1. How do I become a member of the Carleton University Alumni Association?
2. I have moved. How do I change my address with Alumni Relations?
3. I am graduating. How do I obtain an alumni ID Card?
4. How do I access the Carleton Café Web site?
5. When registering for the Carleton Café, do I choose my own password or is it assigned to me?
6. How do I obtain a copy of my transcript?
7. How do I obtain admission information for Carleton University?
8. How does Alumni Relations assist graduates with career services/job search/networking?
9. What are the Perks available to alumni association members, eg. (A) insurance; (B) library; (C) athletics?
10. Can alumni access online resources at the Library from off-campus locations?
11. How can I register for a Learning in Retirement course?
12. How do I rent a convocation gown, hood and cap for graduation pictures?
13. I am trying to contact a former classmate at Carleton. Can you help me get in touch?
14. How can I make a donation? Can I donate online?
15. How can I get involved as a volunteer?
16. Is there a formal reunion program at Carleton?
17. If my anniversary does not fall within one of the designated milestone anniversary years, what kind of support does the university provide?
18. Can I get a class list of names and contact information for my former classmates?
19. How do I order a Display Diploma?
20. Can I keep my Carleton Connect email account after graduation?
21. just changed my name. Can Carleton use my new name?

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

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

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2. Q: I have moved. How do I change my address with Alumni Relations?

A: Update your info online at carleton.ca/alumni. Or, just send an email to cu_proud@carleton.ca with your alumni I.D. number and the updated information.

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3. Q: I am graduating. How do I obtain an alumni ID Card?

A: You can order your alumni ID card online at carleton.ca/alumni. After you’ve completed the order form, your card will be mailed to you.

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4. Q: How do I access the Carleton Café Web site?

A: Visit carleton.ca/alumni and click on the link to the Carleton Café. Choose “I wish to register.” Using your alumni I.D number (former student number), just follow the login instructions.

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5. Q: When registering for the Carleton Café, do I choose my own password or is it assigned to me?

A: Using your alumni I.D. (former student number) as your identification, you choose your own personal password.

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6. Q: How do I obtain a copy of my transcript?

A: Information about ordering transcripts is available on the Registrar’s Office website at http://carleton.ca/registrar/your-record/transcript/.

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7. Q: How do I obtain admission information for Carleton University?

A: Visit the Admission site at carleton.ca/admissions.

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8. Q: How does Alumni Relations assist graduates with career services/job search/networking?

A: For assistance with your job search and other employment resources, visit Carleton’s Career Services site at carleton.ca/career

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9. Q: What are the Perks available to alumni association members, eg. (A) insurance; (B) library; (C) athletics?

A: Carleton graduates have access to a wide variety of great rates, products 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.

Order your Alumni ID card for access to on-campus Perks! Your card gets you free borrowing at the Maxwell MacOdrum Library, special rates on athletic memberships; a discount on clothing and gifts at the Carleton University Bookstore, and reduced rates for summer accommodation in one of Carleton’s hotel-quality residence rooms.

Drop by the Carleton Café for more information on all these fantastic alumni deals!

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10. Q: Can alumni access online resources at the library from off-campus locations?

A: Graduates now have remote access to many significant online journals and databases for free, although some databases may require a unique login and password. Visit the library’s Services for Alumni web page for more details about off-campus database access and to view a full list of resources.

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11. Q: How can I register for a Learning and Retirement course?

A: 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 http://carleton.ca/cie/learning-in-retirement/ for more information.

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12. Q: How do I rent a convocation gown, hood and cap for graduation pictures?

A: Most photography studios have these items available, including Portraits Now, the portrait studio on campus.

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

A: Check the Lost and Found feature inside the Carleton Café. If your classmate has registered in the Café, you might be able to find him/her using this online search tool. If s/he is not registered in the Café, University Advancement might be able to assist. Call us at 613-520-3636 or toll-free at 1-800-461-8972.

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14. Q: How can I make a donation? Can I donate online?

A: 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 the Giving to Carleton Web site. Or, 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
510 Robertson Hall
Carleton University
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
K1S 5B6

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15. Q: How can I get involved as a volunteer?

A: 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.

For more information about volunteering, please visit the Volunteering page under Supporting Carleton at carleton.ca/alumni

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16. Q: Is there a formal reunion program at Carleton?

A: 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. These reunions are celebrated during Alumni Reunion Weekend held during the month of May. This annual event is organized by the Alumni Relations unit of the Department of University Advancement. For more information contact sarah_ripley@carleton.ca.

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

A: Alumni Relations will assist individuals, classes or groups in organizing their reunions by providing advice and suggestions, such as offering ideas for venues, catering, etc. If timing permits, we can advertise your reunion on the events listing in Carleton University Magazine. Reunion organizing committees can also post messages and spread the word to other alumni about their upcoming reunion in the Carleton Café, an online community for Carleton University alumni. For more information, contact sarah_ripley@carleton.ca.

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

A: 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.

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19. Q: How do I order a Display Diploma?

A: You may 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 at 300 Tory Building. Their telephone number is 613-520-3500. For more information, and to access the order form, go to: www.carleton.ca/registrar/forms/displaydiploma.htm.

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20. Q: Can I keep my Carleton Connect email account after graduation?

A: Yes, starting with the June 2004 convocation, the university has extended Connect email accounts to all graduates as a pilot project. Note: Your Connect email account may be de-activated if it is not accessed for a period of more than 90 days.

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21. Q: I just changed my name. Can Carleton use my new name?

A: 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. Complete this form and return it by mail to the Registrar’s Office. To prevent fraudulent activity, we require that you also provide two pieces of identification (one of which must be photo identification, ie. driver’s license or passport). Photocopies or scanned images are acceptable. Other acceptable identification includes a marriage certificate, birth certificate, an official change of name certificate, or immigration documentation.

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