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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 PeopleSoftemail, and CU & Me accounts. Check them all often!

New 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. 

Arriving to Campus
Before arriving to campus, please make note of your housing assignment. Click on the map below to see the entrance to which you will be directed upon your arrival to Clarkson. Please note that students who have not paid their tuition balance or turned in their immunization forms will be redirected to the Educational Resources Center (ERC) before being permitted to move into their residence hall.
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Transfer student check-in is Friday, August 22nd 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. 


Friday, August 22, 2014

7-7:45p: President’s Welcome 
8-9:30p: Floor Meeting/RA ice breakers (for residential students)
9:30-10:30p: Mentalist Jonny Zavant
10:30p-12a: Movie on the Lawn

Saturday, August 23, 2014

9-10a: Academic Orientations
10-11a: Career Planning for Transfers
11a-12p: Thriving and Succeeding as a Transfer Student
11a-1p: Lunch
2:45-3:30p: Beyond the Classroom
3:30-4p: Your Rights Under Title IX
4-5p: Civility Through Diversity
7-8:15p: "The J Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All"
8:30-9:30p: Comedian Steve Hofstetter
9:30-11p: Welcome Carnival
11p-1a: Movie on the Lawn

Sunday, August 24, 2014

10-11:30a: Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker
5:30-6:30p: Reception with Herman Koch
7-8p: Convocation: Van Sickle Endowed Lecture with Herman Koch
8-9p: Holcroft Knight of Fire

Monday, August 25, 2014

7p: Volunteer Fair + 60 Seconds of Service

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

7p: Activities Fair

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

6p: Transfer Student Social: Meet peers who have gone through it before!

Saturday, September 6, 2014
First Saturday!

It is very important that you check your Clarkson email and CU & Me 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.

The Dinner
The common book for 2014 is Herman Koch's The Dinner. Please pick up a copy and help us make this a community event! Herman Koch will also be our Van Sickle Endowed Lecturer at Convocation on Sunday, August 24th.