University Centre

The University Centre, commonly known as the Unicentre, 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; Career Services; International Student Advisory; a variety of student clubs and organizations including the Carleton University Students’ Association; as well as pubs, eateries, banking machines and a variety store that includes a postal outlet.

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 University Centre-Tory Building link.

Elevators

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.

Washrooms

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

Telephones

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.

Food/Beverages

Hugo’s, Arcade, Unicentre 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.

Remarks/Hints

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