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Residence Life & Housing

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Clarkson is a residential university. Implicit is the belief that the residential experience plays a vital role in the overall education and development of all students. Residence Life at Clarkson seeks to establish an enriching living-learning community that supports the main mission of the University, especially in the areas of creating academic excellence, promoting diversity, and community engagement. The residential program for first-year students is designed to facilitate a healthy and positive transition to Clarkson. Residence Life strives to meet the varied needs of all residents while providing the opportunity to build a vibrant community and promoting a safe and secure environment. Each student is expected to exhibit behavior reflecting responsible citizenship, integrity and acceptance. The residential program provides opportunities for growth and development, including housing options that reflect increasing independence and maturity as students approach graduation.

 


FAQ’s

How are students paired with a roommate?

What are the dimensions of a residence hall room?

What should we send with our student for their room?

What is not allowed in student rooms?

What about bed linens?

Where do students do laundry?


How are students paired with a roommate?

First-year students complete and submit a “Roommate Survey” the summer prior to arrival that is used to match roommates.
 Current students select their roommates and suitemates, where appropriate, through the housing selection process during the spring semester for the following academic year.

What are the dimensions of a residence hall room?

The dimensions of the room vary slightly. First-year students are typically housed in the Quad or Hamlin-Powers.
  Dimensions in the Quad (Cubley, Reynolds, Ross or Brooks) are approximately 15'10" x 11'8". Hamlin-Powers rooms are approximately 16' x 11'8". Upper-class suites dimensions for Moore House rooms are approximately 11'8" x 18'. Graham Hall, which consists of Wilson, VanNote, Donahue and Olson, has room dimensions approximately 12' x 14'. Finally, a room in Price Hall, which consists of Farrisee, Newell, Ormsby and Thomas, has room dimensions that are approximately 12' x 14'.


What should we send with our student for his or her room?

A recommended list of items to consider bringing would include the following: an alarm clock, towels and bathroom supplies, shower slippers, shower bucket, under-bed storage box/unit, closet organizer, computer, micro-wave, mini-fridge, TV, co-axial cable for TV, surge protector, cell phone, lots of hangers, fan, sewing kit, camera, desk lamp, desk organizer, relaxers (books, games, music), pillow, school supplies (pens, pencils, paper, pads, etc.), and laundry bag with detergent.


What is not allowed in student rooms?


Clarkson
University prohibits stoves, halogen lamps, hot plates, air conditioners, fire-works, fire arms, spring loaded guns (BB, pellet, etc.), incense or candles. A complete listing of Residence Regulations is listed on our website: http://www.clarkson.edu/studentaffairs/regulations/x.html
What about bed linens?

Most room mattresses are 80-81” extra long twin size.
 It is recommended that students bring extra long twin size linens. The University also partners with an off campus vendor each year that is an optional linen program. Specific information in terms of the current vendor and contact information is shared in the electronic mailing to new students.


Where do students do laundry?

Each residence hall has a laundry room within the complex. There is no cost for students living on campus when using on campus laundry machines.