1. Sessions
    1. Session 1: How to Successfully Navigate the Transition to University
    2. Session 2: Paul Menton Centre 101
    3. Session 3: PMC Student Success Panel
  2. FAQ
  3. Still Have Questions?

At the beginning of each new school year, the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities hosts a PMC Fall Orientation for any new PMC-registered students.

This event is held in addition to fall orientation programming offered to all incoming Carleton students.

The PMC Fall Orientation 2021 event was held on September 2, 2021 from 1:00-3:00pm, on MS Teams. The event featured live presentations, a student success panel and opportunities for engagement inside moderated Q&A sessions.


Session 1: How to Successfully Navigate the Transition to University

Professor Chris Motz joined us to talk about what to expect from a university classroom this fall (online, in-person, and hybrid), what postsecondary “success” actually looks like and where to go for resources, information and support to help make your fall term a good one.

To hear more from Professor Motz check out his YouTube channel , the Science of Academic Success. His videos focus on factors that contribute to academic success in university, and work to prove a practical, evidence-based guide to apply the methodology to schoolwork.

Session 2: Paul Menton Centre 101

Somei Tam (PMC Sr. Coordinator) and Candice Kavanagh (PMC Coordinator and Learning Strategist) discussed the PMC, learning services, the accommodation process for test and exams and how to plan a successful transition to university.

Session 3: PMC Student Success Panel

Returning PMC students shared their experiences about university life, how to prepare for academic demands and share helpful strategies for their studies.


The PMC Fall Orientation FAQ covers a number of questions frequently asked by new students, during past orientation events.

There is information about setting up accommodations, university life, information for parents, and much more.

Still Have Questions?

Please email pmc@carleton.ca or call the front desk at 613-520-6608 if you have any questions or concerns.