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Orientation will be provided to all incoming international students to Clarkson University for the fall & spring terms. Orientation will provide information on status maintenance – international student check-in procedures – and – other items essential to living in Potsdam.

The International Center orientation is a mandatory 2-part program providing essential information to assist you throughout your stay at Clarkson University – whether this is for 1-semester or 5- years.

Orientation Part 1 – Information sessions – Check-in process – and – Shopping Trips

Orientation Part 2 – Online Moodle course – this course will provide in depth details pertaining to your immigration status and maintenance of your status. Students will be expected to complete the online course within the first four weeks of the start of the semester. Important information on how to access and complete the course will be provided during the first orientation. 

Fall 2017 International Orientation – to be scheduled during the week of August 21, 2017

            Classes begin – August 28, 2017
                        NOTE –
MBA classes begin August 21, 2017

Update as of 4/12/2017  

Undergraduate & Exchange International students may begin moving into on-campus residences Wednesday, August 23 to Thursday, August 24, 2017.

Note – We ask that you arrive no later than noon on Thursday, August 24, 2017

Graduate International students must arrive by Monday, August 21, 2017

Note - MBA students must arrive by Friday, August 18, 2017

TA Boot Camp - Graduate Teaching Assistants - please check with your graduate program to determine if you must attend TA Training that begins July 2017. Details will be updated on when you must arrive and where this will take place. 

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