What to Expect

Select a dropdown menu below for more information on what to expect for our visits:

Campus Tour

Our campus tours are typically 60-90 minutes in length and cover the majority of our buildings on the "Hill" campus in Potsdam, New York. We can easily condense the length of the tours and focus on the areas your group is interested in seeing. 

This includes:

  • residence halls
  • dining locations
  • the library
  • Career Center
  • indoor athletic facilities
  • Cheel Campus Center (including ice hockey area)
  • Student Center
  • academic buildings (classrooms and laboratories)
  • SPEED labs (Clean Snowmobile, Formula SAE, FIRST Robotics, Mini Baja and more). 
Meeting with Faculty & Staff

Many of our groups are looking to visit with specific academic departments or student support departments. If you have a specific group that you are hoping to spend some time with during your visit, please let us know. 

Examples of frequently requested department visits include:

  • The Clarkson School (early college entrance program)
  • HEOP (Higher Education Opportunity Program)
  • CUPO (Community of Underrepresented Professional Opportunities)
  • Shipley Center for Innovation
  • Army/Air Force ROTC
Having a Meal on Campus

During your time at Clarkson, you may be on campus at a typical mealtime. If this is the case, our office may be able to provide you with complimentary meals for your group depending on the age group and your financial needs. The location will be determined by our staff (you are welcome to give us your preference) based on the time of day for your meal, size of your group, capacity of the dining facility and schedule of activities. 

Setting up Admissions Interview

Bringing students to campus who are interested in applying or have already applied to Clarkson? If they haven't done an in-person admissions interview, doing so during your visit could be the perfect time. We will need the information on your specific students to make the arrangements and will need advance notice to ensure a counselor is available for the interview. 

Participating in a Hands-on Activity

Many of our faculty have developed fun, educational hands-on experiences and experiments that are perfect for a high school group. It is one of the most popular and unique options available to groups while visiting. Inquire for more details.

Admissions Overview

Especially for grades 10 and up, we strongly encourage your group to have an admissions overview with one of our counselors. All of our counselors are trained in both admissions and financial aid, so they can answer any questions your students may have about each process. The overview is a great way for the students to better understand going to college overall, what the processes are like and what to look for during their college search. 

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