CONNECT welcomes all new Clarke students to campus! CONNECT orientation, Aug. 18-21, is required for all first-year students. All students who have not participated in CU Registration (registering for classes) will do so during the first day of CONNECT with a pre-scheduled registration appointment. Contact Admissions for assistance.
Individualized and Detailed Schedules Will Be Included in Student Check-In Packets. Student schedules will also be available in an interactive and digital format on the Source. The first orientation session will include a tutorial on how to view and interact with the Source and schedule.
New student parents are invited to a Parent Reception, open from 1:00 – 3:00pm on Thursday, Aug. 18, in the Fabiano Conference Room. Join other parents of new students and various Clarke employees who will be part of your student’s life at Clarke, and have any questions you may have answered.
Thursday, August 18
New students not participating in fall athletics and who are living on campus will sign up for a move-in appointment with Residence Life. Move in appointments will take place between 9am – 1pm.
CONNECT orientation check-in will be in the Wahlert Atrium from 2 – 3:45pm. Students will check into orientation, ensure to-do items are completed, and receive their orientation packet (and goodies!).
CONNECT programming will begin at 4pm with an Opening Session. All new students will gather for the opening session and then join their small orientation group, led by a team of Tuckpointers (orientation leaders), for their first CONNECT group meeting meeting and dinner.
Thursday night’s CONNECT programming will include important schedule information, residence/commuter life meetings, and a social engagement activity.
Friday, August 19
New students will begin with Compass Navigator (CMPS 101) courses at 9am on Friday. Sessions will be conducted face-to-face in appropriately spaced facilities and groups.
Students will also have meetings with their chosen major, or open major advisors, to learn more details and program expectations for students.
CONNECT break time, called U-Time, is built into Friday’s schedule between 3:00-8:00pm before a social engagement event will be offered on Friday evening at 8pm.
Saturday, August 20
Students will participate in various choose-your-own breakout sessions on Saturday morning beginning at 10am, followed by small group meeting opportunities in the afternoon.
U-Time is built into Saturday’s schedule from 3/4:30-7:45pm (depending on your chosen experiences) until Saturday night’s programming which will include off campus social opportunities at 8pm.
Sunday, August 21
The final day of CONNECT orientation will include engaging choose-your-own activities that help teach the understanding of the Clarke core values: freedom, charity, education, and justice – and the coveted traditional CONNECT event, Airband competition. CONNECT will wrap up with a class photo and final Tuckpointer team meeting at 7pm.
Monday, August 22
First Day of All Classes!