The best way to know if Clarkson is the right fit for you is to meet us. So come visit us!

Our Summer, Fall and Spring Visit Days are geared towards high school students who are starting the college search process, usually rising juniors and seniors. These in-person events are a more relaxed, exploratory afternoon filled with opportunities for you to connect with students, faculty and staff and better understand what life at Clarkson is all about.

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 EARN A CLARKSON SCHOLARSHIP BY ATTENDING!       
Did you know that by attending an admissions-sponsored event on our Potsdam campus like Summer Visit Day, you will automatically earn our Visit Clarkson Scholarship, valued at $4,000 ($1,000 per year for up to four years of study)?

Spring Visit Day Sample Schedule

2024 Spring Visit Day: Saturday, April 13th

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Spring Open House begins at 11 a.m. and concludes at 3 p.m. or 4 p.m. depending on your participation in optional activities from 3 - 4 p.m. During this exploratory day, you'll have the opportunity to mingle with current Clarkson students, learn more about our admissions and financial aid processes, hear from faculty and staff, take a classic Clarkson campus tour led by a student ambassador, and enjoy a catered lunch. Space is limited. 

11 - 11:15 a.m.
Check-In
Cheel Campus Center
Stop by our check-in desk to grab your event materials and a special Clarkson merch item.

11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Buffet Lunch 
Cheel Commons
Enjoy a casual buffet lunch, where you can mingle with current Clarkson students before, during and after your meal. 

12 - 12:30 p.m.
Admissions Overview and Financial Aid Session
Cheel Barben Rooms
Don't miss this overview all about Clarkson, which includes information about our admissions and financial aid processes, our incredible scholarship opportunities and our 90+ academic programs.

12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Campus Tour
Hop on this full campus tour led by current Clarkson students to check out stops at dining locations, athletic facilities, academic spaces, student support services, and a first year residence hall room.

2 - 3 p.m.
Clarkson Student and Faculty Panel
Cheel Barben Rooms
Join faculty and current students as they talk about some of the unique opportunities available to Clarkson students, such as internships, co-ops, research, global experiences and more.

3 - 4 p.m.
Clarkson School Information Session (optional)
Cheel Barben Rooms
If you're a student interested in starting college early, we invite you to join this information session about The Clarkson School (TCS). Meet current TCS students and staff as they talk about this unique offering. 

3 - 4 p.m.
Transfer Student Information Session (optional)
Cheel Second Floor Conference Room
If you're a current college student looking to transfer to Clarkson, we invite you to join this information session all about the transfer process. Meet current transfer students and staff as they walk you through what it's like to transfer to Clarkson.

Summer Visit Days

2024 Summer Visit Days: 

Friday, July 12th
Friday, July 26th
Friday, August 9th
Friday, August 16th

Summer Visit Days begin at 1 p.m. and concludes at 4:30 p.m. During this exploratory day, you'll have the opportunity to learn more about our admissions and financial aid processes, hear from current students, faculty and staff, take a campus tour led by a student ambassador and more. Space is limited. 

Green Group

1 - 1:30 p.m.
Check-in 
Stop by check-in to grab your event materials for the day!

1 - 1:45 p.m.
Clarkson Fair & Summer Snacks
Grab a seasonal snack and chat with representatives from various campus departments, such as Athletics, Honors Program, The Clarkson School early college program, University and Pre-Health Professions Advising, each of our five academic schools and institutes, Clarkson Ignite, Army and Air Force ROTC, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, transfer admissions and more.

1:45 - 2 p.m.
Opening Remarks
Join us in the Student Center Forum for remarks from Clarkson leadership.

2 - 2:30 p.m.
Admissions Overview and Financial Aid Session
Don't miss this overview all about Clarkson, which includes information about our admissions and financial aid processes, our incredible scholarship opportunities and our 50+ academic programs in engineering, sciences, business, education, health sciences, environmental studies and the arts.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Campus Tour
Hop on this full campus tour led by current Clarkson students to check out stops at dining locations, athletic facilities, academic spaces, student support services, and a first year residence hall room. 

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Clarkson Student and Faculty Panel
Join faculty and current students as they talk about some of the unique opportunities available to Clarkson students, such as internships, co-ops, research, global experiences and more.

Gold Group

1 - 1:30 p.m.
Check-in 
Stop by check-in to grab your event materials for the day!

