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The 2010 Clarkson Freshman Year

"Brace Yourself!" Your first year at Clarkson will be an incredible mix of activities in and out of class, around town and country. When you're not sleeping or in transit, you're going to work hard, play hard, and do more than you ever imagined. Check out freshman year by the numbers.

That's 110% like we said, brace yourself. Check out all of the skills that our Class of 2014 built in their first semester alone or explore the freshman-year experience.

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The 2010 Clarkson Freshman Year

Studying, Working on Group Projects, and Preparing for Class

Library, meet Freshman. Freshman, meet your new best friend. If the view from the stacks gets a little old, you can move your study group to our new Student Center. And if you need help, our campus tutoring services can help you keep on track automatically.
Studying, Working on Group Projects, and Preparing for Class
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The 2010 Clarkson Freshman Year

Networking with friends, getting your social on

Clarkson is all about community—you're going to make friends for life here. We have more than 60 student clubs and organizations to meet people, great dorms and learning communities, and an incredible, new 56,000 square-foot Student Center where you can chill.
Networking with friends, getting your social on
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The 2010 Clarkson Freshman Year

Learning out of the classroom

What you learn in class, you can apply immediately at Clarkson. Some of our most popular academic opportunities include SPEED Design & Build Teams and Service learning, as well as professional organizations such as the Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization and the National Society of Black Engineers. Many first-year students also begin working on funded research projects alongside faculty members.
Learning out of the classroom
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The 2010 Clarkson Freshman Year

Learning in the classroom

Classroom offers more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, science, health, environmental studies and liberal arts. Check out some of the most popular classes for freshman, meet our faculty, or check out our labs and classroom facilities.
Learning in the classroom
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The 2010 Clarkson Freshman Year

Food, Food, Food!

Working hard and playing hard requires seriously good food. Fuel up at:

  • One of our several on-campus dining locations
  • Any of the local restaurants in town
Food, Food, Food!
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The 2010 Clarkson Freshman Year

Working Out

With its recreation facilities and its location at the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. Clarkson's the perfect place to get active, indoors and out. You'll have an easy time keeping off the freshman 15 by:

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The 2010 Clarkson Freshman Year

Earning Money

Need bank? A number of students take part in our work-study program or find local jobs in town. Some of our students even run their own businesses through our Young Entrepreneurs Program.
Earning Money