Spring 2024 CONNECT Orientation
New student orientation will take place on Clarke’s campus January 5, 2024. CONNECT orientation for all new First-Year and Transfer undergraduate students is required
Students who have not yet registered for classes or who need to complete the writing assessment will do so in the morning of January 5, immediately prior to the start of orientation sessions. Admissions staff will coordinate writing assessment and registration communication with new students.
The 2024 Schedule is still being constructed. View an example schedule from last year >
Early Arrival Athletes & Residence Hall Move-In
Athletes on any of the winter athletic teams may arrive to campus early for team training. Student athletes should expect to learn early arrival athletic dates from head coaches.
All other new students moving into the residence halls for the Spring 2024 semester will be able to move belongings during a pre-determined time, scheduled with Residence Life, on Friday, January 5th between 9am – 11:30am. Residence Life staff will communicate move-in details directly with students who have completed a housing contract.
International Student Orientation
While all students are required to participate in our CONNECT orientation program, we recognize that international students have a nuanced and unique transition to college in the U.S. Therefore, international students are asked to participate in an orientation that focuses on items specific to the processes related to being on an F1 visa, as well as campus policy and cultural/social norms to those living in the U.S. and Dubuque.
An International Student Orientation is planned for Saturday, January 6, 2024. This session will provide an opportunity for you to get acclimated to the various resources on campus, the Dubuque Community, and the Clarke international student community over an extended period of time that allows you to settle into Clarke, Dubuque, and the USA!