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CONNECT Orientation

Welcome to Clarke University

As the newest member of the Clarke community, you are probably excited and a bit nervous. You may also have many questions about the college and your role as a new student. Clarke has designed a special CONNECT program to ensure a smooth transition to your new college environment. You will have the chance to get acquainted with the campus, meet other new students, and learn where campus resources are located.

Spring 2020 CU Registration / CONNECT Orientation: Friday, January 24, 2020

All students who have not registered for spring 2020 courses, will do so during the CU Registration morning on January 24. See the day’s full schedule here.



Thursday, August 20 – Sunday, August 23, 2020

CONNECT welcomes all new Clarke students to campus! All students who have not participated in CU Registration will do so during CONNECT on August 20. All new students are required to participate in CONNECT – please see either the First-Year Student or Transfer Student schedule to view specific events and time commitments.

Student athletes in Football, Women’s Volleyball, Women’s & Men’s Soccer, and Women’s & Men’s Cross Country will arrive to campus early for fall team training. Student athletes on these teams who will be living on campus will move into the residence halls between 8 a.m.-11:30 a.m. on:

Saturday, August 8 – Football, Women’s Volleyball, Women’s & Men’s Soccer, Women’s & Men’s Cross Country


CU Move-In Crew

We Like to Move It

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Clarke student waiting to get in the dorms - Full Size
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Clarke student with family on move in day - Full Size
Grace Frederick helping move furniture - Full Size
Clarke students moving their belongings into the dorms - Full Size
Clarke students helping with the move in process - Full Size
Hannah helping new students move in - Full Size
New Clarke family poses for the camera on move in day - Full Size
Natasha Adams explaining the move in process to a student - Full Size
Clarke student signing the dorm room contract - Full Size
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Parents sending off their daughter to college. - Full Size
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Connect move in crew rejoicing being finished with moving everything in. - Full Size