Academic Updates March 23-May 1

In response to COVID-19 and efforts to ensure the well-being of the Clarkson College community, updates have been made to further limit on-campus face-to-face interaction. Your well-being is our top priority, and we continue to remain mindful of your needs regarding the successful completion of your semester coursework and clinical requirements.

The Clarkson College campus remains open however, the following updates are effective Monday, March 23, 2020.

  • Clinical rotations/preceptorships/externships:
    • Graduate Nursing (NPs, CRNAs etc.): Clinicals/preceptorships/practicums continue as scheduled dependent on your site availability. Please continue to work with your Program Director and Clinical Coordinator regarding changes or concerns.
    • Undergraduate Health Care Business: Professional Practice Experiences (PPE) will continue as scheduled and dependent on your site. Please continue to work with your Program Director.
    • Medical Imaging: Externships will continue as scheduled and dependent on your site. Please continue to work with your Program Director and Clinical Coordinator.
    • Undergraduate Nursing: Senior students will continue preceptorships as scheduled and dependent on your site. All other undergraduate nursing students will complete clinical requirements through virtual platforms or simulation beginning Monday, March 23, 2020 and should not report to clinical sites the remainder of the semester. Please work with your Program Director and Clinical Coordinator.
    • Radiography: All students will complete online clinical coursework requirements as scheduled. Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, students should not report to clinical sites until further notice. Please work with your Program Director and Clinical Coordinator.
  • All on-campus classes/theory will continue in an online format through the end of the spring semester.
  • All on-campus labs: The College is limiting as many face-to-face lab sessions as possible. Please pay close attention to communication from your faculty and Program Directors regarding lab schedules. Lab sessions are being encouraged to take place in an online format as much as possible. Lab skills checks and simulation will remain on-campus as required by your program.
  • On-campus services remain open with badge access-only to all College buildings beginning March 23, 2020 for students to continue to have access to academic resources. Students entering the campus facilities will need to have their student badge, as all external entries will remain locked.
  • Student resources should remain available to students whether online or on-campus. Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Writing Lab services, registration, orientation, advising, etc. are available online.
  • Testing in classrooms on-campus is being scheduled for major or final exams.  Testing in classrooms will allow for larger student groups the ability to spread out for social distancing (6 ft. between students). Please note, our goal is to attempt to minimize as much face-to-face examination time per course as possible. Please work with your faculty regarding these dates and locations.
  • The Residence Hall on campus remains open: this is open only to current student residents living on campus. 

As the situation evolves, modifications will be made as necessary, and we will frequently communicate any changes with you. Please refer to the updated Clarkson College Student FAQ guide with the most updated information on our website at as well as on our social media channels.

We are here to ensure that you remain safe and continue your academic pursuits successfully. Please continue to work with your academic advisor, faculty and program director.


Dr. Aubray Orduña
Interim President of Clarkson College