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The Great Indoors

There is a wide range of diverse people here at Clarkson. There are those who love the outdoors, some who love video games or anime and people interested in the theater! There are many clubs and activities at Clarkson that make it unique and loved by many. It may seem hard to find your place …

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10 Things You [Probably] Didn’t Know About Clarkson

Hey everyone! My name is Joe Bushey and I’m a student here at Clarkson. Through my time here at the University, I’ve seen a lot of neat things. Whether it’s a creepy ghost story, an interesting fact about a former professor or student or some history about Clarkson, each of the things I have listed …

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How to See the Great Outdoors at Clarkson

College outing clubs are often a new and amazing way to experience the outdoors; you are surrounded by other young, adventurous students who all share a love of nature. There are so many new experiences that lend themselves to college outing clubs, such as night hikes, weekend backpacking and skiing trips, group volunteering and trail …

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The Three Biggest Adjustments Faced by First-Year Students in College

I can tell you firsthand that the change between high school and college is a big adjustment that affects every student, regardless of how prepared you are, how mature you are and how open to change you are. Moving away, meeting new people and being more of an individual than ever before can be difficult. …

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Top 10 Things to Do as a First-Year Clarkson Student

One of the biggest questions we get from students interested in coming to Clarkson is, “What is there to do there?” We’re not in a big city (although we’ve got some really cool Canadian ones nearby — get your passport ready!), but there’s still LOTS to do here. So we’re counting down the top 10 …

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Top 10 Questions Asked on Clarkson Campus Tours

Hello everyone! My name is Libby and I am in my final semester at Clarkson (time really does fly). In my four years at Clarkson, I have had the opportunity to get involved in many different parts of student life. I am a captain of the Varsity Alpine Ski Team, a student manager in the …

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The Scoop on the Potsdam Food Scene

Note: This post has been updated on 5/20/2021 to reflect updated information on local dining. If you’re considering Clarkson but aren’t from the North Country, chances are you don’t know a whole lot about the area that surrounds the University. I come from a town that is known for its incredible restaurants, so I was …

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Why You Should Attend GE Women’s Leadership Day

Author Note: This post was update to reflect accurate dates and information! Hi everyone! My name is Sarah and I am a civil and environmental engineering double major at Clarkson. I’m in a few clubs on campus, including Clarkson Hillel (treasurer) and, most importantly, the Society of Women Engineers (SWE). I am the president of …

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What It’s Like to Be on a SPEED Team at Clarkson (And Why It’s Better Here)

I can definitely say that after being at Clarkson University for 3.5 years now, I credit most of my true engineering experience to the Clarkson SPEED (Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design) program. Of course, you learn all of the necessary engineering concepts and methods through your classes while at Clarkson; however, you can …

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Personalized Visit vs. Accepted Students Day — Which One Should You Choose?

NOTE from the author: This post has been updated to reflect 2020 dates! So you’re considering Clarkson. Great! If you’ve never been to campus, the question should not be, “Should I go to campus and check it out?” because the answer is always yes! (if you can). Instead, the question is, “How should I visit …