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T h i s b o o k l e t i s y o u r ST A RTIN G p o i n t f o r c o n n e c t i n g w i t h t h e C l a r k C o m m u n i t y.

1. ORIENT Week One Orientation Housing and Meal Plan Accelerated B.A./ Master’s Degree

The LEEP Center and First-Year Advising

LEEP Project

First-Year Intensives

Internship Program

3. ACT

2. EXPLORE

Inside you will find information about key aspects of your Clark experience, as well as the websites, email addresses and phone numbers you need to quickly orient yourself to offices and departments across the Clark community.

Program of Liberal Studies Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

Athletics, Student Clubs and Campus Life

Feel free to contact us. As an admitted student, you’re already part of the community. clarku.edu/admitted Undergraduate admissions:

admissions@clarku.edu

International undergraduate admissions:

intadmissions@clarku.edu Transfer admissions:

transadmissions@clarku.edu 1-800-GO-CLARK or 1-800-462-5275

ORIENT WEEK ONE ORIENTATION

Week One is the beginning of your life at Clark —  your orientation to our campus, community and academics. You will meet friends, faculty and advisers who will help shape some of the most important years of your life. You can expect a full schedule, plenty of support and opportunities to begin exploring all that Clark has to offer. tstjohn@clarku.edu 508-793-7549 HOUSIN G A N D ME A L PL A N

As a first-year student, you will be housed in one of our First-Year Experience halls. The First-Year Experience program at Clark provides you with a supportive and caring environment to ease your transition to college life. Bullock, Dodd, and Wright halls, as well as the Johnson Sanford Center, are part of this program. For the benefit of your overall experience at Clark, we require newly enrolled students to live in one of these halls. Students whose permanent residence is within 25 miles or 30 minutes from Clark are eligible to commute to campus. Transfer students are most commonly housed in the Johnson Sanford Center or Dodd Hall, but opportunities to live with returning students in upperclass suites and apartments are available. Because all Clark students are required to live on campus during their first and second years at Clark, residency requirements for transfer students are determined by incoming class standing. Residence Hall Staff An Area Coordinator (AC) or a Hall Director (HD) supervises each of the nine residence halls and University houses. These are full-time, professional staff members who are responsible for managing and supervising the daily operation and community development of your residential area. ACs and HDs supervise a staff of Resident Advisers (RAs) — sophomores, juniors or seniors who are trained to help you with a range of personal and academic issues. They help coordinate educational, recreational and social programs, and work with residents, University Police and Physical Plant to keep the buildings safe and in good repair.

Room Assignments Room assignments are based on available space and your preferences, which you’ll indicate on your online housing request form (you will receive information about this after you send in your deposit). Your room assignment will be emailed to you in mid-July if you are beginning in the fall semester, or the beginning of January for the spring semester. You will receive the name and email of your roommate. To encourage you to get to know other students, Residential Life and Housing (RLH) does not typically assign established friends, siblings, relatives, athletes on the same team, or those from the same high school together. Substance-Free If you prefer a substance-free roommate, you must read and sign the online substance-free contract. While we will do our best to accommodate your substance-free request, it is not always possible to pair you with this preference and RLH cannot guarantee that roommates will remain substancefree. All university housing is smoke-free. Single Room Request Single room requests for first-year and transfer students are assigned with preference for extenuating medical circumstances. Additional singles will be assigned to other students who request single rooms as space allows. clarku.edu/housing clarku.edu/fyeresidence housing@clarku.edu 508-793-7453 Meal Plan Much of your Clark experience will happen around a table. During your time enjoying meals with friends, Clark Dining Services will offer you a wide variety of choices including a deli, grilled and charbroiled food to order, international fare, and vegetarian and vegan meals. First- and second-year students are required to select at least the base meal plan, but upperclass students may choose not to select a meal plan. clarkdining.com 508-793-7507

E X P LORE PRO G R A M OF LIBER A L STU D IES

THE LEEP C ENTER A N D FIRST-YE A R A D V ISIN G

The LEEP Center, located in Dana Commons, is designed to connect you with the people and resources you need to thrive. Staff at the Center will help you plot your course through the many opportunities available at Clark so you can meet your ambitious goals. Over the summer, you’ll be assigned an adviser to help you make your first course selections. When you get to campus, your First-Year Intensive course professor will typically be your pre-major faculty adviser. Once you have declared a major, your academic advising will be coordinated by a faculty member within that department. Advisers at the LEEP Center can also help you plan your cocurricular program through a coordinated set of activities and services. clarku.edu/leepcenter clarku.edu/academicadvising advising@clarku.edu 508-793-7468 FIRST-YE A R INTENSI V ES

