Category: Campus + Student Life

Student life at Clarkson University is vibrant and dynamic, fostering a thriving community where students can immerse themselves in a myriad of enriching experiences both inside and outside the classroom. Nestled in the charming town of Potsdam, New York, Clarkson’s main campus serves as a welcoming hub for students from diverse backgrounds, providing a supportive environment for personal growth and academic exploration.

At the heart of student life at Clarkson is a strong sense of community and camaraderie. With a plethora of clubs, organizations, and extracurricular activities available, students have abundant opportunities to engage in campus life, connect with peers who share their interests, and develop essential leadership skills. Whether participating in student government initiatives, joining competitive sports teams, or contributing to meaningful community service projects, there’s something for every student to enjoy beyond the confines of the lecture hall.

The campus itself buzzes with energy and activity, boasting modern facilities, comfortable residence halls, and picturesque outdoor spaces. Students can take advantage of various amenities such as state-of-the-art fitness centers, diverse dining options, and inviting recreational areas, enhancing their overall college experience.

Academically, student life at Clarkson is characterized by a commitment to excellence and innovation. With small class sizes and personalized attention from esteemed faculty mentors, students are empowered to pursue their academic passions and excel in their studies. Additionally, Clarkson’s emphasis on hands-on learning, research opportunities, and co-operative education placements ensures that students are well-prepared for success in their chosen fields beyond graduation.

In essence, student life at Clarkson University is a vibrant tapestry of academic rigor, personal growth, and community engagement, shaping well-rounded individuals who are poised to make a positive impact on the world.

Academics + Admission, Athletics, Campus + Student Life, Clubs + Activities, Graduate Education, Wellness and Mental Health

Discovering Cricket at Clarkson University: An International Student’s Journey

As an international student from India and a passionate cricket enthusiast, my journey to Clarkson University was driven not just by academic aspirations, but also by my love for cricket. My name is Manish, and I want to share my personal experiences and perspectives on playing cricket at Clarkson University, and how it has helped …

Campus + Student Life, Clubs + Activities, Learning Experiences, SPEED Teams, Undergraduate Programs

International Student POV: Shazoi Hall from Golden Spring, Jamaica

Hi, my name is Shazoi Hall and I am an international student from Jamaica studying Civil Engineering here at Clarkson University as an Ignite Presidential Fellow. During my time here, I’ve had the opportunity to get involved in quite a few things that have made my experience valuable and have helped me with my self-development …

Clubs + Activities, Living on Campus, Student Success, Thriving in College, Undergraduate Programs, Wellness and Mental Health

An Introvert’s Guide to Going to College 

Embarking on a journey to college can be one of the most daunting tasks for an introvert, especially after listening to several experiences from films, books, friends, or family members. The transition into college can be the most overwhelming experience when you have no recollection of how or where to start. If you are someone …

Academics + Admission, Campus + Student Life, Clubs + Activities, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), Honors Program, Scholarships + Aid, Student Success, Undergraduate Programs

International Student POV: Shreejit from Kathmandu, Nepal

Hello everyone, I’m Shreejit Poudyal, a passionate international student pursuing a B.Sc. in Data Science at Clarkson University with a minor in Computer Science. Throughout my journey here at Clarkson, I’ve not only been able to deepen my academic pursuits but also actively engaged in campus life, seeking opportunities to enrich my experience – whether …

Campus + Student Life, Living on Campus

The Clarkson University Pantry: Nourishing Minds, Building Community

We are thrilled to share a behind-the-scenes look at the heart of our campus – a place where nourishment meets compassion, and the Clarkson community thrives: The CU Pantry, our on-campus food pantry. Here, we are not only committed to alleviating hunger but fostering awareness about food insecurity.  My name is Carly LaBow ‘25, and …

Clubs + Activities, Undergraduate Programs

Student Life Spotlight: “Clarkson’s Got Talent” with Kelsey from the Office of Student Life

Hi! My name is Kelsey Sheehe and I am a senior this year at Clarkson, studying Applied Mathematics and Statistics. For the past five and a half semesters I have been a student employee for the Office of Student Life. The Office of Student Life, or OSL, is located in the Student Center and creates …

Academics + Admission, Campus + Student Life, Living on Campus, Living-Learning Communities, Potsdam Community, The Clarkson School, Undergraduate Programs

Cracking the Code: What to Expect When Attending The Clarkson School

My name is Sarah Jane. I attended The Clarkson School (TCS) in 2020 and have since continued my studies here at Clarkson University. I have a double major in Psychology and Mathematical Economics with a minor in project management. As I’m in my last semester at Clarkson and approach graduation, I’ve been reflecting back on …