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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.

Human Resources

The human resources office is responsible for promoting a high-quality, responsive work environment that supports the university’s mission for education and service.

It is our goal to:

  • Provide leadership in the balance of the employer’s interest with those of employees;
  • Lead policy application and compliance and to administer resolution processes in a manner that is fair, flexible, and effective;
  • Encourage diversity through equitable treatment;
  • Process accurate and timely payroll;
  • Administer benefit plans consistent with plan documents;

Human resources is an office in the business and finance division of Clarke University.

New Employees

Welcome to the Clarke University family! As you begin to meet hundreds of new friends, here are a few resources to help get situated. If your question isn’t here, don’t be afraid to ask – there will be plenty of friendly faces to find your answer.

Holiday Schedule

2019-2020 Holiday Schedule


Independence DayJuly 4-5, 2019
Labor DaySeptember 2, 2019
Autumn Free DayOctober 18, 2019
ThanksgivingNovember 28-29, 2019
Christmas HolidayDecember 24-31, 2019**
New Year's HolidayJanuary 1, 2020
Good FridayApril 10, 2020
Memorial DayMay 25, 2020

**The university will be closed for the Christmas/New Year holiday beginning December 24, 2019 and will reopen on January 2, 2020. Holiday eligible employees will receive payment for their normal work hours during the closure.