1 - 1:45 p.m.
Clarkson Fair & Summer Snacks
Grab a seasonal snack and chat with representatives from various campus departments, such as Athletics, Honors Program, The Clarkson School early college program, University and Pre-Health Professions Advising, each of our five academic schools and institutes, Clarkson Ignite, Army and Air Force ROTC, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, transfer admissions and more.

1:45 - 2 p.m.
Opening Remarks
Join us in the Student Center Forum for remarks from Clarkson leadership.

2 - 2:30 p.m.
Admissions Overview and Financial Aid Session
Don't miss this overview all about Clarkson, which includes information about our admissions and financial aid processes, our incredible scholarship opportunities and our 50+ academic programs in engineering, sciences, business, education, health sciences, environmental studies and the arts.

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Clarkson Student and Faculty Panel
Join faculty and current students as they talk about some of the unique opportunities available to Clarkson students, such as internships, co-ops, research, global experiences and more.

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Campus Tour
Hop on this full campus tour led by current Clarkson students to check out stops at dining locations, athletic facilities, academic spaces, student support services, and a first year residence hall room. 

Fall Visit Days

2024 Fall Visit Day: Monday, October 14th

Registration will open in August 2024

Our Fall Visit Day begins with check in at 9 a.m. EDT and concludes at 12:30/1:30 p.m. EDT. Guests are split into two groups for some of our activities to keep groups small and personalized. Your group will be shared during check-in when you receive your event materials. Space is limited.

Green Group

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Check-in & Fall Snacks
Stop by check-in to grab your event materials for the day and then enjoy a fall snack!

9 - 9:45 a.m.
Clarkson Fair
Chat with representatives from various campus departments, such as Athletics, Honors Program, The Clarkson School early college program, University and Pre-Health Professions Advising, each of our five academic schools and institutes, Clarkson Ignite, Army and Air Force ROTC, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, transfer admissions and more.

9:45 - 10 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Join us in the Student Center Forum for remarks from Clarkson leadership.

10 - 10:30 a.m.
Admissions Overview and Financial Aid Session
Don't miss this overview all about Clarkson, which includes information about our admissions and financial aid processes, our incredible scholarship opportunities and our 50+ academic programs in engineering, sciences, business, education, health sciences, environmental studies and the arts.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Clarkson Student and Faculty Panel
Join faculty and current students as they talk about some of the unique opportunities available to Clarkson students, such as internships, co-ops, research, global experiences and more.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Campus Tour
Hop on this full campus tour led by current Clarkson students to check out stops at dining locations, athletic facilities, academic spaces, student support services, and a first year residence hall room.

12:30 p.m.
Optional Lunch
Stick around for a catered lunch and mingle with current Clarkson students. 

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Optional Admissions Interviews
If you're looking to complete an admissions interview while visiting campus, you can register ahead of time when completing our event registration form. Space is limited.  

Gold Group

9 - 9:30 a.m.
Check-in & Fall Snacks
Stop by check-in to grab your event materials for the day and then enjoy a fall snack!

9 - 9:45 a.m.
Clarkson Fair
Chat with representatives from various campus departments, such as Athletics, Honors Program, The Clarkson School early college program, University and Pre-Health Professions Advising, each of our five academic schools and institutes, Clarkson Ignite, Army and Air Force ROTC, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, transfer admissions and more.

9:45 - 10 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Join us in the Student Center Forum for remarks from Clarkson leadership.

10 - 10:30 a.m.
Admissions Overview and Financial Aid Session
Don't miss this overview all about Clarkson, which includes information about our admissions and financial aid processes, our incredible scholarship opportunities and our 50+ academic programs in engineering, sciences, business, education, health sciences, environmental studies and the arts.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Campus Tour
Hop on this full campus tour led by current Clarkson students to check out stops at dining locations, athletic facilities, academic spaces, student support services, and a first year residence hall room.

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Clarkson Student and Faculty Panel
Join faculty and current students as they talk about some of the unique opportunities available to Clarkson students, such as internships, co-ops, research, global experiences and more.

12:30 p.m.
Optional Lunch
Stick around for a catered lunch and mingle with current Clarkson students. 

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Optional Admissions Interviews
If you're looking to complete an admissions interview while visiting campus, you can register ahead of time when completing our event registration form. Space is limited. 

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 campus map to help find the designated parking area, along with event signage.

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

CTA Block