First-Year Intensive courses introduce you to collegelevel academics by challenging the way you look at the world. The majority of these courses focus in-depth on a specific topic, but you may also enroll in a special section of an introductory course or one that focuses on a particular research project. Each First-Year Intensive course fulfills one of your Program of Liberal Studies requirements. clarku.edu/fyi

The foundation of a Clark undergraduate education is the Program of Liberal Studies, which requires students to complete one class from each of eight categories before they graduate. These categories, listed below, are grouped under two broader classifications — Critical Thinking and Perspectives on Learning. You can find sample coursework for each category at clarku.edu/pls. Critical Thinking: 1.  Verbal Expression courses emphasize the relationship between writing and critical thinking within a particular discipline. 2. Formal Analysis courses emphasize logical and algebraic modes of thinking. Perspectives on Learning: 3. Aesthetic Perspective courses focus on artistic expression and the perception, analysis and evaluation of aesthetic form. 4. Global Comparative Perspective courses introduce students to comparative analysis by exploring the cultural, political or economic aspects of human diversity around the world. 5.  Historical Perspective courses develop a student’s capacity to understand the contemporary world in the larger framework of tradition and history. 6. Language and Culture Perspective courses foster the study of language as an expression of culture. 7.  Natural Scientific Perspective courses teach the principal methods and results of the study of the natural world. 8. Values Perspective courses seek to make sense of the moral dimension of human life, as reflected in personal behavior, social policy and institutional structure.

ATHLETI C S , STU D ENT C LUBS A N D C A MPUS LIFE

STU DY A BRO A D A N D STU DY AWAY PRO G R A MS

During your junior year, you can learn firsthand about life, people and culture in other countries. Clark’s programs range from a month’s study to a full year, from internships to academic programs conducted by foreign universities, from culturally intensive to major-oriented curricula. Many programs offer opportunities for research or service learning. For each semester that you successfully study or intern abroad, you may earn a maximum of four Clark units of credit.

• Argentina • Australia* • Botswana • Chile* • China* • Costa Rica • Czech Republic • Dominican Republic* • England* • France* • Germany* • Ghana • Ireland • Israel

• Italy* • Japan • Jordan • Namibia • Netherlands* • Panama • Scotland • Senegal • South Africa* • Spain* • Turkey • Turks and Caicos • Vietnam

Clark also offers Study Abroad programs through Euroscholars, with 12 European locations; and Study Away programs through American University’s Washington Semester, the Washington Center for Internships and the Woods Hole Semester in Environmental Science. clarku.edu/studyabroad 508-793-7363 studyabroad@clarku.edu

Read what students have to say about their study abroad/away experiences. clarku.edu/sablogs *countries with multiple program locations

You will have plenty of options for activities on campus. Whether you want to explore current passions or find new ones, Clark provides you with a place where you can perform, compete and connect with others. Balance your academic life with art, music, theater, athletics or other social activities. clarku.edu/athletics clarku.edu/studentorgs clarku.edu/calendar

NCAA Division III Varsity Sports

Intramural Sports / Activities / Recreation

Men • Baseball • Basketball • Cross Country • Lacrosse • Rowing • Soccer • Swimming and Diving • Tennis

• Basketball • Capoeira • Equestrian • Flag Football • Karate and Judo • Pilates • Quidditch • Racquetball and Squash • Soccer

Women • Basketball • Cross Country • Field Hockey • Rowing • Soccer • Softball • Swimming and Diving • Tennis • Volleyball

• Softball • Track and Field • Ultimate Frisbee • Volleyball • Women’s Lacrosse • Yoga

(indoor and outdoor)

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LEEP PRO J E C T

Students who complete LEEP Projects work with faculty mentors, Clark alumni and organizational partners to blend their academic learning with their professional development. If you decide to participate, you will choose, from an array of provided topics, a project about which you are most passionate — and be asked to demonstrate mastery of the five LEEP Learning Outcomes throughout:

INTERNSHIP PRO G R A M

Clark’s Internship Program gives you the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to an organization while gaining knowledge and career-related work experience. You can undertake internships in settings that include nonprofit organizations, government offices and for-profit businesses. All internships involve supervision and training, but individual programs vary. Internships can be structured or unstructured, paid or unpaid, and may or may not carry academic credit.

