1. Fall Orientation Registration
  2. Fall Orientation 2019 Schedule
  3. Sunday, September 1st
    1. Off-Campus Orientation
    2. Ravens Football Home Opener Game
    3. Much Music Video Dance
  4. Monday, September 2nd
    1. WAKE UP!
    2. Opening Ceremonies & Ice Breakers
    3. Student Success Workshops
    4. Sprott Case Competition * (This is a Business Orientation only event)
    5. Canal Games
    6. Hypnotist Richard Cole
    7. A Night Through Time
  5. Tuesday, September 3rd
    1. Academic Orientation Day (Mandatory for All Students)
    2. Transfer Students Orientation
    3. Expo Carleton
    4. Team Competitions
    5. Shine Rally
  6. Wednesday, September 4th
    1. Sprott Night at FunHaven * (This is a Business Orientation only event)
    2. Headphone Disco
    3. Community Care Event
    4. Price is Right
    5. Are You Smarter than an Exec?
  7. Thursday, September 5th
    1. Fun N’ Games at Athletics Night
    2. Wellness Room – Board Games
    3. Explore Ottawa
  8. Friday, September 6th
    1. Shinerama!
    2. Outdoor Concert: Virginia to Vegas and the Zolas featuring Carleton’s very own Campus Rush
    3. Wellness Room – Movie Night!
    4. Closing Ceremonies
  9. Ravens Store
  10. Late Night Bus Information
  11. Prayer Rooms
  12. All-Inclusive Washrooms
  13. Legend

Fall Orientation Registration

Dates: Saturday, August 31st, Sunday, September 1st, and Monday September 2nd
Time: 9:00am-9:00pm
Location: Fenn Lounge, Carleton Residence
* Please note Residence check-in is only from 9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday and Sunday.

At registration, you will be able to pick up your Fall Orientation kit! This includes your team t-shirt, exclusive Ravens hoodie, Homecoming t-shirt, and lots of other Ravens gear! We are also available to chat about Fall Orientation and any questions you may have about the program.

** Registration and kit pick-up will be available in the Student Experience Office from 8:30am-4:30pm from Tuesday, September 3rd to Friday, September 6th. 

Fall Orientation 2019 Schedule

Follow this link to view a PDF copy of the 2019 Fall Orientation Handbook, including our sponsors and a schedule of the week.

Fall Orientation is your official introduction to life at Carleton University! Please see below for a review of the schedule for the Centralized and Business Fall Orientation programs. These schedules are still tentative and may be subject to change.

You can also view our accessibility and inclusivity page for information about the accessible icons found in the PDF version of the schedule.

Sunday, September 1st

Off-Campus Orientation

Location: Kailash Mital Theatre A | 4:00pm – 5:00pm and 5:00pm – 6:00pm
These presentations also run again from 5:00pm – 6:00pm and 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Diaries of an Off-Campus Student

Break the ice by meeting other off-campus students and learn about all the resources and support services available to you.

*4:00pm 5:00pm 1st showing

*5:00pm 6:00pm 2nd showing

The Off-Campus Student Challenge

This game show event will help you get to know other off-campus students and your new home.

*5:00pm 6:00pm 1st showing

*6:00pm 7:00pm 2nd showing

From 5pm – 7pm dinner will be provided for off campus students in the UC Food Court.

*You can choose the time that is most convenient for you, please note seating is limited to 400 at each showing. Arrive early for best seating.

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Ravens Football Home Opener Game

Location: MNP Park | 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Sit in the bleachers and join our Ravens community by helping cheer on Carleton’s football team in their home opener!

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Much Music Video Dance

Location: Ravens Nest | 9:30 pm – 1:00 am

Dance the night away with over 3000 of your new friends. No bags are allowed inside the venue, so make sure to check it in with our staff if you need to check any items.

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Monday, September 2nd


Location: A residence near you | 8:00 am

To ensure that you don’t miss out on any of the activities, facilitators will be at your door bright and early to lead you to the first event of the day. Off-Campus Students – meet at your group’s designated meeting location. If you don’t know where this is, just ask any facilitators nearby.

Opening Ceremonies & Ice Breakers

Location: Ravens Nest | 9:00am – 10:00am

This is your official welcome to Carleton University. You will get a chance to meet your Orientation Coordinators again and hear from our special guest speakers. This event will really kick off the week! You will also meet your fellow Ravens and volunteers of the week with fun and inclusive icebreakers.

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Student Success Workshops

Location: Various Classrooms based on teams | 10:00am – 11:30am

Join your team in various classrooms around campus to learn tips from your Vice-Heads on how to succeed in your first year through an interactive presentation called “Arrive, Survive, Thrive.”

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Sprott Case Competition * (This is a Business Orientation only event)

Location: Tory Building Classrooms | 9:30 am – 11:30 am

This will give you a look into the world of Sprott and what it means to be a business student at Carleton. You will be able to participate in smaller groups and show off your business strategies to other teams. This is only available to students registered in Sprosh.

