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 , email, and CU & Me accounts. Check them all often!
New Student Orientation 2013
New Student Orientation is a comprehensive introduction to Clarkson University. The program helps students build a foundation for academic and co-curricular success. New students will be introduced to Clarkson’s academic programs through academic orientation in their departments, a book discussion of the common reading, 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. Parents are encouraged make arrangements to stay in St. Lawrence County overnight Friday the 23rd.
Friday, August 23
7-7:45p: President’s Welcome
8-10p: Floor Meeting/RA ice breakers
Saturday, August 24
10-11a: Academic Orientation
1-2p: Book Discussion of "Packing for Mars"
2-2:45p: Beyond the Classroom
2:45-3:30p: Thriving and Succeeding at Clarkson
3:30-4p: Your Rights Under Title IX
4-5p: The Clarkson Values
7-8:15p: "The J Spot: A Sex Educator Tells All"
8:15-9:15p: Sustainability Gameshow
9:30-11p: Welcome Carnival
Sunday, August 25
10-11:30a: Team Building with Playfair
11:30a-12p: Class Photo
1p: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament sponsored by Ultimate Frisbee Club
7-8p: Convocation with Van Sickle Endowed Lecturer Mary Roach
8-9p: Holcroft Night
9-10p: Floor Meeting
Monday, August 26
First day of classes
7p: Volunteer Fair/Community Service Fair
Tuesday, August 27
7p: Activities Fair
International Student Orientation begins before New Student Orientation to give international students time to recover from travel, acclimate to campus, and to connect with campus resources.
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The 2013 common book is "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void" by Mary Roach. Mary Roach will also be our Van Sickle Endowed Lecturer at Convocation on Sunday, August 25th. Please pick up a copy of "Packing for Mars" today! It is mandatory that all freshmen read the common book as it will be part of assignments during Orientation, First Year Seminar, and Clarkson Seminar.
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.