Carleton University is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2017, and June 18 has a special significance. It is on this day that Carleton celebrates its founding, and the university is marking the occasion with its Founding Day Celebration. The event will take place Sunday, June 18, 2017 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Drawing Room at the Fairmont Chateau Laurier.

Please help Carleton build excitement for this milestone anniversary through your social media accounts. Here’s are a few of the ways you can help us spread the word on social media:

Share quotes from our speakers

We’ll have a great lineup of speakers at the event, including:

  • Patti Harper, head, Research Support Services
  • Charles Chi, chancellor
  • Chris Carruthers, chair of the Board of Governors
  • Jim Watson, mayor of the City of Ottawa
  • Fred Gibson, special guest
  • Alicia Hutton, student

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We’ve also included a number of images pertaining to our CU75 celebrations below this post. Feel free to use them too!


Be sure to use #CU75, Carleton’s official 75th anniversary hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Another option is #CUproud, which draws attention to the achievements of Carleton alumni.

Sample Tweets

Here are some sample tweets that you’re welcome to use. You should have enough characters left to attach an image and link. Feel free to create your own tweets:

  • Happy #CU75! June 18 is a special day for @Carleton_U because it was founded 75 years ago today.
  • .@Carleton_U’s Founding Day Celebration is today, and we’re celebrating 75 years of this amazing institution. #CU75
  • 75 years ago today, @Carleton_U was born. Now, thousands of people around the world make this university proud. #CU75


If you use Snapchat, look for our special Founding Day Geofilter and apply it to your photos from the event.

Follow Us

Twitter: @CUnewsroom, @CarletonAlumni and @Carleton_U

Snapchat: @carleton_u

Thank You

Thanks for helping us celebrate Carleton’s 75th Anniversary! If you have any questions, please contact our Digital Communications & Social Media Specialist, Chris Cline, at 

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