School of Professional Studies

Student Resources

At Clark, there is always something going on. Our diverse campus community provides endless opportunities for academic and cultural enrichment, meeting new intriguing people, or just grabbing a quick bite with friends. Events range from thought-provoking speakers, theatrical performances to art exhibits and celebrity entertainers.

Located in Worcester, Massachusetts, Clark is settled on an attractive campus with green lawns, trees, traditional brick buildings and well-lit parking lots. We are in an urban New England community and benefit from all a city has to offer—concert venues, dance clubs, a sports arena, museums, parks, shopping malls, movie cinemas and theaters (but certainly not limited to) recreational facilities, eating facilities, night-time events on campus, guest speakers, theater performances, movies, everything! Check out the information and links below for information on Clark speccfic services.

Clark OneCard

Your Clark OneCard looks like an ordinary University ID, but it's much more than that. It acts as a key to a number of services on campus including access to residential and academic buildings, meal plans, and the CashCard Account. Clark OneCard also acts as a library card and access to the Kneller Athletic Center and the Dolan Field House.

All students, faculty, and staff are required to obtain a Clark OneCard. While on campus, you should carry it with you at all times.

Libraries

Clark University has several libraries, the largest of which is the Robert Hutchings Goddard Library. Clark students may borrow materials directly from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and College of the Holy Cross libraries. They may also use materials on site at the other consortium libraries or access them through interlibrary loan.

Athletic Facilities

To use the facilities, you need to show a valid Clark ONECARD to the proctor on duty and sign in for security purposes. You may bring one guest with your ONECARD or family pass, when using the pool, racquetball courts, or general gym area. When entering with a guest, you must leave your ONECARD with the Proctor when signing in and pick it up on your way out. Your guest should remain with you at all times, and is expected to leave with you. Athletic facilities

International Students and Scholars Office

The International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) serves more than 600 international graduate, undergraduate and intensive-English students, as well as visiting scholars, research fellows, faculty, and their families. The OIA assists students in matters revolving around Immigration and Naturalization Service regulations, as well as personal and practical matters related to daily life in the United States, including pre-arrival material, orientation sessions, immigration documents, and employment authorization materials. In conjunction with the International Student Association, the Office also provides a variety of social and educational programs to enhance the Clark experience.

Graduate Student Housing

A limited number of on-campus housing spaces are available for graduate students through the Office of Residence Life and Housing. Incoming students have priority for this housing. Off-campus rooms and apartments for both men and women are available in the immediate Clark area. This listing is available at our office and is updated the 15th and 30th of each month. Students without prior arrangement for University owned housing are urged to arrive before registration to seek suitable housing in the area.

Parking

The parking policies and stickers are available through the Campus Police.

Health Services

Located at 501 Park Ave., Worcester, MA the Health Services Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are no services available during the summer or school vacations.

Information Technology

The Information Technology Services (ITS) provides technology resources and services to further learning, teaching, research, and the goals of the Clark University community. ITS provides student services including accounts for accessing online services and campus computers; online campus community (Clark Commons you.clarku.edu ) that includes Clark's electronic bulletin board/forums and announcement calendar; Web for Students (grade checking, address updating, registration); Moodle online course environment; web-casting of campus events; wired and wireless network connections; general purpose and specialized (digital media) computing labs; workshop and training opportunities; free and reduced-cost software; Clark pricing on laptops from Apple and Dell; phone and walk-in technical support for common computer applications and issues. To learn more about any of these services please visit the ITS web site or stop by the Help Desk in the Academic Commons.

On-Campus Dining

Media Services

Language Arts Resource Center

Athletic Facilities

Book Store

The bookstore is located at 918 Main Street. Textbooks for School of Professional Studies classes may be purchased on the bookstore's second floor beginning the week before the start of each semester. Extended hours for the first two weeks of the semester are posted in the store. Besides textbooks, the bookstore stocks a large selection of school supplies, trade books, Clark clothing and gift items. For more information, call (508) 792-5330.

Mary McLeod Bethune Multicultural Center

Located in Dana Commons.

Higgins University Center

Higgins University Center is a distinctive space where the creativity of the Clark community can flourish. In addition to dining and craft facilities, the center contains seven conference rooms, a game room with pool tables and video games, and a roof garden patio. The heart of the center is Tilton Hall, a two-story living room that serves as an informal gathering place for students. Special events for the community are held in Tilton Hall. The Information Center on the first level provides information about daily activities on campus.

The Craft Studio

Located on the lower level of Higgins University Center, the studio is open to all members of the Clark community who want to work on their own projects or attend various craft classes. Crafts available include clay, leather, jewelry, macramé, button making, printing, calligraphy and batik. The studio also offers a variety of films, slide shows and workshop/ demonstrations by visiting artisans. Free classes are given throughout the academic year; no preregistration is required. For further information and hours, call the studio at (508) 793-7620.