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Canal Games

Location: Hartwell Locks | 12:00pm – 5:00pm (Rain Location: Fieldhouse)

Get ready for an action packed day of friendly competition and larger than life activities including inflatables, a dunk tank, and much more. Join us on the Canal for a pizza lunch, a chance to win the Spirit Award and tons of free swag! Don’t Forget: we will be taking a class of 2023 photo before the games begin, so in addition to bringing your a-game, make sure to bring your smiles.

*Please note: There will be an accessibility shuttle running in front of the University Centre (outside of the Bookstore) that will offer shuttles to and from the activities at Canal Games until 5:00pm. For more information, please visit carleton.ca/fallorientation

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Hypnotist Richard Cole

Location: Ravens Nest | 8:00pm – 9:00pm

Come out and get your mind blown by Richard Cole’s tricks. Fall under the spell of Richard as he hypnotises your classmates and maybe even you too!

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A Night Through Time

Location: Various Locations | 9:00pm – 1:00am

Check out how Carleton celebrates when the lights go out. This night of events has something for everyone. Pick and choose what small scaled events you would like to attend. The only thing you need to worry about is fitting in all in.

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Drake Night

Location: Oliver’s (Unicentre 1st Floor)

Missing the 6ix? Come out to Oliver’s dance to Drake’s biggest hits.

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Epic Bingo

Location: Food Court (Unicentre 2nd Floor)

Think you are too cool for some Bingo? Think again. Play to win some incredible prizes like TVs, tablets, gift cards and more.

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Speed Mingling

Location: Porter Hall (UC 231)

This is a great opportunity to meet and connect with other new students just like you.

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Movie Screenings

Location: Azrieli Theatres (101, 102, 301, 302)

Pick from 1 of 8 amazing movies. In the mood for a throwback, or want to catch a new flick? This is the spot for you. Check carleton.ca/fallorientation for all movie listings.

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RRRA Photo Wall

Location: The Food Court

Don’t forget to stop by the RRRA Photo Wall to chat with your Executives and snap a picture.

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Tuesday, September 3rd

Academic Orientation Day (Mandatory for All Students)

Location: Various Locations | 8:30am – 2:00pm

There’s a lot to do this week. Between finding out where your classes are, meeting your Fall Orientation group and learning all about university life, things can get a little crazy! Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Academic Orientation Day is designed to make sure that you get all of the necessary information to ensure that your academic journey will soar. Along with important information about your Faculty and Department, you will also learn about all of the academic and student support programs available at Carleton. Looking to supplement your time at Carleton with co-curricular experiences? Academic Orientation Day will provide you with all of this information and more. You’ll receive a faculty specific t-shirt, meet your classmates, and get to spend time with professors and staff. Please note: Academic Orientation is mandatory for all first year students. To find out where your classroom is visit the Academic Orientation page.

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Transfer Students Orientation

Location: Health Science Building 1301 |

Registration is required in advance. Emails with instructions were sent to target student groups and information will be posted to the closed “Carleton University Transfer Students” group.

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Snacks and student networking, students may arrive early to socialize with other transfer students over light refreshments.

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Program

2:30pm – 3:30pm: Campus tours for interested students. This is not mandatory.

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Expo Carleton

Location: Fieldhouse | 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Want to get involved in the Carleton community but don’t know where to start? Want to know what the Carleton campus has to offer you? This is the event for you! Expo Carleton showcases all the Carleton clubs, societies and services and gives you the opportunity to walk around for the ones that fit your taste buds. Getting involved during your first year can make the transition to university life much smoother. You can also vote on your favourite booth for a chance to win an epic prize!

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Team Competitions

Location: Athletics | 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Come on out to our Athletics facilities for some competitions that will challenge your team’s athletic, intellectual and creative abilities! Compete in games such as an obstacle course, card games, escape rooms and more. Will your team be Carleton’s next reigning group? Let’s find out!

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Shine Rally

Location: Athletics | 9:00pm – 9:30pm

Would it really be a Carleton event if we didn’t teach a new cheer? Come to the Shine Rally to learn about Shinerama and hear directly from an adult with Cystic Fibrosis and how Shinerama has impacted their life. Get in true Carleton spirit with our famous Shine cheer, and get hyped for Shine day on Friday. The team competition winner will also be announced.

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Wednesday, September 4th

Sprott Night at FunHaven * (This is a Business Orientation only event)

Location: FunHaven | 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Sprosh students will head to FunHaven for full range of rock climbing, laser tag, bumper cars, and arcade games. This event is only for students resisted in Sprosh.

*There will be a shuttle to FunHaven leaving from P18 starting at 4:30pm. Buses will be leaving every hour until 10:30pm. Shuttles will also bring students back to campus for 11:00pm. FunHaven is located 25 minutes away from Carleton University.

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Headphone Disco

Location: Oliver’s (1st floor Unicentre) | 9:00pm-12:00am

Headphone Disco are the inventors of the ‘silent dance party’ and have been touring the world! The DJs spin 2 different styles of music side by side over 2 different wireless channels. You can select which DJ you want to listen to using the switch on the headphones and then dance along to the music of your choice! On top of all that, the theme of the party is glow in the dark. We’ve got black lights and glow sticks, up to you to show-off your white!

