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Graduate Orientation

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Friday, August 15

All new MBA international students arrive to campus. Please use this day to settle into rooms and/or apartments and rest from your journey! Check in with your program for detailed arrival information.

Monday, August 18

All new graduate international students arrive to campus. Please use this day to settle into rooms and/or apartments and rest from your journey! Check in with your graduate program for detailed arrival information.

Tuesday, August 19

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

12 - 1:30 p.m. - Graduate MBA International Session - this session is mandatory for all new MBA international students to review your immigration status and responsibilities - employment benefits - and - student life at Clarkson. (Location: Peterson Board Room, B.H. Snell Hall)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. - ESL Testing for new graduate students (Location: 162 Science Center)

Testing is mandatory for all incoming matriculated graduate students for whom English is a second language.
Exception -

Graduate MBA students - TBD

Chemistry students will take on Thursday, August 21@ 1pm (177 B.H. Snell)

Wednesday, August 20

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

8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. - International Student Check-In (see required items above)

2:00 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Graduate International Student Session – this session is mandatory to review your immigration status responsibilities – employment benefits – and – student life at Clarkson. (Location: Snell 213)

Exception - Graduate MBA are not expected to attend this session

3:00 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Academic Integrity Session – this session is mandatory for all international graduate students (Location: TBD)