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Exchange Orientation

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Friday, August 16 

All new exchange students that will be enrolled in the MBA program will arrive by this date.

Monday, August 19 

All new exchange students that will be enrolled in any other graduate program will arrive by this date.

Wednesday, August 21 

All new undergraduate exchange students arrive to campus. Please use this day to settle into rooms and/or apartments and rest from your journey!

Thursday, August 22 

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. – Exchange Welcome (Location: Student Center MPR A/B)

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - International Student Check-In (Location: ERC 2300)

Upon arrival you will be required to 'check-in' with the International Students & Scholars Office. This is to confirm your arrival to Clarkson within SEVIS (Student & Exchange Visitor Information System). Please be sure to bring the following items with you... 

  • I-20/DS-2019 - Certificate of Eligibility
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • I-94 - Arrival/Departure Card – new electronic I-94 in place unless crossing from Canada. Please visit https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/request.html
  • Address where you are living in Potsdam

8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Campus Tour (Location: Student Center Forum, Ground Floor)

11:00 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Academic Integrity Session – this session is mandatory for all international undergraduate/exchange students (Location: 213 Snell Hall)

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. – ESL Writing Placement for new exchange students (Location: 177 Snell Hall)

Some exchange students may need this testing for EAP placement – please see your academic advisor if needed.

2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Exchange Student Orientation (Location: Student Center MPR A/B)

4:00 p.m. – Walmart Bus – Transportation to Wal-Mart and Lending Cupboard for essential items during your stay (Location: TBD)

Friday, August 23

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - International Student Check-In (Location: ERC 2300) 

10:30 a.m. – Book Bus – Transportation downtown to book store (Location: TBD)

7:00 p.m. – University Orientation Begins!