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A Special Invitation for Families and Alumni

October 24 & 25, 2014 | Register Here!

Please join us this October for our annual Family/Homecoming Weekend! Held each fall, this tradition is an opportunity for families and alumni to discover more about the lives of our students while enjoying student performances, faculty presentations, soccer, hockey and football games, and special entertainment!

We are still working on the 2014 schedule, but have a look at the tentative plans below. Please note you will be given a full schedule of events upon your arrival to the Welcome Area at the Student Center Info Desk!

Tentative Schedule- Items in bold are confirmed
Friday, October 24, 2014

  • 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Visits with Faculty and Staff (By appointment only. Subject to availability.)
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Hockey Ticket Pick-up (Ticket Box Office, Cheel Campus Center) Pick up reserved hockey tickets. NOTE: If you did not purchase a ticket in advance, students and families will have to pay $13 each at the door. Students may sit in student section for free with ID this game only.
  • 3-5 p.m. | Welcome Area  (Student Center Information Desk)
  • 3 p.m. | Women’s Hockey vs. Syracuse University (Cheel Arena) $4 admission, free w/ Clarkson ID (one entry per CU ID).
  • 4-11 p.m. | Club 99 Open (Next to Cheel Commons, Cheel) and Bar 9 Open (1st Floor, Student Center) Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available for sale.
  • 5-6:45 p.m. | Pre-Hockey Buffet (Barben Rooms, Cheel) Buffet with cash bar. $14.99/person. Tax and tip included.
  • 5-7 p.m. | SausageFest (Student Center) A can't-miss event for alumni, students, and the whole family! Featuring FREE gourmet sausages, peppers and onions, cotton candy, popcorn, carnival games, and activities!
  • 7 p.m. | Men’s Hockey vs. Bowling Green State University (Cheel)  $13 admission, students sit in student section free with Clarkson ID this game only.
  • 9:45 p.m. (Following Hockey Game) | Magician Joseph Tran (Student Center Forum) One part magician and one part comedian, Joseph’s high-energy, fresh combination of stand-up magic and comedy is perfectly suited for students, alumni, and families alike
  • 11 p.m. | Late Knight Movie: Earth to Echo (Student Center Forum) Sponsored by Clarkson Union Board (CUB) and the Office of Student Life and Engagement (OSL).

Saturday, October 25, 2014

  • 8:30 a.m.-noon | Welcome Area (Student Center Information Desk). Sign our guest book, pick up an event schedule, campus map & ask questions.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Trip with Clarkson University Outing Club to Azure Mountain (Meet in front of Cheel at 8:45, caravan departs at 9 a.m.) Weather permitting. 45 minutes from campus-please bring your car.
  • 9:15-9:45 a.m. | Reh Center for Entrepreneurship: Info Session/Meet & Greet (Snell Atrium) Please join us for $1 off EntReh lattes and free coffee. Come get to know what entrepreneurial innovations the students at the Reh Center for Entrepreneurship are working on!
  • 10-10:45 a.m. | Welcome from President Tony Collins (Student Center Forum) President Collins will present current academic programs and curriculum innovations and introduce members of the Parents Committee. Light refreshments will be available.
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Hockey Ticket Pick-up (Ticket Box Office, Cheel Campus Center) Pick up reserved hockey tickets. NOTE: If you did not purchase a ticket in advance, students and families will have to pay $13 each at the door.
  • 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Annual Air Force/Army ROTC Soccer Game (Hantz Field)
  • 11 a.m.-noon | Meet & Greet with Faculty (ERC Atrium) Meet the faculty that teach your first-year student's classes! Representatives from first-year mathematics, physics, and chemistry will attend this social hour.
  • 11a.m.-2 p.m. | Oksoberfest Bratwurst Barbecue (Student Center Patio/Bar 9) Staffed by Greek Life and the Counseling Center, in recognition of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week. FREE: Bratwurst, German potato salad, coleslaw, hot apple cider, soda, coffee, and tea. Participate in a drunk driving simulation wearing drunk goggles, get the latest AlcoholEdu statistics, and learn how to drink smart and about alcohol poisoning intervention.
  • 1-5 p.m. | Family Fun: Big Chair Photos! (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms) Free! 
  • 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show (Science Center 360) 300 person limit– seating starts at 1 p.m. 
  • 2:30-3:15 p.m. | Now That Orientation Is Over.... (Snell 212) Join Dean of Students, Steve Newkofsky, and Associate Director of the Student Success Center, Kate Mikel, for a mid-semester check-in. Ask questions!
  • 3 p.m. | Women's Soccer vs. William Smith College (Hantz Turf Field)
  • 2 p.m. | Air Force ROTC Drill Team and Color Guard Demonstrations (Indoor Recreation Center)
  • 3:15-4 p.m. | The Importance of the Professional Experience (Snell 213) Presentation and discussion with students who have participated in professional experience programs. 
  • 4-11 p.m. | Club 99 Open (Next to Cheel Commons, Cheel) and Bar 9 Open (1st Floor, Student Center) Nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages are available for sale.
  • 5-6:45 p.m. | Pre-Hockey Buffet (Barben Rooms, Cheel) Buffet with cash bar. $14.99/person. Tax and tip included.
  • 4:30-6 p.m. | Student Performances (Student Center Forum)
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. | Homecoming Pep Rally (Student Center Forum) Get pumped up with the Clarkson Community for the Men’s Hockey game!  The Pep Band will perform as well as Clarkson student groups—come see who wins the prized Tommy Award for the best Homecoming skit!
  • 7:30 p.m. | Men’s Hockey vs. Bowling Green State University (Cheel) $13 admission, standing room $10 per person. Free open skating 30 minutes after the completion of the hockey game.
  • 7:30 p.m. | Clarkson Hockey Game Overflow (Student Center Forum) If the game is sold out, come see the game on the big screen!
  • 9:30 p.m. (Following the Hockey Game) | Stand Up Comedy Performance by John Heffron (Student Center Forum) This stand-up performance is one not to be missed! Winner of Last Comic Standing, John Heffron's show will be fun for the whole family!
  • 10:30 p.m. | Late Knight Movie, The Goonies (Student Center Forum) Sponsored by CUB and OSL.

Jostens Class Rings will be offering promotionally priced rings at their Student Center table event Friday, October 24th  from noon to 6 p.m., Saturday, October25th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, October 26th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Golden Knight Hockey | Hockey Ticket Request Form
Clarkson is proud to host an annual “Parent’s Hockey Game” each year during Family Weekend, as well as a standard hockey game. Your family is invited to attend them both. Come support your Golden Knights this Fall! 

Lodging
If you are planning on attending this year’s family weekend and need lodging, we encourage you to make reservations as soon as possible. Please see this link for lodging information: www.northcountryguide.com.

A crowded forum during Alonzo Bodden's performance.
A crowded forum during Alonzo Bodden's performance on Saturday, October 27, 2012.

View the 2013 Family/Homecoming Weekend Schedule | Download the 2013 PDF here!

Check out our Parent and Family Guide to Clarkson!

John Heffron
Clarkson will host a headlining performance by John Heffron, winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing, on Saturday, October 25th, 2014.

Alonzo Bodden
Cristela Alonzo, who has appeared on Conan, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Showtime's Legally Brown, Last Comic Standing and Live at Gotham, performed as the headlining act in the Student Center Forum on Saturday, October 19, 2013.

Family enjoying the eternal flame during family weekend.
Lodging information can be found at www.northcountryguide.com