- What is Fall Orientation?
Fall Orientation is a week of engaging programming for new students. By participating in Fall Orientation, undergraduate students will have the ability to become familiar with the Carleton community and participate in exciting activities. It provides for a successful transition into university and fosters new relationships among participants before the start of classes. Fall Orientation provides student volunteers who can guide first-year undergraduate students in the right direction based on their experiences.
- How do I register for Fall Orientation?
Registration is now open. Please note that students registering for EngFrosh (for Engineering students) and SciFrosh (for Science students) should register early as there is a cap on registrations. Once EngFrosh and SciFrosh are full, students are automatically diverted to Central Fall Orientation. Should you have any questions about the registration process, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- When does Fall Orientation take place?
Fall Orientation activities will mostly take place from Sunday, September 3rd to Friday, September 8th, 2023. EngFrosh programming of Fall Orientation also has activities on Saturday, September 9th and Sunday, September 10th.
- Is it mandatory that I participate in Fall Orientation?
Fall Orientation programming is not mandatory but highly encouraged. It is a great opportunity to meet students in your year, connect with upper-year students, attend fun events, and kickstart your experience at Carleton.
However, Tuesday, September 5th, 2023 is Academic Orientation Day and is the ONLY mandatory (and free) day for students to participate. International students and exchange students can also register for the International Welcome Week with the International Student Services Office (ISSO); please find more information on the ISSO website.
- Will programming be in-person?
All events will be in person for 2023.
- What is the difference between the Fall Orientation Programs?
The Centralized Fall Orientation is the largest program as it is open to all students.
The Business Fall Orientation (Sprosh) program is designed for students entering their first year in the Sprott School of Business.
The Science Fall Orientation (SciFrosh) program is designed for students entering their first year in the Faculty of Science.
Finally, the Engineering Fall Orientation (EngFrosh) is for new students in Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design and Information Technology.
Students are automatically placed in the orientation program that matches their program of study. Should EngFrosh reach capacity, additional Engineering and Design students will be placed in Centralized Fall Orientation program.
- What is Shinerama and how can I get involved as a new student?
Shinerama is one of Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraisers involving almost 60 universities and colleges across Canada. All proceeds from our fundraisers goes to Cystic Fibrosis Canada, which puts money towards the research, care and advocacy of people living with Cystic Fibrosis (CF). For more information on how you can get involved, check out our page or email us at Shinerama@carleton.ca.
- How much does Fall Orientation cost?
The cost to participate in Fall Orientation is $135 + HST.
We are committed to have all students who want to participate in Fall Orientation to have the ability to do so. If you require financial assistance to participate in Fall Orientation, please do not hesitate to connect with us by emailing email@example.com.
- What is included in my Fall Orientation registration fee, and what do I get in my kit?
All registered participants will receive:
- Ravens Starter Kit containing your official Classic Black Ravens Hoodie (or Classic Purple EngFrosh Sweater), CU Throwback gear and other Ravens essentials.
- Access to numerous activities where you can meet and interact with fellow first-year students. View the program schedules.
- When do I get my Ravens Starter Kit?
Participants can pick up their Ravens Starter Kit during Fall Orientation Week. Pick up time and locations are:
- Friday, September 1st: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. in Fenn Lounge (Teraanga Commons – formerly Residence Commons)
- Saturday, September 2nd: 9:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M. in Fenn Lounge (Teraanga Commons – formerly Residence Commons)
- Sunday, September 3rd: 9:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. in Fenn Lounge (Teraanga Commons – formerly Residence Commons)
- Monday, September 4th: 9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. in Fenn Lounge (Teraanga Commons – formerly Residence Commons)
- Tuesday, September 5th – Friday, September 8th: 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. in the Student Experience Office (430 Tory Building).
- What add-ons can I purchase with my Ravens Starter Kit?
Students will once again have the option of adding on limited edition Spirit Day merchandise as well as Raven Fitness and Fan packages. Students in EngFrosh will have the option to purchase a hard hat and entry to the annual Whitewater Rafting experience.
- Classes start September 6th - will I have to miss classes to participate in Fall Orientation week?
Once classes begin on September 6th, Fall Orientation events will be offered outside of regularly scheduled class times.
- I am an off-campus student, can I participate in the program?
Absolutely! Fall Orientation week is for first-year undergraduate students living on campus and off-campus.
- Why are there groups during Fall Orientation? Who will I be in a group with?
Students will be divided into large groups to organize the number of participants for each event/program. Groups are all formed in advance. We do our best to put residence students together based on building and floor. The formation of teams will also give you a chance to interact more directly with other first year students and upper-year volunteers.
- I'm an upper year student. Can I register in Fall Orientation?
Carleton University is offering an orientation for upper year undergraduate students. Upper year students will have the chance to participate in some programming with a focus on building their network, making connections, and gaining the necessary skills that will help them succeed during their time at university and preparing for their career after Carleton. Learn more