Clarkson University Campus Tour

Clarkson University Campus Tour

October 11, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


Hi! I’m Daniel, a chemical engineering
major here at Clarkson. I’ll be your tour guide today. This is Holcroft House. It’s the oldest
building on the Clarkson University campus and serves currently as the
Office of Undergraduate, International and Transfer Admissions. This building
was one of three Clarkson family residences and has since served many
purposes for different departments on the Clarkson University campus. Behind me, we have the IRC — that’s the
Indoor Recreation Center. This building is located directly across the street
from Holcroft House as well as the Quad residence complex. Within the IRC is the
Alumni Gym, the Fitness Center, the Fieldhouse and the pool. The Alumni Gym
was built in the early 1950s as a commemoration to the Clarkson University
alumni who served in World War II. The Fitness Center is open throughout the
school year, throughout the day, well into the night, for students to use the free
weights and the weight machines as well as the cardio equipment, and then the
pool is open for open swim hours that vary throughout the semester. It’s 8
lanes, 25 meters — home to our men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. And the
Fieldhouse has three distinct courts that you can play basketball, soccer,
badminton, lacrosse, ping-pong — there’s punching bags and there’s also four
racquetball courts located within the facility. For more information on
athletics here at Clarkson, click this link. Otherwise, we’ll continue and see
the rest of campus. Coming across the parking lot we have Cheel Campus
Center, which is the home to Cheel Arena. Our hockey team for both men and women
is Division I, and all other sports at Clarkson are Division III. In case you
didn’t know, our colors are green and gold, and our mascot is the Golden Knight.
Over here we have the Knight Armor Store. It’s a satellite to the University
Bookstore. However, when you purchase your textbooks, you’ll have to go downtown to
pick them up. This store sells the Clarkson apparel, the gifts, the trinkets for your family
and things like that. Also in Cheel, we have Main Street Cafe, which is one of
our campus dining locations. There’s a Subway, there’s Grill Works, there’s
Smokehouse and there’s the Main Street Burrito Station, so students who want to
have a different choice of foods or they don’t want to have the Student Center
food for that day — they can come over here to Cheel and get anything from Main Street.
So now we’re going to leave Cheel Campus Center and we’ll head over to
CAMP, which is the Center for Advanced Materials Processing. That’s our
engineering building on campus. So this is CAMP, the Center for Advanced
Materials Processing. As I mentioned, it’s our engineering building here on
campus. It houses all our engineering programs
as well as the School of Engineering offices. We have research labs, we also
have our engineering labs — but the really exciting parts of CAMP are the SPEED
labs. SPEED stands for Student Projects for Engineering Experience and Design. We
have 16 different speed teams here at Clarkson, ranging from the steel bridge
or the timber bridge, all the way to the clean snowmobile and the electric
snowmobile challenges. These SPEED labs are located in the CAMP-Raleigh complex,
which are all connected because the buildings are adjacent to each other.
So now we’ll leave the CAMP-Raleigh complex and we’ll head over to the Student
Center, which is our newest building on campus.
We’ve arrived at the Student Center, which is the hub of social life here on campus. When
we designed this building, our focus was on sustainability, openness and natural
light. The Student Center houses several different student clubs and organization
offices, as well as great venues for student entertainment activities. With
the completion of the Student Center, we were finally able to connect all the
academic buildings together with these covered walkways. For more information on
the Student Center, click here. Otherwise, we’ll continue on and see the rest of
campus. As I’m coming over from the Student
Center, I cross the Alumni Gateway, which features different memorabilia and
pieces of Clarkson history from the archives. The Alumni gateway leads
directly into the Educational Resources Center, also known as the ERC. The
Educational Resources Center houses our career and international services office,
which coordinates all of our career counseling as well as our study abroad
program, the Campus Safety and Security office, the Student Affairs office, which
is also the home of Residence Life — we also have the Student Success Center,
which coordinates all of our common services, as well as our tutoring
services. And downstairs is the library, which provides necessary research help
and a great quiet place to study. The ERC is a huge building on campus which has
tables and chairs located pretty much everywhere. It’s the most popular study
location on campus, and you’ll be able to find students here all hours of the
day or night. They also have study rooms on the second floor for those students
who prefer a private and more quiet study space. So this is TAC — the
Technology Advancement Center — located right next door to the ERC. One of our
technological advancements in this building is our water filtration system.
We collect rainwater runoff and snowmelt from the roof and also from underneath
the windows, filter it through this pump station and then use this to run water
in other parts of the building. TAC also houses the Institute for a Sustainable
Environment, a few other research labs and faculty/department offices, but
also the second floor of TAC is the second most popular study location on
campus. Also, TAC is just one of our LEED- certified buildings on campus.
Walking over from TAC, we will enter into the Science Center, which is the oldest
academic building on the Clarkson Hill Campus. This is where a lot of students
will have their classes, because it has the most lecture halls of any building on
campus. The Science Center houses four lecture halls that we use for all of our classes
on campus. Also, it’s the home for the mathematics, computer science, physics,
biology and chemistry departments, so we have a lot of labs, professor offices and
department offices in this building. And also on the third floor of the Science
Center, we have some of the administrative offices for campus, as
well as the Concrete Cafe, which is one of our campus coffee shop locations
during the day, and at night, it’s one of the most popular study locations on
campus. So moving on from the Science Center, we’ll cross over the passageway
into BH Snell Hall, which is the home to our School of Arts and Sciences and the
School of Business. Also, a little fun fact — this is known as New Snell because we
have Old Snell Hall in the Downtown Campus. On the first floor of Snell,
inside the Center for Excellence in Communication, is our Writing Center and
across from that, as part of our Reh Center for Entrepreneurship, are two of
our student run businesses. All first-year business students are
required to start and operate a business. The first semester is the planning
process; in the second semester, you actually implement that. Some of my
friends were actually the CEO and CFO of their company in their freshman year.
Heading across from BH Snell Hall is Moorehouse, one of our campus residence
halls. We have three styles of residents living here at Clarkson.
We have residence hall styles for our first-year students, and suite style and
apartment style for our upper-class students. So after leaving Moorehouse, we
came right through the Quad, which is all first-year student housing. It also
houses two of our on-campus dining locations. This brings us right back here
to Holcroft House. This concludes the Clarkson University Hill Campus tour. We
also have our Downtown Campus, which houses our Center for Health Sciences.
For more information on those programs, you can click this link. You know, nothing
ever beats the real thing, so we encourage you to schedule a visit or
attend one of our open houses to come explore Clarkson University on your own. For
more information on how to do so, visit www.clarkson.edu/visitus. Thanks for joining us today.