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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

Housing & Dining

Move-in Day is Almost Here!

Below you will find the move-in dates and times for specific groups moving on to campus:

  • Saturday, August 8, 2020 – Athlete Move-In Schedule for Men’s & Women’s Soccer and Cross Country, Women’s Volleyball, & Football
    • 8 – 11:30 a.m. |  Move-in
    • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. |  Lunch
    • 3 – 4 p.m.  |  Team Meetings & Parent/Family Meeting
    • 5 – 6 p.m. |  Dinner
    • 6 – 7 p.m. |  Floor Meetings
    • 7 p.m. |  Team Activities
  • Thursday, August 20, 2020 – New Student Move-In
    •  9 a.m. – Noon
  • Saturday, August 22, 2020 and Sunday, August 23, 2020 – Returning Students
    • 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Resident students cannot move on to campus early without prior approval (at least a week in advance) for extenuating circumstances. Please email Brenda White,, with questions.

In order to check-in properly and quickly, please make sure that you have your required forms completed before you arrive. To check-in, arrive to the building you will be living in and a staff member will be available to check you into your room.

Learn to Thrive on Campus

Living on campus means you don’t just go to class, you go to college. You’ll make lifelong friendships and become part of an active campus community, where you’ll learn to balance studies with special events, pick-up games, late-night conversations and other kinds of spontaneous fun.

Clarke places you right next door to your classmates, faculty and counselors. This promotes creative connections and learning both inside and outside of the classroom while providing a supportive, family-like environment designed to help you succeed at college.

Campus Life-Residence Hall
Settle in! This is what a typical room on campus looks like. About 450-500 students live on campus in our four residence halls.

Residence Halls

Mary Benedict Hall

Women, freshmen through seniors

Mary Josita Hall

Men, freshmen through seniors; both men and women graduate students

Mary Frances Hall

Co-ed juniors, seniors and students over 21

Catherine Dunn Apartments

Co-ed sophomores through seniors

Dining Options

Meet friends for a meal at the dining room, where the staff prepares a rotating menu of student favorites like burgers, Chicken Parm and the ever-popular ice cream bar — they’ll even make your favorite recipe from home. Cafe 1843 sells a variety of made-to-order grill and salad options you can order to-go, as well as coffee and snacks.

Meal Plans & Costs

Dining Hall

Café 1843

Weekly Menu

Let's eat, study and sleep!

Taste of Campus Living

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