Open Houses, Events and Visits

Open Houses, Events and Visits

The best way you can decide if The Clarkson School is the place for you is to meet us.

We are excited to be able to welcome future students to campus and are now open to visitors from all 50 states. Take a look at all our options below for visiting, events, touring our campus, and connecting with our Clarkson community members, and review our Safety & Travel Information below. Our office remains committed to connecting with future students as they explore all that The Clarkson School and Clarkson University offer.

Visiting, Events and Tour Options

 There is no better way to get to know campus than by coming to experience it yourself. You can plan a Personalized Visit, including:

  • 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 or call The Clarkson School Office at 315-268-4425 to schedule a visit.

Plan Your Personalized Visit

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.
  • Enhance your experience on campus or at home with our virtual interactive campus map that can be accessed from anywhere.
  • Meet with a Professor, Coach, or other members of the Clarkson community.  

Request a Virtual Activity by emailing us at

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.

Fall Open Houses and Visit Days have concluded for 2023. Clarkson will host Accepted Students Days in spring 2024 for all students accepted for Fall 2024 admission, including first year, transfer and Clarkson School.

Spring 2024 Accepted Students Days:

  • Saturday, April 6, 2024
  • Saturday, April 13, 2024 

Learn more about Accepted Students Days

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

On a limited basis, accepted students may have the opportunity to stay overnight with one of our current students to get the full college experience. Please contact the Clarkson School Office for more information.

Request an Overnight Hosting Experience by emailing us at

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, utilize our Printable PDF Campus Map to help find designated parking areas.

View Our Printable PDF Campus Map

View our Interactive Virtual Campus Map 

Overnight Accommodations

Overnight accommodations in the area include well-recognized chain hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts and family owned motels.

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

Explore Northern New York

St. Lawrence County Chamber of Commerce

Potsdam Chamber of Commerce

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