Group of students outside, doing a campus tour

Registration is now closed.

Thank you for participating in Summer Orientation. We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to seeing you again throughout the school year.

As a new student to Carleton University, we wanted to let you know about the following programs to assist with your transition into university life:

Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation provides incoming students with a week jam-packed full of fun activities, a chance to make new friends, and an opportunity to gain the skills necessary to transition to your new life at Carleton University. The week runs from September 4th 2016 – September 10th 2016 and includes events such as a keynote speaker, outdoor concert, MuchMusic Video Dance and much more!

First Year Connections

First Year Connections is a six-week program which helps first year students make a successful transition to university life by preparing them to achieve their personal and academic goals. The program pairs students with an upper year mentor who is in a similar academic program who will have the skills needed to help new students get acclimated to Carleton.


What is Summer Orientation?

Summer Orientation is a one-day program for new students and their parent(s) or guardian(s). Each session focuses on promoting student academic success and personal development. As the first step in a student’s transition to Carleton University, we strongly encourage all new incoming students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) to actively participate.

In addition to receiving a welcome from the President of Carleton University, picking up the student Campus Card and UPASS, doing a campus tour, and attending an all-you-can-eat-lunch at the Fresh Food Company, there will be sessions on the following subjects:

  • Academic Expectations (with a guest faculty member)
  • Academic Support Services
  • Residential Life or Off-Campus living
  • Financing an Education
  • Campus Services (Campus Card, Campus Safety, Health Plan, Involvement Opportunities, Dates and Deadlines)
  • Fall Orientation

While students receive a review of their course selection with an academic advisor, parents and guests will have a chance to attend a session for Supporting Your Student Through Transition, Parent Communication, and FIPPA.

To see the schedule for a Summer Orientation session, please click here.


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If you have any questions, please contact orientation@carleton.ca