Clarke U Return to Campus Plan
Fall is always an exciting time on the campus of Clarke University. While we know things have changed for fall 2020, we are so excited to see both the new and returning faces of our Clarkie family on campus. Please note signs depicting proper social distancing measures on entrances, hallway walls, and floors. Phase 2 of employee return to campus is underway, with employees returning half time and staggering A/B days on campus. Student-athletes began moving in the weekend of August 8-9, and more students will continue to arrive on campus until classes begin on August 24. Learn more about our plans to return to campus here.
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Move-In 2020
Every year, move-in is an especially thrilling time, though it looks a bit different this year. 130 Clarke student athletes participated in early athlete move-in the weekend of August 8-9. Spirits were high as couches and boxes made their way to their new home away from home in our residence halls. Safety measures were in place; everyone in attendance was masked up and practiced social distancing. Students moved in during appointed time slots and were allowed to bring two helpers. Students will continue to move in throughout the next weeks.
The Story of Clarke’s Tuckpointers: Long Ago, Yesterday, and Tomorrow
The Clarke University Tuckpointers charter group began their work with the freshman class in the summer of 1949, though their practices date back to the 1920s. One of the tasks initially included in the Tuckpointer’s job description was to send handwritten letters to the new student. Today, that communication looks more like an email or a text. Read More
Clarke Alumna Creates Diverse Little Library 
Clarke University alumna Lauren Erbach Barnfield ’07 found herself searching for a meaningful way to do something positive with her extra time at home during the pandemic. After some thought, she decided to create a Diverse Little Free Library in her community. Read More
Clarke Launches New Master of Athletic Training Degree 
Clarke University is excited to announce a new 3+2 graduate program, Master of Athletic Training. Read More 

Clarke MAE Announces Partnership with Keystone AEA 
Clarke is partnering with Keystone Area Educational Agency to offer Iowa teachers the option of completing professional learning courses for graduate credit. Read More

President Thom Chesney Holds Town Hall with Employees 
On July 28, 2020, Clarke University President Thom Chesney hosted a virtual town hall question and answer session with staff and faculty. The meeting consisted of a healthy and informative conversation with the Clarke community about the safe return to campus and what to expect ahead in respect to safety protocols, working from home, business and finance, budgeting, and enrollment. Updated communication will be shared in September.

Kehl Center Summer Makeover
Exciting campus renovations have occurred over the summer. Check out the Kehl Center courts.
Check our social media sites for up to date information about future events.

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Monday, August 24

Dubuque Golf & Country Club
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Monday, August 31
Wednesday, September 2
Friday, September 4

Robert and Ruth Kehl Center
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Saturday, October 3
10 a.m. CST
We Invite You to Our Virtual #StayHomecoming2020
We are currently developing a modified schedule of virtual events in an effort to make Homecoming 2020 as special as possible. We ask you to check our website regularly at and look for updates on our social media sites.
Looking for affordable, interactive, online professional development? Check out Clarke’s new CareerPLUS program!

Clarke alumni, use code 2020CLARKEALUMNI for $15 off September or October micro course.
Visit Clarke Virtually

On Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m.-Noon CST, chat with a current student, speak to professors and coaches, take a virtual tour of campus, and learn what life as a Clarkie is all about. Schedule a visit!
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If you or another Clarkie you know have recently moved or switched phone numbers or email addresses please let the Alumni Relations office know by emailing or calling 563-588-6405.

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