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Communication

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Communication

Internet Access

On-campus

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.

Off-campus

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