Orientation refers to a series of programs offered to help new students transition to life at Carleton. Orientation will provide you with resources that will contribute to your academic success at Carleton. Throughout the week, you will have the opportunity to explore different aspects of student life, you will meet other international and Canadian students and you will participate in social and networking activities. These initiatives will help you navigate and be better acquainted with the university in time for the start of classes!

Orientation Week Activities

The ISSO organizes orientation  activities to help you make connections, meet other students, and become better familiarized with the university and the greater Ottawa community. Activities typically include meet and greets, shopping trips, museum visits, sporting activities, neighborhood tours, a Canadian heritage day, and much more!

Stay tuned for the detailed schedule of activities taking place during Orientation Week and your first month at Carleton!

 Events Throughout the Year

The ISSO organizes events all year long. Be sure to check your e-mail for the bi-weekly ISSO newsletter or visit our News and Events page to learn more about the upcoming dates!