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Spring Orientation Schedule

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Monday, January 9, 2017

8:30 am - 4:30 pm  Arrival & Department Check-in at Clarkson University

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Breakfast (on your own): Served starting at 7:30am until 10:30am (cash, credit or declining balance accepted). Java City, Student Center, 1st floor

9:00 am - 11:30 am  English Placement Test: For students for whom English is a second language.  This test focuses primarily on academic writing for University level courses or professional use.  177 Bertrand H. Snell Hall

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm  New Student Mixer: Come meet and get to know fellow new students.  Pizza will be provided!  Family members are welcome to attend.  Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd floor

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Campus Tour: Meet at Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd floor

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Student Services Overview: University staff and students will welcome you to Clarkson.  Find out how to make a smooth academic and social transition and meet new people.  Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd floor

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm  Break

4:30 pm - 6:30 pm  Shopping Trip: If you are an International or Exchange Student, you can either purchase or borrow many of the essential items you will need for living at Clarkson.  We will run trips to the Lending Cupboard and Walmart.  Meet at Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd floor

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

10:00 am - 11:30 am  International/Exchange Student Orientation & Breakfast: Meet your Student Advisor from the International Center.  This session introduces you to other new International Students and gives you valuable information to assist you in making correct choices to maintain your immigration status.  This orientation includes specifics on your new culture at Clarkson, the area, and what you should be aware of as you become acclimated to this new environment.  Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd floor

11:30 am - 12:30 pm  Career Center Overview: Whether you are seeking a part-time or full-time job or looking for leads on possible internships, the Career Center is the place to go.  Learn steps needed to conduct a successful job search campaign in partnership with the Center.  Instructions on how to use the robust career resources tool "Knightlink" will be outlined.  Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd floor

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm  Your Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX: Clarkson has a duty to promptly respond to complaints of sexual discrimination in a way that limits its effects, prevents its recurrence, and prohibits retaliation.  These are your rights under Title IX.  Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd floor

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Lunch (on your own): Served starting at 11 am (cash, credit, or declining balance accepted).  Student Center Servery, 2nd floor

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm  Academic Integrity: Moving from one academic culture to another has hidden difficulties.  Get a thorough understanding of academic integrity and plagiarism concepts in U.S. universities at this session.  Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd floor

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm  Graduate Student Information Session: Meet your graduate coordinators and get important information about starting classes as a Clarkson Graduate Student.  We will review important forms, contact information, enrollment, and more.  Student Center Multipurpose Rooms, 2nd floor

Dinner (on your own): Meal plan begins.  Dinner will be served at the Student Center Servery, Cheel Main Street Cafe, and Ross-Brooks Cafeteria.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

First Day of Class



1. Chemistry Placement Exams are for new Chemistry graduate students ONLY.  Other graduate students should not sit for these exams.

2. ESL Testing and the Graduate International Student session apply to international graduate students ONLY.  Other graduate students should not attend these sessions.

3. ESL Make-up Testing is ONLY for international Chemistry students taking the placement exam at the time of the original ESL exam and those students with approved late arrivals.  All other international students should take the ESL exam at the original time.

4. TA training is ONLY for those students who have been offered/accepted a teaching assistantship position.  Other students should not attend this session. 

Optional Orientation Activities

Thursday, January 12, 7 pm - CUB Presents: Open Mic Night (Bar 9 in the Student Center)

Friday, January 13, 8 pm - CUB Presents: Mission IMPROVable (Student Center Forum)

Friday, January 13, 9 pm - Late Knight Movie: Arrival (Student Center Forum)

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