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Summary of Master Plan Survey Results


          Alum   Impression
Group     Year    (1 Hi, 7 Lo)
                                 Elaborate on impression

                                 The flow of the new plan is impressive. More
 Alumni   1951         2         attention needs to be given to interconnectivity.

                                 Plan consistent with existing campus and takes
 Alumni   1958         1         advantage of riverfront view, activities, etc.

                                 To compete with schools like Hamilton, Union,
                                 Middlebury, even SLU for the same kind of students
                                 would definitely be aided by this concept. Kudos for
                                 the river front, fraternity row and I believe connecting
                                 buildings. With a beautiful river front like this don't
 Alumni   1959         1         forget to add facility for crewing.
                                 PLEASE do not forget that the existing facilities are in
                                 major need of upgrading. This should be part of the
                                 master plan. I gave a talk in October and teh AV
                                 equipment failed. The students were aware of the
 Alumni   1966         3         problem, but the professors were not.
 Alumni   1966         6

                                 What an awesome idea to develop the riverfront as
                                 part of the campus!
 Alumni   1967         1
 Alumni   1968         2

                                 Better use of riverside is a major +. Replacing
                                 Woodstock Village?- Only 40 year life to those?
                                 Riverside Apts needed to go. Student Center needed.
                                 Not sure why there is such a need for ( that
                                 much)additional academic space, given intended flat
                                 enrollment. Greek roww is in a good location Semi-
                                 private.( other end of the location spectrum is
 Alumni   1969         2         Colgate's mistake of having it right on NY Rte 12)
                    It omits the idea of "group" housing that many
                    colleges have. This allows either greeks, athletics,
                    persons with similar interests such as "drama, arts,
                    cars , airplanes, etc." from having a communal living
Alumni   1971   5   experience.
                    In general, the concepts look great. I'd like to have a
                    bit more detailed information before making a final
Alumni   1972   2   'call'.
                    I think that the waterfront development is while nice is
                    not a priority vs other needs of Clarkson right now.
                    Like more Info. in the library, more teachers and
                    more facilities to teach in (lab space, class rooms,
Alumni   1973   4   etc.).
Alumni   1974   2

Alumni   1974   2   good inclusion of waterfront
Alumni   1977   1
                    I like the integration of living space with learning
                    (classroom) space. I like opening up the river front to
Alumni   1977   1   improve the quality of life.

                    Like the use of the "waterfront" areas. Hope access
Alumni   1977   2   for bicycles and pedestrians is planned.
                    Looks like it will greatly enhance the campus. I do
                    understand that an appealing campus is necessary in
                    competing for students. If it helps bring in the best
Alumni   1978   3   students it is a good thing.

Alumni   1978   4
Alumni   1979   1

                    The plan looks great and major Kuddos for allowing
                    everyone to view the plans and participate in the
Alumni   1979   1   review and submission of ideas.
                    It looks impressive, seems rationally laid out, even
                    smartly engineered, which is appropriate. But: 1) The
                    underclassmen are a very, very long way from
                    unstructured play fields. Cubley, Reynolds had a
                    great yard spilling down the hill, and it's the younger
                    students who will be out there on the warmer fall days
                    or the first days of spring for ad hoc softball games.
                    You plan overflow parking for space already shrunk
                    by a second double row of parking. The green where
                    the old upper class/science center parking used to be
                    is something the prospective students and parents
                    will want to see in a school of Clarkson's age, but at
                    what price?
                    2) You have created a universe separated from the
                    town of Potsdam, but you leave the big cold, sterile
                    grassy triangle in front of the Pit (the lowest dorms in
                    the north-east corner). The lawn only made sense,
                    and little of that, when the dorms were the satellite to
                    a downtown campus. Cut the cord from the town,
                    square off the property and put something useful or
                    attractive there. Maybe a catch basin for the parking
                    lots, disguised as a skating pond. 3) Woodstock field
Alumni   1979   2   is destined to be the most underused resourse on
                    It looks very nice. However - as a parent with a
                    student in college - I have to question how much all
                    this nice stuff costs. In the private sector - we have
                    to control our costs - but in academia it seems adding
                    more and more ammenities and increasing the tuition
                    to cover the cost is the main source of competition
                    for students. I lived in town and in a fraternity house
                    outside of town when I attended Clarkson. The
                    central campus certainly makes it easier to get
                    around - but the school would loose some of what
                    made it special in the past. (Perhaps I'm too
Alumni   1980   3   sentimental).

Alumni   1981   2

                    I really like the linkage of all the buildings with an
                    enclosed walk way, but I am concenred that all of the
                    village facilities are eliminated. I wonder if discarding
Alumni   1981   3   these facilities is the best use fo limited resources
                    Don't know who QPC is, but w/Clarkson's rich
                    engineering tradition you would think that someone(a
                    Sr. Design project?) could have come up
Alumni   1981   4   w/something more dynamic.
                    The plan transforms the campus completely! It looks
                    inviting and coordinated. I think creating on-campus
Alumni   1983   1   space for fraternities is a good idea.
                    One problem the CU campus has always had is that
                    it was disorganized (and ugly). It did not provide
                    much inspiration. This will make a significant
                    improvement to the campus, using the existing
                    infrastructure. It will provide opportunities for
Alumni   1983   2   inspiration.

                    I like the idea of a walking campus. I like the
Alumni   1984   2   inclusion of the Raquette River.

                    capital intensive for a school with somewhat limited
Alumni   1984   4   prospects.
                    Like to see more use of the river front and east
Alumni   1985   2   hillside
                    No round abouts please!!! Love the waterfront ideas,
                    pedestrian paths and bike trails. Not sure that the
Alumni   1985   2   indoor walking cooridors are needed.

                    Not enough bike and walking trails. Layouts of
Alumni   1985   4   walkways should be better.
                    I am very excited that Clarkson is going to take
                    advantage of the space by the River. When I was at
                    Clarkson, I don't think that I ever went down to the
                    river behind Riverside Apartments until my Senior
                    Year Picnic. It is a great asset but I hardly knew it
                    was there. I am very glad that the woods between
                    the pit and the Science Center is in tact. I have vivid
                    memories of freshman year walking that trail and
Alumni   1986   2   enjoyed the walk trhough the woods.

                    I like many of the proposed additions - especially
Alumni   1986   2   along the banks of the river!

                    I am glad Clarkson is moving forward with the
                    improvements to make us more competitive
Alumni   1987   2   internationally as a powerful educational facility.

                    It's a nice way to consolidate the campus, open up
Alumni   1988   2   the waterfront, and provide a more cohesive feel.
                    I think the concept is very good. My particular
                    comments regard the waterfront area. The
                    waterfront is a wonderful asset and I am glad
                    Clarkson intends promote it's use. I hope that strong
                    consideration is given to maintaining a natural
                    waterfront, as viewed from the river, and minimizing
                    structures/hardscape. Also, generally minimize
                    paved paths and lawn in this area. A natural surface
                    path, such as stone dust, can be nearly as smooth as
                    (new)asphalt, would allow access by persons with
                    disabilities, and would have less environmental
                    impact. Clearing forest and making lawn down to the
                    river is irresponsible. Consider thinning the forest to
                    create views. If it is necessary to clear forest,
                    meadow or shrubs should replace it (perhaps
                    berry/fruit bushes as well). Minimizing lawn and
                    hardscape may save money, now and into the future,
                    and would enhance the environmental sensitivity of
Alumni   1989   2   the master plan.
Alumni   1990   2

Alumni   1991   2   The overall plan is well thought out and has appeal.

                    The presentation needs work. I haven't been to
                    campus and don't know what is existing today. In
                    general the buildings that are planned all see way to
                    large. Such mass of building will mean limited
                    windows and more of a hospital feel. I believe that a
                    masterplan should go far beyond a single drawing but
                    should include main ciculation routes and counts,
Alumni   1991   7   ADA, rought scale (building sf proposed) etc.

                    I particularly like the idea of developing the river front!
                    I also like the thoughts of the indoor/outdoor
Alumni   1992   1   auditorium, a grand stadium, and a formal quad.
                    The plan looks incredible, but it'd obviously take a
                    long time to implement and cost quite a lot. I
                    remember how much CAMP and the Cheel Center
                    cost, and I can only imagine we're talking in the
Alumni   1992   2   hundreds of millions of dollars.
                    I was happy to see a strong focus on sprucing up the
                    CU campus. The campus could be beautiful, but it is
                    generally neglected (few trees, bad roads &
                    sidewalks, etc.). With these changes, you could
Alumni   1993   2   make the campus look spectacular!

Alumni   1993   2   Like the plan, but get rid of Moore House.

                    Very nice vision of the campus... still very surprised
                    how nothing is downtown. It really is becoming a
                    standalone campus. Like the various new proposed
                    areas especially the Quad in front of the ERC that I
                    remember as a parking lot... if this was a wireless
Alumni   1993   2   area it would really be a nice place to sit and talk.
Alumni   1993   4

Alumni   1994   4

                    Looks like far too much development. I am
                    concerned about lack of open space. Region of NY
                    has vast open space, a feeling of nature. An over
                    croweded/developed campus ruins the character of
Alumni   1994   5   the area.
                    I have visited many campuses that have paid
                    attention to asthetics and it seems to pay off for them
                    in the enrollment and retention areas
Alumni   1995   1
                    The overall plan looks great. When I was on campus
                    a couple of years ago as a career fair recruiter, the
                    biggest weakness I noticed relative to other schools
                    was the ERC / library facilities. I suggest placing
                    renovations to those facilities fairly high on the priority
Alumni   1995   2   list.
                    More, athletic space, more centralized student
                    buildings (especially a student center) and finally a
Alumni   1996   2   greek row (don't mess this up)
                    I think it's great that Clarkson is expanding and so
                    many new learning centers are being added, but as a
                    transportation engineer, I have to wonder what you
                    are thinking!? There are two new roundabouts that
                    go nowhere, so you'll be forcing staff and students to
                    go around a circle when they only have one option to
                    exit anyway (a maintenance nightmare, might I add!).
                    It's additional pavement for no reason. The Cubley
                    parking lot should connect to the larger roundabout
                    for easier access to Cheel, otherwise students in
                    those dorms will have to enter the local transportation
                    network in Potsdam just to get around campus.

                    Also, you seem to be taking away all of the parking
                    areas near the residence halls! You might as well
                    replace "the new dorms" with classroom space,
                    because it's not very convenient for the students to
                    get in and out of their living area - especially when it's
                    20 below! Same with the parking near Moore House,
                    it can't be enough, especially when you add in
                    parking for off-campus students and staff during the

                    Last, by moving the main entrance south (as well as
                    the main parking lot to the learning areas), closer to
                    Woodstock where the new apartments and
                    townhouses will be, you are forcing all the traffic
Alumni   1996   3   between the students' residences and their

Alumni   1997   2

                    The continuous interior flow for the academic
                    buildings is a perfect concept. Taking advantage of
Alumni   1997   2   the riverfront is also a great idea.
                    I appreciate the additional bike/walk paths and scenic
Alumni   1997   2   view points along the river.
Alumni   1997   4
                    I would like more open space, greenery, and
                    conservation land labeled on the plan. That is what
                    drew me to the campus and that is what ulimately
Alumni   1997   5   made the decision for me to go to Clarkson.

                    Love the push of parking to outside, better integration
                    with natural beauty of locale, plans to increase
Alumni   1998   2   sustainability, better connection to local community

                    Great Ideas on the expansion. Noticing alot of
                    additional parking areas on one roadway(Loop
                    Road). What sort of traffic control would be present
                    (street lights)to accomadate numerous people
Alumni   1998   2   existing from numerous parking lots?

Alumni   1998   5   remove the ? marks, be sure
                    I think this is great overall plan, making use of
                    existing facilities and adding new ones. I am happy to
                    see that this Master Plan looks at the Campus a
Alumni   1999   1   whole.
Alumni   1999   2   Overall good job. Some revisions should be made.

                    I like some of the main building additions, but it
                    seems to lack a sense of a central "theme" or focus.
Alumni   1999   5   What will be the heart of the campus?
Alumni   2000   3

                    Overall I appreciate the University's ambition and
                    vision for the future of Clarkson. I think the student
                    center and auditorium are great ideas. I do not think
                    the greek housing is a good idea at all. I also believe
                    there should either be a a Welcome Center built of a
                    massive remodel to the current admissions building,
                    Holcroft is starting to lose it's charm. Historic value
                    can not and should not take precedent over
Alumni   2000   3   prospective students first impressions.

                    You need ensure there will always be enough
                    parking. While students may not need a car on
                    campus they need cars to get back and forth to their
                    homes. There needs to be more housing than in
                    2001. Students shouldn't have to fight for decent
                    housing. Living on campus all four years was a great
                    part of going to Clarkson. The school charges
                    enough in room fees that it should be able to build
Alumni   2001   2   decent upper class housing on campus.
Alumni   2001   2

                    I think the design is great and It is moving the college
Alumni   2001   3   in the correct direction

                    Excellent Ideas. good layout. Infrastructure updates
Alumni   2002   1   are excellent. Greek/special interest housing a must
Alumni   2002   1

                    I just think is great and bringing more excitement to
                    the campus experience, new auditorium, new fields
Alumni   2002   2   and greek houses on campus.. Great idea. I'm a TKE

                    Why do they think they can turn Clarkson into a
                    walking campus? I'd like to see the board of trustees
                    walk to class in the minus 35 degree days.
                      This looks like a great design for southern
                      I'm sure someone has a picture in their mind of the
                    quad being full of students out there studying and
                    tossing a foot ball around. However the reality is it will
                    be covered by snow and ice 90% of the year and
                    you'll spend untold dollars trying to make the grass
                    look nice for the 3 weeks of the academic year it is
                    visible. Unless you're counting on global warming to
Alumni   2002   3   change things? :)

                    I love the interconnected buildings wonderful for
                    those sub-zero days. I also really like the
                    incorporation of the river scenery this should brighten
Alumni   2002   3   the overall look of the campus (given limited sun).
Alumni   2003   1
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Alumni   2003   1   Where do I sign up to give?

Alumni   2003   1   The campus looks great!
Alumni   2003   2
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Alumni   2003   3

                    It's great there is a masterplan now that looks
                    feasible. I like the greener campus, lots of trees,
                    capitalizing on water front, new housing, a REAL
Alumni   2003   3   student center.

