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Spring Orientation Schedule

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Monday, January 6th

Arrival & Department Check-in at Clarkson University

Tuesday, January 7th

7:00am - 9:00am  Breakfast on your own

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

11:30am - 1:00pm  Lunch on your own

1:00pm - 4:00pm  Shopping Trip (Meet at Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)
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.

5:00pm - 6:30pm  New Student Mixer (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)
Come meet and get to know fellow new students.  Pizza will be provided!  New first-year, transfer, international, graduate and exchange students are all welcome!

Wednesday, January 8th

12:30pm - 1:00pm  Graduate Student Information Session (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)
Meet your graduate coordinators and get important informationabout starting classes as a Clarkson graduate student.  We will review important forms, contact information, enrollment, and more.  Mandatory for all new graduate students.

1:00pm - 3:00pm  International/Exchange Student Orientation (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)
Meet your international student advisor from the International Students & Scholars Office (ISSO) and Exchange Staff from the International Services Office.  It is mandatory that all international students attend.  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.

3:00pm - 4:00pm  Overview of Student Services (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)
For new first-year, transfer, international, graduate and exchange students.  University staff and students will welcome you to Clarkson.  Find out how to make a smooth academic and social transition and meet new people.  New students can ask questions of current student leaders during a question-and-answer session.  Family members are welcome to attend.

4:00pm - 5:00pm  Career Center Overview (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)
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 how to access the resources needed for a successful search.  Mandatory for new and transfer students.  Graduate and exchange students welcome.

Thursday, January 9th

First day of class


International Students

International Student Orientation Schedule



Optional Orientation Activities

Friday, January 10
7pm - Clarkson Men's Hockey vs. Merrimack College (Cheel Arena)
Free admission with your student ID!

8pm - Welcome Back Show: Shwa (Student Center Forum)
Indie rock/folk/pop singer/songwriter.  Sponsored by CUB.

10pm - Late Knight: TBD Movie & Activity (Student Center Forum)
Sponsored by CUB and OSL.

Saturday, January 11
3pm - Clarkson Women's Hockey vs. St. Lawrence University (Cheel Arena)
Free admission with your student ID!

7pm - Clarkson Men's Hockey vs. Marrimack College (Cheel Arena)
Free admission with your student ID!