Admissions Visits, Events & Tours
Clarkson is the place for you!
Take a look at all our options below for visiting, events, touring our campus, and connecting with our Clarkson community members. Our office remains committed to connecting with future students as they explore all that CU offers.
On-campus interviews are available to schedule at this time, and we continue to offer virtual opportunities for online interviews via video chat.
In-Person Campus Tours
We are very excited to start offering in-person tours again! There is no better way to get to know campus than by coming to experience it yourself. You can:
Register for 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.
Virtual Campus Tours
If you are unable to come to campus, we still have great options for you.
Sign up for a virtual guided campus tour with a Clarkson 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.
Self-Guided Campus Tours
If you'd like to check out our campus online or in-person on your own, be sure to utilize our online interactive map resources, which include videos, photos, and descriptions of our campus spaces.
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.
We offer several options to meet with faculty, athletic coaches, support staff and current students so that you can learn first-hand about life at Clarkson, including our 50+ academic programs, our 200+ student clubs, and our 20 varsity athletic teams. At this time these meetings remain in a virtual format.
If you're interested in pursuing our undergraduate engineering programs and are looking to visit campus, consider attending one of our Engineering Thursday events. These events, taking place on select Thursdays throughout the fall, provide similar opportunities as a personalized visit, including an admissions overview, complimentary lunch at our main dining hall and campus tour, but also include 90 minutes of specialized time with our Coulter School of Engineering faculty, staff and students. Each Engineering Thursday runs from 8:45 a.m. until approximately 1 p.m. Register for Fall 2023 dates:
A number of Fall events will be taking place in 2023 for prospective first year, transfer and Clarkson School students, including three Fall Open Houses on Saturdays and October Visit Day.
Fall Open Houses
- Saturday, September 30 (all majors)
- Saturday, October 21 (engineering majors only)
- Saturday, November 4 (all majors)
October Visit Day
- Monday, October 9 (all majors)
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.
Check out events just for transfer students! College fairs, admission info sessions, advisor-in-residence and more! You can also find out how to visit and connect with your transfer counselor.
Transfer Fridays take place on specific Fridays throughout the year. These events provide similar opportunities as a personalized visit like a campus tour, as well as a transfer admissions overview, an academic meeting with a faculty member, lunch at one of our on-campus eateries, and a one-on-one meeting with one of our transfer representatives for an instant admission decision. Activities run from 9:45 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Register for an upcoming Transfer Friday:
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.
Learn more by contacting the undergraduate admissions team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Clarkson welcomes many high school groups throughout the year to create a unique experience for all attendees that is different from our one-on-one visits. Work through a hands-on team activity with the Shipley Center for Innovation, take a tour through our award-winning SPEED labs, and much more.
Students - ask your guidance counselor or favorite teacher about bringing your class to campus for a visit.
Getting to & 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.
Dining & Lodging
Potsdam, New York is a welcoming, friendly 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.
The following resources will give you all the information you need on dining, lodging, shopping and more in the Potsdam and North Country areas: