Carleton University acknowledges the right of Indigenous students, staff, and faculty to smudge on campus. In order to ensure that the use of traditional medicines does not result in any health and safety concerns, or trigger smoke and heat-detecting alarms, various locations on campus have been assessed and have been designated pre-approved for events or gatherings where smudging will take place.

For smudging in a space that has not been approved, please fill out the form below. You must submit the form one week prior to your gathering to obtain pre-approval. If you cannot meet this timeline, please reach out to Environmental Health and Safety at

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  • Select the space you plan to use for the ceremony. If the space is not listed please fill in the Approval Required section at the bottom of the page.

Click here for Temporary Smudge Sign