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Spring Orientation Schedule

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Monday, January 5th

Arrival & Department Check-in at Clarkson University


Tuesday, January 6th

7:00am - 9:00am  Breakfast on your own
Breakfast is served at Java City starting at 7:30am until 10:30 am (cash, credit, or declining balance accepted).

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
Lunch is served at the Student Center Servery starting at 11am (cash, credit, or declining balance accepted).

1:00pm - 2:00pm  Campus Tour (Meet at Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)

2:00pm - 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)
University staff and students will welcome you to Clarkson.  Fin dout how to make a smooth academic and social transition and meet new people.  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 7th

Breakfast on your own
Breakfast is served at Java City and Cheel Main Street Cafe starting at 7:30am (cash, credit, or declining balance accepted).

10:00am - 1:00pm  Shopping Trip & Lunch (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.  You may also purchase lunch on this trip.

Lunch on your own
Lunch is served at Cheel Main Street Cafe, Student Center Servery, and Java City (cash, credit, or declining balance accepted).

1:00pm - 1:30pm  Graduate Student Information Session (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)
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.  Mandatory for all new graduate students.

1:30pm - 3:15pm  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.

3:15pm - 4:00pm  Career Center Overview (Career Center Conference Room)
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.

3:15pm - 4:00pm  Academic Integrity (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)
Mandatory for international and exchange students.  Moving from one academic culture to another has hidden difficulties.  Learn how important a thorough understanding of academic integrity and plagiarism concepts is in US universities.

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 9th

First day of class

Optional Orientation Activities

Friday, January 9
7pm - Clarkson Men's Hockey vs. Colgate University (Cheel Arena)
Free admission with your student ID!

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


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

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