Student Life FAQs
Clarkson School students, as college students, must take a great deal of responsibility throughout the 24 hours of each day. Bells do not ring between classes and parents do not wake you up in the morning. If you take 15 college credit hours, it means you are in class for at least 15 hours each week, and you must balance the other hours with study time and activities such as clubs, sports, professional organizations, meals, sleep and recreation. Many students also spend time learning about other colleges and universities for the years after The Clarkson School. Students are often involved in community and church activities, and some have jobs. Hours are also spent in discussions with other fellow Clarkson School students "solving problems of the world." Then, of course, there is always the time spent doing your own laundry.
The living environment and sense of community are as important to The Clarkson School year as the enriching academic experience. The Clarkson School administrative offices are adjacent to the residence hall, and easily accessible.
Clarkson School Students are housed in wings of an undergraduate residence, in suites consisting of two rooms and one bath, shared by four students. Each of the floors has a common area furnished with couches, chairs, and used for socializing, studying, and meetings. A house advisor lives on each floor. Family dinners for staff, students, and house advisors provide an opportunity for everyone to get together regularly. Announcements are made, birthdays and special events are celebrated, and occasionally we have guest speakers. Field trips are scheduled to places of interest. Special programs are offered in residence halls for weekends and special occasions. Personal, academic and career counseling are available to all students. The year begins with an extended orientation program and concludes with an end-of-year gathering and commencement.