Day at a Glance - First-Year Students

A full day of activities is offered for our Summer Visit Day. We recommend you attending 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 part of the day.

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

View the 2019 schedules for:
Coulter School of Engineering
Reh School of Business
School of Arts & Sciences/Institute for a Sustainable Environment

Morning Activities

Check in & Explore Special Programs
This is a perfect time to talk with staff and students from some of our specialty programs, such as the Honors Program, Adirondack Semester, Clarkson School, ROTC and Pre-Health Sciences. 

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

School Overview & Academic Major Info Sessions
At this point in the morning, you'll meet with faculty and staff from your school of choice - the Reh School of Business, the Coulter School of Engineering or the School of Arts & Sciences/Institute for a Sustainable Environment. You'll learn general information about the school, and then have a chance to explore the majors that the school offers. 


Afternoon Activities

Buffet Lunch
Enjoy a casual, complimentary lunch with faculty, staff, students and new friends. 

Campus Tour
A full campus tour led by current students with stops at a residence hall room, dining locations, athletic facilities, classrooms, labs and more. 

Admissions & Student Life Panel 
A great opportunity to ask any last questions you may have to our current students about life on campus and opportunities like study abroad, co-ops and internships, clubs and organizations, things to do in the surrounding areas, and more. 

Transfer Student Overview
Students interested in transferring to Clarkson can attend this session instead of the student panel to learn more about the transfer process.

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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