Clarkson students cruise downhill in a canoe during the annual Winterfest event.

At Clarkson, we like to think of our atmosphere as "serious fun." Our students are multidimensional and hardworking, merging academics and extracurricular activities to maximize both personal and professional growth all while having fun along the way. 

We're known for our tight-knit community, where our students make lifelong connections and consider the people around them their Golden Knight family. 

Pep Band playing at a hockey game

People always ask, what is there to do on campus? The question should be, what isn't there to do? With over 250 clubs, greek organizations and teams on campus, you'll surely find something you're interested in. If for some reason you can't find the right club, you have the power to create your own. And if all of these options aren't keeping your social calendar full, the Office of Student Life hosts weekly events as well. 

Activities + Clubs

Golden Knight Athletics

Two students in a dorm room

At Clarkson, we want to be your home away from home. The majority of our undergraduate students live and dine right on campus. With many options for living styles and cuisine preferences, we do our best to create a warm and welcoming environment where you can focus on the more important aspects of your college experience, like academics, hands-on experiences and extracurricular fun. 

Living on Campus

Campus Dining

Students attending the career fair

Some of the best experiences our undergraduate students have while at Clarkson, aren't actually at Clarkson - internships, co-ops and studying abroad. Professional experiences are critical to your success, so we strive to create as many opportunities for you as you want to have. Staff from our International Center and award-winning Career Center are here to help you find the right experiences for you. 

Careers + International Experiences

President Tony Collins in front of a digital screen

Our entire campus is a place where innovation and entrepreneurship are a way of life. Clarkson Ignite is a call to action and constant reminder to our students that innovation drives everything. Under the umbrella of Ignite is the President's Challenge, an competition where our students can form teams and compete to solve a specific campus-wide, regional or global issue each year. 

 Clarkson Ignite

The Village of Potsdam during summer festival

Our location creates unique opportunities for our students, from traveling just north to metropolitan Canadian cities like Ottawa and Montreal, to heading south for the Adirondack Mountains to enjoy some of the best outdoor recreation in the country, to staying put and taking advantage of all the activities we offer on campus and within our quaint community of Potsdam.

Explore the Region

A staff member from Campus Safety and Security assists a Clarkson student through driving with simulation goggles.

Our students health and safety is of the utmost importance. We pride ourselves on the high level of safety and care our students feel while being on campus.

Student Health and Counseling Services

Campus Safety and Security

Diverse students  posing together

The Clarkson community embraces all forms of diversity on our campus. We also believe it is essential for our students, faculty and staff members to be global citizens. Through a variety of offices and staff, we strive to create an inclusive and supportive environment. 

Diversity + Inclusion

Students attending the 9-11 memorial

Clarkson has been consistently named one of the top military friendly schools in the country by Military Advanced Education & Transition's Guide to Colleges and Universities. We offer both Army and Air Force ROTC programs. 

ROTC