Family Weekend 2017 Photo Gallery

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

Schedule of Events

Friday, October 19th, 2018

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. St. Lawrence University (St. Lawrence University, Canton)
  • 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: Frozen Friday! (Student Center) Enjoy a screening of Disney's Frozen plus games, activities, and giveaways hosted by Residence Life, the Office of Student Life, and various student organizations. Get to know your student's Resident Advisor! It may be fall, but this free, ice-themed event will be a fun way for the whole family to get hyped for the men's and women's hockey games!
  • 7 p.m. | Men's Hockey vs. University of Wisconsin (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 20th, 2018

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.
  • 11:30 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. Skidmore College (Alumni Gymnasium)
  • 1:15-2 p.m. | Faculty Presentation: Problems and Prospects for the Study of "Aging Well" (Snell 212) Gerontologists have struggled to define what it means to age "successfully." This talk explores the challenges in this endeavor, such as the possibility that we are unwittingly reinforcing ageism via our definitions and the methodological issues that arise from being unable to agree about what we're even studying. Join Assistant Professor of Sociology, Matthew Manierre, for this 30 minute talk and 15 minute Q&A!
  • 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. Union College (Hantz Turf Field)
  • 3 p.m. | NCAA National Championship Banner Raising and Women's Hockey vs. St. Lawrence University (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. College of the Holy Cross (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: John Roberts shares the hilarious, heartbreaking, and inspirational story of his struggles and triumphs, and his persistence in pursuing a career in comedy. John also opens up about his personal experience of coming out and the challenges he faced in doing so. There will be guest appearances of his favorite characters including the infamous Linda Belcher from Bob’s Burgers! Sponsored by CUB. 

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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