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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.

Convocation and Tree Planting

Convocation is an assembly, which introduces the new academic year for all members of the Clarke community.  This is a formal academic event with an academic procession of administration and faculty.  New students are presented with a tassel as a symbol of their goal to earn their degrees.

Tree Planting began at Clarke in 1906 as a means of honoring the senior class.  In the past, the seniors collaborated on and presented a skit, poem, or song that conveyed how the tree, planted in their freshman year, symbolized their roots at Clarke.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
11:00 a.m. in the Kehl Center
A Convocation Luncheon follows in the Dining Hall

RSVP required for luncheon. More details to come at a later date.


Please email Dora Serna, with any questions.