This year is Carleton University’s 75th anniversary. To celebrate, the Student Experience Office will lead 75 Campus to Community Days, one-day events where students complete service work. Campus to Community will complete more local service projects this year than ever before.

The Carleton Story

Carleton University was founded in 1942 out of a need to provide working youth with formal education. The Ottawa community in part supported the University through charitable donations. Carleton has a history of supporting the needs of our local community, while simultaneously receiving support from this community.

75 Campus to Community Days shares the same value for community support that is at the core of Carleton’s history.

Follow Our Journey

We track every Campus to Community Day we complete here. Students can participate by signing up for a Campus to Community Day.

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Day 77: Members of the CU Smile Club spent the morning at the Ottawa Mission.

Day 76: Students volunteered at the Dalhousie Food Cupboard.

Day 75: The Community Action Week team completed the 75th Campus to Community Day at the St. Patrick’s Home of Ottawa and played Bingo with some residents.

Day 74: Students involved with Community Action Week served at the Ottawa Mission and prepared breakfast condiment cups.

Day 73: Students involved with Community Action Week served at HighJinx.

Day 72: Students served at the Abbeyfield House and helped prepare the space for upcoming renovations.

Day 71: Students served at the Dalhousie Food Cupboard.

Day 70: The CSAS team spent the afternoon with the Homework Club at St. Patrick’s High School.

Day 69: UNICEF Carleton joined us for a shift at the Ottawa Food Bank.

Day 68: Residence students served meals to the community at In From the Cold.

Day 67: Students volunteered at the Ottawa Mission this afternoon.

Day 66: Participants from the Alternative Spring Break Program volunteered at the Ottawa Mission.

Day 65: Students volunteered at the Dalhousie Food Cupboard.

Day 64: Our hardworking Alternative Spring Break volunteers at the Ottawa Mission.

Day 63: Alternative Spring Break participants spent an afternoon building Hope Packages at the Ottawa Mission.

Day 62: Mentors from the Centre for Student Academic Support spent their lunch hour with students from St. Patrick’s High School.

Day 61: Students volunteered with the Dalhousie Food Cupboard.

Day 60: Alternative Spring Break participants spent an evening serving at the Parkdale United Church.

Day 59: Carleton's UNICEF club served at the Bethany Hope Centre and were all smiles.

Day 59: Carleton’s UNICEF club served at the Bethany Hope Centre and were all smiles.

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Day 58: Carleton students served at the Ottawa Food Bank after the busy holiday season.

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Day 57: Carleton students served at the Ottawa Food Bank. At the same time, CTV Ottawa released a news segment on the growing demands on food banks in Ottawa.

Day 56: Carleton students decorated Cornerstone Housing for Women alongside community members.

Day 55: The Student Experience Office at the Ottawa Mission.

Day 55: The Student Experience Office spent an afternoon at the Ottawa Mission.

Day 54: Carleton Serves volunteers were welcomed back at Ottawa's Bethany Hope Center.

Day 54: Campus to Community went back to the Salvation Army: Bethany Hope Center.

Day 53: Carleton Serves participated in with Ottawa's annual Sleep.OUT

Day 53: A team of students spent the evening with the Youth Service Bureau’s annual event, SleepOUT.

Day 52: Carleton Serves had a great time with the Dalhousie Food and Cupboard.

Day 52: Carleton students had a great time with the Dalhousie Food Cupboard.


Day 51: Helping out with In From the Cold.

Day 51: Students spent a Saturday evening at Parkdale United Church with In From the Cold.

Day 50: Carleton Serves takes on volunteering with the Caring and Sharing Exchange!

Day 50: Carleton students at the Caring and Sharing Exchange for their Christmas Exchange Program!

Day 49: Carleton Serves at the Ottawa Bruce House.

Day 49: Carleton students at the Ottawa Bruce House.

Day 48: Carleton Serves volunteering with In From the Cold

Day 48: Carleton students spent an evening supporting In From the Cold.

Day 47: Caring and Sharing Exchange.

Day 47: Another day well spent with the Caring and Sharing Exchange for their Christmas Exchange Program.

Day 46: Carleton Serves at the Ottawa Mission.

Day 46: Alternative Spring Break participants build Hope Packages at the Ottawa Mission.


Day 45: ASB volunteered with the Caring and Sharing Exchange.

Day 45: Alternative Spring Break participants spent a day with the Caring and Sharing Exchange.

Day 44: The Alternative Spring Break volunteers go to the Caring and Sharing Exchange.

Day 44: The Alternative Spring Break participants went to the Caring and Sharing Exchange.

Day 43: Campus to Community students volunteered at In From the Cold

Day 43: Campus to Community students looking happy & colour-coordinated at In From the Cold.

Day 42: Excited for the Residence Campus to Community Day.

Day 42: Excited for the Residence Campus to Community Day.

Day 41: Residence Campus to Community Day.

Day 41: Residence Campus to Community Day.

Day 40: Students participating in Residence Campus to Community Day.

Day 40: Students participating in Residence Campus to Community Day.

Day 39: Residence Campus to Community smiles!

Day 39: Residence Campus to Community smiles!

Day 38: Residence Campus to Community.

Day 38: Residence Campus to Community.

Day 37: Residence Campus to Community volunteer day!

Day 37: Residence Campus to Community volunteer day!

Day 36: Residence Campus to Community Day.

Day 36: Residence Campus to Community Day.

