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Internet Access


Wireless internet access is available across campus and in residence halls. See the Office of Information Technology (Help Desk) for information or assistance in connecting your devices.


Some businesses do offer free Wi-Fi connections – if you plan on living in Potsdam you may need to enroll with an internet provider for connection.

E-Mail – all on-campus residence halls have ethernet & wireless connections. All new students are given a Clarkson e-mail account. Please note – your CU e-mail is your primary form of communication from the campus community.

Phone Service

Phone Numbers – all phone numbers in the U.S. have 7-digits plus a 3-digit area code. Numbers dialed ‘locally’ normally do not require the 3-digit area code – i.e. 268-3943. Dialing a number outside of the area code will require 1 + 3-digit area code + 7-digit phone number – i.e. 1-315-268-3943

Cell Phones – phone plans available in this geographic area are Verizon & AT&T. Unless you are here for a longer term – you may wish to consider a ‘Trac Phone’ or a ‘Go phone’ at the local Wal-Mart shopping center. These phones can be purchased with a ‘pay as you go’ and not have to purchase a long-term contract.

Mail Service

U.S. Post Office – Clarkson University has a Campus Mailroom that serves both students & administration. Both the Administrative Mailroom & the Student Mailroom provide most of the same services offered at the local Post Office in Potsdam.

All students living on campus will have a campus mailbox where you can receive mail.

               Address to receive mail – enter the student’s box number where ‘xxxx’ is shown

                              Student Name

                              CU Box xxxx – 10 Clarkson Ave

                              Potsdam, NY 13699-xxxx

Graduate Students & International visitors will have a campus mailbox typically located within your department.

               Address to receive mail – enter the department mailbox number where ‘xxxx’ is shown

                              Graduate Student or International Visitor Name

                              CU Box xxxx – 8 Clarkson Ave

                              Potsdam, NY 13699-xxxx