Family Weekend 2017 Photo Gallery

Scroll through a few of the images from family weekend 2017.

Schedule of Events

Family Weekend 2019 is still being planned. Below is a tentative schedule to give you an idea of what to expect. Check back for updates!

Any last-minute schedule changes will be announced on the Clarkson University Parents Assocation Facebook group.

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Visit the Student Center Desk to pick up an event schedule, campus map & ask questions. 

  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Hockey Ticket Pick-up (Ticket Box Office, Cheel Campus Center) Pick up reserved hockey tickets. NOTE: If you did not purchase a ticket in advance, students and families will have to pay at the box office. Tickets for reserved seating are $13 and standing room tickets are $10. Students may sit in student section for free with ID Friday night game only. 
  • 3:30 p.m. | Women's Hockey vs. TBD
  • 4:30-7 p.m. | Pre-Hockey Game Buffet (Cheel Barben Rooms) $16.39 plus tax
  • 5-11 p.m. | Club 99 Open (Next to Cheel Commons, Cheel) and Bar 9 Open (1st Floor, Student Center) Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available for sale.
  • 5-6:30 p.m. | Family Fun: Activities TBD (Student Center) 
  • 7 p.m. | Men's Hockey vs.TBD (Cheel Arena)  If you do not purchase a ticket in advance, students and families will have to pay at the box office. Tickets for reserved seating are $13 and standing room tickets are $10. Students may sit in student section for free with ID Friday night game only.
Dr. Jim Peploski's Magic Show

Saturday, October 19th, 2019

Visit the Student Center Desk to pick up an event schedule, campus map & ask questions. 

  • 8-9 a.m. | Clarkson School & Honors Program Continental Breakfast Reception (Cheel Barben Rooms)
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Trip with Clarkson University Outing Club to Azure Mountain (Meet in front of Cheel at 8:45, caravan departs at 9 a.m.) Weather permitting.
  • 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | Hockey Ticket Pick-up (Ticket Box Office, Cheel Campus Center) Pick up reserved hockey tickets. NOTE: If you did not purchase a ticket in advance, students and families will have to pay at the box office. Tickets for reserved seating are $13 and standing room tickets are $10. The entire arena is reserved seating and student ID is not valid for this game.
  • 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Meet and Greet with Parent Association (Caporali Atrium, 1st Floor Snell) Please join members of the Parent Association for a coffee hour to learn more about Parent Association activities and how to get involved.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | TARS Open House. Visit Clarkson's first multi-sensor studio: take a virtual trip to your home using our VR system, test out a 3D printer, dance in front of our Kinects. Bring a toy to scan with our 3D scanner and take home its 3D model! TARS, lower level B10-B Snell.
  • 11 a.m.-Noon | Photos with the Golden Knight (Cheel Campus Center, First Floor Kodak Lounge) Have your photo taken with Clarkson's very own Golden Knight!
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Career Center Drop-In Hours (ERC 2nd floor) Meet the Career Center staff and ask questions! Learn about various services available to your students as well as professional experience opportunities including internships and co-ops.
  • 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Diversity and Inclusion Open House (Diversity and Inclusion Lounge, 1st Floor Student Center) Enjoy fun games, refreshments, sushi-making and interactive conversations!
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show (Science Center 360) 
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | SPEED Team Demonstrations (Student Center Forum) Students have been hard at work on the Chem E Car and Robotics SPEED Teams (Student Projects for Engineering Experience & Design). Enjoy a live demonstration and learn more about their projects!
  • 11:30 a.m. | Family Fun: Build-A-Buddy (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms) Children can stuff their very own plush animal and decorate a t-shirt for it to wear! Free while supplies last!
  • 1 p.m. | Women's Volleyball vs. TBD
  • 1:15-2 p.m. | Faculty Presentation: TBD 
  • 2-3 p.m. | Meet & Greet with Faculty & Staff (Student Center Bar 9/Java City) Meet the faculty that teach your student's classes! Chat with the staff who support your student on campus! Representatives from various departments will attend this social hour.
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Studying and Interning Abroad: A Major Component of the Clarkson Experience (Snell 213) Learn how the program works and which universities and organizations we partner with to provide your students with quality international experiences.
  • 3 p.m. | Women's Soccer vs. TBD
  • 3 p.m. | NCAA National Championship Banner Raising and Women's Hockey vs. TBD (Cheel Arena) Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 8-14, and under 8 are free. Students enter free w/ Clarkson ID (one entry per CU ID).
  • 3:30-4:45 p.m. | Student Performances (Student Center Forum) Featuring performances by Clarkson Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Dance Ensemble, Golden Knotes, The Lucky Steppers, and Clarkson Goldies Dance Team!
  • 4:30-7 p.m. | Pre-Hockey Game Buffet (CAMP Atrium) $16.39 plus tax
  • 5-11 p.m. | Club 99 Open (Next to Cheel Commons, Cheel) and Bar 9 Open (1st Floor, Student Center) Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available for sale.
  • 5:30-5:50 p.m. | Welcome from President Collins (Student Center Forum) President Collins will present current academic programs and curriculum innovations and introduce members of the Parents Committee.
  • 6–6:45 p.m. | Pep Rally (Student Center Forum) Get pumped up with the Clarkson Community for the Men’s Hockey game!  The Pep Band will perform as well as Clarkson student groups—come see who wins the prized Tommy Award for the best skit!
  • 7:30 p.m. | Men's Hockey vs. TBD (Cheel Arena) Tickets for reserved seating are $13 and standing room tickets are $10. Free open skating 40 minutes after the completion of the hockey game.
  • 9:00 p.m.  | Headlining Performance: TBD 

Lodging and Accommodations

If you are planning on attending this year’s family weekend and need lodging, we encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible. Please see this link for lodging information: www.northcountryguide.com.

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