New Alumni

1. How do I become a member of the Carleton University Alumni Association (CUAA)?
2. How do I order a display diploma?
3. Can I keep my Carleton Connect email account after graduation?
4. How do I get an alumni email address?
5. I am graduating. How do I obtain an alumni ID Card?
6. Does Carleton have alumni chapters that I can join?

Alumni Benefits and Perks

7. Can alumni still access resources from the library?
8. What are the Perks available to alumni association members?
9. Can I get assistance with career services, job search and networking?

Staying Connected and Updating Information

10. I recently moved. How do I change my address with Carleton?
11. How do I obtain a copy of my transcript?
12. How can I obtain my tax income forms from when I was a student (T2202A)?
13. How can I register for a Learning in Retirement course?
14. I am trying to contact a former classmate at Carleton. Can you help me get in touch?
15. How can I make a donation? Can I donate online?
16. How can I get involved as a volunteer?
17. Just changed my name. Can Carleton use my new name?

Alumni Events

18. Is there a formal reunion program at Carleton?
19. If my anniversary does not fall within one of the designated milestone anniversary years, what kind of support does the university provide?
20. Can I get a class list of names and contact information for my former classmates?

New Alumni

1. How do I become a member of the Carleton University Alumni Association (CUAA)?

Membership in the Carleton University Alumni Association (CUAA) is free. All Carleton University students automatically become members of CUAA upon graduation. Students who have completed five full credits but are no longer registered at Carleton may also become members upon request.

2. How do I order a display diploma?

You are able to order a distinctive 11 x 14 inch display diploma, available for Carleton University graduates from all programs and all years, through the Registrar’s Office. For more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 613-520-3500 or visit their Display Diploma page.

3. Can I keep my Carleton Connect email account after graduation?

Yes, starting with the June 2004 convocation, Carleton has extended Connect email accounts to all graduates as a pilot project. Please note: Your Connect email account may be deactivated if it is not accessed for a period of more than 90 days. To re-activate your account, please contact ITS at its.service.desk@carleton.ca.

4. How do I get an alumni email address? 

You can request your alumni email address online. Simply complete the form on the Alumni website to submit your request.

5. I am graduating. How do I obtain an alumni ID Card?

You can order your alumni ID card by sending an email to cu_proud@carleton.ca with your name, student ID# (if known – or date of birth) and your current mailing address. Once your request has been processed, your card will be mailed to you.

6. Does Carleton have alumni chapters that I can join?

Yes, Carleton has a worldwide network of chapters and affiliates across Canada in major cities, the U.S. and overseas. These groups, run by alumni volunteers, help organize events, programs and other great opportunities to keep Carleton graduates in touch with the school and each other. To learn more information please visit Get Involved tab on the Alumni website.

Alumni Benefits and Perks

7. Can alumni still access resources from the library?

Graduates have access to more than three million books, serials, government documents, maps, newspapers, musical scores, compact discs, microforms, archives and rare books in the library’s physical collection. Please visit the library’s Services for Alumni web page for more details about borrowing privileges and off-campus database access.

To activate your Library account, order your alumni ID card by emailing cu_proud@carleton.ca with your request providing full name, mailing address and student ID number if possible. Once received, please contact the Access Services department in the Library by phone 613-520-2734 or email libcirc@library.carleton.ca to complete your registration.

8. What are the Perks available to alumni association members?

Carleton graduates have access to a wide variety of great rates, products, perks and services. Our affinity partners offer services such as the BMO Bank of Montreal MasterCard; home and auto insurance from T.D. Insurance Meloche Monnex; life and health insurance from Manulife Financial; and financial management advice from Wellington West Clearsight.

Visit the Alumni website for more information on all these fantastic alumni deals!

9. How does Alumni Relations assist graduates with career services, job search and networking?

Carleton’s Career Services offers alumni a variety of assistance with job searching and other employment resources. More information is available on the Alumni website.

Staying Connected and Updating Information

10. I recently moved. How do I change my address with Carleton?

Update your address using our online form on the Alumni website or email us at cu_proud@carleton.ca with your student number and your updated information.

11. How do I obtain a copy of my transcript?

Information about ordering transcripts is available on the Registrar’s Office website.

12. How can I obtain my tax income forms from when I was a student (T2202A)?

Your income tax forms are available on your Carleton Central account. More information about accessing it is available on the Student Account’s website. If you are unable to log into your Carleton Central account, please email Student Accounts at student_accounts@carleton.ca with your name and student ID#.

13. How can I register for a Learning and Retirement course?

Carleton University’s Centre for Initiatives in Education presents a daytime non-credit program for semi-retired and retired people, and others who are interested in learning for the fun of learning. Visit the Learning In Retirement website for more information.

14. I am trying to contact a former classmate at Carleton. Can you help me get in touch?

University Advancement might be able to assist with locating a former classmate. Call us at by email at advancement@carleton.ca or by phone at (613) 520-3636 or toll-free at 1-800-461-8972.

15. How can I make a donation? Can I donate online?

By giving to Carleton University you’re joining a cadre of committed donors who are making a lasting impact. Giving is easy! You can support CU anytime day or night on Future Funder. To complete your donation without using the Internet, please call toll-free at 1-800-461-8972 or simply send a personal cheque, payable to Carleton University, to:

University Advancement
4104 Human Computer Interaction Building (HCI)
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

16. How can I get involved as a volunteer?

Volunteers play a vital role in supporting the interests and advancement of the Carleton University Alumni Association (CUAA) and the university. Within the CUAA, there are positions available on the National Executive Council or on the executive of each branch, chapter or affiliate. For more information about volunteering for the CUAA, contact cu_proud@carleton.ca or visit Get Involved.

17. I just changed my name. Can Carleton use my new name?

Unless otherwise notified, Carleton University will use the name on your original student record for all official correspondence and transactions. If you have legally changed your name, Carleton will update your official student record upon request. Information on how to update your official record is available on the Registrar’s Office website.

Alumni Events

18. Is there a formal reunion program at Carleton?

Carleton University supports 10th, 20th, 25th, 30th, 40th, 45th and 50th milestone anniversary reunions as well as reunions for “Founders” those alumni who have already celebrated their 50th anniversary. This annual event is organized by the Alumni Relations unit of the Department of University Advancement. For more information please contact Sarah Ripley Phulesar at sarah_ripley@carleton.ca.

19. If my anniversary does not fall within one of the designated milestone anniversary years, what kind of support does the university provide?

Alumni Relations will assist individuals, classes and groups in organizing their reunions by providing advice and suggestions, such as offering ideas for venues, catering, and more. If timing permits, we can advertise your reunion on the events listing in on the Carleton Events Calendar. For more information please contact Sarah Ripley Phulesar at sarah_ripley@carleton.ca.

20. Can I get a class list of names and contact information for my former classmates?

No. Carleton University is committed to protecting the privacy of your personal information. Personal information about graduates cannot be disclosed to anyone other than Carleton employees or volunteers as required for their work in support of Carleton University.