Clarkson’s enterprising community is the hub of a dynamic environment
where the lines between learning and recreation blur. Our hands-on
approach to education is different from the norm — and so is our approach
The solution to that math problem you’ve been stewing over might come to
you while playing broomball with friends or chatting with your roommate, the
history major. The physics principle you learned in a morning class might
come in handy while descending into a cave that afternoon.
In this electrified, highly interactive atmosphere, no obstacle is too
big, every challenge is embraced, and a profusion of ideas flow freely.
Because of the close relationships we share, our work is rewarding.
Our play productive. And life is meaningful 24/7.
A professor is walking through the SPEED extracurricular lab at midnight
on a Friday. He comes across a group of students clustered around
cheese-stained pizza boxes munching on slices and talking intently.
Looking more closely, the professor sees that the pizza boxes are covered
with drawings of snowmobile engines. Pretty typical, he thinks.
Wait a minute. Back up. A professor on campus at midnight on a Friday?
Students so excited by a project that
working at midnight on a Friday?
Actually, that is pretty typical.
LIVING. LEARNING. LEARNING. LIVING ...
Clarkson is a pioneer in innovative student housing arrangements
where students with similar interests, inside or outside the classroom,
can share experiences through living together. Recent living/learning
communities on campus include:
• WiSE (Women in Science and Engineering)
• Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization
• Outdoor Enthusiasts
• FIRST Robotics
• The Wellness Floor
of undergraduates live
in residence halls, suites, apartments, townhouses
in one of the fraternity or sorority houses.
outside of the