Schedule of Activities

A full day of activities is offered for our Fall Open Houses. We recommend you spend the entire day to get a full picture of life on our campus - from academic, study abroad and research opportunities to extracurricular activities and athletics - but understand if you can only attend some activities.

Campus Tours are offered at various times throughout the day to visit locations not already seen through other Open House activities, such as athletic facilities, a residence hall, our library, eateries and more.

Check out Fall 2019 Open House schedules below:

Coulter School of Engineering
Reh School of Business
Institute for a Sustainable Environment
School of Arts & Sciences

Morning Activities

Check in & Light Breakfast
Check in and grab a breakfast snack!

University Academics Fair
Your chance to seek out and have casual conversation with faculty members and current students from all of our schools: the Coulter School of Engineering, School of Arts & Sciences, Reh School of Business and Institute for a Sustainable Environment. A great opportunity to explore what majors you're interested in or confirm a major you've already decided on.

President's Welcome
President Tony Collins and Vice President Brian Grant officially welcome you to Clarkson.

Academic Information Sessions
You'll attend two information sessions about majors or specialty programs you're interested in from all of our schools. Check out our listing of undergraduate programs.

Afternoon Activities

Buffet Lunch with Faculty and Students
At lunch, you'll have another opportunity to talk with faculty and students from the academic program(s) you're interested in as you enjoy a catered buffet meal (vegan/vegetarian, gluten free, and lactose free options available).

Student Activities Fair
Over 25 of our 200+ student clubs and organizations are available during this lunch activity to chat with you about getting involved on campus.

Admissions & Financial Aid Information Session
Director of New Student Financial Aid Kara Pitts and Vice President Brian Grant explain Clarkson's admissions and financial aid process and offer a Q&A period.

Student Life, Study Abroad & Career Panel
Students with different majors, interests, and experiences share their Clarkson journeys and answer questions related to co-ops, internships, study abroad, and general life at Clarkson.

Transfer, Honors & Clarkson School Guests

Transfer students and students interested in the Honors Program and/or the Clarkson School will have slightly different schedules and optional sessions related to these programs. For more information, contact:

Trish Dobbs, director of admissions

Honors Program
Marcy Wilcox, assistant to the director of the Honors Program

The Clarkson School
Matt Rutherford, director of Clarkson School admissions

Honors students studying together

Travel Information

Overnight Accommodations

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:

Getting to and Around Campus

All of our undergraduate programs are housed at our main campus in Potsdam, New York, just outside the six million acre Adirondack Park and a short drive from two of Canada's most notable cities - Ottawa and Montreal. Whether you're coming by car, plane, or bus, here are directions to our campus.

Once you're on our campus, you may choose to utilize our campus map. Notable buildings for new guests include Holcroft House, our undergraduate admissions hub; the Student Center, our student life hub; and Cheel Campus Center, home to the Golden Knights Division I men's and women's ice hockey teams.

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