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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 for students can be found here.

*The Admissions and Financial Aid Offices will serve students entirely remotely. Employees of these offices will be available to assist students and their families Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. via their Clarke email and phone extension.  For admissions-related questions, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@clarke.edu or 563-588-6316.  For questions regarding financial aid, please contact the  Financial Aid Office at financialaid@clarke.edu or 563-588-6327.

Family Fun Days

Clarke students quickly learn that campus is a close-knit community, just like a family. Sometimes it’s hard to explain, and that’s why we have Family Fun Days! We invite families to return to campus in the fall to experience the Clarke and Dubuque community. Get to know your student’s home away from home, and enjoy a taste of campus life and the Dubuque community during this annual fall tradition.

View an interactive and up-to-date campus and community events schedule here.


Friday – Sunday, October 18 – 20

Friday, October 18
1 p.m.Clarke Activities Board Pumpkin Patch TripVesperman Farms (8149 Stage Rd, Lancaster, WI)
5 p.m. Women's JV Volleyball vs. Baker UniversityKehl Center
7 p.m. Women's Varsity Volleyball vs. Baker UniversityKehl Center
Saturday, October 19
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Family Picnic Lunch & TailgateAthletic Operations Center Event Pavilion (Wahlert Lot)
Join us for a picnic lunch at the event pavilion, and meet other families. $7 (10 and under free), RSVP Here.

Tailgating from vehicles in the Wahlert lot is available ($20 at the entrance)
1 p.m.Football vs. Peru StateDalzell Field
*Students must show Clarke ID at the gate with family for admission
2 p.m.Women's Varsity Volleyball vs. Benedictine UniversityKehl Center
3:30 p.m.Clarke Activities Board Paint 'n SipStudent Activity Center
5 p.m.Women’s Soccer vs. Evangel UniversityBurrows Field
7 p.m.Men's Soccer vs. Evangel UniversityBurrows Field
Sunday, October 20
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Brunch ($7 guest meals)Clarke Dining Hall
5 p.m.Campus MassSacred Heart Chapel