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Events & Get Involved

There is always something going on at SUNY Potsdam!

Get Involved provides an on-going, multi-media campaign to promote student awareness of and participation in campus events.

Besides providing access to weekly events info online, Get Involved is responsible for:

  • Weekly Event Emails
  • Publishing and distributing the rectangular table tents you see all around campus


Move-in Weekend

Move-in weekend is packed with fun activities and events! We kick-off the weekend with Convocation, where guest speakers present and welcome new students to campus. Throughout the weekend we host a variety of events each year.  Examples of past events include: a welcome picnic, fireworks, karaoke and game nights, outdoor movie, comedy shows and open mics!

First Saturday: Over 80 businesses downtown open their doors and offer fabulous deals and giveaways for both SUNY Potsdam and Clarkson University students during First Saturday, an event that is hosted on the first Saturday of the semester. Downtown Market Street is turned into a block party, where student a cappella, dance, and music groups perform, and club and organizations host various games. Students who go to eight or more businesses have a chance to win up to $100!

Winterfest: Departments and student clubs across campus help to kick off the Spring semester by hosting two weeks full of fun events! These events include but are not limited to Bear Pride Night/Student Organization Spirit Night, which is a chance to demonstrate your school spirit at one of the scheduled sports games, skiing/snowshoeing trips with Venture Outdoors, a variety of entertainers, the Canoe Swamp, the Glow Ball Dance & VIP Reception, and many more activities!

The Campus Life office hosts a variety of other events throughout the academic year. Check them out here!