First-Year Student Orientation
Before Arriving to Campus
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New Student Orientation 2014
New Student Orientation is a comprehensive introduction to Clarkson University. The program helps students build a foundation for academic and co-curricular success. New students will be introduced to Clarkson’s academic programs through academic orientation in their departments, a book discussion of the common reading, and skill-building workshops. Clarkson’s co-curricular opportunities, resources, and services for students will also be highlighted. Students will build relationships with other students, faculty, and administrators. Parents are encouraged make arrangements to stay in St. Lawrence County overnight Friday the 22nd.
We are still working on the Fall 2014 Orientation schedule, but have a look at the 2013 schedule to get an idea of what to expect!
Orientation Schedule- click for PDF
Friday, August 23, 2013
7-7:45p: President’s Welcome
8-10p: Floor Meeting/RA ice breakers
10-11p: The Adrenaline Comedy of Brian Rudo
11p-1a: Movie on the Lawn
Saturday, August 24, 2013
10-11a: Academic Orientations
11:15-11:45a: Pre-Professional Academic Orientations
12-1p: Session for students expecting to use testing accommodations
1-2p: Book Discussion, Packing for Mars
2-2:45p: Thriving and Succeeding at Clarkson
2:45-3:30p: Beyond the Classroom
3:30-4p: Your Rights Under Title IX
4-5p: Civility through Diversity
7-8:15p: "The J Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All"
8:15-9:15p: Sustainability Jeopardy
9:30-11p: Welcome Carnival
11p-1a: Movie on the Lawn
Sunday, August 25, 2013
10-11:30a: Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker
11:30a-12p: Class of 2017 Photo
1p: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament sponsored by Ultimate Frisbee Club
5:30-6:30p: Reception with Mary Roach
7-8p: Convocation: Van Sickle Endowed Lecture with Mary Roach
8-9p: Holcroft Knight of Fire
9-10p: Floor Meeting
Monday, August 26, 2013
First day of classes
7p: Volunteer Fair + 60 Seconds of Service
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
7p: Activities Fair
International Student Orientation begins before New Student Orientation to give international students time to recover from travel, acclimate to campus, and to connect with campus resources.
Get a head-start on your life at Clarkson with one of many available trips or experiences—for more information, click here.
The 2014 common book is The Dinner by Herman Koch. Herman Koch will also be our Van Sickle Endowed Lecturer at Convocation on Sunday, August 24th. Please pick up a copy of The Dinner today! It is mandatory that all first-year students read the common book as it will be part of assignments during Orientation and Clarkson Seminar.
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