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We continue to monitor and prepare for additional cases in Iowa and will adjust the university schedule or classes as needed. Please check our COVID-19 webpage for updates and other information.

Frequently Asked Questions for students can be found here.

*The Admissions and Financial Aid Offices will serve students entirely remotely. Employees of these offices will be available to assist students and their families Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via their Clarke email and phone extension.  For admissions-related questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@clarke.edu or 563-588-6316.  For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the  Financial Aid Office at financialaid@clarke.edu or 563-588-6327.

Maps & Directions

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How to find us

1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque, IA 52001

Clarke’s central location is within driving distance of great cities: 3 hours from Chicago, Des Moines and Milwaukee; 4.5 hours from Minneapolis/St.Paul; and 5.5 hours from St. Louis.

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Driving Directions

When arriving in Dubuque from the EAST (IL) Highway 20

  1. After crossing the Mississippi River on the Julien Dubuque Bridge into Iowa, continue west for nearly 1 mile on Highway 20 to the Grandview Avenue exit.
  2. Turn right onto Grandview Avenue.
  3. Continue on Grandview Avenue for 1.2 miles to Clarke Drive.
  4. Turn right onto Clarke Drive.

When arriving in Dubuque from the EAST (WI) on Highway 61/151

  1. After crossing the Mississippi River on the Iowa/Wisconsin bridge into Iowa, continue south 2.3 miles on Highway 61/151 to the Highway 20/Downtown Civic Center exit.
  2. Follow the Highway 20 exit to Highway 20 West.
  3. Turn right onto Highway 20.
  4. Continue west for nearly 1 mile on Highway 20 to the Grandview Avenue exit.
  5. Turn right onto Grandview Avenue.
  6. Follow Grandview Avenue for 1.2 miles to Clarke Drive.

When arriving in Dubuque from the NORTH on Highway 52

  1. Upon arriving in Dubuque, turn right onto 32nd Street.
  2. Continue on 32nd Street for nearly 1 mile to North Grandview Avenue.
  3. Turn left onto North Grandview Avenue.
  4. Follow North Grandview Avenue 1.6 miles to Clarke Drive.
  5. Turn left onto Clarke Drive.

When arriving in Dubuque from the WEST on Highway 20

  1. Take the Fremont Avenue/Grandview Avenue exit.
  2. At the second set of lights, turn left onto Grandview Avenue.
  3. Continue on Grandview Avenue for 1.2 miles to Clarke Drive.
  4. Turn right onto Clarke Drive.

When arriving in Dubuque from the SOUTH on Highway 52/61/151

  1. Take the Grandview Avenue exit.
  2. Turn left onto Grandview Avenue.
  3. Follow Grandview Avenue 2.8 miles to Clarke Drive.
  4. Turn right onto Clarke Drive.