Welcome to the Clarkson Family!

Save the date for Orientation and Move-In for Spring 2024!

January 9: First-year and Transfer Student Move-In

January 10: Returning Student Move-In

It is very important that you check your Clarkson email and MyCU (username and password required) 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. Your username and password combination are the same for your PeopleSoft and email accounts.

If you are a member of the Honors Program, please learn more about your orientation schedule on the Honors webpage.

Members of the incoming class of The Clarkson School can find their orientation schedule on the TCS webpage.

International students can find their schedule on this International Center intranet page


Move In Information

Please refer to the Campus Map for locations of entrances and residence halls as outlined below. Students (and families/supporters, if applicable) arrive at their designated campus entrance and check-in with move-in crew to receive directions. Incoming students will receive additional information before arriving on campus.

  • First-year students living in Cubley or Reynolds Houses enter on Clarkson Avenue and then turn onto Foothills Lane.
  • First-year students living in Ross or Brooks Houses enter on Goldenrod Drive at the main campus entrance.
  • First-year students living in Donahue will enter on Goldenrod Drive at the main campus entrance and go to Graham Hall.
  • Transfer students, regardless of housing assignment, check in at the Cheel Campus Center lobby. Pull right up to the loop in front of the main entrance and head inside to pick up your keys.
  • The Clarkson School students will enter on Goldenrod Drive at the main campus entrance and go to the front of Price Hall (Ormsby House & Newell House).
  • Students (and families/supporters, if applicable) drive to the check-in area outside of the residence hall (first-years) or Cheel Arena (transfers).
  • Students retrieve their residence hall room key, student ID, and printed orientation schedule. Residential Advisors (RAs) will be walking around the residence halls and handing out keys, in order to get to know you and help answer questions or concerns!
  • Should you arrive on campus outside of the designated move-in times, go to the Quad Center Core RA Office room 115. If you need help getting access into the Quad, call Campus Safety at 315-268-6666. Move-in assistance will no longer be available but, you will be able to receive your residence hall room key, student ID, and printed orientation schedule. If you have any questions, please contact Res Life at reslife@clarkson.edu.
After you move in and set up your room
  • Students pick up their mail key in the Student Center main floor.
  • Students will receive their vehicle registration stickers, if applicable, in their student mailbox or can be picked up at Campus Safety and Security.
  • Mailbox numbers and mailing address can be found on myCU

Orientation Highlights


Move in to Your Residence Hall

9am-4pm, Price Hall (ERC after 4pm)

Orientation Welcome

4-4:30pm, Student Center MPRs

Welcome to Clarkson!

Ice Breakers

4:30-5:15pm, Student Center MPRs

Play a series of games to get to know your new classmates at Clarkson!


5:15-6pm, Student Center MPRs


6-8pm, Student Center MPRs

Relax and have fun with other students while playing indoor games!


International Student Academic Integrity Session

9-10am, Student Center MPRs

Campus Tour

10-11am, leave from the Student Center Info Desk

Title IX/Boundaries

11am-12pm, Student Center MPRs

Learn about your rights covered under Title IX. 


12-1pm, Student Center Servery

Building a Shared Community D&I Training

1-2pm, Student Center MPRs

The purpose of this training is to increase participants' cultural awareness, knowledge, and communication while navigating Clarkson. This session will serve as an introduction to the D&I team and the resources that are provided for all students on campus.


Meeting Res Life & What you Need to Know about life on Campus

2-2:30pm, Student Center MPRs

Learn the ins and outs of life on campus with your Residence Life team! They will give you everything you need to know to have a successful on-campus living experience.

Getting Involved on Campus

2:30-3pm, Student Center MPRs

Learn about how to get involved through Knightlife, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and CUSA Senate and resources like the shuttle bus

International Center Welcome Event

3-4 pm, 2nd Floor ERC, International Center Suite


Undergraduate International & Exchange Student Orientation

10:30-11:30 am, Student Center MPRs

International Student Academic Integrity Session (Makeup)

12-1pm, Student Center MPRs

Graduate International Student Orientation

1-3pm, Student Center MPRs


Clarkson is a community of students, faculty and staff who all work together with the common goal of students leaving with a holistic education. Orientation is your first chance to get a sense of the community, build relationships and get comfortable with campus.

Building a Shared Community

Clarkson is a diverse community of learners. With international students from different countries, students from all over the united states, LGBTQ+ -identifying students, indigenous students, and students from various religious backgrounds, Clarkson is a place where diversity is not just a buzzword. It is a way of life.

*Buddies and Boundaries*

All students, faculty, and staff are protected under Title IX at Clarkson. This includes sexual misconduct, sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and retaliation. Title IX violations are taken very seriously at Clarkson, and we are committed to helping you navigate the many resources we have available to you.

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