Program Description

Presentations and interactive events facilitated by Faculty and Department representatives.  First year students will have the opportunity to learn about departmental supports while meeting members of their Faculty of study.  The information provided during Academic Orientation Day (AOD) is specific to each student’s faculty and department and is a great way to prepare you for your academic career.  Faculty-specific resources will also be shared with participants.

Participation Type

Participation is mandatory for all first year, undergraduate students.


Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Academic Orientation Day Schedule 2023

Please see the campus map.

Other Orientation Programs (offered by the Student Experience Office)

Fall Orientation
The program focuses on helping students adapt socially, academically, and culturally to Carleton and the Ravens community through a week full of fun activities during the start of September.

CU 1001 – Your Start to Student Life at Carleton
A free online bundled mini course experience that provides new students with a focused introduction to the Carleton community and prepares you for your journey as a Raven.

CU 1001 – Experience Days
The opportunity for new students and their family/guests to attend in-person presentations and receive tours of Carleton’s beautiful campus led by upper year students.  Must be registered in CU 1001 General Course to gain access.

Connect with us Socially

Join us at our Student Open House to learn about our extensive list of free services! Click here to register.

  • In-person Open House: September 11th at 10:00 AM in 402 ML
  • Virtual Open House: September 19th at 2:00 PM via Microsoft Team

The Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) is here to support you throughout your academic journey! Make sure to follow CSAS on Instagram to stay up to date with our latest free workshops and resources.