Registration Fee: $200| Attendees should bring additional spending money for meals/activities not included as specified below
Your registration fee includes a welcome lunch for you and two family members/supporters, housing, activities, transportation, and most meals (except where noted). Additional family members/supporters may attend the welcome lunch for $20 each by selecting this option on your registration form.

Who is the Pep Band?

Hello class of 2027, this fall the Clarkson University Pep Band will be putting on their pre-orientation trip which will include activities like a BBQ, game nights, and most importantly getting to play some music!  Attending a Pre-O trip can make the transition into college a bit easier and it can also give you a few ideas of what clubs you want to be a part of. We want to make Pre-O a time for the band to jump into the new year with new members and have some fun as a club. The Pep Band is an extracurricular club open to all students no matter your skill level, there is always a place for you to come be with the band. Learn more about visiting the Pep Band’s Knight Life page at

Please note this itinerary is tentative and subject to minor changes. You will receive a final itinerary upon arrival to campus. 

Day 1: Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023

  • 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. – Check-in/move in: Get your key and Orientation schedule at our tent in front of the Quad
  • 12 pm.  – 1:15 p.m. – Welcome lunch at the Student Center Dining Room, 2nd floor (included in registration fee)
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. – Student icebreakers and team building on Cheel Lawn (Student Center MPRs in case of rain)
  • 2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Students and families say farewell
  • 4:00 – 5:30: hand out music and practice
  • 6:00 – 8:00: Dinner downtown (Paid by attendee)

Day 3: Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

  • 9:00 – 10:00: Breakfast (Provided by band)
  • 10:00 – 12:00: Practice Music
  • 12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (Provided by band)
  • 1:00 – 2:30: Free time
  • 2:30 – 4:30: Campus Scavenger hunt (tour)
  • 5:00 – 7:30: BBQ with High Dive (Provided by band)

Day 4: Thursday, August 24th, 2023

  • 9:00 – 10:00: Breakfast (Provided by band)
  • 10:00 – 11:30: Practice
  • 12:00 – 1:00: Lunch (Provided by band)
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Lunch 
  • 1:30 – 4:00: Beach – 2092 River Road Potsdam NY 13676 Postwood (or indoor games, Wallyball or board games)
  • 4:30 – 5:30: Free time (Shower after the beach)
  • 5:30 – 7:00: Dinner Downtown (Paid for by attendee)
  • 7:30: Game kNight

Day 5: Friday, August 25th, 2023

Sign up for this experience at Sign-ups are from early June through July 31 or until all spots are filled, whichever comes first. Refunds may be requested until July 31 after which arrangements will have already been made for your experience.

Questions? Email Thomas Uhl .