Any returning undergraduate student is eligible to volunteer with Fall Orientation. Volunteers must be in good academic standing following the academic performance evaluation (APE) that takes place in June.
The time varies depending on how busy the police station is, but it is usually takes at least 6 – 8 weeks. We strongly recommend all volunteers to get their police record checks done by beginning to mid- June in order to have their Police Record Checks ready by end of August.
Centralized Fall Orientation is the largest program. It is open to all students in every program, and it caters to over 2,500 students. Sprosh Fall Orientation is geared towards new students entering the Sprott School of Business. Engfrosh Fall Orientation is geared towards new students entering Engineering, Architecture, Industrial Design and Information Technology. However, it should be noted that during the week there are some programming that overlaps between the three orientations. Please review our program information page to learn more.
Shinerama is an organization founded in the 1960s to help raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis (CF). CF is a genetic disease that causes thick mucus to build up in the pancreas and the lungs and there is no cure. Every year, our program integrates Shinerama throughout the summer before and well into the Fall Orientation week to support the fight against cystic fibrosis and foster a community of service at Carleton. Check out the Shinerama page or email us at Shinerama@carleton.ca to learn more and get involved!
ELEVATE is a series of six optional workshops available exclusively to Fall Orientation volunteers to further your learning and development as an orientation volunteer. Volunteers will receive 25 Shine points for each session they attend, and 200 points for attending all six sessions! You will also be entered to win one of ten $25 e-gift cards of your choosing each time you attend a session. Sign up for a session.