1) Knowledge of the natural world and human cultures and societies 2) Intellectual and practical skills 3) Personal and social responsibility 4) Ability to integrate knowledge and skills 5) Capacities of effective practice A LEEP Project will not only help you obtain new knowledge and skills that will prepare you for life after Clark — it will be a transformative experience. clarku.edu/leep-projects A C C ELER ATE D B . A . / M A STER ’ S D E G REE

Satisfy the eligibility requirements and you can earn a master’s degree — with the fifth year tuition-free. For transfer students, there is the potential eligibility for a 50 percent tuition reduction during the fifth year of study. clarku.edu/fifthyearfree

Recent Clark Student Internships

• American Civil

Liberties Union • Burma Border Projects • Columbia Pictures • CN8, The Comcast Network • Dana Farber Cancer Institute • Embassy of Papua New Guinea • Fox Television Studios • Homes for Families • International Center of Worcester • Merrill Lynch clarku.edu/internships 508-793-7258

• Reebok International

LTD • Smith Barney • Strong & Cullen, P.C. • Thailand Development Research Institute • UMass Memorial Health Care • United Nations World Food Programme • Vogue Magazine • Worcester Art Museum • Worcester County Action Council, Inc. • Worcester Superior Court

A D D ITION A L C A MPUS C ONTA C TS A N D RESOUR C ES

The Academic Advising Center provides general academic advising services for undergraduates and coordinates services for students with learning or physical disabilities. clarku.edu/academicadvising 508-793-7468

The Academic Advancement Office provides you with learning resources such as peer study groups, peer mentors and time management workshops. clarku.edu/ace 508-421-3722

The Athletics Department provides both individual and team-oriented activities at varying levels of competition including NCAA Division III, intramural and recreational. clarku.edu/athletics 508-793-7161

Career Services assists you in planning and implementing career and educational goals. clarku.edu/career 508-793-7258

The Community Engagement and Volunteering Center serves as a central office where students, staff and faculty can connect to local agencies to serve and volunteer. clarku.edu/volunteer 508-421-3785

Counseling Services can assist you with many of the issues impacting college adjustment and quality of life, including mental health, substance abuse, personal growth, and self-empowerment; three full-time clinicians and at least one intern staff the office. clarku.edu/counseling 508-793-7678

The Dean of the College Office oversees undergraduate academic programs and policies. clarku.edu/deanofcollege 508-793-7671

The Dean of Students Office is concerned with your well-being as you live and learn in a community of scholars; this is the office to visit when you want to discuss any issues pertaining to your life at Clark. You can also get information on leadership opportunities, emergency loans, student records, leaves of absence, withdrawals, or matters concerning your University status. clarku.edu/deanofstudents 508-793-7423

Financial Assistance is available to counsel you and your family on available resources that will help you with your educational costs. clarku.edu/afford 508-793-7478

Health Services is a primary care outpatient clinic that provides on-campus health care. clarku.edu/health 508-793-7467

Information Technology Services (ITS) brings together central technology services and staff to support the learning, teaching, research and administrative activities of students, faculty and staff; the ITS main office is located in Carlson Hall, Room 119. clarku.edu/technology helpdesk@clarku.edu 508-793-7704

The Office of Intercultural Affairs develops and implements educational and cocurricular programs designed to heighten cultural awareness, appreciation of cultural diversity and intercultural understanding for all students. clarku.edu/interculturalaffairs 508-793-7362

Residential Life and Housing provides assistance for students living in the residence halls. This includes room assignments for first-year students, room changes, roommate concerns and the spring room selection process for upperclass students. clarku.edu/housing 508-793-7453

University Libraries include the Robert Hutchings Goddard Library, Carlson Science Library, Guy Burnham Map and Aerial Photography Library, and the Marsh Institute’s Kasperson Library; all offer an extensive program of research assistance and instruction to both individuals and classes, at all levels. clarku.edu/libraries 508-793-7461

University Police provides 24/7, year-round service by a uniformed staff of professionals who are trained in public safety and problem-solving; Clark’s security program includes the Clark ALERTS emergency notification system and a number of educational and preventative components, as well as a student safety escort service. clarku.edu/police clarku.edu/clarkalerts 508-793-7575

The Wellness Outreach Center can assist you in making responsible, healthy choices as you navigate your academic career and social life. clarku.edu/wellness 508-421-3724

The Writing Center offers you help at any stage of the writing process; assistance is available for editing, organizing and writing a paper, or for brainstorming ideas for a topic. clarku.edu/writingcenter 508-793-7405

“ I h e a r d P r e s i d e n t A n g e l d e s c r i b e h ow C l a r k pa r t n e r e d w i t h t h e U n i v e r s i t y Pa r k C a m pu s Sch o o l to b e n e f i t fa m i l i e s i n t h e c i t y. I co u l d s e e why t h e U n i v e r s i t y i s o n e o f t h e 4 0 ‘ Co l l e g e s That C ha n g e L i v e s .’ t h at ’ s w h e n I k n e w c l a r k wa s f o r m e .” Emilee Cocuzzo ’18 Major: Undecided – Education or Management

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