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Transfer Student Orientation Fall 2016

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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 PeopleSoft and email accounts. Check them often since this will be our primary way of communicating with you. If you are unable to login to these accounts, please visit this link.

Arriving to Campus
Transfer student check-in is Friday, August 26th 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. Use the entrance marked in purple on the map below.
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Transfer 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. 

Transfer Student Orientation Schedule

Friday, August 26th
9a-5p: Move-in
7-7:45p: President's Welcome, Cheel Arena
8-9:15p: Floor Meeting/Ice breakers with RAs (for residential students only), residence halls/campus housing
9:30-10:30p: CUB Presents: Adrenaline Comedy of Brian Rudo, Student Center Patio
10:30p-midnight: Movie on the Lawn: The Jungle Book, Cheel Lawn (Forum if rain)

Saturday, August 27th
9-10a: Academic Orientations, classrooms
10-10:45a: Career Planning as a Transfer Student, Student Center Multipurpose Rooms (MPRs)
12-2p: Lunch and say goodbye to families
2-5:45p: Round Robin Discussions/Activities
Beyond the Classroom, Student Center Forum
The Amazing Race, meet outside Cheel at Portside statue
Your Rights and Responsibilities Under Title IX, Barben Rooms
Clarkson Intercultural Ambassador Discussions, Cheel Arena
6-6:45p: Session for Students Expecting to Use Testing Accommodations (dinner included), ERC Presidents Conference Room
6-7:30p: Transfer Student Dinner Reception (FREE food!), Student Center Multipurpose Rooms
8-8:30p: Relationships 101, Classrooms
8:30-9:30p: CUB Presents: Comedian Steve Hofstetter, Student Center Forum
9:30-10:30p: Welcome Carnival, Student Center
10:30p-midnight: Movie on the Lawn: Zootopia, Cheel Lawn (Forum if rain)

Sunday, August 28th
10-11:30a: Playfair: The Ultimate Icebreaker, Cheel Arena
11:30a-1p: Lunch
1-3p: Ultimate Frisbee Tournament, Bagdad Field
1-4p: Service Opportunities: Campus Trail Maintenance, Meet at Student Center Info Desk
2-4p: Humans vs. Zombies Game, Woodstock Field
5:30-6:30p: Reception with Convocation speaker William Kamkwamba, Kodak Lounge in Cheel Campus Center
7-8p: Convocation: Van Sickle Endowed Lecture with William Kamkwamba, Cheel Arena
8-9p: Holcroft Knight of Fire, Holcroft House

Monday, August 29th
5-7p: Volunteer Fair + 60 Seconds of Service, Student Center

Tuesday, August 30th
7-9p: Activities Fair, Cheel Arena

It is very important that you check your Clarkson email and PeopleSoft 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.

Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

The 2016 common book is The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer. Mr. Kamkwamba will also deliver the Van Sickle Endowed Lecture at Convocation on Sunday, August 28th, 2016 at 7 p.m. in Cheel Arena!

Read the New Student Guide!