Day 35: Carleton students experienced how it was to volunteer with the Dalhousie Food and Cupboard

Day 35: Carleton students experienced how it was to volunteer with the Dalhousie Food and Cupboard

Day 34: On November 4th, students helped out with the Ottawa Mission!

Day 34: On November 4th, students helped out with the Ottawa Mission!

Day 33: October 23 at the Children's Garden Board!

Day 33: October 23 at the Children’s Garden Board!

Day 32: October 22 at Fletcher Wildlife Garden!

Day 32: October 22 at Fletcher Wildlife Garden!

Carleton students with the staff at Dalhousie Food Cupboard on October 20, 2016.

Day 31: Carleton students with the staff at Dalhousie Food Cupboard on October 20, 2016.

Day 30: Continuing at Fletcher's Wildlife Garden, Carleton students help clean up the community forest.

Day 30: Another productive day with students from Campus to Community. Three more bags full of dog strangling vine and burdock seed pods that won’t be spreading next year!

Day 29: On October 10th, Carleton students were clearing up the forest at the Fletcher Wildlife Garden.

Day 29: On October 10th, Campus to Community students filled two and some bags of chocking vines and two weeks back, they filled whopping 12!

Day 28: A team of students served at Dalhousie Food Cupboard on October 6, 2016.

Day 28: A team of students served at Dalhousie Food Cupboard on October 6, 2016.

Day 27: October 5th, the Ottawa Food Bank was very grateful of all of the students who went to volunteer.

Day 27: October 5th, the Ottawa Food Bank welcomed a group of Carleton students.

Day 26: On September 30th, students got the chance to experience helping out the community at the Salvation Army of Bethany Hope.

Day 26: On September 30th, students got the chance to serve at the Salvation Army of Bethany Hope.

Day 25: On September 27, the students had a blast at the Good Champion Seniors Center.

Day 25: On September 27, the students had a blast at the Good Champion Seniors Center.

Day 24: Students helped reducing the stigma on addiction with the Recovery Day of Ottawa.

Day 24: Students helped reducing the stigma on addiction with the Recovery Day of Ottawa.

Day 23: Missioning to volunteer with the Ottawa Mission team.

Day 23: Missioning to volunteer with the Ottawa Mission team.

Day 22: Students went out to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Day 22: Students went out to support the Heart and Stroke Foundation.


Day 21: Carleton starts lifting while volunteering at the Matthew House.

Day 21: Carleton starts lifting while volunteering at the Matthew House.

Day 20: Students outside the Ottawa Freedom Center.

Day 20: Students outside the Ottawa Freedom Center.

Day 19: Carleton volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club.

Day 19: Carleton volunteers at the Boys and Girls Club.

Day 18: It is always laundry day when you volunteer with the Community Laundry Cooperative.

Day 18: It is always laundry day when you’re with the Community Laundry Cooperative for Carleton Serves.

Day 17: Getting closer to nature at the Unitarian House

Day 17: Getting closer to nature at the Unitarian House for Carleton Serves

Day 16: A day filled with digging and gardening with the Children's Garden Board.

Day 16: A day filled with digging and gardening with the Children’s Garden Board at Carleton Serves.


Day 15: Carleton is always looking better when students volunteer with Clean Up the Campus.

Day 15: Carleton is always looking better when students serve with Clean Up the Campus at Carleton Serves.

Day 14: Students help make our city look great by helping with Clean Up the Capital.

Day 14: Students at Carleton Serves make our city look great with Clean Up the Capital.

Day 13: Carleton students went to work with the A.P.P.L.E. community.

Day 13: Carleton students went to work with the A.P.P.L.E. community for Carleton Serves.


Day 12: Campus to Community was grateful to have helped the Glouchester Emergency Food Cupboard team.

Day 12: Campus to Community serves with the Gloucester Emergency Food Cupboard for Carleton Serves.

Day 11: Making the St. Patrick's High School looking good with the School Grounds Greening Design.

Day 11: Making St. Patrick’s High School looking good with the School Grounds Greening Design at Carleton Serves.

Day 10: Fletcher Wildlife Garden welcomed Carleton Students to help save a natural space.

Day 10: Fletcher Wildlife Garden welcomed Carleton Students to help save a natural space.


Day 9: Going back to high school to volunteer with the School Grounds Greening Design.

Day 9: Going back to high school to with the School Grounds Greening Design at Carleton Serves.

Day 8: Just neighbors helping neighbors with highJinx Ottawa.

Day 8: Just neighbors helping neighbors with highJinx Ottawa at this year’s Carleton Serves.

Day 7: Students went to the Abbeyfield Houses for a this day.

Day 7: Students went to the Abbeyfield Houses for a the afternoon with Carleton Serves.


Day 6: Carleton spirit heading to volunteer at BruceHouse.

Day 6: Carleton spirit heading to Bruce House for Carleton Serves.

Day 5: So many smiles at St. Gregory from the Carleton Serves students.

Day 5: So many smiles at St. Gregory from the Carleton Serves students.

Day 4: Students excited to help at Cornerstone Housing.

Day 4: Carleton Serves students excited to be at Cornerstone Housing for Women.


Day 3: Carleton Serves participated in the Cam's Kid's yoga class.

Day 3: Carleton Serves participated in an outdoor event and yoga class with Cam’s Kids Foundation.

Day 2: On September 14, 2016, students sorted food donations at the Ottawa Food Bank.

Day 2: On September 14, 2016, students sorted food donations at the Ottawa Food Bank.

Day 1: Fletcher Wildlife Garden on July 26, 2016

Day 1: Fletcher Wildlife Garden on July 26, 2016