Date: Friday, August 30, 2019
Time: 11:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Location:  2220 Richcraft Hall


The PMC Fall Orientation is the first step in your transition to Carleton Universityour goal is to make this process as smooth as possible. As a new student you will face unfamiliar situations, new challenges and exciting opportunities during your first year.

Over lunch, learn about the different PMC services; gain insight into how to juggle academics, priorities and uncertainty; meet the staff and students who will guide you during the orientation event and beyond; and begin building your support network by getting connected.


11:30 – 12:00  Registration for PMC Fall Orientation

12:00 – 12:30  Lunch & Mini Fair: Come for lunch then browse a mini fair of support services on campus.

12:30 – 12:45  Welcome & Introductions

12:45 – 1:15  Paul Menton Centre 101 Session: Learn about the accommodation process for test and exams, learning services and how to plan a successful transition to university.

1:15 – 1:45  What to Expect in a University Classroom: Gain insight from Professor Motz about the academic environment.

1:45 – 1:55  Break: Refreshments and light snacks are provided.

1:55 – 2:20  Pathways to Employment: Hear from Yvonne Collins who works one-on-one with students to explore what they can do now to help them later.

2:20 – 3:00  Student Success Panel: Returning PMC students will share their experience about university life, how to prepare for academic demands and share helpful strategies for their studies.

3:00 – 3:15  Reflection Activity

3:15 – 4:00  Campus Tour: In a tour group guided by PMC staff members, visit the PMC and its affiliated service offices for students with disabilities. These offices include:

  • Paul Menton Centre (PMC)
  • PMC Learning Lab
  • New Sun Joy MacLaren Centre (JMC)
  • McIntyre Exam Centre (MEC)
  • Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS)

A Low-Sensory Session precedes this event. For more information, visit our Low-Sensory Orientation webpage.

*Guests with Food Allergies
The catering services have indicated that no guarantee can be provided that the food served will not contain or will not have come in contact with items such as nuts that may cause allergic reactions. Therefore, we request that guests with food allergies bring their own food and take their usual precautions with respect to their food allergies.

Email Jocelyn van Wynsberghe at or call 613-520-6608 if you have any questions.