International Orientation Day

August 30, 2024

Registration launch on July 15th, 2024

Welcome to Carleton University!

The International Student Services Office is excited to welcome all new undergraduate and graduate students joining Carleton University this Fall 2024. As part of our International Welcome Orientation for new international students, we have an engaging and informative program planned.

On August 30th, 2024, you will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of events, workshops, and activities designed to enhance your transition to campus life and support you your success as a Carleton University student. Orientation is free of charge and aims to provide you with valuable resources, insights, and lasting connections.

During International Welcome Orientation, you can look forward to:

  • Connecting with fellow international students through ice-breakers, socials, and events
  • Discovering Carleton and Ottawa through a range of activities aimed to explore and familiarize yourself with Carleton University and the vibrant city of Ottawa
  • Learning about available resources tailored to support the needs of our international student community
  • Developing essential skills to equip you with the necessary social, cultural, and academic skills for a successful transition to university life
  • Exploring the key themes of culture, academics, community resources, social connection, transition, and immigration, all of which contribute to the overall success of our international student community

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Fall 2024 International Welcome Orientation Schedule


Friday, August 30, 2024
9:30 AM – 2:30 PM 

  • Location: Richcraft Hall
  • Description: Welcome Global Ravens! Start your journey at Carleton University with a full day of activities intended to prepare you for your academic, social, and cultural transition. Participate in workshops developed by campus experts, share a meal with us, meet new students, and discover campus resources at our Campus Services Fair.
  • Please note:
    • Registration opens at 9:00am
    • Please be sure to indicate if you are bringing a guest (maximum of 1 guest permitted) to this event
    • Daycare will not be provided.

Please contact us at with any questions you may have.

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