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Welcome to Clarke University! Together, we will cultivate new ways of delivering the Clarke experiences supporting each other and our community. We stand as One Clarke, One Community.

Alumni Events

Clarke’s Alumni Office is pleased to be able to host a variety of virtual events and experience for alumni near and far! Please visit our In Case You Missed It events page to access some of our virtual event recordings. 

Holiday Magic at Brookfield Zoo

Saturday, December 11
Brookfield Zoo –  8400 31st St (First Ave. and 31st St.), Brookfield, IL 60513-1064
3:00pm

Join us for a fun filled day of Holiday Magic at the Brookfield Zoo with your family! Enjoy over 2 million holiday lights, a 600-foot tunnel of lights, illuminated animal sculptures and more! Catch up with fellow Clarkies in the Bison Pavilion from 4-6pm and enjoy delicious snacks and warm beverages.

Due to COVID-19, the zoo is establishing admission times for all tickets. Your ticket admission time will be from 3:00-3:15pm on December 11.

Your ticket also includes parking and access to the Clarke social in the Bison Pavilion. A parking pass and additional details surrounding ticket access will be emailed prior to the event on December 11.

This event has SOLD OUT.

Sunday Mass & Breakfast Social at St. Vincent Ferrer Church

Sunday, December 12
St. Vincent Ferrer – 1530 Jackson Ave, River Forest, IL 60305
9:00am Service
10:00am Social

Join us in worship at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in River Forest, IL. Following Mass, join us in the fellowship hall for donuts, coffee, and mimosas.

There is no cost to attend Mass or the social. However, we ask for your RSVP so we can communicate reserved pew needs with St. Vincent Ferrer.

Click HERE to register or call Kaley Rigdon at (563) 588-6553.

Alumni Social in Sarasota, FL

Wednesday, January 26
Home of Mary Jean Jecklin ’69
5:30-7:30pm

Enjoy appetizers and socialize with President Thom D. Chesney and fellow Clarke alumni and friends at the home of Mary Jean Jecklin ’69. An event address will be provided following your RSVP.

This event is complimentary, but advanced registration is requested by January 20, 2022.

Click HERE to register or call Kaley Rigdon at (563) 588-6553.

Presidential Brunch in Naples, Florida

Sunday, January 30
Grey Oaks Country Club – 2400 Grey Oaks Drive, Naples, FL, 34105
11:00am

Join us for a Presidential Brunch at Grey Oaks Country Club, generously sponsored by Clarke Trustee Emeritus Tom Williams and his wife, Susan. Following brunch, President Thom Chesney will provide a university update.

This event is complimentary, but advanced registration is requested by January 20, 2022.

Click HERE to register or call Kaley Rigdon at (563) 588-6553.

Alumni & Friends Dinner

Friday, January 28
Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa – 17260 Harbour Pointe Drive, Ft. Myers, FL 33908
Courtside Steakhouse – Private Dining Room
6:00pm

Join President Thom D. Chesney, Clarke alumni and friends for dinner in the private dining room of the Marriott Sanibel Harbour’s Courtside Steakhouse.

Your registration is requested by January 20, 2022.

Click HERE to register or call Kaley Rigdon at (563) 588-6553.

Alumni Social in Boca Raton, FL

Tuesday, February 1
Max’s Grille – 404 Plaza Real, Mizner Park, Boca Raton, FL, 33432
6:00-8:00pm

Join President Thom Chesney for a Clarke alumni and friends social complete with drinks and appetizers! Network and reconnect with fellow Clarkies.

For planning purposes, please RSVP by January 25, 2022. Walk ins are welcome.

Click HERE to register or call Kaley Rigdon at (563) 588-6553.

Alumni Social in The Villages, FL

Wednesday, February 2
Palmer Legends Country Club Steakhouse – 1635 Palmer Way, The Villages, FL 32162
5:00-7:00pm

Join President Thom Chesney for an alumni social complete with drinks and appetizers! Network and reconnect with fellow Clarkies.

For planning purposes, please RSVP by January 25, 2022. Walk ins are welcome.

Click HERE to register or call Kaley Rigdon at (563) 588-6553.

Presidential Brunch in Phoenix, Arizona

Sunday, February 13
The Henry – 4455 E. Camelback Road #B100, Phoenix, AZ, 85018
11:00am in the South Dining Room

Join us for a Presidential Brunch at The Henry and network and socialize with Clarke alumni and friends. Following brunch, President Thom Chesney will provide a university update.

Registration is requested by February 7, 2022. 

Click HERE to register or call Kaley Rigdon at (563) 588-6553.

Brewers v. Cubs Baseball Game

Saturday, April 30
American Family Field
1 Brewers Way, Milwaukee, WI 53214
Game begins at 6:10pm

Join Clarke alumni for a fun night of baseball! Your registrations are good for admission to the game at American Family Field as well as access to the Johnsonville Party Deck located above the loge bleachers in right field. Your ticket also comes with two complimentary Molson Coors domestic beers per adult as well as a full buffet including burgers, brats, hot dog and more! This all-inclusive section also features flat screen high definition TVs, private restrooms and assigned seating for our party.

Limited tickets available! Tickets will be available to the first 40 individuals who register.

Click HERE to register or call Kaley Rigdon at (563) 588-6553.

Campus Ministry Activities

Campus Mass – Final Mass of fall semester on 12/5/21

Join us for Mass in the beautiful Sacred Heart Chapel in R.C. & Celeste Wahlert Atrium. Mass offerings are as follows:

  • Tuesday & Thursday – 12:20-12:50pm CST
  • Sunday – 5:00pm CST. Our Sunday Mass is live-streamed on the Campus Ministry Facebook page.

Holy Hour of Prayer with Adoration of the Eucharist – Final Holy Hour of Prayer of fall semester on 12/6/21

Come for any part or the entire hour to grow in spirit and regain your energy.

  • Monday – 8:00-9:00pm CST in Sacred Heart Chapel. A live-stream option is available through Facebook.

Midday Prayer

All are welcome to spend  this short time together in Sacred Heart Chapel  to read daily scripture, reflect and close in prayer.

  • Monday & Wednesday – 12:00-12:15pm CST

Rosary Group

  • Friday – 8:00am CST in Sacred Heart Chapel

Athletic Events

Join us online to watch our fall athletic teams compete in the Heart of America Conference.

Visit clarkepride.com to view our upcoming schedule and watch the live-stream broadcasts.