Transfer Schedule 2012

Welcome to Clarke! Below is the CONNECT schedule for transfer students. Wednesday activities are required of all new transfer students. Thursday through Sunday activities are strongly encouraged, especially the Sunday adviser meetings. Click here to RSVP for events.

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.

Download the transfer schedule by clicking here.


9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
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 crusader 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.

Noon – 1 p.m.
Student Dining Hall

Transfer students need to register for a meal ticket but there is no change. Pre-paid tickets for guests are also required. Click here to reserve tickets.

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. 
Lion’s Den, Mary Benedict Hall
Transfer Student CONNECT to Clarke 101
This interactive session is designed for transfer students and will feature advice from current students (called Tuckpointers) who transferred to Clarke. Free root beer floats available! 
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, 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. 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. 
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 ife. 

“The Future is Yours to Create!”
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
Dining Hall
Dinner with Tuckpointers
New transfer students and Tuckpointers will enjoy dinner together in the student dining hall. New transfer 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
Jansen Music Hall, Atrium
Technology Information and Resources at Clarke 
This session is designed to help you navigate the Clarke website and online academic and student services resources.    
7–8 p.m.
Commuter Lounge, (Catherine Byrne Hall)
Commuter student meeting
7 – 8 p.m.
Residence Halls
Resident student meeting
8–9 p.m.
Student Activity Center
Commuter student meeting
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. If you’re lucky you’ll catch our head bowling coach singing a song or two. 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 games.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Dining Hall
9:30 – 10:30a.m.
Jansen Music Hall
“Zing! Your Life and Leadership”
Nancy Hunter Denney is a nationally recognized keynote speaker, author, leadership trainer and educator. This session is the first in a series of leadership programs offered in the fall semester titled “Take Charge”.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m
Dining Hall
1:30 – 4 p.m.
Soccer Field
Scavenger Hunt and Kickball Tournament
(finals @ 3:30) 
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Dining Hall
7 – 10 p.m.
Mindframe Theater 
Movie Night @ Mindframe Theater
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Student Dining Hall
12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Student Activity Center
Student Involvement Fair
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Student Dining Hall
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Rose O’Toole, Mary Josita Hall
Exploring My Options
The most popular major for new students is “undeclared”. At Clarke we know that it can take a few semesters of exploring your options while learning more about yourself before you declare a major. At this session you will find out about the social activities and workshops for you and meet other new students who are also exploring. This session is required for all new students who are undecided about their major.
4:30 – 6 p.m.
Dining Hall
8 –11 p.m.
Casino Night
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Dining Hall
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Dining Hall
1 – 3 p.m.
Jansen Music Hall
Sustainability Projects
5–6 p.m.
Student Dining Hall
7 – 8:30 p.m.
Jansen Music Hall
GTC Dramatic Dialogues 
This interactive session addresses important topics with frank and open discussions. The actors take a creative approach and will leave you with something to talk about!  
8:30 – 9 p.m.
Location to be assigned
Transfer student meeting
Immediately following the presentation, you will meet to continue the discussion.
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Student Dining Hall
11 a.m. – noon
Adviser Meeting
Meet in the atrium at 10:45 a.m. before heading to the Alumnae Lecture Hall in Catherine Byrne Hall to connect with your academic
Noon – 1 p.m.
Student Dining Hall
Lunch with Academic Advisers
1 – 2 p.m. 
Sacred Heart Chapel 
All-Campus Mass
5:30–6:30 p.m.
Student Dining Hall
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