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CONNECT 2023 First-Year Student Schedule

CONNECT welcomes all new Clarke students to campus! CONNECT orientation, Aug. 17-20, 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 technology session during orientation will include a tutorial on how to view and interact with the Source and schedule.

Thursday, August 17

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 – 12pm.

CONNECT orientation check-in and Resource Fair will be in the Wahlert Atrium from 1 – 4pm. Students will be given an appointment for the check-in and fair according to their residence hall check-in time. We will make sure you get enough time to unpack and settle! Students will check into orientation, ensure to-do items are completed, and receive their orientation packet (and goodies!). Parents and family are encouraged to attend the resource fair along with students.

CONNECT programming will begin at 4:45pm with an Opening Welcome Session. All new students and their families will gather for the opening welcome session. Students will meet their orientation group and Tuckpointers (orientation leaders) and Compass Navigator class instructors, and then all are welcome to join us for a tailgate dinner for the women’s soccer game. Say farewell to family during this time, and then gather with new classmates for the rest of Thursday night’s CONNECT programming.

Friday, August 18

Students will participate in sessions with their Tuckpointer-led orientation group throughout the morning, and then will 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 19

Students will participate in various choose-your-own breakout sessions on Saturday morning, 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 beginning at 6:50pm.

Sunday, August 20

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 21

First Day of All Classes!