Alumni   2003   4

Alumni   2003   5   I like the use of covered walkways around campus.
                    The overall plan looks very impressive. I believe the
                    addition of the Student Center, Auditorium, the
                    addition to Snell Hall, as well as an elevated parking
                    garage on the back side of the Science Center will
                    help to alleviate traffic, as well as add to the 'Walking
                    Campus' experience for students and prospective
                    students. With more green space and athletic fields,
                    this will allow current students to enjoy more leisure
                    activities outside of the classroom and add to the
                    aesthetics of the over-all Clarkson campus(to
                    elaborate, I feel that it will make students feel more at
                    home with scenic views over the the River and
                    downtown Potsdam, as well as more green space
                    between student housing structures; i.e. between the
                    Quad/Moore house/Snell Hall) I am also intrigued
                    with the brief explanation of the Green Technologies
                    to be implemented. I believe that a sustainable
                    campus for future generations of Clarkson Students
                    and Alumni is vital to Clarkson staying on top of the
Alumni   2004   1   competition in all aspects of College life.

                    This is seriously what clarkson should have been
                    when I attended. A STUDENT CENTER!! Given the
                    fact that Potsdam offers so very little for college
                    students, its about time Clarkson picked up the slack
                    and provided a SOCIAL environment for students
Alumni   2004   1   beyond hockey and the temptations of parties.

                    I think the addition of as many trees on campus as
                    proposed is an excellent addition to the campus, and
                    may cut down the wind chill in the winter. I'm also
                    impressed with the continuous walkways from Cheel
                    to Snell, and the new quad between Snell and the
                    ERC. The fitness trail on the river is a great idea as
Alumni   2004   2   well. Overall I think it looks really good.

                    The additional housing is a welcomed addition! I
                    remember the "freshman quad" actually being a
                    "freshman quad" while I was there, but I know
                    upperclass students are put there now. I also
                    remember having to walk outside in -30 degree
                    weather, so the idea of indoor walkways between the
Alumni   2004   2   buildings is also appealing.
                    It looks great. My one item of great concern is the
                    lack of effort to restore the fields that are used the
                    most heavily. As a sports fan and player i played
                    every intramural sport i could. the majority of the
                    time we were placed on Bagdad fields which were
                    terrible, but got the most use. it seems as though
                    you have forgotten about the "majority" which is not
                    college sports athletes but the rest of us who needs
                    and want good athletic fields to play on.

Alumni   2004   2   Just keep us in mind

                    Clarkson University has done a great job with the
                    CAMP and Snell buildings, providing great academic
                    facilities. Cheel offers a great hockey arena and food
                    court. I am interested in seeing housing as a top
                    priority now, raising student morale through high
                    quality housing and recreation facilities. Students
                    need to feel comfortable for the 120+ hours per week
                    that they are not in the classroom or lab. I like seeing
                    the specialized group housing and new townhouses
                    that replace riverside and woodstock. I'm
                    disappointed that the existing parking is disappearing
Alumni   2004   3   before the new parking is created.

                    Why all the sports fields, Clarkson students have
                    never been into sports (aside form hockey). I do love
Alumni   2004   4   all the new parking, student center, and HOUSING!
Alumni   2004   5   aren't there more than 4 greek associations?
                    About time! This will help the campus unify, and our
Alumni   2005   1   sports teams excel.

                    It is about time Clarkson looked at improving the
                    aesthetics of the campus and adding a true student
                    center, additional apartment housing and increased
Alumni   2005   1   student parking.
Alumni   2005   1   Fantastic work guys, looks great!
Alumni   2005   1

                    I think an investment in the school such as this would
                    do great things for enrollment, and would be well
                    received by the student body. I would hope that it
                    would also generate alumni donations as well.
                    Perhaps a simultaneous goal for endownment growth
                    should be announced (10 year plan perhaps), to
                    really position this as a big investment in the future of
                    Clarkson. Especially since this will likely take a large
                    borrowing against the endowment to complete unless
Alumni   2005   1   we have already secured private donors?
Alumni   2005   2
Alumni   2005   2

                    I am both glad that the potentially dangerous
                    woodstock and riverside apartments seem to be
                    missing from this plan, but unless the townhouses
                    proposed are 7 stories tall each, i can not see how
                    that student apartmen living is being replaced.
                    Apartment style housing was always very attractive
                    part of the university, and that which is available in
                    the town is usually sub-par. If you make the campus
                    a walking campus, you must provide for sheltered
                    pedestrian walkways, even from the parking lots (or
                    shuttles) for commuters. It would be nice to see
                    them from the dormatories as well. They don't need
                    to be heated, just a shelter from the bitter wind! I
                    commuted, and it gets sooo cold walking from far-off
                    lots. I'd rather see a multi-level parking lot by the
                    science center than a bunch of sprawling at-grade
                    lots. Pavement is hard to maintain in potsdam (car-
                    killer pot holes!), it's not attractive, and it messes with
Alumni   2005   3   stormwater drainage and natural habitats.
                    I stumbled across the Vision for Clarkson plan while
                    checking the hockey scores on the Daily Jolt, and all I
                    can say is WOW, this is quite an ambitious plan. I
                    completely and wholeheartedly agree with moving
                    parking to the outside of campus, and creating more
                    green spaces to make it more of a walking campus. I
                    also agree with updating the ERC and Science
                    Center to improve lab and research facilities. I
                    understand that campus housing needs to be
                    freshened up and improved, and I fully support green
                    design in this and all building endeavors. However,
                    looking at all the proposed changes as a whole, I am
                    concerned Clarkson is attempting to change its
                    image and attract more of an Ivy League student, and
                    I question this decision.

                    Clarkson is a first rate research and teaching facility
                    thanks to its outstanding faculty and student
                    populations, and world class facilities. In the
                    business world, Clarkson Alumni have a strong
                    reputation for being hands on and ‘getting the job
                    done.’ I have seen first hand Clarkson Alumni easily
                    and repeatedly out perform their peers. As an
                    alumnus (BS 2003, MS 2005) I routinely recruit on
                    campus for Raytheon, and know the value of a
                    Clarkson education.

Alumni   2005   3   Clarkson appeals to many students because of its

                    No Greek Houses on campus - takes away from
                    historical value and overall level of experience of
                    running and managing an overall "business" -
                    everything else looks great (are those tunnels in
                    between building? because that should have been
                    done years ago) - again no Greek houses on the hill
Alumni   2005   4   campus.

                    I don't believe given the current plans there is enough
                    parking considering the number of students and the
                    influx of cars that are on campus during hockey
Alumni   2005   5   games.
Alumni   2006   1

                    It is really exciting to the potential. I recognize that it
                    may not all happen and it for sure will not happen
                    over night, but there are many exciting things.
                    Seems to be a great effort with parking and green
Alumni   2006   1   spaces. It will be exciting to see how things play out.
                    I really wish the campus looked like this when I went
                    there, and I think it would definitely help recruitment
                    for the school in a very positive manner. It would
Alumni   2006   1   also help to reflect the prestige of the school.
Alumni   2006   2
                    I find it to be a plan that, IF completed, could
                    substantially alter the collegiate landscape. They key
                    word is if. While the goals are far reaching, I believe
                    they would be an amazing improvement to the
Alumni   2006   2   campus and academics.
Alumni   2006   2
                    Finally! I just wish I was going to be able to take
Alumni   2006   2   advantage of these changes!

                    The layout looks very nice, I really like the fact that
                    you are empasizing the river. In the 4 years I was at
Alumni   2006   2   Clarkson I think I saw the river once.
Alumni   2006   2

                    Overall I believe that the green expansion of the
                    campus is gorgeous, especially the updating of
                    campus housing. However, I feel like many of the
                    plans are very cookie cutter and you are loosing the
                    feel of Clarkson. I loved Clarkson because it was
                    different, it sat in the Adks and you really felt like you
                    were there. You can see the range from the top of
                    Woodstock hill and in the fall can be one of the most
                    spectacular spots. However, I feel like many of these
                    additions are to create a feel similar to many ivy
                    league schools that also happen to be in cities. This
                    change neglects the fact that Clarkson has
                    something so much better to offer: the actual
                    wilderness. I hope that the addition can take
                    advantage of this fact, rather than try to mask it.
                    What I guess I would like to express is that you don't
                    have to build all of the scenic overlooks, some of
                    them are already naturally there, and you don't need
                    to create green spaces with pavement, many of the
                    green is also already there and just needs to be
Alumni   2006   3   taken care of.
Alumni   2006   5
                    I think expansion is a great thing, and I hope that
                    Clarkson can begin to expand in the near future.
                    However, I am very skeptical that the majority of
                    these plans will come to fruition in even 15 years. I
                    hate to be pessimistic, but I remember my junior year
                    (04-05) when they put out the plans to renovate the
                    ERC & library, and my senior year (05-06) when they
                    first proposed tackling the parking situation and
                    putting in a turf field. Nothing has been done yet on
Alumni   2006   5   either of those problems.
                    I never knew we owned that much riverfront property.
                    What's the difference between the existing Cheel and
Alumni   2006       this new "Student Center"?
                    being a lacrosse alumni who worked hard on bringing
                    a turf field to the school, i'm very pleased with the
                    work already done to the walker center, as well as
                    the turf field soon to come. looking over the rest of
                    the proposed plan, i like the fact that there are a lot of
                    additions to the grounds. the sports complex looks
Alumni   2007   1   awesome too.
Alumni   2007   1

Alumni   2007   1
                    I wish this would have been done when i was enrolled
Alumni   2007   1   at CU.

                    I'm glad to see that Clarkson in preparing to invest in
                    its future as a repected college. After graduating this
                    past May, I have begun classes at RIT for a masters
                    degree and I have to say, that in comparison, their
                    campus is much more asthetically pleasing. I am glad
                    that Clarkson is prepared to catch up with its
                    compeditors to bring not only a quality education, but
Alumni   2007   1   also a quality life experience to its students
                    I am stunned to see so much being added to the hill
Alumni   2007   1   campus.
                    The plan is very interesting, I'd love to see what it
                    looks like after some renovations. I'm uncertain
                    about the round about by the Quad but otherwise
Alumni   2007   1   looks great.
                    I think the plan looks great. Many of the issues I had
                    while at Clarkson will be solved. The new housing is
                    the most important, I believe. What looks like a Frat
                    Row is definitly needed. The planting of trees,
                    addition of lawns etc. will greatly enhance Clarkson's
Alumni   2007   1   beauty. I say do it! And don't leave anything out!!!

                    It looks great and the additions that are being
Alumni   2007   2   proposed could add alot to campus life.
Alumni   2007   2

                    each building being connected is a great idea. I like
                    making the parking lot in front of snell a field, only if
                    there is enough parking added elseware. I also like
Alumni   2007   2   taking advantage of the waterfront property.
Alumni   2007   2

Alumni   2007   2
                     There are a lot of good changes that I see in the
                     Master Plan. I think connecting all of the main
                     buildings on campus is an excellent idea.
                     It was hard to judge how much parking you have
                     available for students. I understand that Clarkson
                     wishes to become more of a walking campus, but
                     many students are their own form of transportation,
                     so I hope that you are taking that into consideration
                     with the number of spaces you are providing.
                     I also had some concerns about the "Greek Row"
                     section. There are many more Chapters on campus
                     than you appear to be designating housing for. I
                     understand that many of the Chapters own their
                     houses, but that may not always be the case, and
                     only providing 4 structures for their use seems to be
                     a little presumptuous. Also, the school needs to take
                     into consideration that there are rivalries between
                     some of the houses, and moving them on campus
                     with rules and regulations isn't going to force those
                     rivalries to die, especially if they are in such close
                     proximity to each other. It just seems to me to be a
                     recipe for disaster.
                     I hope you will take my concerns and comments into
                     consideration, because I know that I speak for many
Alumni    2007   3   current students even though I am no longer at
Alumni    2007   3

                     I do agree with your plans, however, I think all this is
                     happening too quickly. And...make sure to continue
                     putting money into the education, scholarships, and
                     other student activites. Don't be skimpy on student
Alumni    2007   3   activities because of the costs of construction.

                     I don't believe that there will ever be greek housing
Alumni    2007   4   on campus.

                     Seems very expensive where is the money coming
Alumni    2007   4   from tuition??
Alumni    2007   4

                     I feel that the plan overall is very well organized and
                     will do a lot to better an already amazing campus. I
                     do not, however, agree with any attempt to move
Alumni    2007   6   Greek life onto the Clarkson campus.
                     We have alot to offer our students and it appears the
                     Master Plan is attempting to capitalize on these
                     opportunities. We are currently lacking in
Faculty          2   comparison to other private institutions...
              river front is great, walking campus concept great,
              but connecting all buildings with walkways really
              distracts from the walking campus aspects. There
              are now doors and a wall that must be crossed to get
              across campus. Bikes and walkers now have no
              clear route. The building space that is created by
              these walkways is also low quality when it comes to
              offices, labs and classrooms. Too much of the
              square footage has to be devoted to major hallway
              space. Due to the number of people opening doors
              and walking through the space just to get across
              campus, there are also very substantial extra heating
Faculty   2   and AC loads that should be avoided.

              Overall, the plan should increase the student living
              experience on campus. Traffic management and
              flow, however appears to be restrictive in/around
              proposed quad. Great proposed use of property
              along river; please look at pedestrian access/safetly
Faculty   2   across Clarkson Avenue.
              There should be several easy access points to pass
              through the long connecting corridors of buildings so
              that the campus is easily accessible on both sides of
Faculty   3   the new connecting structure.

              The plan is a very attractive layout; however have we
              considered other issues beyond aesthetics? I think
              we should consider the sustainability of the new lay
              out. Does it decrease our energy consumption, does
              it reduce our maintenance costs. Should we
              demolish buildings built in the last 30-50 years. If so,
              are we replacing them with Green buildings with a
              longer life expectancy? If we split the sports fields
              from the Gym and field house it seems create
              problems. I guess my main concern is have we
              thought about the long term costs. Can we improve
Faculty   4   the campus and reduce impact on our resources?
              It is a good start. The parking lot behind the CAMP
Faculty   4   building could be

              I really like the development of the waterfront. I think
              this will make the campus much more attractive and
              interactive with our surrounding environment. It
              should also make the road crossing at the crest of
              the hill less dangerous.

              I do not like the connected buildings. In my opinion,
              our campus is not very large and walking (or
              wheeling) from building to building isn't a problem.
              Rather than "symbolically span the boundaries of the
              academic, residential and social components of the
              Clarkson experience," I think the corridors physically
              create a walled campus that could feel more like a
              prison. The campus should take advantage of the
              natural beauty that surrounds it, and as much open
Faculty   5   space as possible should be left to view this beauty.
              My first concern is the driving around campus.
              Emergency vehicles need to be able to get to the
              center of campus. Also for students/parents loading
              and unloading vehicles their should be access. No
              one wants to carry a dresser 1/4 of a mile. Maybe
              some type of road behind moore house to the quad

              I love the idea of an auditorium on campus. It should
              be made with quality. Our campus is lacking theater
              because of the use of downtown Snell.

