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Transfer Student Orientation

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Before Arriving to Campus
Please login to your PeopleSoft account to check your clearance status and to ensure you have no outstanding holds.  For questions regarding PeopleSoft, please contact Clarkson’s SAS at 315-268-6451. Your username and password combination are the same for your PeopleSoftemail, and CU & Me accounts. Check them all often!

New Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is a comprehensive introduction to Clarkson University.  The program helps students build a foundation for academic and co-curricular success.  New transfer students will be introduced to Clarkson’s academic programs through academic orientation in their departments and skill-building workshops.  Clarkson’s co-curricular opportunities, resources, and services for students will also be highlighted. Students will build relationships with other students, faculty, and administrators. 

Arriving to Campus
Before arriving to campus, please make note of your housing assignment. Click on the map below to see the entrance to which you will be directed upon your arrival to Clarkson.
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Transfer student check-in is Friday, August 22nd on the first floor of the Educational Resources Center.  Here, you will receive your orientation schedule, ID card, vehicle registration and mailroom key.  If you are living on campus, you will also pick up your room key at this location. 

We are still working on the Fall 2014 Orientation schedule, but have a look at the 2013 schedule to get an idea of what to expect!
Orientation Schedule- click for PDF

Friday, August 23, 2013

7-7:45p: President’s Welcome 
8-10p: Floor Meeting/RA ice breakers (for residential students)
10-11p: The Adrenaline Comedy of Brian Rudo
11p-1a: Movie on the Lawn

Saturday, August 24, 2013

9-10a: Academic Orientations
10-11a: Career Planning for Transfers
11a-12p: Thriving and Succeeding as a Transfer Student
11a-1p: Lunch
2:45-3:30p: Beyond the Classroom
3:30-4p: Your Rights Under Title IX
4-5p: Civility Through Diversity
7-8:15p: "The J Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All"
8:15-9:15p: Sustainability Gameshow
9:30-11p: Welcome Carnival
11p-1a: Movie on the Lawn

Sunday, August 25, 2013

10-11:30a: Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker
5:30-6:30p: Reception with Mary Roach
7-8p: Convocation: Van Sickle Endowed Lecture with Mary Roach
8-9p: Holcroft Knight of Fire
9-10p: Floor Meeting (for residential students)

Monday, August 26, 2013

7p: Volunteer Fair + 60 Seconds of Service

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

7p: Activities Fair

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

6p: Transfer Student Social: Meet peers who have gone through it before!

It is very important that you check your Clarkson email and CU & Me accounts, and check them often.  This will be our primary way of communicating with you.  If you are unable to login to these accounts, please visit this link.

The Dinner
The common book for 2014 is Herman Koch's The Dinner. Please pick up a copy and help us make this a community event! Herman Koch will also be our Van Sickle Endowed Lecturer at Convocation on Sunday, August 24th.