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Join Us for Family Weekend on October 28th & 29th, 2016: RSVP Today!
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Please join us this October for our annual Family Weekend! Held each fall, this tradition is an opportunity for families to discover more about the lives of our students while enjoying student performances, faculty presentations, athletic events, and special entertainment!

We are still working on the schedule of events for Family Weekend 2016. The schedule below is tentative, but items in bold are confirmed.

Friday, October 28, 2016

  • 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 box office. Students may sit in student section for free with ID this game only.
  • 3-5 p.m. | Welcome Area  (Student Center Information Desk) Pick up an event schedule, campus map & ask questions. 
  • 3 p.m. | Women’s Hockey vs. Harvard University (Cheel Arena) $5 admission, free w/ Clarkson ID (one entry per CU ID).
  • 5-11 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. $15.99/person. Tax and tip included.
  • 5-7 p.m. | Fifth Annual SausageFest (Student Center) A can't-miss event for students and the whole family! Featuring FREE gourmet sausages, peppers and onions, popcorn, pretzels, carnival games, and activities!
  • 7 p.m. | Men’s Hockey vs. University of Minnesota (Cheel)  $13 admission, students sit in student section free with Clarkson ID this game only.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

  • 8-9 a.m. | Clarkson School & Honors Program Continental Breakfast Reception (Adirondack Lodge)
  • 8:30 a.m.-noon | Welcome Area (Student Center Information Desk). Pick up an event schedule, campus map & ask questions.
  • 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Trip with Clarkson University Outing Club (Meet in front of Cheel at 8:45, caravan departs at 9 a.m.) Weather permitting.
  • 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!
  • 9:15-11 a.m. | Annual Air Force/Army ROTC Soccer Game (Hantz Field)
  • 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 box office.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Career Center Drop-In Hours (ERC 2nd floor) Meet the Career Center staff and ask questions! Learn about various services available to your students as well as professional experience opportunities including internships and co-ops.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Robotics Demonstration (ERC Atrium) Dr. Jim Carroll, Associate Professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering, and robotics mentors associated with the Northern NY Robotics Academy at Clarkson will showcase hands-on robotics demos! Demos will include Lego robots, humanoid robots, drones and related K-12 activities that are run regionally both in class and on an extra-curricular basis.
  • 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dr. Jim’s Chemistry Magic Show (Science Center 360) 
  • 1 p.m. | Clarkson Women's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence University  (Hantz Turf Field)
  • 1 p.m. | Clarkson Swimming vs. St. Lawrence University (Fuller Pool)
  • 1:15-2 p.m. | Faculty Presentation: TBD (TAC 206) Q&A included
  • 2-3 p.m. | Meet & Greet with Faculty & Staff (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms) Meet the faculty that teach your student's classes! Chat with the staff who support your student on campus! Representatives from various departments will attend this social hour.
  • 2-4 p.m. | Family Fun: Create-a-Creature! (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms) Stuff your very own plush animal and decorate a t-shirt for it to wear! Free! 
  • 2 p.m. | Men's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence University (at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY)
  • 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Studying Abroad: A Major Component of the Clarkson Experience (TAC 206) Learn how the program works and which universities we partner with to provide your students with quality study abroad experiences.
  • 3 p.m. | Women's Hockey vs. Dartmouth College (Cheel Arena) $5 admission, free w/ Clarkson ID (one entry per CU ID).
  • 3:30-4:15 p.m. | Faculty Presentation: TBD (TAC 208)  Q&A included!
  • 3:30-4:45 p.m. | Student Performances (Student Center Forum) Featuring performances by Clarkson Orchestra, Jazz Ensemble, Dance Ensemble, Golden Knotes, and Clarkson Goldies Dance Team!
  • 5-5:45p.m. | Welcome from President Collins (Student Center Forum) President Collins will present current academic programs and curriculum innovations and introduce members of the Parents Committee.
  • 5-6:45 p.m. | Pre-Hockey Buffet (Barben Rooms, Cheel) Buffet with cash bar. $15.99/person. Tax and tip included.
  • 5-11 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.
  • 6– 7 p.m. | 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 skit!
  • 7:30 p.m. | Men’s Hockey vs. University of Wisconsin (Cheel) $13 admission, standing room $10 per person.
  • 9:30 p.m.  | Stand Up Comedy Performance: Tom Cotter (Student Center Forum) Sponsored by CUB.

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.

Check out our Parent and Family Guide to Clarkson!

Tom Cotter
Tom Cotter will perform stand-up comedy on Saturday, October 29th, 2016 in the Student Center Forum
Comedian Tom Cotter has taken the comedy scene by storm since finishing as runner-up and becoming the Breakout Star from Season 7’s "America's Got Talent." He lost to a dog act, but don’t hold that against him; Tom was the first comedian ever to be a finalist on the show and was the highest finishing human being on the show that year. Tom's other numerous television and radio credits include "The Tonight Show," “Last Comic Standing,” his very own "Comedy Central Presents... Tom Cotter," The Howard Stern Show, Comics Unleashed, multiple appearance on CBS’ "The Late Late Show" and Celebrity Host of “Gotham Comedy Live” on AXS-TV.

mike birbiglia

Mike Birbiglia headlined our stand-up comedy show on Saturday, October 24th, 2015 in the Student Center Forum. 

Lodging information can be found at www.northcountryguide.com