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ESP Advising Bulletin: December 2, 2023

ESP Open Mike Night - Tonight 6-8 pm

Join us this evening for Open Mike Night brought to you by the mentors. Sign up to perform or just relax and enjoy. We’ll have a photo booth and snacks.

Come celebrate the (almost!) end of term.

When: Tonight 6:00-8:00 pm

Where: 2017 Dunton Tower (20th floor)

Bring a friend!

It’s December! Prepping for exams or final assignments? Get help from a coach!

Appointments are available from December 10-21 during the exam period for any student who would like help with study techniques, organization, exam preparation, and end of term assignments. Friendly, non-judgmental support for everything that is due is just a click away.  Go to and select “Book a Coaching Appointment.”  If you are not able to find a time slot, email  We can help you book an appointment!

Time slots are in high demand. We kindly ask that you only cancel or rebook for serious circumstance.

Book now →

(Next) Friday is a Monday

Friday, December 9th is the last day of classes before the exam period. A reminder that classes and workshops follow a Monday schedule so anything that you would normally have scheduled on Monday will happen again on Friday!

Exam FAQs

Good luck on your exams! Study hard – we hope they go well! December 9th is the last date of classes. Classes are not held during the exam period (December 10-22). To check your exam schedule, login to Carleton Central and under “Student Records” you’ll find a link to “MyExam Schedule”. Questions about how exams work ? Check out the handy exam page for guidance on what to expect.

What do you do if you have to miss an exam? There are different processes depending on the type of exam, i.e., whether it’s a final exam (for Sep-Dec courses) or midterm exam (for Sep-Apr courses).

  • Final exams: Apply for a deferral through the Registrars Office, 302 Tory, 613-520-3500. If it is a final exam (for a half credit course) you fill out the Online Deferral Application:
    • Documentation is normally required – due to the COVID situation, you can use a “self-declaration of illness” form instead of a note from a doctor.
    • You must apply for a deferral within 3 days of the exam date.
    • When you apply to defer a final exam, you will normally write at a designated time in the deferred exam period: January 20-22, 27-29, 2023. Take home exam deferrals are normally due January 15, 2023.
  • Midterm exams: For midterms in full-credit courses, contact your course professor directly by email.
    • You should do so in advance or at least within 24 hours of the exam date and provide the reason.
    • Documentation (depending on your reason a medical note, a funeral notice, etc.) is normally required. Due to the COVID situation, you can use a “self-declaration of illness” form instead of a note from a doctor.
    • The professor will let you know when you can rewrite (normally early in January).

Visit the exam guide page →

Dec 9: Wakanda Forever (free) Movie night for African, Caribbean, and Black students

Carleton’s Umoja Black Community Engagement Program is dedicated to the academic, professional, and personal empowerment of the Ottawa regions’ African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) students and broader communities.

Umoja, in collaboration with 613-819 Black Hub, is providing 50 tickets to see Wakanda Forever in theatres as a way to celebrate the end of the semester.

Wakanda Forever Movie Night

Friday, December 9, 2022
Time: TBD
Location: Lansdowne Cineplex

Learn more and register for this free event →

December office hours and holiday closure

The office is open 8:30-4:30 Monday to Friday (closed over the lunch hour 12-1). We are in 1516 Dunton Tower and can be reached at or 613-520-2804.

  • From December 19-23, we will be working remotely and the office in Dunton Tower will be closed.
  • The university will be closed December 24, 2022-January 3, 2023 inclusive.
  • The university reopens January 4th.
  • Winter classes & ESP workshops resume on January 9th.