Nideyinàn, formerly known as the University Centre, is a focal point for student life at Carleton.

It houses student-run CKCU-FM radio; the Bookstore; the University’s student newspaper The Charlatan; Information Carleton; the International Student Services Office; a variety of student clubs and organizations including the Carleton University Students’ Association; as well as classrooms, pubs, eateries, banking machines and a variety store.

The Paul Menton Centre for Persons with Disabilities, located in room 500, provides a wide range of support services to students with learning, physical, psychiatric and medical disabilities.

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Accessibility Guide

Designated Parking

Available in Lot 2 (three spaces) and at the loading dock (two spaces). Lot 2 requires a permit to park.

Exterior Entrance

Two accessible entrances: main front entrance located on the east side of the building, near Parking Lot 2, and loading dock entrance at level 2 by Porter Hall. Both have automatic door openers.

Tunnel Access

Tunnel entrances at the first level and on the fourth level from the Nideyinàn-Tory Building link.


One accessible elevator services all levels and is equipped with tactile buttons and signs. Does not service one wing of the third floor, which is serviced instead by a wheelchair lift from the second level.


Accessible washrooms located on levels 1, 2, 3, and 5.


Pay phones accessible. Designated phones for priority use of persons with disabilities located on levels 2 (lobby of Porter Hall), 4 and 5.

Classroom Areas

Porter Hall (level 2) and Baker’s lounge (level 4) are used for occasional events and lectures.

Study Areas

Baker’s lounge on fourth level.


Hugo’s, Arcade, Nideyinàn store and Oliver’s on first level. Peppermill Cafeteria and Mike’s Place on second level. Rooster’s, Faculty Club on the fourth level.

Existing Obstacles

More direct access through Porter Hall from the loading dock. No elevator access to one wing of the third floor.


In order to avoid a steep, troublesome rise in the tunnel system as it goes around Nideyinàn (three stories high), students should use the Nideyinàn-Tory Building link to get to the top of the tunnel rise.