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Transfer Student Orientation Fall 2017

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Before Arriving to Campus
Please login to your PeopleSoft account to check your clearance status and to ensure you have no outstanding holds.  For questions regarding PeopleSoft, please contact Clarkson’s SAS at 315-268-6451. Your username and password combination are the same for your PeopleSoft and email accounts. Check them often since this will be our primary way of communicating with you. If you are unable to login to these accounts, please visit this link.

Arriving to Campus
Transfer student check-in is Friday, August 25th on the first floor of the Educational Resources Center.  Here, you will receive your orientation schedule, ID card, and mailroom key.  If you are living on campus, you will also pick up your room key at this location. Use the entrance marked in purple on the map below.
Move In Map

Transfer Student Orientation
New Student Orientation is a comprehensive introduction to Clarkson University.  The program helps students build a foundation for academic and co-curricular success.  New transfer students will be introduced to Clarkson’s academic programs through academic orientation in their departments and skill-building workshops.  Clarkson’s co-curricular opportunities, resources, and services for students will also be highlighted. Students will build relationships with other students, faculty, and administrators. 

Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 25th
9a-5p: Move-in
7-7:45p: President's Welcome, Cheel Arena
8-9:15p: Floor Meeting/Ice breakers with RAs (for residential students only), residence halls/campus housing
9:30-10:30p: CUB Presents: Eric Dittleman: Mind reader, stand-up & improv comedian. Semi-finalist of season 7 of America's Got Talent
10:30p-midnight: Movie on the Lawn: The Lego Batman Movie, Cheel Lawn (Forum if rain)

Saturday, August 26th
9-10a: Academic Orientations, classrooms
10-10:45a: Career Planning as a Transfer Student, Student Center Multipurpose Rooms (MPRs)
12-2p: Lunch and say goodbye to families
2-5:45p: Round Robin Discussions/Activities
Beyond the Classroom, Student Center Forum
The Amazing Race, meet outside Cheel at Portside statue
Your Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX & 129-B, Barben Rooms
Clarkson Intercultural Ambassador Discussions, Cheel Arena
6-6:45p: Session for Students Expecting to Use Testing Accommodations (dinner included), ERC Presidents Conference Room
6-7:30p: Transfer Student Dinner Reception (FREE food!), Student Center Multipurpose Rooms
8-8:30p: Relationships 101, Classrooms
8:30-9:30p: CUB Presents: Myq Kaplan: 2010 Last Comic Standing Finalist, Student Center Forum
9:30-10:30p: Welcome Carnival, Student Center
10:30p-midnight: Movie on the Lawn: Beauty and the Beast, Cheel Lawn (Forum if rain)

Sunday, August 27th
10-11:30a: Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker, IRC
11:30a-1p: Lunch
1-3p: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, Bagdad Field
1-4p: Service Opportunities: Campus Trail Maintenance, Meet at Student Center Info Desk
2-4p: Humans vs. Zombies Game, Woodstock Field
5-5:30p: Orientation session for students needing dietary accommodations, ERC Presidents Conference Room
7-8p: Convocation: Van Sickle Endowed Lecture, Cheel Arena
8-9p: Holcroft Knight of Fire, Holcroft House

Monday, August 28th
5-7p: Volunteer Fair + 60 Seconds of Service, Student Center

Wednesday, August 30th
7-9p: Activities Fair, Cheel Arena

It is very important that you check your Clarkson email and PeopleSoft 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.

Eating Animals

The 2017 common book is Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer. A panel of local food stakeholders will also deliver the Van Sickle Endowed Lecture at Convocation on Sunday, August 27th, 2017 at 7 p.m. in Cheel Arena! Explore the Common Book Guide!

Read the New Student Guide!