1. Accessing Campus
  2. Campus Access and Screening Requirement
  3. Information for Employees
    1. Access to Individual Faculty Offices
    2. Classroom Studio Recording Requests
    3. Seeking Temporary Visit (in and out, 1 hour or less) to Buildings to Obtain/Retrieve Materials
    4. Seeking Temporary Use of Space (longer than 1 hour) in Buildings for Work That Cannot Be Done Remotely
    5. Accessing the Tunnels
    6. Resumption of Research Activities
  4. Information for Students
    1. Accessing the Tunnels

All employees (including faculty, course instructors and staff) are only permitted to come to campus to maintain essential operations and perform necessary work – including research. Any work that can be done from home, must be done from home.

Accessing Campus

Building access is restricted to authorized personnel only with exception of buildings and spaces within them that are designated as publicly accessible. The current list of publicly accessible buildings and spaces, offices that are now open and hours of operation are listed on the Building Updates webpage.

Employees are expected to continue to work remotely. Students living off-campus are strongly advised to not come to campus unless it is essential.

Please note that our student services offices are working remotely, and all of our services are offered virtually. For specific information regarding how to reach different student services offices, hours of operation, and other pertinent information, please visit our Student Service Information website.

Campus Access and Screening Requirement

Under Orders from the Government of Ontario and guidance from Public Health Ontario and Ottawa Public Health, Carleton University is required to implement COVID-19 screening for all employees (including faculty, contract instructors, staff, teaching/research assistants, and post-docs), students, and visitors.

The short COVID-19 Daily Campus Access & Screening Form must be completed each day you plan to come to the Carleton campus and enter a university building. For more information, visit the COVID-19 Screening Requirement website.

Please note that all employees must follow any additional approval processes and protocols that have been put in place within your unit, department or Faculty. Please consult with your supervisor, manager, Dean or relevant approver for more information.

Information for Employees

Access to Individual Faculty Offices

As of August 11, 2020, restricted access to individual faculty offices is permitted in certain buildings. Faculty members are required to complete the COVID-19 Daily Campus Access & Screening Form each day they plan to come to campus and enter a university building. Faculty members who require access to their office for longer than 1 hour, and who do not have pre-approved access may request access through the Dean or relevant approver for their Faculty as part of the Building Access Request form.

All faculty members must follow any additional approval processes and protocols that have been put in place within your unit, department or Faculty. Please consult with your, Dean or relevant approver for more information.

It is understood that a faculty member choosing to return to campus for the use of their office is on a voluntary basis. Please visit the Access to Individual Faculty Offices webpage for more information.

Classroom Studio Recording Requests

Carleton Online (formerly CUOL) Technical Operators are able to provide assistance in helping record lectures in one of the studio classrooms. Course instructors can record their course introduction, update a lecture or two, or even record entire lectures. Please complete the classroom studio recording request form.

Seeking Temporary Visit (in and out, 1 hour or less) to Buildings to Obtain/Retrieve Materials

The Essential Services Order specifically allows temporary access (in and out, 1 hour or less) to obtain or retrieve materials necessary for the organization to operate remotely. This includes temporarily accessing your office to collect books and materials that will assist in teaching. Individuals working remotely should only come to campus for these limited purposes.

When completing the COVID-19 Daily Campus Access & Screening Form, please select the “Temporary visit to pick up something (in & out, 1 hour or less)”.

All employees must follow any additional approval processes and protocols that have been put in place within your unit, department or Faculty. Please consult with your, supervisor, manager, Dean or relevant approver for more information.

Seeking Temporary Use of Space (longer than 1 hour) in Buildings for Work That Cannot Be Done Remotely

The Essential Services Order specifically allows for temporary access to facilities, even for activities not listed as essential, to complete necessary work that cannot be attended to remotely to maintain business operations. In all instances, you will need the approval of your supervisor, manager, Dean or relevant approver. This approval, if not already provided, can be requested through the Request Building Access form.

All employees must follow any additional approval processes and protocols that have been put in place within your unit, department or Faculty. Please consult with your, supervisor, manager, Dean or relevant approver for more information.

For your safety, if you are coming onto campus and have approval from your Supervisor to work, please remember to:

Accessing the Tunnels

Access to the tunnels has been restricted to authorized individuals only and those with approval to use the tunnels for accessibility purposes. Please avoid using the tunnels at all times.

Access requests should be directed by email to your manager, supervisor, Dean or relevant approver. They will submit your tunnel access approval to covidinfo@carleton.ca.

Resumption of Research Activities

Resumption of on-campus research activities that cannot be done remotely will need to be progressive in order to be compatible with provincial, health authorities, and municipal policies and guidelines and relevant Carleton policies and procedures.

As of May 15, 2020, the approval of the relevant Dean is required to resume research activities on campus as set out in the Principles and Procedures document (PDF, 133 KB). No research activity that can be carried out remotely will be approved to be carried out on campus.

Information for Students

Students living off-campus are strongly advised to not come to campus unless it is essential.

Students living in Residence should take note of specific building access restrictions.

Please note that our student services offices are working remotely, and all of our services are offered virtually. For specific information regarding how to reach different student services offices, hours of operation, and other pertinent information, please visit our Student Service Information website.

Accessing the Tunnels

Access to the tunnels has been restricted to authorized individuals only and those with approval to use the tunnels for accessibility purposes. Please avoid using the tunnels at all times.

Students living in Residence are able to use the tunnels in the Residence precinct for the purposes of meal pick-up. Students living in Residence who require the use of the tunnels in other areas of the campus for accessibility purposes can request access by emailing Laura Storey, Director, Housing and Residence Life for approval. Other students should email covidinfo@carleton.ca.