REGISTRATION AND ATTENDENCE
Q: Do I need to register for Family Weekend? How much does registration cost?
A: You are invited, but not required, to register for Family Weekend. This is so we have an idea of how many families to expect. Registration is completely free!
Q: I cannot attend Family Weekend this year. How will my student feel about this?
A: Many students will not have families visiting during Family Weekend for various reasons. Fortunately, Family Weekend events provide entertainment for all students, regardless of whether or not a family member can accompany them. They will be just fine and will be in good company with many of their friends during the weekend.
Q: I cannot attend Family Weekend this year. Is there another time I can visit instead?
A: Most weekends at Clarkson are chock-full of events and activities for you to enjoy with your student like athletic games, outdoor activities, local restaurants, and community events. With four colleges in the area, there is always something to do! You also won't have to worry as much about lodging, traffic/parking, and crowded local restaurants during most other weekends.
Q: Where can I find the list of Family Weekend events?
A: Our most up-to-date schedule will always be posted at www.clarkson.edu/familyweekend. A printed schedule will be available for you at the Student Center Desk when you arrive for Family Weekend.
Q: The Family Weekend schedule is so full of events, I don't think I can make it to everything! Is it OK if I just go to a few of the events?
A: Don't worry, we don't expect you to attend every Family Weekend event! We hope you will enjoy picking and choosing from the various types of events and activities so that you can best enjoy the weekend with your student.
Q: Is there a fee for Family Weekend events?
A: Family Weekend, as a whole, is completely free! Specific meals and activities, like the hockey games, may require a fee for entry/tickets, and those are specifically noted on the Family Weekend schedule.
Q: Where should I stay when visiting Clarkson?
Overnight accommodations in the area include well-recognized chain hotels, quaint bed and breakfasts and family owned motels, as well as Clarkson's subsidiary hotel, the award-winning Clarkson Inn.
The following resources will give you all the information you need on dining, lodging, shopping and more in the Potsdam and North Country areas:
Q: All of the local hotels are sold out! Where should I stay?
A: Unfortunately, our small community does not have enough lodging to support every family member during peak visiting times. Many families get creative by finding campgrounds, private home rentals, Airbnb rentals, or looking outside the area for lodging.
Q: I haven't requested my tickets for the Men's Hockey games. Is it too late? Will those games sell out?
A: We are usually close to being sold-out for *seated tickets* for both games by mid-October. Students have exclusive access to purchase Family Weekend hockey tickets at www.clarksonathletics.com/tickets through the first week of October. We will have *standing room tickets* that will go on sale 90 minutes before the game and it is very unlikely that those tickets will sell out. Questions? Please call the Ticket Office at 315-268-7750.
Q: My student says they get into hockey games for free. Can I sit with my student at the hockey games or do I need to buy a ticket for my student?
A: Students get in to the Friday night hockey game for free with their Clarkson ID, but not the Saturday night hockey game. On Friday night, students who get in for free must stay in the student section only. Family members may join students in the student section, but it should be noted that students typically don't sit in this section - they stand! The Pep Band will also be playing in the student section (which is very loud). If you would like to sit with your student outside of the student section on Friday night, they and you must purchase a ticket. Both students and families must purchase tickets for the Saturday night game.
Q: When do hockey tickets go on sale?
A: Tickets are exclusively available for students for Family Weekend starting Monday, September 19th until Monday, October 10th at 11 AM. At that point ticket sales will open to the public. Reserved tickets are $15 each and Standing Room tickets are $10 each.
Q: How to purchase tickets?
A: Tickets are available using your Student account at clarksonathletics.com/tickets. In order to purchase tickets during this exclusive period you must log in under the Student/Faculty/Staff option and use your Clarkson login.
Q: Do I need a ticket as a student?
A: Friday night there is a student section, but there is no student section Saturday and students DO NOT get in for free. Although there is a student section Friday, if you want a guaranteed seat with your family you will need to purchase a ticket for yourself as well.
Q: How many tickets can I purchase?
A: Due to minimal availability of reserved seating available you will be allowed FOUR tickets per game during the exclusive buying period. If you desire more than four tickets per game, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org. Each request for more than four tickets will be handled on a case by case basis. There is no guarantee your request will be approved and if there are tickets available after the exclusive buying period you may purchase additional tickets then.
Q: When and where do I pick up my tickets?
A: When purchasing tickets online you will have 2 options, E-ticket or Will Call. The E-ticket option will allow you to receive your ticket immediately. From there you can print the tickets out or send them to your mobile device. When you arrive the night of the game we can scan your printed ticket or the ticket on your phone. The Will Call option will leave your tickets at Will Call and those tickets can be picked up at the Cheel Arena Box office during business hours with a valid ID. There is a $2 convenience fee per transaction for all tickets left at Will Call.