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Transfer Student Orientation

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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 21st 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.
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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 21st
8a-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: Mentalist Chris Carter, Student Center Forum
10:30p-midnight: Movie on the Lawn: Avengers: Age of Ultron, Cheel Lawn (Forum if rain)

Saturday, August 22nd
9-10a: Academic Orientations, classrooms
10-11a: Career Planning as a Transfer Student, Student Center Multipurpose Rooms (MPRs)
11-11:45a:Thriving and Succeeding as a Transfer Student, Student Center Multipurpose Rooms (MPRs)

12-2:30p: Lunch and say goodbye to families
2:30-3p: Beyond the Classroom, Cheel Arena
3-3:15p: So You Think You Can Recycle, Cheel Arena
3:15-3:45p: Your Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX, Cheel Arena
3:45-4:15p: Get Off Your Do-Nothing and Do Something!, Cheel Arena
4:15-5:15p: GDFR: Goin' Diverse For Real, Classrooms
5:15-6p: Session for Students Expecting to Use Testing Accommodations, ERC Presidents Conference Room
5:15-7p: Dinner
7-8:15p: Can I Have a Yes, Please? (Discussions), Classrooms
8:30-9:30p: CUB Entertainment TBD, Student Center Forum
9:30-10:30p: Welcome Carnival, Student Center
10:30p-midnight: Movie on the Lawn: Pitch Perfect 2, Cheel Lawn (Forum if rain)

Sunday, August 23rd
10-11:30a: Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker, Cheel Arena
11:30a-1p: Lunch
1-3p: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, Bagdad Field
1-4p: Service Opportunities: Trail Maintenance (meet at Student Center Info Desk) or Building Bridges to Friendship (meet in front of Ross-Brooks Houses)
5:30-6:30p: Reception with John Elder Robison, Kodak Lounge in Cheel Campus Center
7-8p: Convocation: Van Sickle Endowed Lecture with John Elder Robison, Cheel Arena
8-9p: Holcroft Knight of Fire, Holcroft House

Monday, August 24th
5-7p: Volunteer Fair + 60 Seconds of Service, Student Center

Tuesday, August 25th
7-9p: Activities Fair, Cheel Arena

Wednesday, August 26th
6-8p: Transfer Student Social, Student Center Multipurpose Rooms (MPRs)

Look Me in the Eye

The 2015 common book is Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger's by John Elder Robison. Mr. Robison will also deliver the Van Sickle Endowed Lecture at Convocation on Sunday, August 23rd at 7 p.m. in 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.

Read the New Student Guide!