              The parking structure is an excellent idea as well.
              Economical and a space saver. Hopefully it won't be
              for faculty only. Maybe an RFID system. We're a
              technology school, I'm sure we could come up with
              something. (Idea: a system that spits out a ticket or a
              card (also recognizing your car using an RFID
              system like EZ Pass), tells you where to park. This
              way you won't have to look around for an extensive
              period of time. When you leave, the RFID system
              recognizes your spot is open again.) Sounds like a
              good EE project?

              Additions to the buildings are always good.

              New student center. Maybe a 24 hour coffee shop?
Other,        Good for long study nights! Stage? or projector
please        television (movies, sporting events, etc). Illusional fire
specify   1   place?
specify   1
              For the most part I like the overall concept. I'm not
              sure I understand why the auditorium would be a
              separate building. I also don't like the connection
              between all the buildings. It'll make Clarkson look
              more unattractive. I understand the desire to be able
Other,        to walk through all buildings in winter, but we've all
please        done it for many years. It's part of the Clarkson
specify   2   experience.
specify   2
              I love the idea of a walking campus and keeping cars
              off campus. Having more trees, more recreation
              space and developing the riverfront are all positive
              changes. However, I feel like some of the proposed
Other,        changes could negatively impact the pleasing
please        aswpects of some of the facilities we already have on
specify   3   campus.
 Staff    1

 Staff    1   Very solid plan

              I can envision what much of it may look like and
 Staff    1   WOW - what a transformation for our campus!

              I was so excited about the plan that I sent it to my
              wife for her to look at. I think the plan for the use of
              the land will change the look of the campus. It will
              change campus life for the students and it give the
 Staff    1   Potsdam community something to be proud of.
              A better of flow of traffic and parking is absolutely
              necessary as well as the addtion of new apartments
 Staff    1   and/or townhouses.
 Staff    1
              Defintely sidewalks through the Cheel parking lot are
              needed. The round-a-bout is needed so that all the
              tractor trailers delivering for ARAMARK by the center
 Staff    1   core will be able to back in.
Staff   2   Overall, I think things look great.
            From a quick look, it looks beautiful!! I was
            disappointed not to see some of the ideas for the
            admission office included in this master plan, but
            otherwise it looks nice. I love that the buildings may
            be connected, and that an auditorium is being
Staff   2   considered.
            Like the plan, but wonder what we're talking for a
Staff   2   timeline on these additions to campus.

            I think it is a great start. It would be helpful to see a
            little more detail on the proposed buildings to get a
            feel for the new look of the campus. Also, there are
            several buildings/areas with question marks. It'd be
            nice to have clickable links with more
            information/rationale for the space. Example: the
            new apartments - what's the basic concept? views of
Staff   2   the Adirondacks, multiple configurations. etc.
              It looks pretty. I'm concerned about width of
              roadways (especially when there is snow), parking
              (students moving in and carrying items long
 Staff    2   distances which also impacts staff/faculty).
 Staff    4
Student   1
              I am very excited about the on campus greek
Student   1   housing and the athletic facilaties

              It would be great to be able to move from one
              building to another without having to go outside when
Student   1   snow hits.
Student   1

              The plan looks amazing, I'm very impressed. I think
              it would be nice if we fixed up our current structures
              before we build these new ones. I would like to see
              improvements made to the science center and the
Student   1   ERC.

Student   1

              Very very nice! Definitely the campus was already
Student   1   like the proposed model.
Student   1
Student   1
              I think the addition of green space if wonderful.
              There are many needed changes such as the new
              apartments and possible additions to the engineering
Student   1   buildings.
              I love the development of the waterfront. I also like
              the transformation of Clarkson's campus from a
              mishmash of different buildings into one unified
              campus plan. The difference between the existing
              and the plan presented is breathtaking and
              astounding. It would alleviate my concerns for
              sending my own children and family members here in
Student   1   future.

Student   1
              Everything seems very well planned out. The new
              plans work well with the existing layout of the campus
              while making some of the less desirable places to
Student   1   view much more pleasing to the eye.
              It makes me wish that i was going to be going to
Student   1   college ten years from now

Student   1   I like all the trees that will be added.
              I think just about everything looks great! I would say
              that the most important thing is display the natural
Student   1   beauty of the location.

Student   1

              At first I was a bit skeptical, but after looking at the
              picture, all I can say is "wow." It looks amazing.
Student   1   Awesome job!
              One of the biggest draw backs of Clarkson is the look
              and feel of the campus, this plan is a huge step in
Student   1   making Clarkson a competitive campus.
Student   1   It is great to have so many buildings connected.

Student   1
              I feel like there should be more upperclass housing.
              It doesn't seem like woodstock/riverside/townhouses
              all fit in that area. If anything we could use MORE
Student   1   apartments
              I believe that construction is a must in developing
              campus to keep up with the rest of the prestigious
Student   1   university's.
              it looks great. glad everything will be connected to
              save us from the cold. but poor hamlin powers kids
Student   1   still get to freeze.
              The additional housing/removal of Woodstock makes
Student   1   a lot of sense.

              I like the fact that the roads on campus are going to
              be removed and that the campus spine will connect
              all academic buildings eventually. I like the planned
Student   1   trees, as well. We need more trees and gardens.

Student   1

              I really like the walking campus, scenic views, new
Student   1   athletics facilities, and the trees
              I like the waterfront development and the dorm
              renovation. I especially like the parking lot removal in
Student   1   front of the ERC.

              I like the plan overall. You have on campus roads in
              mostly the same locations they are currently in,
              however you do no have them meeting. I
              understand/assume this is so you can have paths go
              where the road would have for student access/saftey
              but it would be better for everyone and congestion if
              left the roads and made dedicated walkways and
              bridges they would not have to be heated or anything
              just a glass walkway would break the wind and could
              run up over the roads. For walking paths, DO NOT
              PICK where to put them you are just waisting your
              time walk around campus in the early spring and
              summer and look where all the grass is dead from
              people walking on it. This is where people are going
Student   1   to walk regaurdless of where you put a path.
              love the idea of a more walker-friendly campus and
Student   1   student center
              I am very impressed with the plan. I think it
              tremendously benefit the student body, the
              community of Potsdam, and the beauty and
Student   1   functionality of the campus as a whole.

Student   1

              I was surprised by the large scale of change that is
              planned to take place. It would certainly improve the
              campus a lot, but it would be tough to function during
Student   2   the years spent building.

Student   2
Student   2
              The development of the waterfront is a great idea! It
              really ads unique value to the campus. I look forward
              to coming back and seeing the new student center as
Student   2   well.
Student   2   I think this would make the campus gorgeous!

              I am very pleased with the "Master Plan" for the
              Clarkson campus, the recommendations provided
              seem very interesting and promising but I would just
              like to communicate my feeling about these additions
              and there "aesthetic" value they will provide when
              completed. As we all know our campus is very cold
              and masculine, in order to appeal to many new
              students and those of the female persuasion it is a
              necessity that these changes be made in a rather
              feminine and classic manner that is comparable to
              the other schools campuses that we associate our
              school with. i.e. stone building's with ivy- buildings
              that will not go out of style such as the science center
Student   2   or even cheel and snell.
Student   2
              It's good that Clarkson is looking toward the future
              and making their plans public. It looks like
              maintaining the campus atmosphere, which is what I
              feel most strongly about, has been appropriately
Student   2   considered.
Student   2

Student   2
              Great to see the prospect of renovations. Also, a
              walking campus would be great! Developing the
              waterfront would also be very beneficial to Clarkson's
Student   2   facilities.

Student   2
              I like the idea of making the University a "walking
Student   2   campus"
              I would recommend re-thinking the face-to-face
              design of the proposed replacements of Woodstock
              Village. My experience having lived in both
              Woodstock and the Townhouses is that the broken-
              up design of the Woodstocks is superior to the
              townhouses, as the sounds of your neighbors do not
              carry far at all. In fact, you cannot usually hear
              anybody bit your upstairs neighbor. In the
              townhouses, sounds bounce and carry everywhere,
              so if anybody at all is having a party or making noise,
              everyone has to listen to it. I understand the green
              space in the middle of the townhouses is nice, but I
              believe this could be incorporated into a more broken-
Student   2   up ground plan for the new housing.

              Need to add more residential buildings, should utilize
              more of cheel lawn, put in walkways across cheel
              from price and graham halls to camp to eliminate
Student   2   muddy trails created.
              I liked the idea of a pedestrian Campus. What I
              question is the idea of creating all those dead end
Student   2   roads.
              Significant consideration should be given to
              upgrading and beautifying existing structures as well
              as constructing new structures. I trust that the
              proposed additions will look good. However, right
              now a large number of buildings on campus look
              terrible (e.g. new dorms, quad, moore, science
Student   2   center, etc.).
              I think these additions are exactly what is needed to
Student   2   improve the school's image and use
              After nearly being hit by cars about once a week, I
              greatly appreciate the removal of busy roads from the
              academic and residential areas of campus. I also like
              the "greening" of the campus, for lack of a better
              term. I've felt like our campus looks horrible
              compared to most campuses, because we have
              parking lots where most campuses have fields and
              lamps where most campuses have treets. The
              modifications to the riverfront property and the
              addition of the student center will hopefully make for
              a more social student body. The expansion and
              renovation of academic facilities is overdue, so it is
              good that there will be expansion wings added to
Student   2   most buildings.

              I really like the fact that more trees will be added
              along the roads and most of the athletic facilities will
Student   2   all be in one site.
Student   2   It is a great idea.
Student   2
Student   2
              no cars is good and its about time we did something
Student   2   with the water front

              I think the auditorium is very important to the cultural
              development of Clarkson University and it should be
              a high priority over the course of the master plan's
Student   2   duration.
              I love the fact that there is a theatre, and all the
Student   2   buildings are connected.

              it looks great, but i doubt this well ever happen in any
Student   2   of our lifetimes.
              The connection of all the academic buildings will be a
              good addition especially for the winter, and the
              addition of the auditorium will boost possible stage
Student   2   performances from acting groups.
              I think that eliminating any student parking is not an
              improvement. Trying to make Clarkson a "walking
              campus" is not an imrovement (if you ask me). It gets
              really cold up here, and in the winter we try to walk as
Student   2   little as possible.
Student   2

              I cannot emphasize enough the need for relocating
              the parking lots to the outside edges, making
              Clarkson a walking campus. Thank you for finally
              taking action! I love the additional lawn/tree space
              and the plans for 'green' building; I hope you don't
              change these aspects. Also, the river is the most
              beautiful yet under-appreciated feature of the
Student   2   campus; more students need to know about it.

Student   2
Student   2

Student   2

              The new dormitory system with greek housing looks
              very nice. So does the auditorium and all the access
Student   2   points to the river, to be looked out upon.
              I think it solves a lot of problems, but leaves a select
Student   2   few out
              i think that it would be great to connect everything for
Student   2   when it gets cold

              The master plan is a definite improvement upon the
              current University design. The master plan seems to
              take into account the fact that this is a mostly walking
              campus, and takes into account a need for more
Student   2   resources and buildings.

              Really like the walking campus idea, and all the new
              trees (hopefully evergreens so there's some color
Student   2   during the long gray winters)
              For the Concourses between Cheel-Camp, Camp-
              ERC, and ERC-(Science Center). Will these be
              elevated walkways or on the ground. If they are on
              the ground, if you want to walk through it, say late at
              night will they be locked? Do you have to walk all the
              way around snell or cheel if it is locked at some time
Student   2   in the night. Would be pretty inconvenient for most.

              I think that the plan will overall improve the visual
              appeal of the Clarkson campus but I would say that
              seems to make certain areas feel very crowded. For
              instance the space between, the predicted quad in
              front of the science center, and the new addition to
              the front of the science center, might make the area
              feel more crowded and slightly more intimidating up
              close to prospective freshman and their parents if the
Student   2   building is to be as large as the science center.
Student   2
Student   2   Should have done this 10 years ago
              This will be really nice if I can enjoy some of it.
              Hopefully some of the plan will be completed before
              my senior year
Student   2
              Simply connecting all buildings seems strange....No
Student   2   stand alone classroom buildings?

              It seems like an impressive plan, i am just
              disappointed that it took so long to get going on the
              10 year plan (last ten year plan saw little results).
              Physical results already in existance (robro parking)
              gives confidence to aspects of the plan. Though a
              timetable for completion of different parts, or show
              pieces that are generational (IE associated with one
              another in one building phase, like the additional
Student   2   parking lot and removal of ROBRO parking).
              I really think the plan is needed and would make the
              campus a much more enjoyable place to live.
              Beautification is something Clarkson really needs to
Student   2   work on.
              Just what this campus needs. Its not "Wow!
Student   2   Fantastic!" but it is good.

Student   2
Student   2

              It looks very nice, my only concern is with most of the
              academic buildings being connected, will there be
              ways to get through late a night? I'm already having
              problems getting into CAMP after hours to work on
              homework, much less if someone drops me off at
Student   2   cheel and I live in townhouses.
Student   2
              I really think it is a good idea to connect all the
              buildings. I really like the student center idea and
              auditorium. I also like the idea of having all the
Student   2   housing on campus

              I think it is awesome that Clarkson actually wants to
              do all these improvements. It is just unfortunate i will
Student   2   not experience them.

              The plan is very well planned out and looks like it will
              make the campus more appealing visually. The idea
Student   2   for the student center and auditorium is good.

Student   2

              I like how the campus is made without as many
              parking lots in the middle of it and more walking, less
Student   2   driving.

              it will be a much more walkable campus. however,
Student   2   there needs to be more parking for freshman.

Student   2

              I like it a whole lot but youve definetly got to bring the
              campus store ON CAMPUS. It has been an
Student   2   inconvenience too long.

              Enhances and connects the campus much more,
              also like the use of the student center while allowing
Student   2   a large segment of cheel lawn to remain intact
              About time Clarkson was renovated. Greeks should
Student   3   not be on campus though(unless they want to be)

              I like many of the ideas on it, but would like to see it
              changed. I LOVE the idea of connecting the
              buildings. I also think that the need for parking should
              be estimated before any new parking lots should be
              built. I also really hope that arrangements are made
              so that there is adequate housing for all the students
              before any buildings are removed. (Building new
              dorms should be completed and exceed the previous
              amount of housing BEFORE any old dorms are
              I personally like the current building set-up of
              Woodstock, it has an interesting composition and I
Student   3   hope that it's not gone before I graduate.

              I like the idea to utilize more of the outdoor space and
              natural beauty of campus. I don't know if I like all of
              the connecting walkways and the location of the
              proposed student center. I feel like we are taking
              away some of that central green space of Cheel lawn
              (and I know that we are also gaining some with the
Student   3   removal of the commuter lot, but still)
Student   3

              At first I hated the idea, but after looking at it a bit
              closer, it is starting to grow on me. I do not like that
              the parking in front of the quad on the Ross-Brooks
              side has been removed. It is a pain when parents
              come because they now have to park in Cheel, the
              gym, or on the complete other side of the quad.
              What are people in Ross-Brooks going to do on
              move in/out day, are they supposed to carry their
Student   3   belongings all the way across campus?
Student   3   It was OK
              It would be a good idea to create housing with single
              room options for students so long as it does not cut
              down on the number of students able to reside on
Student   3   campus.

