Attend I-Start, the orientation for all new international students at Carleton University, and receive resources and information that will help you transition successfully to student life in Canada. This orientation has been designed to meet the needs of all international students, including undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and study abroad students. Parents and guardians are also invited to attend.

Fall 2018

This fall you will have the option to attend one I-Start session between Friday August 31 and Friday September 7, 2018. Sessions will run daily and you are expected to attend only ONE session.

Registration Information – COMING SOON!

Accommodations and Early Residence Move-in Information

International students attending I-Start on Friday August 31, 2018 will have the option to move into their on campus residence on Thursday August 30, 2018. Students need to register for I-Start by Thursday August 9, 2018 to be considered for early residence move-in.

The cost of early residence move-in is $110.14 including two nights in residence and breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the dining hall.

Students living off-campus, or on the residence waiting list are encouraged to make alternative accommodation arrangements early on. If you plan to secure a permanent living arrangement once you arrive in Ottawa, arrange a temporary option prior to your arrival in the city. Visit the Undergraduate Admissions website for Hotel Listings.

For information on off-campus living visit the Off Campus Housing website.

Orientation Week

Undergraduate Students – Fall Orientation is a weeklong orientation for new students arriving in the fall!

Graduate Students – New graduate students attend different orientation sessions, including a general orientation for all new graduate students and teaching assistants, and departmental specific orientation sessions. Visit the orientation information for new graduate students to learn more!