Main Campus - Potsdam, New York

Join our Clarkson student tour guides with more than 1000 tours to their credit, as they guide you through a walking tour of the Potsdam campus. You'll have a chance to see the campus sights and sounds come to life as through the many stops on the tour. Some of the highlights include the Cheel Arena, academic buildings, laboratories, dining areas, and more. Nothing replaces the experience of visiting the Clarkson campus in person, but this sure comes close.  Tours of other Clarkson campus activities are below and can be found on the Clarkson YouTube Channel.  

Directions to Our Main Campus - Potsdam, NY

Our Main Campus in Potsdam, NY  is located at:

8 Clarkson Ave.                              View Our Main Campus Map
Potsdam, NY 13699
 

By Car

Through Albany
Take Interstate 87 north of Albany to exit 23 (Warrensburg). Take Route 9 north about three miles to intersection with Route 28. Follow Route 28 to Indian Lake. Take Route 30 north to Tupper Lake. Pick up Route 3 west. Route 3 intersects with Route 56 north, which goes into Potsdam. Turn left onto Route 11 south in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving time from Albany: approximately four hours.

Through Syracuse
Take Interstate 81 north to exit 48A (I-781) north of Watertown. Take exit 4 (U.S. Route 11), toward Gouverneur/Canton. Follow U.S. Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Syracuse: approximately three hours.

Through Utica
Take Route 12 north to Lowville. Then follow Route 26 north to U.S. Route 11 at Evans Mills; turn right and follow Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Utica: approximately three hours.

Through Burlington, VT
Take Interstate 89 north to exit 21 (Swanton). Follow Route 78 west to Rouses Point (Route 78 merges with Route 2). Follow U.S. Route 11 south to Malone; turn left onto Route 30 south; take first right (Route 11B south) to Potsdam. Go straight onto Route 11 south in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving time from Burlington: approximately three hours.

Through Massena
Take Route 37 to Route 56 south. Follow Route 56 to Potsdam. Turn right onto Route 11 south in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving time from Massena: 30 minutes.

By Bus

Adirondack Trailways Bus Line
Market Square Mall
Potsdam, NY 13676
315-265-2534
Fare and Schedule Information:
800-858-8555

 

 

 

 

 


Through Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Take Autoroute du Souvenir/Autoroute 20 O when crossing into Ontario and then transitions to Provincial Route ON-401 W. Take exit 789 for ON-138/Brookdale Ave toward Cornwall/Ottawa. Turn left onto Brookdale Ave/ON-138 S. Enter the roundabout, continue straight to stay on Brookdale Ave and take a slight left toward Seaway International Bridge. Continue onto International Bridge Road. After toll road and customs continue onto International Bridge Approach and take NY-37 W to NY-56 S. Follow NY-56 S to Potsdam. Turn right onto NY-11 S in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving Time from Montreal: approximately two and a half hours.

Through Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Take Highway-417 W/Trans Canada HWY W approximately eight miles. Take HWY-416 S exit on the left toward HWY-401 and merge onto Provincial Route 416 S which you will travel on for approximately 44 miles at which time you will take HWY-16 S exit 1 toward HWY-401 which will merge with Provincial route 16 and turn slightly to the right onto the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge. Take Route 37 to Route 68 east. In Canton, pick up Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Ottawa: approximately one and a half hours.

Through Lake Placid
Take Route 86 Through Saranac Lake to Paul Smiths. Turn right on Route 30 north and drive approximately nine miles; turn left onto Route 458 west to Nicholville, turning left onto Route 11B south at intersection. Travel approximately 15 miles to the Village of Potsdam. Go straight onto Route 11 south in Potsdam. After crossing river, campus is first left after traffic light. Driving time from Lake Placid: approximately one and a half hours.

Through Ogdensburg
Through Ogdensburg Take Route 37 to Route 68 east. In Canton, pick up Route 11 north to Potsdam. Immediately after entering Village of Potsdam, take second Clarkson entrance on right. Driving time from Ogdensburg: 40 minutes.

By Air

Cape Air
Fly into Ogdensburg, NY. Make reservations directly through www.flycapeair.com

Boutique Air
Fly into Massena, NY on Boutique Air. Make reservations directly through www.boutiqueair.com

Capital Region Campus

Check out our Graduate & Professional Program Hub in Schenectady, New York. Attend an open house, call for an appointment or drop in to meet our faculty and staff. Other Clarkson activities can be experienced virtually on the Clarkson YouTube Channel.  

Directions to the Capital Region Campus - Schenectady, NY

Our Capital Region Campus in Schenectady, NY  is located at:

80 Nott Terrace
Schenectady, NY 12308

 

By Car

From the south and east
Take NYS Thruway to Exit 25. From the Exit take I-890 to Exit 5 (Broadway). Turn right at the foot of ramp onto Broadway. At next light turn right up the hill on Millard. Cross over Albany and State Streets. Just past the Holiday Inn on your left will be two entrances into a large parking area. Our stand-alone building is on the upper corner of the lot.

From the north
Take Northway (I-87) South to Exit 6. Take Route 7 west into Schenectady to I-890 West. Follow I-890 to Exit 5 (Broadway). At next light turn right up the hill on Millard. Cross over Albany and State Streets. Just past the Holiday Inn on your left will be two entrances into a large parking area. Our stand-alone building is on the upper corner of the lot.

From the west
Take NYS Thruway to Exit 26. From the Exit take I-890 East to Exit 5 (Broadway). Turn left at the foot of ramp onto Broadway. At 2nd light turn right up the hill on Millard. Cross over Albany and State Streets. Just past the Holiday Inn on your left will be two entrances into a large parking area. Our stand-alone building is on the upper corner of the lot.

By Air

Albany International Airport
Many airlines fly into and out of Albany International Airport, connecting the region to almost any destination. It is only a forty-minute flight to New York City. Taxi and rental car services are available from Albany International Airport, which is about a 15-minute drive from Clarkson University Capital Region Campus. By rental car, upon leaving the Albany International Airport parking lot, turn right at the airport exit onto Albany-Shaker Road and drive north to Route 7. Turn left onto Route 7 west toward Schenectady. Follow Route 7 for 4 miles and bear right onto Union Street. Continue on Union Street for 2.7 miles take a left onto Nott Terrace, The campus is on your right at the corner of Liberty Street.

By Train

Amtrak’s Schenectady station is on State Street in Schenectady, NY. A 10-minute walk or short taxi ride from campus.

By Bus

The Greyhound bus station is on State Street in Schenectady, NY. A 15-minute walk or short taxi ride from campus.

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