              The plan itself looks good but I don't have faith in the
              clarkson administration being able to complete this
              project exactly how it is envisioned. A nicer looking
              campus will bring in more students and more money
              to the university but it will not do much to make the
              students happier than they are now. There are many
              other problems on this campus that should be taken
              care of before spending money on rebuilding the
              entire campus. I also don't really like the idea of a
              walking campus. The incompetence and
              ineffectiveness of the Clarkson maintenance during
              the winter will present many problems unless their
              attitudes/techniques/equipment is improved. Although
              I think the maintenance staff is usually very helpful
              and caring, during the winter months they do a half
              assed job of clearing paths and getting ice off steps.
              Having lived in woodstock as a junior there were also
              several times when i was almost ran over by a bobcat
              that was plowing because the operator never looked
Student   3   back when reversing.
Student   3
              Overall, making the campus a walking campus is a
              great idea. Adding trees to the campus is a wonderful
              idea but gardens will annoy students. This is primarily
              due to the time of year students are here. Dead
              gardens will feel like a waste of tuition to the student
Student   3   body.
Student   3

              I think the road, parking improvements, and housing
              improvements will greatly enhance the campus.
              Utilizing the water front for sports is also very
              feasible. However, I disagree with the Student
              Center. What is needed on this campus that cannot
              be added into the existing buildings on campus.
              Renovating the ERC and adding onto the Cheel
              Campus Center will greatly improve the usuability
Student   3   and housing all the needs.

              The switch to a green and walking campus is a good
              idea, but I'm wondering if the one parking structure
Student   3   will be sufficient to cover the loss of the other lots.

              More Townhouses being built and more apartments
Student   3   is a good idea to accomidate more upperclassmen.
Student   3
              The Master Plan I understand is vague simply
              because it is a general idea of what you want.
              Personally I think the idea of connecting the SC,
              ERC, CAMP and Cheel is great. I am disappointed
              however that housing has not been addressed in the
              plan, a new set of apartments is possible, theres still
              plenty of room to expand, or re-do apartments or
Student   3   dorms. The parking garage structure is a great idea.
Student   3
Student   3
Student   3
              Views from central campus turn into buildings, leave
Student   3   the river alone.

              Greek Houses are a great idea. Keep these kids
              safer on campus, and give them an opportunity for
Student   3   growth.

Student   3   It's nice but practical? Parking is all ready a pain.

              I think the pedestrain bridge is an excellent idea.I
              also like that there will be a student center..too bad I
Student   3   wont be here to see it!
              Many necessary changes, but with no real timetable,
Student   4   it seems like it could take forever.
Student   4
              The design looks nice but I don't understand how
              Clarkson is going to accomodate off campus
              students and faculty. There is already what i believe
              to be a shortage of available parking spaces during
              peak school hours. Removing parking lots and
              moving them to the periphery seems like a bad idea
              to me, especially with the types of winters we are
Student   4   used to having around here.

              I like the idea of a walking campus, but I think more
              could be done to make it a more visually appealing
              campus. The biggest eyesores in the plan as far as
              I'm concerned will be a, the parking garage situated
              behind the science center. Could the parking area be
              made underground which would even though it costs
              more money, save space allowing for more open
              "greenspace" on campus. Additionally drainage
              issues would be fairly minimal because the position
              of the sight where it would be built is the highest point
              on campus. The other eyesore in my opinion would
              be the five story appartement complex. No matter
              how well done it is arcetecturally, it would be the
              tallest building on campus and would stick out from
Student   4   many points on campus.

Student   4

Student   4
Student   5

Student   5

Student   5   Feel like there will be less upper classmen dorms.

              It seems over ambitious and unpractical. I am
              skeptical that it could be done in 10 years. If it didn't
              call for as much demolition and rebuilding I would be
              more impressed. I would like to see plans to improve
              existing housing, it would take less effort, be done
              faster, and produce results that are just as nice. I
              would also like to see the student center closer to
              Woodstock and the faculty parking lot instead of on
              Cheel lawn. The plan doesn't show details for the
              buildings. Specificly I'd like to see the loft in ERC
Student   5   moved so it doesn't block the windows.

              While the student center is necessary, there needs to
              be more dorms and parking spaces. That and the
              concept of one mega building looks ugly, considering
Student   5   the differing architectural styles around campus
Student   5
              Too many roundabouts(why?), very hard to navigate
              around campus, too much money being spent, I like
Student   5   having more apartments

              I think that the plan closes off the campus's lovely
              open outdoor areas with some of the expansions to
              current buildings, aka the one on the science center.
              It is nice that all buildings will be connected by
              walkways but it seems that this give an edge to the
              camups space which does not include the
              apartments. The use of Baghdad Road access for
              the new woodstock area seems very out of the way.
              New housing at the bottom of the hill seems like it
              would be better placed along the Route 11 secondary
              entrance. The walkway from the Quad housing to the
              new grass quad and the academic buildings beyond
              still passes through the road, or in this case the new
              roundabout. Could the auditorium be put between
              the IRC and cheel or next to price, it just seems in an
              awkward spot. The access to housing road from
              Baghdad road seems out of the way if you're driving
Student   5   from town.
              As a commuter, I am VERY disappointed to see the
              parking lot next to Snell removed. There are already
              parking problems as it is. Removing a parking lot will
              not solve that problem, especially if you're ADDING
              parking further away! Winter in the North Country is
              terrible and it is awful to make commuters walk all the
              way across campus to get to class, even with the
              'indoor walkways'. That still makes Snell Hall along
Student   5   walk for Liberal Arts and business students.

              Must have more class rooms. Concerned that
              existing buildings will not be maintained, not enough
              people to keep up all the buildings. No resolution on
              current housing problem, taking away Riverside
              Housing would be a disastor. As a student athlete
              having the turf would be nice, but I see the IRC and
              Pool turning into what Walker was because there is
              very little maitinece. Why is there a new baseball field
              when our current field is already in poor shape. We
              need to address what we currently have, not create
              new problems. You want a walking campus but you
              keep putting up buildings in large traffic areas where
              people walk (ERC/SC addition). I am very frustrated
              to see some of the poor investments, I will not be
Student   5   giving money to any of this project.

              The buildings are not that far apart...we do not have a
              large campus. Connecting all of the buildings as
              such seems like a waste of money and space. If we
              were to connect all of the buildings, why don't some
              underground tunnels be built instead? That would
Student   6   allow us to keep our green space.
              It is ridiculous to eliminate the parking in front of Snell
              and the Science Center. The idea of a "walking
              campus" is interesting, but it is incredibly impractical
              for this campus in the North Country. The
              temperature can and does get down to negative
              numbers. The last thing students need is a longer
              walk in weather that causes frostbite. I do not think
              that cancelling classes more frequently would benefit
Student   6   anyone, either.
              Connecting the campus is not a good idea and why
              do we need a student center? The amount of open
Student   6   space will aslo be reduced.
              A walking only campus would be a very nice thing to
              have, but I feel that the amount of parking overall and
              the design of how the parking is implemented is
              inadequate. First off you can have a walking campus
              but add more parking, with more and more people
              coming to clarkson with a car you need to develop for
              the growth of the campus population, lets not have
              this be like the bandwidth upgrade which could have
              been prevented had the school calculated for growth,
              so in the area of parking plan for growth of the
              campus and not the immediate need. Secondly, the
              parking lot that is located below the new woodstock
              and riverside apartments, it would make more sense
              to connect it to the so called LOOP ROAD, it would
              be nice to have it connected to campus in another
              way so that if you are going to town or home and
              have to pick up someone on campus that you may be
              giving a ride to, so that you don't have to drive out of
              your way and go around campus just to meet up with
Student   6   said person.

              Too much destruction of green space, too many new
Student   6   structures.
              I do not like the "scenic outlooks". They as well as
              the connecting all the buildings take away from the
              reason why I came to Clarkson - an open friendly
              campus with trees and not a tourist attraction like a
              big city. The roundabouts are a good thing. Stop
              signs are ignored or otherwise cause traffic
              problems. Why do we need a “scenic stadium”?
              Make it MS/PhD housing.

              Also Greek Housing will only make Clarkson a party
              school. Though most of the Greek societies are
              good about keeping the underage from drinking, it
              does happen and will happen more if the housing is
              on campus and does not include a walk into town.
              Keeping that housing special interest for SPEED
              teams or housing by academic major would be

              The layout of the new grass quad area is wrong for
              students walking to and from classes. It needs to be
              turned 90 deg, or you will have to lay more concrete
              as with the path from the “Quad” to the “Pit”. 

              The observatory and more student housing is great.
              Walk ways through the parking lot are good. Are
              they going to be kept clear and free of ice? Can they
              be raised and covered to move pedestrians out of the
              way of cars? Also there needs to be a walk way from
              the Cheel Lawn (Price area) to the IRC, which is a
              common path now. Make sure there is enough room
Student   6   to add walk ways as needed.

Student   6   I hate change.
Student   6

              Waste of money on most areas, we do not need all of
              those connections. Greek housing is pointless, the
              frats will not move back, dont waste the money. Also,
              the school is on a hill, dont expect this to be a true
              walking campus, a lot of the housing is still far away
Student   6   from everything (especially the pit)
Student   6   the set up of the school is disappointing
              I initially thought it was going to be great, with the
              extra parking lot and all. But then the faculty parking
              by the quad was removed and put on spaces were
Student   7   taken away from students there.

              Unless there are announced plans to try and go Ivy,
              which there are not, I dont see why we need to engulf
Student   7   the town with the University.
Student   7   leave clarkson the way it is
Student   7   why would take parking spots away?

              there is no realson for an outdoor activity at clarkson
              becuse 90% of the time class is in session the
              weather is horible. another point is greeks are not
              going to like having to move on campus. all of the
              houses have developed tradition and put alot of effort
              into their houses hich make them each distinct from
              one another. forcing a move will create an uproar
Student   7   from alumni of the greek houses.
              I believe that any idea that requires knocking down
              current housing or taking out current parking should
              be revised, as there is currently not enough of either
Student   7   on campus as we speak.
              Makes no sense at all. This campus gets very cold in
              the winter and you are encouraging students and
Student   7   faculty to walk.
              The parking lots being moved to the outskirts of
              campus is ridiculous. The climate of the campus is
              too cold to expect students to walk around the
Student   7   campus.
              I feel like we are losing the natural small town feel of
              the college. The excitement of walking in the cold
              (though people complain) is why a lot of us come
              here. Coming from a lager more congested place, i
              like the ability to see the woods while i walk around
Student   7   here.

              The campus layout is NOT poor by all means now.
              Sure the housing is poor and that can be re-
              evaluated accordingly. However the new buildings
              are not necessary. What do we need an aud. for...or
              a Greek road? They would be useless structures.
              You may ask why on the Greek road, it is because
              everyone will have 2 houses then; one in town and
Student   7   one on campus. The one on campus will be useless.
                        This plan barely takes the environment into
                        consideration. The impacts of some of these
                        changes would be drasticly unhealthy and
Student       7         impractical.
Student       7


                        There had better be plenty of parking for commuters
                        in the 'vertically expandable parking lot'! There are a
                        lot of commuters on campus, and I don't feel like the
Student                 University recognizes or cares about that fact.
Additions to the Plan                                           Remove from the Plan
There is at least one sunken parking structure. A lot of
real estate is devoted to parking. Hiding it - like under the
new quadrangle will improve the aesthetics. It may be
expensive but improves connectivity and might be eligible
for state or Federal subsidies.
1) Atrium
2) One or two Adirondack lean-to's either near water
and/or with a view of woods ( refer to Adirondack canoe
route lean-to's)
3)Label walking paths: "Walk of discovery" (Scientists CU
+)and "Innovation Walk )Business, etc CU+)

Boat house (crewing), connect class buildings for winter
comfort. And provide the ability to A/C dorms. Are there
any plans to bring part of Old Main as a historical landmark
for use as Admissions office?

Add the upgrade to the existing facilities. Include desks,
chairs, and teh AV equipment.

Be sure to provide a facility for kayak and canoe rentals.
Seems like a local sportingoods store would rent space or
operate it as a club or concession. And a cre club or team
sems like a natural fit for Clarkson. The climate should not
interfere with it as it is successful at works at Dartmouth.
But the river has to be wide enough, deep enough and long
enough for a course.

Some use of Old Main- or at least its materials
The forever wild section should have some means of
controlled access to encourage it's use. There needs to be        I see that there should be a direct access to the
space also added for non-athletic student groups such as          President's new home from the Back Hanawa
a remote controlled aircraft area, an outside construction        Road (or whatever its current name is) so that it
equipment laboratory so that students can understand that         is convenient for guests to access the president's
equipment. I also notice that the student auto garage has         home. I also believe that the traffic patterns need
disapeared from the campus. this has always been a                to be considered before reducing the number of
usefull facility for those student to learn to car for their      acces point to th campus from 5 to 4.

hard to say without more details

                                                                  The waterfront development should not be
                                                                  funded at this time. We don't have the capital
                                                                  structure vs other needs and it should be put off.

the biggest complaint i have with the campus is its
uncoordinated appearance. more attention should be paid
to signage. also, there is no visual definition to the front of
the campus in front of the pit.

I would like to see space for the alumni in the new student
center that encourages interaction between students and Nothing comes to mind at this time.

                                                                  Should the riverfront be left alone? It has been
                                                                  left alone for a long time, let it be...

I don't know for how long the student maintenance garage
off of Clarkson has been gone, but I would hope that a
suitable replacement is in the plan.

More Special Interest Housing if their is sufficient interest
from the Greek Community and other organizations.
see comment above

                                                             There are about 4-5 GREEK houses shown on
                                                             the plan. What is the long term plan for
                                                             Fraternities/Sororities? They form an important
                                                             bond to the school - which in my opinion will be
                                                             lost if the houses - become just another dorm
                                                             with Greek letters on the front. I learned a lot
                                                             about leadership, management, etc. while a
                                                             member/officer of TEP - which I would not have
                                                             ever learned living in a dorm, apartment, or
                                                             "school managed fraternity".

I would like to understand better what the plan is for the   I do not know the value or the cost of the
existing villiage facilities                                 excersise stations and Observatory.

None                                                         None.
                                                          My recollection was that the Cheel center was to
                                                          be the student center along with the Hockey rink.
A problem on most college campuses is parking. Will there
                                                          Why is another student center needed?
be enough? Keep in mind the needs for parking for hockey
                                                          I also noticed a couple of rotaries in the campus
                                                          roadways. Is there a good reason for having
                                                          them? I question their safety and need for them.

