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 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. If your location is on the list below, please print, fill out and post the following signage:

Smudge Notice


Alumni Hall (AH) Room 1310 – Raven’s Nest

Gymnasium (GY) Room 1417 – Norm Fenn Gym

Dunton Tower (DT) Room 1521 – ASEP Student Room

Dunton Tower (DT) Room 1212 – Canadian Studies Lounge

Dunton Tower (DT) Room 1216

Dunton Tower (DT) Room 2017 – Faculty of Arts Lounge

Dunton Tower (DT) Room 2203 – Logic, Language and Information Lab

Fieldhouse (FH)

Frontenac House (FR) Room 253 – Meeting Room

Loeb Building (LB) Room C264 – Lecture Theatre

Minto Centre (MC) Room 2014 – ODENG Meeting Room

Paterson Hall (PA) Room 228 – Ojigkwanong – Indigenous Centre

Prescott Houses (PH) Room 202 – Meeting Room

Richcraft Hall (RB) Room 2926 – Second Floor Atrium

Richcraft Hall (RB) Room 2220 – Lecture Room

Richcraft Hall (RB) Room 2224 – Lecture Room

Richcraft Hall (RB) Room 2228 – Lecture Room

Robertson Hall (RO) Room 503 – Equity Services

Robertson Hall (RO) Room 608 – Senate Board Room

Robertson Hall (RO) Room 617 – Alumni Board Room

Southam Hall (SA) Room KA-TH – Kalish-Mitel Theatre

Tory Building (TB) Room 204 – Classroom

Tory Building (TB) Room 217 – Classroom

Tory Building (TB) Room 506 – Classroom

Unicentre (UC) Room 231 – Porter Hall

Unicentre (UC) Fourth Floor – Rooster’s

Unicentre (UC) – Galleria

University Commons (CO) – Multipurpose Room

University Commons (CO) Second Floor – Fenn Lounge

University Commons (CO) Room Second Floor – Banquet Space

If your location does not appear on the list above you must submit the below form one week prior to your gathering to obtain pre-approval.

If you cannot meet this timeline please reach out directly to Chad Thomison, Fire Prevention Coordinator, for Carleton at

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
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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.
  • Approval Required