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CONNECT 2014 Student Schedule

CONNECT welcomes all new Clarke students to campus! This is a comprehensive schedule of all events taking place during CONNECT. All students who have not participated in CORE (registration) will do so during CONNECT. Transfer students are asked to attend events that are denoted with an asterisk* but are welcome and encouraged to participate in all activities except for Transitions Class which is for first-year students only. 

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 21
8:15 – 8:30 a.m
Wahlert Atrium
CORE Registration Check-in 
CORE Registration is only for new students who have not participated in the CORE program. Continental breakfast will be available for CORE students in the Atrium at CORE check-in.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Wahlert Atrium/Lingen Technology Center
CORE Writing Test
Only for new students who have not completed CORE Registration.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Atrium Conference Room
Parent Advising Overview
Session for the parents of students taking the writing test.
9:30 – 10 a.m.
Student Activity Center
CORE ID Photos
 *9 a.m. – Noon
Lobby of assigned Residence Hall 
Resident Student Check-in and Move-in 
Resident students can check into their residence hall and pick up their room key and building access chip from the Residence Life staff. Resident students will also receive their CONNECT schedule, name tag and Clarke ID card.

Unloading zones will be marked along Clarke Drive in front of Mary Josita and Mary Benedict Halls. We ask that you please unload quickly and move your vehicle to one of our parking lots to avoid congestion along Clarke Drive. Members of the Clarke community will be available to help move students in during this time.
   
11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Clarke Dining Hall
Lunch
Pre-paid tickets for guests are required and can be purchased here. New students do not need tickets.

CORE participants and guests do not need to purchase lunch tickets. CORE participants will receive their lunch ticket(s) from Admissions at CORE check-in.  
1 – 4 p.m.
Clarke Campus
U-Time
Some suggestions for U-Time: Unpack and get settled or use this time to visit campus offices including student accounts, financial aid, security, or the campus store. 
1 – 2 p.m.
Wahlert Atrium
Campus Tours Available
Haven't had a chance to see the campus yet? Student tour guides from the Clarke Admissions office will offer campus tours leaving the Atrium at 1 p.m. Recorridos por el campus están disponibles en español.
1 – 2 p.m.
Wahlert Atrium
CORE Advising (Blue Group)  
Accessing CORE Technology (Gold Group)
Only for new students who have not participated in the CORE program.
2 – 3 p.m.
Wahlert Atrium
CORE Advising (Gold Group)
Accessing CORE Technology (Blue and White Groups)

Only for new students who have not participated in the CORE program.
3 – 4 p.m.
Wahlert Atrium
CORE Advising (White Group)
Only for new students who have not participated in the CORE program.
3 – 4:15 p.m.
Jansen Music Hall
CONNECT for Parents
At Clarke, we welcome parents as our partners in your student's transition and success. In this program, you will meet staff who will play a role in your student's education and learn about available resources and programs. Staff from athletics, campus ministry, the counseling and career center, dining services, health services, the learning center, residence life, safety and security, student activities, and the Transitions Class Coordinator will be participating.
*3:30 – 4 p.m.
Kehl Center
Commuter Student Check-in
First year and transfer commuter students check-in and receive their CONNECT schedule, name tag, and Clarke ID card.
*4 – 4:45 p.m.
Student Activity Center
*Student CONNECTions
All new students will gather for a fun-filled activity before attending the campus welcome with family and guests.
4:15 – 4:45 p.m.
Wahlert Atrium
 Faculty/Parent CONNECTions
Parents are invited to get to know and mingle with Clarke faculty members and administrators before attending the campus welcome with students.
*5 – 5:30 p.m.
Kehl Center
Welcome to Clarke!
The CONNECT opening session will include a welcome from Clarke President, Sr. Joanne Burrows, Kate Zanger, Vice President for Student Life and an address from the student body president, Mary Zanger. At the conclusion of the program, our parents and family members will receive a “Blessing for Travelers” from the Director of Campus Ministry, Anastasia Nicklaus, as they leave campus.
*5:30 – 7 p.m.
Kehl Center / Student Dining Hall
Tuckpointer Team Introductions and Dinner
New students and Tuckpointers will enjoy a getting to know you ice breaker and dinner together in their Tuckpointer groups. New students will have a number on their CONNECT nametag that corresponds to their group number. Name tags must be worn at all CONNECT activities including meals.
*7:30– 8 p.m.
Residence Halls
Resident Student Floor Meetings
Resident students will meet their Resident Assistant and other Residence Life staff, and will get to know other students in the residence hall building.
*7:30– 8 p.m.
Commuter Lounge, (Catherine Byrne Hall)

