Can I live on-campus during the distance learning time period?
Students who have an extenuating circumstance and were approved to stay on campus may remain in their campus housing. Of those students who are approved to live on campus, students who leave St. Lawrence County for any reason will not be permitted to return to campus housing.
Please note that the regulations surrounding social distancing and group sizes implemented by the federal government, state government, and CDC will be followed for the safety of the Clarkson and Potsdam communities.
For the safety of our community, students who were not approved to live on campus during the distance learning period are not permitted in campus housing. Card access has been turned off.
Is dining service available for students living on-campus?
Students who were approved to reside on campus are able to access a meal plan through an online ordering form. This plan provides three meals per day. Orders are placed in advance and picked up at designated times in the Student Center Servery.
When will I be able to move completely out of my room?
The University is monitoring local, state, and federal guidance. When it is safe to allow students to return for their belongings, Residence Life will be in contact with students with move-out instructions. Please note that the regulations surrounding social distancing and group sizes implemented by the federal government, state government, and CDC will be followed for the safety of the Clarkson and Potsdam communities.
How will I obtain my belongings if I live too far away to come back to campus?
Residence Life will work with students on an individual basis if students are unable to return due to their physical distance from campus.
If I forget essential belongings needed for class or medical purposes, what do I do?
We realize that as students begin their preparation for online classes on March 23rd that it is natural that some students may find a need for an essential item for a class or personal needs. Therefore, we ask students to follow the process outlined by Residence Life, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Students should email email@example.com with requests for essential items. See more information about this process here.
Will the student housing lottery be impacted?
Residence Life managed the housing lottery and manually assigned student rooms based on lottery number, student preference, and available space. Details on how the process was executed can be found here.
What counseling resources are available? What do I do about my counseling appointment?
We understand members of our community may be concerned and anxious, and especially so if they have loved ones living in affected areas. As always, if students wish to speak with someone about their worries or other personal concerns, they can contact Student Health and Counseling Services by calling 315-268-6633 or campus ext. 6633. Students who are not on campus will need to transition to local services for their counseling needs. Please refer to your health insurance company for a list of local providers or www.psychologytoday.com. Clarkson counseling staff will be contacting students who are already scheduled for a visit to help aid in the transition of counseling services.
Staff or faculty can contact the Life Assistance Program through Cigna at 800-538-3543.