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Join Us For Family Weekend, October 20th & 21st, 2017!
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Family Weekend 2017 is still being planned, so events listed below are tentative. A complete schedule will be provided to you upon your arrival to Clarkson.

The hockey ticket purchase form will be posted to this site on Friday, September 1st.

Friday, October 20th, 2017

  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Hockey Ticket Pick-up (Ticket Box Office, Cheel Campus Center) Pick up reserved hockey tickets. NOTE: If you did not purchase a ticket in advance, students and families will have to pay at the box office. Tickets for reserved seating are $13 and standing room tickets are $10. Students may sit in student section for free with ID Friday night game only.
  • 3-5 p.m. | Welcome Area  (Student Center Information Desk) Pick up an event schedule, campus map & ask questions. 
  • 3 p.m. | Women’s Hockey vs. St. Lawrence University (Appleton Arena at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY)
  • 5-11 p.m. | Club 99 Open (Next to Cheel Commons, Cheel) and Bar 9 Open (1st Floor, Student Center) Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available for sale.
  • 5-7 p.m. | Sixth Annual SausageFest (Student Center) A can't-miss event for students and the whole family! Featuring FREE gourmet sausages, peppers and onions, popcorn, carnival games, and activities!
  • 7 p.m. | Men's Hockey vs. University of Massachusetts Lowell (Cheel Arena)  If you did not purchase a ticket in advance, students and families will have to pay at the box office. Tickets for reserved seating are $13 and standing room tickets are $10. Students may sit in student section for free with ID Friday night game only.

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

  • 8-9 a.m. | Clarkson School & Honors Program Continental Breakfast Reception (Adirondack Lodge)
  • 9 a.m.-noon | Welcome Area (Student Center Information Desk). Pick up an event schedule, campus map & ask questions.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Trip with Clarkson University Outing Club (Meet in front of Cheel at 8:45, caravan departs at 9 a.m.) Weather permitting.
  • 9:15-11 a.m. | Annual Air Force/Army ROTC Soccer Game (Hantz Field)
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Hockey Ticket Pick-up (Ticket Box Office, Cheel Campus Center) Pick up reserved hockey tickets. NOTE: If you did not purchase a ticket in advance, students and families will have to pay at the box office. Tickets for reserved seating are $13 and standing room tickets are $10. The entire arena is reserved seating and student ID is not valid for this game.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Career Center Drop-In Hours (ERC 2nd floor) Meet the Career Center staff and ask questions! Learn about various services available to your students as well as professional experience opportunities including internships and co-ops.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show (Science Center 360) 
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | SPEED Team Demonstrations (ERC Atrium)
  • 11:30 a.m. | Family Fun: Build-A-Buddy (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms) Children can stuff their very own plush animal and decorate a t-shirt for it to wear! Free while supplies last!
  • 1:15-2 p.m. | Faculty Presentation: TBD (Snell 212) Q&A included!
  • 2-3 p.m. | Meet & Greet with Faculty & Staff (Student Center Bar 9/Java City) Meet the faculty that teach your student's classes! Chat with the staff who support your student on campus! Representatives from various departments will attend this social hour.
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Studying Abroad: A Major Component of the Clarkson Experience (Snell 212) Learn how the program works and which universities we partner with to provide your students with quality study abroad experiences.
  • 3 p.m. | NCAA National Championship Banner Raising & Women's Hockey vs. St. Lawrence University (Cheel Arena) Tickets are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 8-14, and under 8 are free. Students enter free w/ Clarkson ID (one entry per CU ID).
  • 3:30-4:15 p.m. | Faculty Presentation: Hollywood, Bollywood, Nollywood: The Success Story of Nigerian Film (Snell 213) Dr. Claudia Hoffmann, Assistant Professor of Film, discusses the history of "Nollywood," the booming Nigerian film industry that has become the third largest in the world. Q&A included!
  • 3:30-4:45 p.m. | Student Performances (Student Center Forum) Featuring performances by Clarkson Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Dance Ensemble, Golden Knotes, and Clarkson Goldies Dance Team!
  • 5:15-5:45p.m. | Welcome from President Collins (Student Center Forum) President Collins will present current academic programs and curriculum innovations and introduce members of the Parents Committee.
  • 5-11 p.m. | Club 99 Open (Next to Cheel Commons, Cheel) and Bar 9 Open (1st Floor, Student Center) Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available for sale.
  • 6–6:45 p.m. | Pep Rally (Student Center Forum) Get pumped up with the Clarkson Community for the Men’s Hockey game!  The Pep Band will perform as well as Clarkson student groups—come see who wins the prized Tommy Award for the best skit!
  • 7:30 p.m. | Men's Hockey vs. Providence College (Cheel Arena) Tickets for reserved seating are $13 and standing room tickets are $10. Free open skating 40 minutes after the completion of the hockey game.
  • 9:30 p.m.  | Stand Up Comedy Performance: Dave Coulier (Student Center Forum) Sponsored by CUB.

Lodging

If you are planning on attending this year’s family weekend and need lodging, we encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible. Please see this link for lodging information: www.northcountryguide.com.

A crowded forum during Alonzo Bodden's performance.

A crowded forum during Alonzo Bodden's performance on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

Check out our Parent and Family Guide to Clarkson!

Dave Coulier
Dave Coulier, best known for playing "Joey" on Full House, will perform his headlining stand-up comedy act in the Student Center Forum on Saturday, October 21st!

Lodging information can be found at www.northcountryguide.com