It is too bad that we are losing the history of the Downtown
campus, but the new buildings, etc are great.
what i remember as a great challenge from my undergrad
the intense cold while walking between buildings and
It would strike me that a covered walk system might
hazard and improve the campus walkability.

                                                          Round about!!! They are confusing for drivers.
Please consider pv and small wind turbines. Also love the
                                                          Also, remove the indoor walking cooridors, a
overlooks on the river!
                                                          waste of money.
                                                               Some of the proposed additions, though
                                                               leveraging existing facilities, may not be
                                                               appropriate. A separate building might be better

                                                               I realize parking is essential but I am not a fan of
                                                               parking lots and it looks like the campus is
                                                               loosing greenspace or woodland for pavement. I
I haven't been on the campus in 19 years, so I am way          was dissapointed to see the new lot between the
behind in what is there already.                               pit and quad dorms. It obviously costs more, but
                                                               underground, concealed, or parking integrated
                                                               into the new building designs would improve the
                                                               large areas of surface parking.

Delivery Access to the theatre for visiting comedy and         There should be an environmental board of
music groups. You will need to back in 18-wheel mosters        students and administrators to keep the campus
to unload major acts and presentations. Elevators and          forever wild by balancing the amount of trees
handicapped access will obviously be available.                removed with trees replaced. We should also
Concerned about stage access (I am in the entertainment        consider purchasing more land beyond our
business and this aspect is often overlooked - ie barben       borders for future unforseen expansion (ie, the
rooms in cheel are very far from parking lot for load in)      Coulter Medical School of 2050).
Contour lines would be helpful. It is known as 'the hill',
after all.

As a parking consultant, I would recommend considering
some type of access control system. This would replace
the traditional sticker/tag system with new technology.
Thus making it much easier to manage, enforce and
control parking on campus. Many universities across the
country are moving in this direction and it is often a primary
component of a master plan. As an alumni, I would be
happy to lend my companies services for further
exploration of this concept. (See KOC for name)

Show existing and have a separate drawing for that.
                                                          Just re-work building sizes and make smaller
Reduce the size of buildings and create a more small town
community feel...

I would definitely suggest the addition of a large and formal
Clarkson University sign (like the one now present at the
current main entrance) at the corner of the property by
                                                              None at this time.
Route 11. It should welcome all to the campus and
provide instruction as to how to proceed (Route 11 versus
Clarkson Avenue).
A real boathouse for a crew team? Another nice
fountain(s) as part of the roundabout(s)?

Lots of the improvements are geared towards Summer
stuff: walking trails, canoe house, etc. What about winter,
                                                            Moore House
when the students are there most of the time? XC trails,
Outdoor ice rink/pond, sledding hill, etc.

Any special services areas? I remember trying to find an
area for the Bicycle club to put their own repair
equipment/tools. So maybe a common more mechanical
area in addition to the meeting rooms available at Cheel.

                                                            New housing, or only minimal housing to meet
                                                            student plans. Greek houses. Being able to live
Leave Woodstock & Riverside apartment, rennovate if
                                                            in a house should not be restricted to
                                                            membership, unless it is a privately owned house
                                                            by the greeks, of course. Too many roads.
                                                             roundabouts are a traffic nightmare, as well as a
                                                             maintenance problem

An engineering school should be integrating sustainable
alternative energy technologies. The master plan does not
include anything like this. Clarkson should be a leader in
generating their own energy. The campus topography can
most likely support wind, geothermal, and perhaps even
hydroelectric technologies. Now would be the time to
implement such projects.
                                                                I don't think a parking structure is in keeping with
                                                                the environment.

Outdoor skating rink! Boathouse? Are there enough greek

Plan indicates possible sidewalks from the quad and
Moore to Cheel. Will that be a covered or closed in
walkway?? My three years of living in that area
(Freshman, RA for Freshman and Moore)that was the
most hellish walk in the winter. For the Students sake a
closed in walkway from those areas would be extremely
You should seriously consider putting student housing on        don't add too much to the space between cheel
the river. i know that would be a great attraction to live on   and camp, that is great green space for those
the river.                                                      who have to live on campus

New Admissions Building!!!                                      Greek Row!!!
                                                           Bike paths and walking paths are nice, but I
                                                           always think a trail will be used when it connects
The greek houses seem to be in an odd spot ... I thought
                                                           areas of interest ... I fear the trails by the river
we were thinking of putting them along the existing access
                                                           (without connecting important destinations) will
road by the water tower?
                                                           be underutilized and will end up just being a scary
                                                           area that everyone avoids at night.
expansion of the gym

Welcome Center                                                  Greek Housing

Replace the auto hobby shop that was torn down for the
presidents house. Students need a place to work on their
                                                                Keep fraternities off campus.
vehicles in the winter. Otherwise it will be done in the
parking lots.
The scenic stadium and softball field will draw fans but I
believe the design is lacking parking in that location.         Hopefully a vertical parking deck should not be
Should that location become a football field in a few years     required but that does draw some concerns to
or further down the road I believe the current parking          the look of the landscape.
capacity will be well exceeded.

More Greek/special interest housing

A football field... hint hint... nudge nudge

Basketball courts outside some where.

                                                              My top concerns for the design.
                                                                -Disconnecting the road from the freshmen
                                                              roundabout to the parking lot. You force traffic
                                                              and campus safety out onto main roads to get
                                                                -Disconnecting the greek/woodstock
                                                              replacement road from the main campus loop.
                                                              Same reason as above.
Covered/sided walkways connecting academic facilities to
                                                                -They add a lot of new academic spaces. This
dorm/apt areas. At least to block the wind in certain places.
                                                              would indicate a growing student population. Are
                                                              the proposed apartments enough to handle the
 -More parking at the gym would be nice.
 - Indoor rock wall brought up from Snell.
                                                                - Lawn seating for the stadium? Has the design
                                                              team ever been to Clarkson? It could be used
                                                              from what june - sept 20ish... That's a great
                                                              waste of $
                                                                Underground garage in upstate NY?? What's
                                                              the useful life of the structure in the frost action of
                                                              135degree seasonal temperature swings?

I'm confused why this plan doesnt focus on trying to            All the Greek houses are currently off campus
integrate more of downtown Potsdam with the campus.             and I dont think they're going to want to
That is acquiring property along Maple and Main St in           move...too much tradition. Again if they hill
order to span the hill campus to the downtown campus.           campus spanned through the village to the
Potsdam deserves to be integrated so they can benefit           downtown campus you'd be integrating tradition
from additional business opportunities.                         back in to the campus rather then taking it away.

Just books and journals for the library!!!               N/A
Welcome Center for admissions guests or total renovation
of Holcroft House.
Please make sure to remove the question mark after
"renovated library"! A new/renovated library should
definitely be part of the master plan.
                                                             Parking. There is an incredible amount of parking
                                                             still on campus. This is the big thing that makes
Clarify time line. Also, who and when will this or an
                                                             that campus ugly. Make folks walk a little further
amended plan be executed?
                                                             and hide some of the more prominent parking
improved trail system for running and cross country skiing

Every winter students trudge across Cheel lawn from the
new dorms, quad, and moore house in several feet of
snow to get to CAMP. It would be really nice to see a
direct planned route from the dorms to CAMP so students
can keep their feet warm and dry. Perhaps Cheel lawn
could be broken into two smaller lawns?

I am also concerned about moving even more housing to
the hill which currently contains the Woodstock
apartments. There will need to be stairs of some sort from
                                                              Remove Cheel lot. Don't build on hills.
the Science center to the proposed new townhouses to the
bottom parking lot. However, ANY exposed stairs or
slopped pathways at Clarkson are a bad idea as most of
the winter they are icy, high maintenance and dangerous.
On a similar note, it would be a good idea to consider ways
to eliminate the awful metal staircase to the pit. Instead of
building over Woodstock, it would be nice to remove the
Cheel parking lot and put dorms/apartments there. Then
the parking lot behind Cheel could be made into multi-story
parking, removing the need to extensive snow removal
during the winter months.
                                                             Specific Greek houses on campus. I think all the
Just ensure that there is adequate housing for the growing   special-interest houses should be open to any
population. An improved campus as described could            group, greek or not, and as long as the
attract many more students, and its important to ensure      application process is fair, then any group should
there is enough housing in or around campus.                 be able to apply. Dedicated houses for one
                                                             group seems biased to me.

                                                             It would be nice to have more housing on
I remember having a store on campus freshman year
                                                             campus for singles. A lot of students like their
where you could purchase basic toiletries, food, laundry
                                                             privacy and quiet spaces to study. The Pit used
supplies, etc. I would suggest making sure the new
                                                             to be singles, then slowly it started becoming
student center had an on-campus store for those students
                                                             doubles as more and more students came to the
who find it difficult to get downtime to restock their
                                                             university. After the new housing is build, I
supplies. Along the same lines, the Clarkson Bookstore
                                                             suggest going to back to offering that option to
should move on to the hill as well.
                                                             those who want it.
NICE intramural sports fields                          everything looks very nice

                                                       The boardwalk along the river would be great, but
                                                       only during the months of Sept, Oct, and May.
                                                       The cost may outway the benefit.

why not make somewhere nice indoors clubs can use as
                                                       too much sports stuff (fields stadium, etc)
offices and meeting areas?

The Library either needs a face life or a bulldozer.

                                                       I was disappointed to see Clarkson has already
                                                       been adding the concourses before other
                                                       construction- this seems wasteful and not a
                                                       particularly important to undertake first. I would
                                                       say the Auditorium and improvements along the
                                                       Raquette are not necessary.
an expanded weight training/athletic complex

                                                               Not sure if moving greek life to the hill campus is
                                                               the appropriate move or not. Being a greek
                                                               alumnus, i would just like to be sure that there is
                                                               a collective buyin by the greek community and
I would hope that the plan would account for improving the then careful negotiation with the university over
exterior appearance of the science center...perhaps it         rights, responsibilities, finances, ownership. I see
does, i understand that brick would be expensive, but it       it as a great opportunity if the administration
would do a lot to tie it in with the rest of the campus        continues to be pro-greek, but that is obviously
especially that it's going to be connected to the erc, student not guaranteed, and the greek community needs
center and rowley in this plan and is already connected to to be careful to position themselves in such a way
snell. i think that the improved appearance would add a        that they cannot be abolished by a future
lot.                                                           president and left with nothing. at least if
                                                               clarkson unrecognized greek life now we would
                                                               still have our house, and we could decide what to
                                                               do about going forward. thank you for considering
                                                               my $.02.

Bagdad Field, dedicated Rugby field

                                                              the scenic stadium by the river is a little dumb. I
                                                              just don't get why it is needed. I also don't see a
                                                              need for a round-about by the 'new' dorms, as
                                                              the road splits, and doesn't come off at
more apartment/townhouse style living accomidations. a
                                                              perpendicular angles. that traffic pattern could
lot more. More trees!
                                                              probably be addressed differently. roundabouts
                                                              are great when people know how to use them,
                                                              though. Plus, no one stops at the stop signs any
                                                          Greek Houses - none on the hill

                                                         I'm not sure I exactly understand the purpose of
I believe there should be more parking around campus, or the exercise things every couple of yards on one
institute a plan much like other schools where freshmen  part of the plan. Also without a softball team,
cannot have cars to limit the number of cars on campus.  what is the need for a softball field? This seems
                                                         like a waste of space.
I love the idea of a parking structure for the science center,

As a recent graduate, I found the quad to be fairly
depressing. While suitable for living, they did often lagged
behind in comparison to freshmen dorms around the

Greek Row would be a welcomed addition to Clarkson's

There is absolutly a need for more housing.

                                                           Overall, I see too much pavement. I am currently
                                                           a graduate student in Natural Resources at UNH
                                                           and the significant increase in impermeable
                                                           surfaces is of great concern when you are
                                                           dealing with water quality issues as well as
                                                           overall health of the vegetation. I am not sure
                                                           why all the decrease in vegetation by the river
                                                           (also important buffer zone) hasn't been
                                                           addressed, but is there a need for all of the new
                                                           athletic fields to be placed there? I like the
I do not see a boathouse anywhere on this new map and athletic fields up by Cheel so that if you are cold
this concerns me since I know the canoe house can be       watching a game or need to use the restroom
very popular for both the students and alumni on different there is a place close by to provide these
occasions. The current boathouse could use a face lift and services as well as a place that sells
it would be nice to see it included in your future plans.  refreshments. Lastly, I am concerned about the
                                                           new greek row. As a female who frequently
                                                           would walk the woods by the lodge, by myself, to
                                                           de-stress, I would not feel comfortable using this
                                                           area on my own with the greek life so close. I
                                                           feel this detracts so much from the safety I felt
                                                           anywhere on campus. I loved using the college
                                                           woods areas because they were untouched and
                                                           the people who would go wandering in these
                                                           areas were the people I wanted to talk to, rather
                                                           than someone who got lost while drunk at a frat
HOUSING. I find it hard to believe that the proposed
housing will be sufficient to alleviate the very serious lack
of housing at Clarkson. As a student who lived in the
quad, new dorms, woodstock, and then riverside, I was           I guess I have a problem understanding why
much more fortunate than many of my friends who was             Clarkson needs an auditorium. With a lack of a
stuck living in freshman housing as sophomores, etc.            visual and/or performing arts program, is an
Especially with the plan to demolish woodstock and              auditorium really a necessary campus addition?
riverside, I sincerely doubt that there will be enough          Additionally, I'm not sure Potsdam's climate for
housing for students. It also does not bode well for alumni     the majority of the school year warrants riverfront
donations if they feel like Clarkson left them out to dry       development. I think that's a lot of trees to tear
when they were a student with no appropriate housing to         down just for a vantage point of the river,
live in.                                                        especially on the south side.

In addition, where will the students live when the proposed
housing is being built?
THEATER! What's going to happen to the theater that         Will have to be careful with all the bridges as they
used to be/is in Old Snell downtown? Is that now becoming can be an eyesore. What about underground
part of the "Auditorium"?                                   tunnels?

The athletic facilities will be great, they are in a great need
                                                                Will chnges be made sooner than later?
of an upgrade.

Areas for SPEED teams to test their vehicles. Perhaps a
course for Indy to test which is safe and away from
motorists. Baja as well. The duration of my undergraduate
career, members of Baja were offered little in respect to an
area to use to test the car's ability. Offerting a test track
and off road course for SPEED use would be a great
benifit to both teams.
Well, to be quite frank I think that you need to take the        If something need to be removed in order to
question mark off of the library. It's terrible and desparetly   renovate the library I would have to say the
needs to be renovated. I didn't step foot in the library until   scenic area. Although, it would be a very nive
my senior year because it was so bad. That should be a           addition, and may help "wow" prospective
main focus of any plans to renovate. The student                 students, they would benefit more from
population needs a better more up to date library. It is         something that actually pertains to their future
essential to a productive college career.                        education.