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Community Care Event

Location: Roosters (4th floor Unicentre) | 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Join Equity Services in Roosters for a night of vision boarding. Get creative and make your own vision board for the upcoming year. This will also be a quieter space for students to relax and unwind.

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Price is Right

Location: Unicentre Food Court (4th floor Unicentre) | 9:00pm – 12:00am

Based off the hit show the Price is Right, you will be able to compete against your peers or a chance to win some awesome and fun prizes.

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Are You Smarter than an Exec?

Location: Porter Hall (231 UC) | 9:00pm – 12:00am

Do you think you can out smart a CUSA Executive? Come out and test your knowledge against the CUSA executive team.

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Thursday, September 5th

Fun N’ Games at Athletics Night

Location: Athletics | 8:00pm – 11:00pm

Come out to Athletics and see what amazing activities they have to offer. Here is a little taste of what they have in store:

  • Open recreational soccer and bubble soccer (hosted by RRRA) in the FieldHouse.

  • Glow Yoga in the Ravens Nest (please bring your own mat if you have one, but if not, there will be some available)

  • Fitness Center will be open so students can work out, check out the equipment and receive a tour from staff.

* All room locations will be posted on-site in the Athletics Welcome Centre

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Wellness Room – Board Games

Location: 3800 CTTC | 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Stop by and play some awesome board games with peers. Whether you are bringing your own or playing the games provided, you are bound to have a good time. This event is open to all students and light refreshments will be available. *there is limited capacity at this event

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Explore Ottawa

Location: Various Locations – Downtown Ottawa | 6:00pm – 11:00pm

This event encourages new students to explore our community visiting some of our student voted hot spots including:

Kettlemans – Bagels

Stella Luna – Gelato

Burgers and Fries Forever specialty burger 

CineplexFree Admission (all general movies after 8pm are eligible

Staff in red or black Carleton polo’s will be on-site to provide coupons. You must wear your bracelet to be eligible to participate.

No transportation will be offered, students are encouraged to use their UPASS to get to each location.

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Friday, September 6th


Location: Your Group’s Designated Meeting Location | 7:00am – 5:00pm

We will head out into various locations throughout Ottawa to raise money for Shinerama – Students Fighting Cystic Fibrosis. Talk to your facilitators to find out more about this campus-wide initiative and to confirm your group’s fundraising location. This event is a great way to give back to the Ottawa community, bond with your team and contribute to an amazing cause. In case of classes, please check: carleton.ca/fallorientation for an updated list of locations and where your team will be!

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Outdoor Concert: Virginia to Vegas and the Zolas featuring Carleton’s very own Campus Rush

Location: Parking Lot 12 | 7:00pm – 11:00pm

End your week at our annual outdoor concert! Rain or shine you will be able to rock out to Virginia to Vegas and the Zolas. You won’t want to miss this epic event.

Please note: accessible seating will be provided.

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Wellness Room – Movie Night!

Location: 3800 CTTC | 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Join your peers for a Friday afternoon movie! Movies are TBD and light refreshments will be provided.

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Closing Ceremonies

Location: Parking Lot 12 | 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Closing off the week in style While you are jamming to some amazing artists, we will also be announcing the Fall Orientation Spirit Awards to finish off this jam-packed, competitive and fun week!

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Ravens Store

Trade in your teams’ Ravens Bucks for a bag of goodies, food and/or Carleton swag.

Ask your facilitators for more information on how to redeem these awesome giveaways for your team!

Store Hours:

Location: Fenn Lounge | Saturday the 31st: 2:00pm – 5:00pm | Sunday the 1st: 2:00 – 5:00pm | Monday the 2nd: 5:00pm – 7:00pm | Tuesday the 3rd: 4:00 – 6:00pm

Late Night Bus Information

Below are OC Transpo tours that lead to major bus locations based off of the last buses to leave from Campus. Please note that these are subject to change and students are responsible for staying up to date with route via the OC Transpo Website. 

Prayer Rooms

The Muslim prayer room (Musala) is open everyday at all hours in 225A University Centre. It is a place where students can go to offer their prayers in a clean and safe environment. Ablution (wudhu) facilities are able available for both brothers and sisters bedside the Musala.

All-Inclusive Washrooms

Listed here are locations of all-inclusive washrooms on campus:

Architecture building 106, 305  |  Athletics 2325, 2326  |  Dunton Tower 110, 529, 649  |  Herzberg Laboratories 2403, 2411  |  Ice House 2402  |  Loeb Building 261B, 306B, 461B, 561B, 661B, 761B, 861B, 933B  |  Life Sciences Research Building 336, 338  |  Mackenzie Building 3281, 5195, 5195A  |  MacOdrum Library 252B  |  Minto CASE Building 1020, 1022  |  Paterson Hall 518A, 518B  |  Steacie Building 145B  |  University Centre 135C, 426C, 426D, 529


Wheelchair accessible

Food is provided

Quiet room available or nearby

Loud noise

Elevators and stairs

Loud noise

Large event >100 people

Water activity

Bright lights (such as stage lights, strobe lights etc)

Terrain (grass, turf or gravel depending on the event)