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Family Weekend 2015

Family Weekend is a celebration for all members of the Clarke University community. We invite students, faculty and staff and their family members to visit the campus, cheer for the Crusaders and enjoy a variety of campus activities.

2015 Family Weekend dates are Friday, September 25 - Sunday, September 27.


3 p.m.
Kehl Center
Clarke University Women’s Volleyball Triangular
Clarke University vs. Calumet College of St. Joseph 

5– 8 p.m.
Student Activity Center

Family Weekend Check-in
Be sure to stop by the Information Center to receive your Family Weekend Schedule, RSVP and pay for Sunday Brunch, and cheer on the Crusaders!
7 p.m.
Kehl Center
Clarke University Women's Volleyball Triangular 
Clarke University vs. William Penn University 

8:30 p.m.
Student Activity Center

CAB Presents: Wacky Chad

7 a.m. -noon
Downtown Dubuque

Dubuque Farmer’s Market 
8:30 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Frances Hall 

Parent Breakfast Reception
Enjoy pastries, juice and coffee while meeting Residence Life staff in the Mary Frances Hall Formal Lounge. See and learn what your student has been up to in the residence halls this semester. Hosted by Residence Life Staff.

10 a.m.
Meet in Mary Josita Hall
Hike the Mines of Spain with the Clarke Biology Club
Join members of the Clarke University Biology Club in exploring the outdoors of Dubuque. The Mines of Spain is located on 1,380 acres of beautiful wooded and prairie land just south of Dubuque. The area has been designated as a National Historic Landmark and includes the Julien Dubuque’s Monument, which overlooks the Mississippi River. Mines of Spain features 21 miles of maintained hiking trails – adventure away! 

10 a.m. -
3 p.m.
Student Activity Center

Clarke Whitlow Campus Store Open
The  campus store will be offering 20% off during Family Weekend! (excludes textbooks and pottery)

11 a.m - 10 p.m.
Student Activity Center

Crusader Café Open
3 p.m.
Student Activity Center

Family Trivia

4-8 p.m.
Dubuque Community

Dinner on Your Own – Explore the City of Dubuque
Try one of Dubuque’s finest restaurants! A list of recommended restaurants will be provided at check-in.

7 p.m.
University of Dubuque

Dubuque Chorale Songfest
10 p.m.
Off Campus 
Stargazing! (weather permitting)
Meet in the Mary Josita Hall lobby to carpool to just behind the AMC Theater. Stargaze with Clarke's own stargazing expert, Physics instructor, Jason Stecklein! 


10:30 a.m.
Sacred Heart Chapel

Sponsored by our Campus Ministry Office, mass is open to all faiths.

Wahlert Atrium


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