Must be enough parking for students. Possibly renovations
to the baseball field instead of adding a softball field. The
                                                              Greek housing will most likely not work on
flow of the road system seems to be a little more complex
and seems to be tough to navigate around campus with a

                                                                 While I can see some advantages of having a
                                                                 "Greek Row" on campus, I believe that it takes
I would expect to see that more housing be added than            away from the traditions of the Greek system at
what would be used to replace Woodstock and Riverside.           Clarkson. Most view their physical houses as part
There should be room to grow, not just stay the same             of their character and to force them out of their
cramped size that there is on campus now.                        houses would be a mistake. If the Greek row was
                                                                 made voluntary, I would agree more with it. Just
                                                                 remember to leave room for future expansion.
See above.                                                 See above.

                                                        Greek housing. The idea is to be able to have a
The campus needs some kind of small convenience store.
                                                        place off campus to go. The town is small
Should sell eggs, milk, bread, chips, more so than what
                                                        enough, do we really need to put everything in
Empire can provide.
                                                        one place?

Bigger library                                             greek housing

                                                           Any on-campus Greek housing.

I think that the empahsis needs to be placed on student
experience and it appears the plan is doing that. One thing
that we need to ensure is that parking issues are
addressed - for both students and faculty.
                                                                 some of the builiding connectors. We should
                                                                 relish the opportunity to walk outside and actually
                                                                 experience a few minutes of our natural world
                                                                 rather than totally blocking ourselves off from the
                                                                 broader world in which we live.

Recommend a single, independent building for both Army
and Air Force ROTC programs; building should include
faculty/staff offices, student activities areas, classroom and
lecture hall, storage areas and appropriate parking.
Possible location is on Loop Road near the soccer field on
the northwest corner of hill campus.
Both ROTC programs still reside near the downtown
campus and should be moved to the hill campus as soon
as possible.
Clarkson's library. The university should seriously consider
upgrading their library. It has been selected #1 in the USA
by students in the catagory of "what library". Many faculty
share this opinion.
                                                   I would like to see the adhoc additions (two
                                                   square pink area marked future addtions?)to the
                                                   CAMP building removed. I think in 10 years we
                                                   might see a need to expand and may have to
                                                   build another building parallel to the existing
                                                   CAMP building that houses the present ECE,
                                                   MAE and CHE faculty offices and research Labs.
                                                   I strongly suggest looking at other options to
                                                   making additions to the CAMP building.
The space above the ECE lab should be developed.
                                                   Also, the proposed plan destroys the beautiful
                                                   view from the back of the building. The plan
                                                   blocks many of the windows of the CAMP
                                                   building. Also the Parking lot behind the CAMP
                                                   building is too close to existing structure. It is
                                                   unfortunate that the plan proposes to cut down
                                                   natural wooded area while creating a beautiful
                                                   Quad area behind the ERC. I think we should
                                                   preserve and enhance the current natural
                                                   envionment as much as possible.
ERC Structural Renovation. 3 Stories? Modern looking?
Get off the list for being the worst college library in
                                                                 Possibly the observatory?
Possible fountain out in the new green area? Could start a
fountain day tradition. Sort of like University at Albany has.
Our own tradition. Maybe a senior week event?

Need to ensure the climbing wall and auditorium are
relocated from downtown campus. ROTC will also need
storage areas, if old Snell is ever sold. I would like to see
and administration building added to consolidate all the         Remove the connected walkways.
offices, rather than having people in various bldgs all over
campus. I don't think the student center should be that
building, unless you plan on making it 6+ stories

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                                                               The last Greek house and parking area in the row
                                                               of proposed theme housing is inappropriately
                                                               close to the “Outdoor” Lodge. By adding Greek
                                                               housing and parking lots in the front yard, I fear
                                                               you detract from the peaceful study area and
                                                               recreation opportunities that students now enjoy
                                                               through the outdoor lodge. The beauty and
                                                               accessibility of the Lodge influenced my decision
                                                               to come to CU for my undergraduate degree.
                                                               Developing this area could detract from that
                                                               appeal for prospective students. It will also
There isn't anything to add - I think that that is where the   detract from the enjoyment that numerous people
problems lie for me, there are almost too many things          experience each year when the lodge is rented
added already.                                                 out for various events. Fewer people may want
                                                               to rent the lodge for their events if it looses its
                                                               peaceful Adirondack character. The view alone
                                                               is not the only thing affected, (just a row of trees
                                                               could preserve the view). I have heard the
                                                               sounds that emanate from Greek housing, and a
                                                               row of trees won’t stop that. Even now, as one is
                                                               enjoying a BBQ on the deck, the sounds from
                                                               athletic teams can be heard all the way from
                                                               Woodstock fields and the sounds of Greek
                                                               housing are far worse in my opinion. If you need
                                                               to research this issue any further, I invite you to

                                                               Softball feild - Make it another multi use feild
More athletic feild space for recreation and club teams        where softball can be played as well as all the
                                                               other club, recreation and varsity sports we offer.
                                                               I'm not sure of how much the ampitheater-type
                                                               field would be used - it doesn't seem we have
                                                               that large of a need for that particular facility, but
                                                               perhaps we're hoping for a 'build it and they will
                                                               come' senario?

I think we should take one of the five soccer field and
make into an outdoor ice rink that can be used for roller
hockey in the summer. Outdoor bascketball courts.

Graduate/International Student Housing - giving graduate
students the opportunity to live on campus for a
reasonable cost would be very beneficial.

I think there should be a skateboarding area. The front
steps of SAS get used by kids on skateboards and small
bikes for "tricks".
Holcroft House. This is the first place that most
prospective students visit and although it is historic it is
also starting to look run down. It is in bad need of at least
a cosmetic make over. If you look at the building in the
midday sun, you can even see where they stopped painting
on the outside of the building. On the inside the walls are
cracking, paint is peeling and a good portion of the
                                                                Greek Houses? Not sure how I feel about this
furniture is from decades ago. For many of us alums it is
                                                                yet. Will these still be university
very disheartening and somewhat embarrassing to have
                                                                maintained/billed? Will they still be staffed and
this as our campus welcome point. Please add Holcroft on
                                                                regulated by housing?
so that a prospective students first impression is an overall
better one.

Also, has the University considered adding a pedestrian
bridge across Clarkson Ave to not only allow students a
safe crossing alternative but to also be used as a symbolic
connector of the two sections of the campus.

I would like to see a vistor center or upgrade to Holcroft      I am curious how all the parking lot switches will
House.                                                          affect the current issue with parking on campus.

Putting Facilities and Services so far off campus might be
problematic for the workers and for the campus

I think it would be awesome to have clarkson avenue
maintain a level grade from Kinney's to Bagdad rode, and
have a tunnel through the hill. It would allow a 300 yard
wide "living bridge" that would extend the campus from
Snell and the President's house to the river. Instead of
CLarkson ave dividing campus, there would be a continous
feel from the river to the woods behind CAMP
We are in desperate need - quickly - of more space to hold
events. Since waterfront property is typically highly prized,
a structure that has an open floor plan and overlooks the
water would be spectacular and could host a multitude of
events, i.e., receptions, speaker's, dances, etc. Currently,
the Outdoor Lodge cannot be used a majority of time
because it is held exclusively for use by clubs that have an
outdoor connection. This is, regrettably, a waste of
valuable space, however with furniture cannot
                                                                The quad seems misplaced. I realize a lot of
accommodate large numbers. The Barben Rooms, one
                                                                campuses have them, but I fail to see its benefit
space that can accommodate 200+ are overbooked and
                                                                in the proposed location except to sanctify
availability for large events is made worse by allowing
                                                                replacing the parking lot?
students to book them for club meetings when classrooms
could be used for this purpose. There is virtually no place
                                                                Thanks for the opportunity to make suggestions.
else to go on campus where you won't run into an issue:
food delivery, Graham's need to move tables/chairs and its
lack of media, and CAMP and Snell Atriums are walking
paths that provide no privacy for events. Field Hs and
Gym are also mostly unavailable or need to have the floor

What about moving the proposed Student Center to the
other side of the ERC toward what is recommended as the

                                                                I think the quad should be removed and the
                                                                parking kept. Parking is insufficent as is. If that
                                                                doesn't seem tangible perhaps another areas
                                                                should be considered for more parking.

                                                                Definitely remove the townhouses and make
Go through with the auditorium! We need one!!
                                                                nicer upperclassmen housing!
                                                                 I don't see the need for an addition onto Snell
                                                                 Hall since it is the newest facility. I'd hope that
                                                                 the engineering facilities would get some much
                                                                 needed attention.

The auditorium is nice. It'd be nice if the new Student
Investment Group had space for a trading room in the new
Student Union.

                                                                 I'm not sure that moving Greek Life onto campus
                                                                 is a smart idea, it might be better to help the
A new car club facility would be nice, could work with the
                                                                 current Greek houses make there houses nicer
garage for the campus workers etc.?
                                                                 to help the overall look of the town as well as the
                                                                 school in general.

Especially the Student Center and the Greek Row of
                                                                 I'm not sure how needed the auditorium is

I was thinking about the Clarkson Tennis team and
remembered that it is no longer in existence because of
NCAA Rules saying that you need five tennis courts and
we only have five. It this is an interest of campus to get the
Tennis team back I think this is a splendid idea.

I think a fountain in the middle of the round-about would be     I'm still not sure about the Student Center. So far,
fantastic. Also, what is that little unfinished looking hut      the proposed amenities I've heard about are
thing between Price Hall and Cheel (near the entrance to         already available on campus. It looks good in the
Cheel parking lot)? It looks like it could use some help.        plan set up though.
Enough housing.

more parking                                                  none
Perhaps some work on the facade of the science center.        the sidewalks through the cheel parking lot seem
The building just looks so old and run-down.                  unnecessary

New dormitories. Its where the students spend most of         I don't believe that all the academic buildings
their time and it matters the most.                           need to be connected.

helpp the powers and hamlin kids not have to walk up a
                                                              woodfstock is very ugly.
massive hill in the freezing cold

Maybe even more housing?

I believe the auditorium/theatre between CAMP and Cheel
will be a valuable asset. Possibly add a music building and
slowly build a school of music and branch out of strictly
engineering into all liberal arts.
I would like to see Snell Field and Snell Tennis Counts
moved to the waterfront athletic complex. I believe this
would be a right move in that it would centralize athletics to
that area. Spectators at any game would be able to hear
the happenings at any other competition on that same day.
A large concession hall housing the athletics hall of fame
and restrooms would be of great benefit to the fundraising
efforts of teams, and comfort of visitors. An addition of a
track and the tennis courts would allow the University to
add track and reinstate tennis teams.

                                                                 The master plan shows the addition of trees and
                                                                 curbs to the lower Cheel lot. While in general, I
                                                                 am happy to see trees put anywhere, as a
                                                                 member of the Formula SAE SPEED team I am
                                                                 concerned about losing a place to test our car.
                                                                 We have historically been able to test and
                                                                 practice driving in the lower Cheel lot and if we
                                                                 lose that privilege, we will quite possibly have to
                                                                 travel very far if we can even find another parking
                                                                 lot anywhere near Clarkson. It is imperative to the
                                                                 success of our team that we have a place to drive
                                                                 on campus that is at least as large as the current
                                                                 lower Cheel lot. If there is going to be another lot
                                                                 without curbs or trees that is available to drive in
                                                                 before the changes to the current lot are
                                                                 implemented, there is no issue. Thank you very
                                                                 much for your consideration!
                                                                 While the addition to the lower Cheel parking lot
                                                                 would benefit the Speed teams, the trees and
                                                                 curbs would ultimately make it unsafe to do
                                                                 sufficient testing there. The teams would need to
                                                                 travel somewhere to test which would certainly
                                                                 hinder their progress.
                                                                 I am on the Formula SAE team and I notice that
                                                                 trees in the lower cheel parking lot were in the
                                                                 plans. However if there were trees placed in the
                                                                 lower parking lot, it would be a huge safety
                                                                 concern and we would not be able to test our car.

chem engnr laboratory
                                                              Although the parking lot behinf vheel, or "lot 263"
                                                              could stand to be ecpanded adding all of the
                                                              trees in the middle would make it very hazardous
                                                              for the formula sae team to use it to set up their
I would like to see snow removal though through a little
                                                              car. This may not sound like a big deal however
moer specifically with the roundabout area.
                                                              it would pose a large problem dor the team.
                                                              -Patrick Gavin-Brynes
                                                              -FSAE Team Leader

                                                              Science Center, ERC REVAMPED, NEW
                                                              DORMS AND WOODSTOCK

                                                              I think the "future addition?" to the Science
I think an Arboretum or similar park-like area in the space
                                                              Center may interfere with the view from the
bordered by Price, Graham, and the Cheel parking lot
                                                              windows on that side of the Science Center
would be a nice addition.
                                                              (which already isn't too good to begin with).

Basic cleaning up of the rec center, especially the side
                                                              The connector walkways would be nice, but not
facing route 11. This is one of the first buildings people
                                                              essential, I would focus on other projects first.
see when coming into campus and should look nice.
                                                              The connectors between buildings are
                                                              unnecessary impedances to outdoor traffic flow.
                                                              Perhaps only second story connectors similar to
                                                              the one connect the SC and Snell.
More lecture halls in CAMP, and renovate current lecture
rooms/seminar rooms, the unsatisfactory currently. The
School of Engineering needs updated learning facilities
and labs, and better lecture rooms, equivalent to snell!
Update the research labs and the computer labs across
campus as current technology in these areas are lacking.

Multimedia Building that contains the Integrator, the Radio
and TV Station

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                                                               Special buildings for Greek housing on campus.
                                                               Although I don't have a problem with the "Greek
                                                               life," I do not think it's fair to provide students with
                                                               specialized living facilities simply because they're
                                                               a member of a Greek organization. If one set of
                                                               student organizations is going to get special living
I'd like to see more trees added to the existing fields. Other
                                                               facilities built for them, ALL student organizations
than that, all my wishes appear to have been dealt with.
                                                               should get special living facilities. I don't see why
                                                               someone should get to live in a special building
                                                               as a member of a Greek organization, yet a
                                                               member of a SPEED team, etc. might spend
                                                               most of their years at Clarkson living in the

Please keep the quad parking lot and the new round-about
connected. It is also going to be difficult for students Observatory and vertical parking structure.
moving into or out of the New Dorms (just a thought).