Commuter Student Meeting
Commuter students will meet with the Director of Engagement and Intercultural Programs and the Commuter Assistant to learn about commuter life on campus and how to become connected to Clarke.  
8– 10 p.m.
Lion's Den
Karaoke & Game Night
Karaoke night has become a CONNECT tradition and one that you don’t want to miss. Not much of a singer? Grab some new friends and start a game of euchre, Texas Hold’Em, ping pong, shuffleboard, pool, foosball, or one of our Xbox Kinect games!
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 22
 
8 – 9 a.m.
Dining Hall
Breakfast
9 – 10 a.m.
Assigned Location
Transitions Class Section Meetings 
Tuckpointers will guide groups to Transitions meeting locations.
*9:45 – 10 a.m.
Wahlert Atrium
Transfer Student Check-In with Tuckpointers
Transfer students gather with their group and Tuckpointers to begin Transfer CONNECT events for the day. 
10 – 10:50 a.m.
Assigned Location
Transitions Class #1 
 *10 – 10:50 a.m.
Lion's Den
Transfer Student Clarke 101 Panel
This interactive session is designed for transfer students and will feature advice from upper class students, who transferred to Clarke.
*11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Alumnae Lecture Hall

Meeting and Lunch with Academic Advisors
Join your academic advisor and other students pursuing a major in your academic area. Get to know students and faculty you'll be working with at Clarke! 
*1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Clarke Campus/Soccer Field
Scavenger Hunt / Kickball Tournament 
Get connected to the campus and our people during the scavenger hunt. How about a little friendly competition? Which Tuckpointer group will be crowned Kickball champions?
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Clarke Campus
U-Time

Some suggestions for U-Time:

  • Grab your class schedule and a new friend and find your classrooms - Campus
  • Check in with Financial Aid Office - Atrium (2nd floor)
  • Computer Registration/Help Desk Assistance - Keller Computer Center
  • Buy parking permits - Student Accounts
  • Open Gym - Kehl Center
  • Football/soccer- Soccer Field
  • Ping Pong Tournament - SAC
  • Take a nap or work out
  • Practice for AIRBAND!
 
4:30 – 7 p.m
Dining Hall 
Dinner
6:30–10 p.m.
Dubuque Community
 Mystery Bus: Explore Dubuque
This is your chance to get to know the city and explore all the fun things Dubuque offers!
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 23
 
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Student Dining Hall
Breakfast
9:30 – 10:20 a.m.
Assigned Location
Transitions Class #2
* 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Atrium/Dubuque Community
Transfer Student Off Campus Activity
Meet your Tuckpointer group in the Atrium to head off campus for a fun Saturday morning in Dubuque.
10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Assigned Location
Transitions Class #3
11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Student Dining Hall
Lunch
1 – 1:50 p.m.
Assigned Location
Transitions Class #4
*2 - 4 p.m.
Jansen Music Hall
Sustainability Projects  
Learn about Clarke University’s initiatives to be sustainable and how you and other Clarke students play a role in a sustainable campus. Students will break into small groups to complete hands on projects to experience sustainable living. 
4:30 – 7 p.m.
Student Dining Hall
Dinner 
4:30 – 8 p.m.
U-Time

Some suggestions for U-Time:

  • Women's Soccer Scrimmage - 5 p.m.
    At University of Dubuque
  • Grab your class schedule and a new friend and find your classrooms
  • Open Gym - Kehl Center
  • Ping Pong Tournament - SAC
    (Student Activity Center)
  • Take a nap or work out
 
8 p.m. –9:30 p.m.
Terence Donaghoe Hall
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!
9:30 p.m. –10:30 p.m.
Student Activity Center
Tuckpointer Team Meeting
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 24
 
8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Dining Hall
Breakfast
9:30 – 11:15 a.m. 
Clarke Campus
U-Time

Some suggestions for U-Time:

  • Worship: A list of places to worship can be found in your CONNECT folder
  • Grab your class schedule and a new friend and find your classrooms
  • Get settled in your room, and relax
  • Go for a walk with new friends
  • Practice for AIRBAND!
 
11:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Dining Hall
Lunch
*1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Student Activity Center
Student Organization Fair
This is your chance to meet student organization leaders, find out what organizations are available on campus and how you can become involved!
3– 5 p.m.
Jansen Music Hall
Airband
This is by far the best CONNECT event, ever. You do not want to miss it.
 6:15-8 p.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel
All-Campus Mass
At Clarke, we welcome and encourage people of all faiths to join us in mass.
6:15-8 p.m.
Atrium Plaza & Lawn
Dinner and Games
Enjoy a cookout dinner sponsored by Campus Ministry, featuring lawn games and friendly conversation.

MONDAY, AUGUST 25
 

7 -10:14 a.m.
Crusader Café

 

Classes Begin! Breakfast Served

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Dubuque, IA 52001

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