With tree-filled courtyards, cottages, and two-story buildings, Clark provides an ideal outdoor backdrop for activity and relaxation. Students socialize on the interconnecting balconies and stairways or retreat to the large, grassy center of the complex known as “Clark Beach.” This lawn beckons the 250 residents (160 women and 90 men) to play Frisbee or study in the sun. Most of the residents are first-year students, while a limited number of transfer and returning students also enjoy living here. Men and women occupy different buildings.
The winner of an architectural award, Clark evokes the feeling of a village. The three- or four-room suites share common bathrooms. Most rooms are double occupancy, with a handful accommodating three students. The central lounge features a large sun deck where students can enjoy the beautiful surroundings as well as a stone fireplace for cozy conversations. Clark is the residence hall closest to the shuttle stop and the dining commons.