Transfer Student Orientation
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
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 check-in is Friday, August 23rd on the first floor of the Educational Resources Center. Here, you will receive your orientation schedule, ID card, vehicle registration, mailroom key, and parking permit. If you are living on campus, you will also pick up your room key at this location. All further information, including book pickup information and check-ins will be noted in your provided schedule.Friday, August 23
7-7:45p: President’s Welcome
8-10p: Floor Meeting/RA ice breakers (for residential students)
Saturday, August 24
9-10a: Academic Orientation
10-11a: Career Planning for Transfers
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
8-9p: Holcroft Night
9-10p: Floor Meeting (for residential students)
Monday, August 26
7p: Volunteer Fair/Community Service Fair
Tuesday, August 27
7p: Activities Fair
Tuesday, August 27
6p: Transfer Student Social: Meet peers who have gone through it before!
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.
The common book for 2013 is Mary Roach's "Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void." Please pick up a copy and help us make this a community event! Mary Roach will also be our Van Sickle Endowed Lecturer at Convocation on Sunday, August 25th.