Do you love the outdoors? Are you looking forward to exploring nature and the beautiful views right at your doorstep here at Clarkson University? If so, the Outdoor Enthusiast floor might be the perfect community for you. This community is located in the Quad with all other first-year housing, but consists exclusively of residents who truly love experiencing the great outdoors and building a supportive community of trust and respect through shared experiences with nature.
Are you a female student interested in science and engineering at Clarkson? Well, we've got the perfect spot for you — the WiSE supportive living and learning community on campus. Located in the Quad (first-year housing), the WiSE (Women in Science & Engineering) program floor fosters engagement in the world of science and engineering by women, who are typically outnumbered in related majors and programs. WiSE was created to offer women a strong support system to help with everyday challenges. Such support includes mentoring by upperclass women as well as several staff members from across the University.
The Clarkson FIRST Robotics Living-Learning Community is located in a pair of suite-style residence hall floors in Graham Hall's Donahue House, which is usually reserved for upperclass-student housing. It's designed to bring together 40 students, both first-years and sophomores, and help them build a tight-knit living community. They live and work together and do outreach within the FIRST Robotics family of programs to elementary and high school students, as well as participate in campus-wide programs and events. To learn more about FIRST and its programs, visit www.usfirst.org. Our community also participates in fun activities outside of robotics outreach. Some of these include guest speakers, a League of Legends and Starcraft tournament, bowling, barbecues and bonfires. Plus, you can always suggest your own ideas for activities! The floors are always looking for new ideas.
Women in Business (WIB)
Are you a female student who is interested in developing yourself professionally to prepare for the workforce and the "real world"? If so, the Women in Business floor has many benefits to offer you. This floor, also located in the Quad with all other first-year housing, is geared toward the professional development of first-year women. This floor will be particularly beneficial to women who are engineering & management majors or in the Reh School of Business. Participants will be connected with upperclass mentors and will experience opportunities to connect with faculty and staff in regular floor programs. Activities will include workshops on resume-building, job-searching and applications, presentation skills and more. We hope you will consider becoming a part of the WIB family!
Pre-Health Professionals (PHP)
If you’re a first-year student intending on going into a healthcare profession, such as a physical therapist, physician assistant, doctor of medicine or veterinary physician, you should consider living in the Pre-Health Professionals Living-Learning Community. This floor, also located in the Quad with all other first-year student housing, will allow students to connect socially and academically, and network through Clarkson with professionals in their field of study.
This floor provides an inclusive environment with a focus on the diversity of all people. Unity housing is open to students who identify as LGBTQ+, gender nonconforming, cisgender and allies. The first-year Unity Floor students will connect socially and academically with upperclass students in Clarkson’s Unity House and the Gender Sexuallity Alliance. The Unity Floor will be located in the Quad for first-year students.
This floor will be composed of students passionate about athletics and building Clarkson spirit at athletic events and across campus. This community will promote sportsmanship, enthusiasm for athletics, healthy living and Clarkson spirit. Programming will focus on teamwork, work ethic, healthy living and academic excellence. This floor will be located in the Quad for first-year students.
The Golden Gamers Floor (The GGF)
Are you a new school gamer or an old school gamer? From PS4 to Dungeons & Dragons, this floor is for you. The goal of this floor is to bring students with gaming interests together socially to provide academic support among first-year students. This floor is located in first-year housing in the Quad.