Frequently Asked Questions

What hours are the building open?

The main building is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Clarkson College students receive a key card that will give them access to the Student Center, the main building lobby door and the third floor Computer Lab during non-business hours (after 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday).

Where can I find information regarding employment opportunities at the College?

The College has an Employment Opportunities webpage where current students can search for available work study positions at the College, as well as a series of entry level positions at a variety of local health care establishments.

Where do I purchase my scrubs/uniform?

Uniforms are discussed within each course during the first week of school in the student syllabus.

Do most students bring a computer to college with them?

At Clarkson College, our goal is to offer the most advanced learning and testing
experience, which is why laptops are required for all students registered for on-campus
classes. Use the following guidelines when selecting your laptop to ensure the device
meets our campus-wide requirements.

In order to minimize disruptions during regular business hours, weekly computer updates are scheduled on Friday mornings from 12–5 a.m. On-campus computers will not be available for use during this time frame.

What are the hardware and software recommendations?

The current hardware and software recommendations are listed on the Laptop Requirements page.

I've earned credit hours at previous institutions. Are they accepted at Clarkson College?

Credit hours earned at other regionally accredited institutions may be transferred as acceptable credit to Clarkson College according to the guidelines specified in the Clarkson College Academic Catalog.

When can I move into housing?

Move in day for the fall semester is scheduled the Thursday before classes start. For the spring and summer semesters, students make an appointment to move in by contacting the Housing office via e-mail or by calling 402.991.4825. For more information about the Residence Hall, visit the Housing webpage or Facebook page.

What is my bed size for on-campus housing?

Each bedroom in the Residence Hall is equipped with an extra-large twin-size bed.

When do I receive information about my roommates?

The Housing office will send out roommate letters at the end of June for students moving in for the following fall semester. Individual move in times will be scheduled for students beginning classes in the spring or summer semesters. The Housing office can be contacted via e-mail or by calling 402.991.4825.

Where can I get help adjusting to living away from home?

A great resource is our counselor on campus. She can help with a variety of topics, including homesickness, test anxiety, depression, etc. She is available weekly, and her office is in the Success Center, located on the second floor of the Student Center. To schedule an appointment, simply e-mail or call the Success Center Coordinator at 402.552.2694. Students living in the Residence Hall can get in touch with anyone on the Residence Life Team to help with being away from home for the first time (Resident Advisor, Residence Hall Coordinator or Student Center Director). Off-campus counseling is also available through Arbor Family Counseling. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 402.330.0960.

Does every student receive an on-campus mailbox?

Students can send inner-campus mail and postal mail through the specified dropboxes located on the lower level of the Student Center. Students living in the Residence Hall can receive incoming mail through the personal mailbox they are assigned on their move-in day. The residential mailboxes are also located on the lower level of the Student Center.

If I am sick or injured, where should I go for care?

Clarkson College, through a partnership with Nebraska Medicine Clinics offers acute care health services to current enrolled students. When a student is seen for acute service(s) (see list), the College will pay up to $50 towards the cost of the care. Students may be seen at any Nebraska Medicine facility but note: the contribution from Clarkson College is ONLY applied for an acute care conditions at named partnered clinic. Refer to the Acute Care Health Service Partnership document for list of covered services and procedure for accessing the partnership pathway. For more information, review the Student Health Services section of the Academic Catalog & Handbook.

Do I need a car at college?

Depending on your program and class requirements, you may need to travel to different clinical sites in the Omaha area. The College also offers a limited number of free Metro bus passes to students who do not live on campus. The Metro Bus System offers a wide variety of pick-up and drop-off points throughout the Omaha-Metro area.

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