                                                                 The running / exercise trails and areas and their
                                                                 pros and cons should be heavily considered. I
                                                                 realize that this is beautiful land that should be
                                                                 utilized, but what is the true benefit? Weather
                                                                 permitting, these trails are best utilized during the
                                                                 months that students are not on campus. Also, I
                                                                 feel that these areas may be the most likely
                                                                 candidates to be neglected in terms of
                                                                 maintenance which, instead of being an asset to
                                                                 the campus' beauty, will become a liability.
THEATRE. I know it's already there but it is very

Refacing the science center and ERC to fit more visually
with the rest of the campus.
                                                               The connectors between buildings seem to be
                                                               unnecessary, it is nice to sometimes have to go
                                                               outdoors between buildings, and they
                                                               unnecessarily obstruct outdoor traffic flow. I think
Since this is a long term plan, it might be wise to include a they would detract from the campus rather than
Track & Field facility, perhaps encircling the field at the so add. Another possibility would be to make them
called "scenic stadium."                                       2nd story only connectors.

                                                               The Greek housing gets too close to the Adk
                                                               lodge, one of the nice things about the lodge is
                                                               the way it is isolated from everything.

A golf course like SLU has.                                    Nothing

dining halls

a convenience store

I would really like to see a renovation of the library. We are
a nationally ranked University, and to have such a pitiful
library is shameful. I also would like to see a more detailed
plan for the student center - I think that we are really in
                                                               There were no facilities or spaces that seemed
need of a campus store. Additionally, I would personally
                                                               particularly non-functioning for the student body.
like to see a late-night coffee venue at either Cheel, or
possibly the new student Center. Lastly, I would want to
make sure that additional housing on campus is a priority,
as well as housing renovations.
                                                               The bridges between buildings just seem
                                                               unnecessary (one or two look cool to campus
                                                               tours, but half a dozen just block the view of the
                                                               sky). Also, the parking lot by the "new"
                                                               townhouses is on the VERY steep Woodstock
Housing and Eating Facilities are important

More meal areas that can be added to the meal plan.

heard talk of joint army airforce rotc building to be moved
to hill campus. it is not on masterplan. removal of graham
and price hall or conversion to better housing? open up
the space in this area of campus, ugly to navigate.

renovation for dorms, more parking along the campuses
                                                              greek houses
exterior, more townhouses/apartments

This looks like a good plan, I am excited to see it

                                                         The auditorium seems a little excessive. I think
More Greek/Themed housing, or larger ones... they seem
                                                         just large enough for graduation should do and
quite small for 16 people (assuming the number of spaces
                                                         we could continue to have SpringFest in the
corresponds to number of students residing).
I think the library needs to be updated as well as the
fitness center

                                                             i think that you shouldn't worry too much about
Some type of upgrades to the gymnasium
                                                             adding things to the river. or if you are going to
Such as more (better) racquetball courts and squash
                                                             add stuff, make it farther away from walker
                                                             center. down to the town of potsdam area.

fix the connection to the quad center core between           see if potsdam will turn the intersection in front of
cubley/reynolds so the walkways can be used.                 the school into a rotary

I think that the apartments shouldn't just be replaced but
there should be more so that more students can be
admitted into clarkson and so that ALL juniors and seniors
have the opportunity to live in apartments.

                                                             Lower cheel parking lot is used by Formula SAE
                                                             for testing. It would greatly reduce the quality of
                                                             our testing and the risk for our drivers to have
                                                             trees and other obstructions within the parking
                                                             lot. The trees and curbs proposed to be inside
                                                             the lot should be removed.
I like it a whole lot but youve definetly got to bring the
campus store ON CAMPUS. It has been an
inconvenience too long. Also you need better commuter
                                                             The TREES and CURBS from the lower cheel
                                                             parking lot, Formula FSAE Indy Team needs the
Parking lots, unless spaces added will finally solve parking lot to run tests, and adding trees and curbs could
issue.                                                       make the lot more hazardous, or require us to
                                                             travel to a distant track, or cause problems with
                                                             some testing needs.
                                                          The Greek Houses. while I don't think it is entirely
                                                          bad to have the greeks on campus, I think it
                                                          should be limited to those who are willing to
                                                          move. There are many fraternities and sororities
                                                          that have a lot of tradition in their houses and
                                                          moving them(or forcing them to move) would
                                                          undermine those houses. Greeks bring a lot to
                                                          this community with their community service as
                                                          well as their social life(even if you don't like it, I'd
                                                          bet all my life savings that your prospective
                                                          students do).

                                                          I don't like the excessive building plans for the
                                                          waterfront. I think that only useful structures
                                                          should be added so the river can stay as natural
                                                          and untouched as possible. I do, however, like
                                                          the idea of walking paths, bike paths, bridge to
                                                          the island, and the boat dock. I don't think we
                                                          need a scenic overlook on the river, as it is
                                                          beautiful from the boathouse. I don't think the
                                                          roundabouts will do much more than make
                                                          campus confusing for visitors.

More parking at the gym or additional parking near the
gym. Adding more housing, but eliminating some at the
same time does not solve the housing problem. We still
need more housing, particularly apartments and
townhouses. In theory, Freshman should be living in
dorms, Sophomores in suites, and Juniors and Seniors in
apartments and Townhouses!

A bigger Greek Row
Since parking spaces are limited and so many students
wish to have cars on campus, it may be a good idea to
think about adding a parking garage on campus that will
make up for lost space and protect cars in the winter. I also
believe that the library should be updated. More laundry
services should be considered because they are
overcrowded especially in the quad.
                                                            There are quite a few issues I see as a student
                                                            with this new master plan. Currently living in the
                                                            Woodstock apartments, having to drive down to
                                                            Bagdad road to park near my building would be
                                                            annoying. Round-a-bouts are a terrible idea on
                                                            this campus and would only cause unsafe driving.
                                                            Also, segregating the sections of the campus
                                                            roads would be a disaster. It would force
Future additions would be nice, especially ones that
                                                            students, faculty, maintenance and aramark
allowed transition between class buildings. A functional
                                                            drivers to take drastically longer routs to go from
student center is a great idea and should definitely be
                                                            one point to another. Having to drive all the way
constructed. Townhouses are a must as a replacement
                                                            around cheel arena to get to the gym/quad area
housing structure on this campus.
                                                            is just a frustrating idea. The Greek housing
                                                            added near the woodstock area would also like
                                                            be a bad idea. It places the fraternities, notorious
                                                            for underage alcoholic abuse, away from campus
                                                            safety. This may improve the town opinion of the
                                                            school, but the area on the campus would quickly
                                                            deteriorate and likely be frowned upon by any
                                                            visiting prospective students and parents.

                                                            The Student Center and circular representation
                                                            along Clarkson Avenue. Speaking from a traffic
                                                            point of view, level out the road approaching the
                                                            crossing and reduce speeds before you reach
More Parking.                                               Bagdad Road from the south. Install warning
                                                            lights and possibily a pedestrian controled light to
                                                            stop traffic or with the ability to stop cars if there
                                                            are alot of people going over to the riverside of
                                                            the road.

Riverside apartments are the best on campus right now.
They should not be taken down to move the athletic fields.
                                                            I see no reason to move the athletic fields away
Also, more housing could be added in the area behind
                                                            from the IRC and replacing riverside. They
Cheel barbecue pit, preferably senior townhouses. The
                                                            shouldn't be done.
more upperclass housing you offer, the more it benefits all
the students.
More apartments with kitchens so we can get off the meal
plan if we wish. Also a track.
As the Technical Director for the Clarkson Theatre Group
I'm inclined to look out for my extracurricular. We've been
around since 1931 and at present feel jeopardized by Old
Snell being up for sale. I would like to hope that
Auditorium in the plan we would be able to call our home
for future productions. For "Oh, Kay!" this past Parent’s
Weekend we generated almost $1300 in ticket sales while
having to compete with the ever popular hockey games.       I'm a little confused by the roundabouts,
Being off campus is a major hindrance in attendance for us especially the one near Moore House since it
and we feel we would be much much more successful if        doesn't go anywhere.
we were located on campus. Many students here are not
even aware there is a Theatre Company simply because
its off campus. Come the planning stages of the
Theatre/Auditorium whoever happens to be on our
Executive Board at that time would greatly appreciate
being consulted on what goes into the space and how it will
look and work. Thanks-Matt Sleeper, Technical Director

                                                           Student center; should be closer to pit and quad
                                                           (off H-P trail?), they will use it more.
NEW LIBRARY. The ERC Library is terrible. A renovation
might be nice, but not enough. We need books for
research, free-reading, and space to grow.
                                                           Get rid of the round-about. There is no need for
Also, we need an expanded space for the gym, particularly one, and these can be dangerous.
the work-out machines like ellipticals and treadmills. I
have noticed that often students cannot get onto the
machines because they are full.
Somewhere to study. Also, have you checked the ratings
of our library?! The least you can do is update the 70's
style one we have. Also the pool is disgusting. The last I It's not a bad plan overall.
checked, my local community college had a better pool
than ours.

                                                           I think the addition to New snell does not need to
                                                           be there. I think snell is fine.

Indoor recreation areas for summer sports (such as biking
and skateboarding) should be added for the large element
of the students who persue those past times. It would take       I have no opposition to the parking area if it was
a significant amount of floor space to make an appealing         made in either a less obnoxious area than the
area to ride specifically, but the returns for those of us who   highest point on campus where it is planned for
do ride would be great. One other thing I can think of that      now.
would be great is some type of enclosed walkway from the
Hamlin-Powers dorm up to Snell and the Science center.

The building next to walker center could be renovated to
include a large space for an indoor mountain bike park with
areas for skateboarders as well. For ideas of what could
be done google rays indoor mountain bike park.

                                                                 In the Lower Cheel Parking lot, there are plans to
                                                                 add trees around and in the middle of the parking
                                                                 Currently the FSAE SPEED team uses the lower
                                                                 cheel lot to test the car. If there were trees in the
                                                                 middle of the parking lot, we would not be able to
                                                                 use the parking lot anymore. And trees around
                                                                 the outside could potentially be dangerous,
                                                                 because if the driver loses control during a test
                                                                 run, then the car could crash into the trees and
                                                                 that would not be very good.

                                                                 Everything else is cool, but in order for the FSAE
                                                                 team to continue using the lower cheel parking lot
                                                                 as a testing ground, there can't be any trees in
                                                                 the middle of the lot.

                                                                 Steve Reitsma, FSAE member
Not facilities, per se, but, rather, a complete and much-
needed renovation of the Science Center, especially the
lecture halls.
                                                              the extra feild where riverside is now, should be
More dorms added
                                                              turn into something that can be usefor
Additional appartments, Additional parking closer to moore

a parking garage under Cheel parking lot. I would rather
see parking concenttated in a few large parking lots          The faculty parking area in between Woodstock
instead of many small ones. This will reduce the number       and Science center. If this is to be a walking
of people driving around looking for parking spots. It will   campus faculty should have to walk, not just
also give the campus a more organized feel and make it        students
easier to navigate

Again, we need more dorms. When students are living in        Break the buildings up. One mega building is just
the lounges, something is wrong. Also, there should be        plain stupid. Not only that it divides the campus in
more student parking/ lots specifically for them. It stinks   half, and if the buildings are closed it will be a
having to park in Walker during hockey games because          pain to walk around all of them to get to the other
non-students take all the spaces                              side.

more meal areas, renovate or demolish old library(its a       auditorium, roundabouts, sidewalk through
school it needs a good library),more grass less trees         parking lot(retarded)

Parking lot for Baghdad field and better lighting on the trail The science center addition, unless it is once
to the field from Woodstock. BBQ Pit. Naturally lit            story. The roundabout between the Quad and
study/gathering space.                                         academic buildings.
                                                            REMOVE the 'QUAD' area taking over the Snell
Leave the commuter parking lot next to Snell.
                                                            commuter parking lot.

                                                            Keep Riverside housing; maintain current
                                                            buildings before building new ones.

                                                              Do not put any new "student center" or anything
                                                              of the sort across the road from the main
Improve the ERC so that it is not so noisy. It is quite loud,
                                                              campus. Students will not bother to cross the
which makes it difficult to work.
                                                              road and make use of whatever resources may
                                                              be offered there.

                                                            Student Center
I would like to see that CAMP get more in the way of
additions to it in that it gets a bigger more modern machine
shop, as well as the windtunnel lab get expanded to allow
for more gorwth, also the lecture halls need better seats in

                                                               Student Center. Cheel is fine. use the money
                                                               required to upgrade the equipment in the labs
                                                               and engineering buildings.
                                                              Links between buildings. Greek housing!!!!
A parking garage, more parking, more walk ways
                                                              Senic areas.

Special graduate student parking and/or graduate student
buildings. I would also like a church/religious center (for
                                                              A lot of things already have question marks next
various religions to use as they wish) on campus. And
                                                              to them, so I'm not sure what will actually be
move the University Bookstore from downtown to on-
                                                              there or not. It seems like a lot of changes though
campus. Also, not just bicycle lanes on Clarkson Avenue,
                                                              to take in all at once.
but also sidewalks for pedestrians all along Clarkson
Avenue until Bagdad Road would be nice.

                                                              The Removal of Riverside Apartments.

                                                              Greek Housing
                                                              Connections between buildings
a building for the liberal arts department and more
                                                           parking area number 48
apartment housing

                                                           The whole "walking campus" deal.

                                                           Fraternity and SOrority houses should not have
                                                           to move on campus. I know you say that they
Parking for commuters. I fight people everyday to get a
                                                           have a choice but your policies are obviously
spot now.
                                                           going to entail something like one screw up and
                                                           you move on campus.

                                                           greek housing, outdoor activity spaces

Renovations to current dorms, which are extremely
necessary, more parking options for freshman who live in
the quad.

                                                           Student center. Make the Library better and
More dormitories!!!
                                                           expand CAMP.

                                                           I don't want all of the buildings connected. and i
                                                           like Cheel lawn being the size it is now, Is there
                                                           any where else to put it.

An all weather track would be nice to see. How about
                                                           Greek Road, Auditorium, and Student Center
hiking trails. More parking/dorms.
     clearcut to the waterfront, parking lot behind
     cheel extension
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Other Comments                                       Greek      Waterfront     Parking

What about adding the Greek housing over
                                                                     X               X

Approve plan for moving Greeks to campus                             X

What are the timelines?                               X              X


At some time in the process, there will be a
funding campaign. At that time I would look
forward to seeing how the major themes of the
master plan tie to the University strategy and the
funding of the same. Did not expect it at this
stage- just something coming along later which
facilitates supporters getting on board and
provides opportunity for more detailed input.
This master plan seems to heavily weighed
towards athletics versus general student
activities. I like the athletic improvements, but
suggest that other activities be also considered.
I'm sure student publications could use new and
                                                        X        X
modern spaces as well as the radio and tv
production facilities. These could also lead to
adding a corporate communications specialty at
Clarkson. As we are now a University, we should
dream to become one!
Again, this looks like a very positive step forward,
but I need more details before I can comment



Is there a plan to integrate Old Main into the "hill"
Question: What will be the final "fate" of the
downtown campus. I know some of the
engineering has moved to the hill but what of
Clarkson Hall, Old Main, Snell Hall, etc.? Will
they be used for the Clarkson School or sold or


I didn't realize the University owned property
down to the river front. Glad to see there are
plans to replace Woodstock and Riverside as
these are in poor condition. Each time I visit, the
                                                        X   X
campus looks nicer and nicer and this plan will
allow the University to stay competitive with other
Universities that I have visited and also improving
their campuses and infrastructure.
none                                                          X


Regarding Hantz Field - the word "synthetic" is
mispelled. The "h" is missing.
My son is currently attendign the university and
loves it!!!. I think Clarkson can really exploit
further than it already has the fact that it is one of
the few technically oriented schools with a rural



20% of this plan will provide 80% of the value

Please keep in mind the cost for these upgrades
so you don't price some students out of attending        X

                                                     X   X-

I see facilities for Greek housing on campus. Will
all Greek organizations associated to CU be          X
required to participate in this housing?

