Visit, Event & Tour Options

In Person: Interviews and Campus Tours

There is no better way to get to know campus than by coming to experience it yourself. You can:

  • Meet with an admission counselor
  • Take a personalized campus tour led by one of our student tour guides
  • Lead your own on-campus tour by using our virtual campus map and stopping at the locations of your choice.

Please email tcs@clarkson.edu or call The Clarkson School Office at 315-268-4425 to schedule a visit.

Virtual: Interviews, Campus Tours, Meeting with a Clarkson Community Member

If you are unable to come to campus, we still have great options for you.

  • Register for a Virtual Admission Interview
  • Sign up for a virtual guided campus tour with a Clarkson School tour guide narrating live to answer your questions
  • Personalize your experience with a self-guided tour that can be accessed from anywhere, including on campus.
  • Meet with a Professor, Coach, or other members of the Clarkson community  

Please email tcs@clarkson.edu or call The Clarkson School Office at 315-268-4425 to schedule a virtual session.

Live Virtual Information Sessions

We invite you to join us for our series of Virtual Information Sessions, taking place each week. During each of these sessions, a member of our Admissions team will give a brief presentation about Clarkson, along with the admissions and financial aid process. Then, we will highlight a different department or topic each week, such as the Career Center, Student Success Center, SPEED Teams (engineering design project teams), Student Life and more!  All sessions will have current students, along with department faculty/staff, and you will have the chance to ask any questions you may have.  

View weekly topics & register for info sessions

Open Houses & Visit Days

Come to campus during one of our Open Houses or Visit Days to meet faculty, staff and students from all majors, programs and interests. These are a full day of immersion into the Clarkson experience, where you'll be able to learn more about: majors, minors and specialty programs; student life, clubs and organizations; study abroad and career experiences; the admissions and financial aid processes; and our beautiful 640+ acre campus and surrounding North Country community. 

We typically offer several major events per year - Summer Visit Days in June, July and August; Fall Open Houses sometime between end of September and early November; and Spring Open Houses (for Clarkson School and Transfer) and Accepted Students Days (by invitation only) in late March and/or early April.

Clarkson Undergraduate Admissions will host two (2) Fall Open Houses in 2022 - Saturday, October 1, and Saturday, November 12. High school students interested in the Clarkson School are welcome to attend these events and will have special programming provided.

Register for October 1

Register for November 12

Learn more about Fall Open Houses

High School Visits & College Fairs

Our undergraduate admissions staff represents Clarkson at high schools and college fairs across the country. Find your counselor and find out where they'll be next, virtually and in-person. 

Find Your Counselor

Overnight Hosting

Once you've applied and have been accepted to Clarkson, you'll also have the opportunity to stay overnight with one of our current students to get the full college experience. 

Requests for Overnight Housing will begin in Spring 2022

Safety & Travel Information

Getting to and Around Campus

All of our undergraduate programs are housed at our main campus in Potsdam, New York, just outside the six million acre Adirondack Park and a short drive from two of Canada's most notable cities - Ottawa and Montreal. Whether you're coming by car, plane, or bus, here are directions to our campus.

Once you're on our campus, you may choose to utilize our campus map. Notable buildings for new guests include Holcroft House, our undergraduate admissions hub; the Student Center, our student life hub; and Cheel Campus Center, home to the Golden Knights Division I men's and women's ice hockey teams.

View our Interactive Virtual Campus Map

View our Potsdam Campus Printable PDF Map

Dining & Lodging

Potsdam, New York is the quintessential college town. Located on the banks of the beautiful Raquette River, its tree-lined streets and historic red sandstone buildings give a friendly feel to an array of modern stores and restaurants within walking distance of our campus.

From gluten-free bakeries, farm-to-table bistros and international cuisine restaurants, Potsdam is known in the region for its variety of culinary options. Overnight accommodations in the area include well-recognized chain hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts and family owned motels, as well as Clarkson's subsidiary hotel, the award-winning Clarkson Inn.

The following resources will give you all the information you need on dining, lodging, shopping and more in the Potsdam and North Country areas: