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CONNECT 2013 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 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 22
  

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 
CORE Writing Test
Only for new students who have not completed CORE Registration.

8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Wahlert Atrium
Conference Room

Parent Advising Overview
Session for the parents of students taking the writing test.

 *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.
   

9:30 – 10 a.m.
Student Activity Center

CORE ID Photos

Noon – 1 p.m.
Student Dining Hall
Lunch
Pre-paid tickets for guests are required and can be purchased via the CONNECT website here.
1 – 4 p.m.

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 Tour for Family Members
and Guests
   
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. Para reservar, manda un correo electrónico a nate.lech@clarke.edu.

1 – 2 p.m.
Wahlert Atrium
CORE Advising (Group A)   
Only for new students who have not participated in the CORE program.
2 – 3 p.m.
Wahlert Atrium
CORE Advising (Group B)
Only for new students who have not participated in the CORE program.
3 – 4 p.m.
Wahlert Atrium
CORE Advising (Group C)
Only for new students who have not participated in the CORE program.
2:30 – 3:45 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 – 3:45 p.m.
Wahlert Atrium
Commuter Student Check-in
First year and transfer commuter students check-in and receive their CONNECT schedule, name tag, and Clarke ID card.
*4:15 – 5:30 p.m.
Kehl Center
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. Following the welcome, there will be a program by motivational speaker Tracy Knofla.
 
At the conclusion of the program, our parents and family members will receive a "Blessing for Travelers" from the Director of Campus Ministry as they leave campus.
*5:30 – 7 p.m.
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 Student Activities 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 friends and start a game of euchre, Texas hold 'em, shuffleboard, pool, foosball, or try one of our Xbox 360/Kinect options.
 
FRIDAY, AUGUST 23
 
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Student Dining Hall
Breakfast
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Assigned Location
Transitions Class Section Meetings
*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 – 11:15 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.
10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Assigned Location
Transitions Class #1
*11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Assigned Location
Meeting with Academic Advisors
*12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Student Dining Hall

Lunch with Academic Advisors
Join your academic advisor and other students pursuing a major in your academic area for continued discussion. Get to know students and faculty you'll be working with at Clarke! 
*1:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Campus
Scavenger Hunt and Kickball Tournament
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Campus

U-Time

Some suggestions for U-Time:

  • Women's Volleyball scrimmage vs. Loras College - At Loras College
  • Grab your class schedule and a new friend and find your classrooms - Campus
  • Check in with Financial Aid Office - Wahlert Atrium (2nd Floor)
  • Computer Registration/Help Desk Assistance - Keller Computer Center
  • Buy parking permits - Wahlert Atrium
  • Open Gym - Kehl Center
  • Football/Soccer - Soccer Field
  • Ping Pong Tournament - SAC
    (Student Activity Center
    )
    Take a nap or work out
4:30 – 6 p.m
Student Dining Hall 
Dinner
8–10 p.m.
Student Activity Center 
Off Campus Event
 
SATURDAY, AUGUST 24
 
8:30 – 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.
Student Activity Center
Transfer Student Off Campus Activity
Meet other transfer students and your Tuckpointer in the Student Activity Center to head off campus for a fun Saturday morning in Dubuque.
10:30 – 11:20 a.m.
Assigned Location
Transitions Class #3
11:30 – 12:30 p.m.
Assigned Location
Transitions Class #4
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Student Dining Hall
Lunch
*2 - 4 p.m.
Jansen Music Hall
Sustainability Projects
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Student Dining Hall

Dinner 

6 – 8 p.m.
Student Dining Hall

U-Time

Some suggestions for U-Time:

  • Men's soccer game(5 p.m.) -
    Soccer Field
  • Women's Soccer Scrimmage -
    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.
Jansen Music 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 p.m.
Tuckpointer Team Meeting
 
SUNDAY, AUGUST 25
 
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Student Dining Hall
Breakfast
9 – 11 a.m.

U-Time

Some suggestions for U-Time:

  • Worship: A list of places to worship can be found in your CONNECT folder.
  • Relax.
  • Get settled in your room.
  • Go for a walk.
  • Grab your class schedule and a new friend and find your classrooms.
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Student 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

5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel
All-Campus Mass
At Clarke, we welcome and encourage people of all faiths to join us in mass.
6 – 7 p.m.
Student Dining Hall
Dinner

MONDAY, AUGUST 26
 

7 a.m.
Crusader Café, Student Activity Center

 

Classes Begin!    Breakfast
Noon
Student Activity Center
Welcome Week Kick-Off - Musician Jetty Rae
The Clarke Activities Board welcomes everyone back to campus with this welcome week kick-off event, a lunchtime performance by musician Jetty Rae.
4:30 p.m.
Rose O'Toole, Mary Josita Hall
Jule Presentation & Scavenger Hunt
Learn how to use the Jule bus, which provides transit service to the City of Dubuque. All Jule routes are free to Clarke students. Complete the Jule Scavenger Hunt by Monday, September 9th, and be entered to win a prize!

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