Overall, I am impressed with President Collins'
direction. This is a good plan.



A masterplan should look at utilities, planned
useages, student counts, planned growth areas,
goals (strategic objectives for the masterplan)
etc.. I'd like to ask why the work was limited to a
single drawing. I'd suggest there should be a lot
of back up to this and that the back up is
important to share. I'd also add that the proposed
"future Campus" does not seem inviting. Few
large massive buildings surrounded by huge
parking lots is not inviting. You are going to lose
that charm that the campus always had and
transition to feeling like a apartments surrounding
a hospital... The proposed campus seems like a
mish-mash of buildings with no inviting core.

I would love to see priorities developed for each
of the proposed additions and modifications.
This would help greatly with identifying what is
most important and timelines for implementation.
                                                           X   X+

What about the Downtown campus and the
buildings that remain there?

Thanks for the ability to comment and
communicate regarding these future plans.

Due to weather I like the controlled environment
connections between buildings. Especially
academic buildings. It'd be nice to see residential
areas more easily accessible to class space with
the same type of indoor connections shown on
the academic and student buildings. I
recommend this based on weather conditions for
the majority of the school year in Potsdam.
Otherwise not bad.



It is exciting to see the campus and school grow
and that the administration has a strong vision.
However, it should be a goal that these
improvements will not drive up tuition beyond the
typical increases. I am concerned that, in
general, colleges in the US are sacrificing the
fundamentals of education for increased market
share and "brand" recognition by adding
excessive lifestyle features to the campus. I       X
believe that Clarkson is dedicated to education,
but the architects of the master plan must be
mindful of the trends and prevent getting caught
up in the notion of explosive growth. Continuous
improvement is a must, but not at the expense of
the strong education that Clarkson is known for.
The quality of the alumni ultimately create

Thank you for sharing -can't wait to see schedule
and funding plans. What will happen with            X    X   X
downtown campus holdings?

Is there any order as to what is 1st, 2nd, etc??             X



Thanks for sharing, and asking for input! Any
chance we can compare this one with the old one
(I remember seeing something in the late 90s -
and I remember some good things on it)?


                                                    X-       X
I think that improvements of this magnitude have
been long overdue and as an alumni I believe the              X-   X
college is moving in the correct direction.


Once this is all done, i'll definitely go up and visit.


books for the library?
Great work. Now we need to execution clarity and
carry this out. What time line do you think is     X-
projected for this and when can it get started?

Please don't build on hills such that students
have to climb icy stairs!
I think the new master plan looks really good.
Dedicating some of the land for permanent open
space would be a great addition as well - the
ROTC trails and surrounding land should be              X-
permanently preserved as such. It's a great area
to experience the outdoors and a great outdoor
lab for science.

Overall, the plan looks great! I can't wait to see it
i think the improvements are very much needed
and will make the campus look extremely nice.
Please just keep in mind the people who use
fields the most. thats not college athletes. its
everyone else. buts its still nice to have nice      X?
fields to play on. although just as important as
everything else its not like clarkson (except
hockey) sports bring much revenue to the school.
good intramural fields are a must


build the parking and housing ad student center
                                                     X-   X
FIRST the rest can wait a little longer

Great job Tony... About time!

The Master Plan shows the addition of quite a bit
of space devoted to student support services. I
found in my 4yrs of undergrad and 1yr graduate
degree that the space devoted in the "New
Dorms" and ERC was more than sufficient for
how often these resources were used. I believe
proper/qualified staffing should be more
important than increasing their space or changing
the location if you want these support services to   X-
be better utilized by the students. I do however
really like the addition of so many trees to
campus. Just because Clarkson is an
engineering school doesn't mean campus needs
to look so industrial! Overall I am really
impressed with the plan to improve the campus
and hope to see these improvements in the near
future and not be pushed aside.
So glad to see CU taking the necesarry steps to
compete and become a top notch univeristy.

I think it's very exciting to see Clarkson finally
going offensive with this plan. I think that it has
proven a big success at SLU and I think we need
to leverage that. My only other comment is to
borrow what we can from their alumni page.
Really showcase outstanding people and put up
some kind of fundraising, masterplan,
endowment growth, goals for us to reach. It will
aid in uplifting the perspective of the university as
a whole and i think will really help to overcome
some of the geographic limitations that the
university has and help us to be on a more level
playing field as far as enrollment especially with a
beautiful campus like slu nearby. Additionally, I
think with these improvements we need to target
students from affluent backgrounds. This plan
will go a long way to attracting some of these
students we have probably failed to attract in the
past. Overall I see this improvement plan as very
aggressive and a big risk financially, but I am
happy to see it happen, and truly believe that
Clarkson can win with a comprehensive strategy
which includes rennovations such as these,
endowment goals, and recruiting efforts. Kudos

                                                             X-   X
I would like to see the breakdown of when and
how the University intends to implement the
Master plan; timeline, budget, proposed phases,

No Greek Houses on Hill Campus - and hurry up
with the rest of the renovations - oh and don't
raise tution - it is high enough as it is - good luck
trying to find housing for everyone during              X-
renovations? are you looking to increase student
population to pay for all of this? state grant
money? how or who is paying for this all?

I know that this will take forever to implement if it
ever goes forward, so please have it done before
my kids go to school. That way I can say there                  X
was a different view from when I went there. (You
have 25 years... I'm guessing)

I hope that you make revised layouts avaiable as
the process moves forward. It is very interesting
to see the direction Clarkson is heading into the

Good luck.                                                  X   X-


Auditorium, parking garage, and direct walking
paths from dorms to cheel and academic
buildings are
really good ideas
I miss Clarkson!                             X

I do hope that this renovations do come to
fruition. It would be a great boost to the

                                             X-   X   X

                                                   X-   X


Greek housing on campus is a bad idea. It will
not be a positive option for the greek community
or house alike. The greeks need to be off          X-
campus to function as what they are social


Look forward ot seeing the plan evolve and come
to life...

Looks like a major undertaking. Can our faculty
or graduate students share in the planning or     X
development processes? Maybe to save costs?
There should be some sort of permenant
protection built into the plan for the forested area
now used for recreation on the opposite side of
the Clarkson Entrance Rd.

Add budgets to cover staff and maintanence to
oversee these new facilites in a manner suitable
instead of just spreading the current staff and
amintanence even thinner.

Can't wait to see the transformation!

I think this is a step in the right direction for the
survial and prosperity of our university.


I like to openness of the plan and the willingness
to solicit feedback. It's exciting to see the future
and growth of the campus, and I think it will be
critical in securing Clarkson's place in this
Wish this space had been included on the
                                                            X   X
previous page.

I like the idea of putting the fraternities and
sororities back on campus. Also the new turf on
Hantz will be an awesome location for soccer
                                                        X   X   X
games. Maybe when it's finished more of the
community will stop to watch the Men's and
Women's Soccer teams.

I really like the idea of centralizing the parking in
an effort to make a walking campus. Having all
the buildings connected is also really nice.
Additional housing is an absolute must and it
looks as though we plan to add plenty of that.
Having Greek housing on campus may bring
unwanted attention from the community, but it
would also probably be easier to regulate houses
with them being on campus. Overall the plan is
very impressive.
Please remove the Moore Parking Lot ASAP. It is
a large eyesore as well as a danger to students                 X
heading to and from class.
I LIKE IT - LETS BUILD IT... i'll be willing to lend
a hand in the construction! I'm sure a lot of us
would. The construction workers around here
move like turtles!
Try to stick with the plan and lets see it happen!

I'm really impressed with this. It definitely seems
like a plan that can (and will be) supported
financially and otherwise. Nice work!


Great plan!

I think the first thing you should do is update the
housing, such as Woodstock because the current
students are paying lots of money for housing
that is really terrible. It's ridiculous that it's $2500
per semester for the worst apartments ever
made, and when everyone is forced to live on
campus the least you can do is make the housing
not terrible.

If all of this is actually completed at some point,
the campus will be really awesome and I'm sorry
I won't be here to see it.


Is there anyway we could have a Mac lab
somewhere on campus (maybe the student
center)? It seems like most of the other
campuses in the area have at least 1 computer
lab with just Macs, and I think it would be a good
idea to implement that here. If we have one, I
haven't heard of it...:)

center court for volleyball in the alumni gym!


I hope to see a student center as great as St.
i think it a great idea to have the auditorium. i also
think that the quicker these changes are
implemented the better. this is such a great
school and beautiful place to live, and now i think
it is time it looks that way.
I'm going to be pretty excited to come back as an
alum and see the campus once this is all done.

Its an engineering and technology school walking
is not technology, so the goal should not be a
walking only campus it should be to find a way to
incorperate technology (cars) into the walking
campus safley with bridges and walkways and


Overall efforts the campus are wonderful, but the
waterfront athletic complex is a tremendous
addition to the beauty and functionality of the
campus. I really think that this section of the
master plan should be thoughout thoroughly to
really appreciate the benefits that it will provide.


It would also be nice to reduce the hills leading
into the campus from the main entrances. They
are quite hazardous with even the slightest bit of
snow or ice.



What is the proposed budget for this "master
plan" and where is the money going to be coming

I think the Master Plan looks really nice, it is just
sad that I will be long graduated by the time it is
completed and won't be able to enjoy it.
It is exciting to see Clarkson's campus
transforming into something better. I love the
people of Clarkson and look forward to loving the
I am especially excited at the idea of using the
waterfront areas, and the river walkways are
especially attractive. What kind of boats would     X
use the proposed docks? The river is very
shallow and rocky in that area.

Improve teh design of current living spaces, they
are behind the times and do not allow for current
materials that are used for current living.
Residential rooms are to crowded all across
campus. Add more residential buildings such as
more apartments like the townhouses, and for
freshman and sophmore housing this needs
renovating and space needs to be increased.
Students need to be comfortable in their living
area to improve academic learning and
Overall the ideas for the master plan look good.
They should redevelop the waterfront as soon as         X

Make this happen...immediately.
                                                    X       X


                                                        X   X


I hope this happens, but I and most students that
I have talked to do not believe that something of
this magnitude will happen at Clarkson with our
track record of taking a long time to implement a
project or abandoning them all together.

I fully support the 'green' building plans as well as
the relocation of the parking lots. I think these            X   X
are the most important changes.

THese changes are extremely major, is it really
possible to make them within the next ten years
and to also get some things done within the next
two years?

                                                        X-   X

Pretty cool

the dining options here on campus still have still
not been addressed and they need to be
Do it


Dates for the completion and begining of certain
projects would be helpful, as well as when the
entire plan will be completed.
I think in general, the buildings on campus need
to be better maintained.

Good job, high five!                               X
Very glad that an AUDITORIUM is being added
on campus.
Also glad that you can go from cheel to snell
without getting frostbite!

just fix the bridges connecting cubley/reynolds to
the quad center core and talk to potsdam about        X
redesigning the intersection in front of the school
The students want more food options so i hope
that there are places being incorporated into the
student center. also the way the meal plan is
structured we lose tons of money for the quality
of food we get. it wouldn't be a problem if our
food was better


None, besides please save lower cheel lot, a
great deal of thanks for expanding the space          X

    X-   X


When will there be a large meeting of students
and faculty to discuss this. This plan has always
been discussed in small rooms in Snell. Can
there be a big meeting where Many of the
students get to comment on this? This is the
most frustrating things from students point of                 X
view. We don't ever Actually get a say on these
things and for a plan this big i think it'd required to
bring the Whole student body together. That can
only be accomplished in Cheel arena, but i would
strongly advise this kind of event happen.

Spend more money on the drainage around
campus. During rainstorms there are numerous
place where water stands for 24-36 hours, which
with proper sloping and drainage, could be
prevents. Don't be cheap with the road systems
and improvement because over 50% of the
school are engineers and we notice how the
roads look. Install something that will stand up
for 20 years to the harch winter conditions.
Additionally, please take into account the snow
and designate areas for this placement come

                                                          X-   X
when it comes to making walkways, students
take the shortest route possible...keep that in
mind, its evident everywhere on campus as we've               X
walked on the grass in certain spots so frequently
as to remove the grass.


                                                     X        X


-I think that the New DOrms shoul be
renovated..they are old and very small
-i also think that Clarkson could invest a little
more into trusting the students by putting a
common stove or something into the upper class
man the New Dorms!

I forgot, one other thing that would be great would
be lockable (ideally private) practice /storage
areas for individuals with larger musical
equipment such as drum sets or guitars and                X
amps. It would allow for the formation of small
local bands by the students who have the talent
and motevation.


where is physical plant going? Its not on the plan.
Don't tear down Woodstock or Riverside, it
wouldn't take much to renovate them.
Demolishing these buildings and putting new           X
ones would be wasteful and make the project
take longer and be more expensive then it needs
to be

Don't cut the campus in half driving wise, it
makes no sense. Roundabouts cause accidents           X
and are not necessary

Please consider leaving the commuter parking lot
next to Snell.


Keep the small school atmosphere. Don't make
                                                         X   X    X
Clarkson an RPI or MIT.

I like how Clarkson's campus is currently simple.
I don't like it if there will be so many new buildings
and additions in general. We still want the small-
campus feeling. But, modifying the parking in
general is better - no parking along a roadway
would be good. Speed bumps aren't necessary
probably. Otherwise, once all academic and
student center/cheel, etc buildings are connected
that would be very nice to not have to walk in the

the roads set up through campus are too
complicated, it does not appear as though all the
roads connect in a way that allows passage from
one part of the campus to any other.


                                                       X   X


personally i think its gtrerat for the improvments
and all, but to ruin greek traditions, the ones that   X
are left is going to create lots of problems


How smoothly do you expect move in and move
out day to go without any real parking near ross
or brooks. Yes the walk ways make it nicer but i
don't think moving 6 floors of people in and out
on the same day is going to be fun with only a
little drive way.

Please listen to the students...publish the main
themes such that we know that you listened to          X

People drive way to fast on campus and maybe
this change will solve the problem. I'm a
sophmore will i see all of these changes? Will
tuition increase for students?


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