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Clarke Fest in the Kehl Center (4-7 p.m.)

Gather your friends and family and join us for Clarke Fest in the Kehl Center! Due to anticipated weather conditions, this event has been relocated to the Robert and Ruhl Kehl Center. From 4-7 p.m., indulge in an evening filled with food trucks, live performances, art, and a variety of fun activities. Experience the thrill of an inflatable obstacle course, take a ride down the giant slide, savor the sweetness of cotton candy, and much more!
Wisconsin – Why Go Anywhere Else

Wisconsin – Why Go Anywhere Else

Hello, Wisconsin!

At Clarke University, the faculty, staff, and entire Clarke community are not only dedicated to your academic success, but to helping you create friendships and professional connections that can last a lifetime – Just ask Kaytlin!

Get to Know Clarke and Dubuque, Iowa

Whether you are traveling 10 miles or 1,000 to come to Clarke, we know you will find your place in our one-of-a-kind community. In recent years, we’ve welcomed students from 41 states and 23 countries to campus and we pull from those diverse experiences to create academic and social spaces that help you do and be your best.

That sense of support is also central to life in our hometown of Dubuque, Iowa. Nearly 3,000 of our Clarke alumni live and work in Dubuque county, granting you access to fantastic internship, career, and community opportunities you can’t find anywhere else.

Explore the Region

Whether you love exploring the natural wonders along the area’s many hiking and biking trails, doing a little retail therapy at the local boutique, or discovering your new favorite band at one the downtown’s many restaurants and event spaces, Dubuque has something for everyone.

When you want to change things up, a new adventure is just a few hours away!

Madison, Wisconsin 1:30         Iowa City, Iowa 1:40

La Crosse, Wisconsin 2:30       Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2:45

Chicago, Illinois 3:30                Minneapolis, Minnesota 4:30

A Community of Support

Our commitment to academic excellence extends beyond the classroom with support services and involvement opportunities, such as:  

  • The Margaret Mann Academic Resource Center (MARC) assists with tutoring, study groups, peer mentoring, and any learning or physical accommodations.   
  • Career Services can connect you with internships, jobs, and other resources to make sure you graduate as a prepared professional.  
  • Engagement and Intercultural Programs partners with Campus Ministry and others to offer service learning in the Dubuque community and beyond. 

Invested in your Involvement

Community service, music and theatre performances, athletic events – Clarke University has got it all! There are many ways to get involved on campus and you can even earn scholarships for participating in athletics, fine arts, and more.

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