation homepage.
1 – 1:15 p.m.
Transfer Student Check-In
Students can check-in and receive their CONNECT schedule, name tag and crusader card.
1:15 – 3 p.m.
CONNECT to Clarke 101 for Transfers
This interactive session is designed for transfer students and will feature advice from upper class students called Tuckpointers, who transferred to Clarke. Free root beer floats available! 
2:30 –
3:45 p.m.
CONNECT for Parents
At Clarke we welcome parents as our partners in your student’s transition and success. In this program you will meet the staff who will play a role in your student’s education and learn about available resources and programs. Staff from athletics, campus ministry, counseling and career center, dining services, health services, learning center, residence life, safety and security and student activities will be participating.
3 - 4 p.m.
Lion's Den
The “Essential” Campus Tour for Transfer Students
What do you really need to know to find your way around in the first week of classes? This tour was designed with input from transfer students who want you to know where you will want to go!
4 – 5:30 p.m.

Welcome to Clarke!
The CONNECT opening session will include a welcome from Clarke President Sr. Joanne Burrows and Kate Zanger, vice president for student life. “The Future is Yours to Create!” a keynote presentation by Nancy Hunter Denney, a nationally recognized keynote speaker, author, leadership trainer and educator. At the conclusion of the program, our parents and family members will receive a “Blessing for Travelers” from Amy Golm, BVM, Director of Campus Ministry as they leave campus.
5:30 –
6:30 p.m
Dinner with Tuckpointers
New transfer students and Tuckpointers will enjoy dinner together in the student dining hall. Students will have a number on their CONNECT nametag that corresponds to their group. Name tags must be worn at all CONNECT activities including meals.
6:30 – 7 p.m.

Technology Information and Resources at Clarke
This session is designed to help you navigate the Clarke web-site and on-line academic and student services resources.    
8:30 –
9:30 a.m.
12:30 –
1:30 p.m
5:30 –
6:30 p.m.
7 – 10 p.m.   Movie Night @ Mindframe Theater
8:30 –
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Lunch
4:30 –
6 p.m.
8:30 –
9:30 a.m.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.   Lunch
1 – 3 p.m.   Sustainability Projects
5–6 p.m.   Dinner
7 – 8:30 p.m. 
GTC Dramatic Dialogues
This interactive session addresses important topics with frank and open discussions. The actors take a creative approach and you will leave with something to talk about!  
8:30 –
9:30 a.m.
Noon –
1 p.m.
  Lunch with academic adviser.




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