CU 1001 Frequently Asked Questions
- Is this program for me?
This program is for any new undergraduate student attending Carleton in the 2022 fall term including transfer, international, mature and first generation students.
The program covers information for students in all five faculties: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Public Affairs, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Faculty of Science and the Sprott School of Business.
- Why should I participate?
Students who complete the CU 1001 – Your Start to Student Life at Carleton program will gain knowledge on the services and programs available to students that support their academic success and personal development for their time at Carleton. Additionally, CU 1001 participants will have the exclusive opportunity to register for exclusive CU 1001 Experience Days on campus, in which students and their parents/guest are able to attend a half-day program inclusive of a campus tour and engaging programming (in accordance with Ottawa Public Health guidelines, participation limits may exist).
Upon completion of the program, students may add the program to their Co-Curricular Record.
- What is the cost for CU 1001
CU 1001 is a free program. We strongly recommend that incoming students register and work through the online modules associated with the program.
- What is Brightspace?
Brightspace is Carleton’s learning management system (LMS) and is used as an online collaborative learning space where instructors, TAs and students can share course materials, hold online discussions, meet in live web conferencing sessions, share assignments, and more. Students can access their Brightspace courses at brightspace.carleton.ca by using their MyCarleton1 username and password. All CU 1001 virtual programming will be accessed through Brightspace including the optional live info sessions which will be facilitated through Zoom and will be embedded in the Brighspace course.
- Is this program available to parents/guardians?
This program is designed for students specifically, but as a parent of a Carleton student we recognize that you have an important role to play in your students transition to university. At Carleton, we have a website dedicated to the parents and family members of future and current Carleton students! Here you will find information to support your student as they make the transition to university, during their first year at Carleton and all the way through to graduation. Visit Carleton Parents to learn more about how to support your student or sign up for our newsletter and receive updates each month.
- How long does it take to complete the CU 1001 course material?
The course is provided asynchronously so you go through the modules at your convenience. We anticipate 2 – 3 hours to cover all the modules.
- Are there any live sessions?
Yes – participants are invited to attend our virtual Ravens Talk Sessions facilitated by student leaders and department representatives taking place through July and August.
Ravens Talk schedule is posted in our Brightspace course.
- How can I register for a CU 1001 Experience Day?
CU 1001 Experience Days are exclusively available to program participants. You must register for CU 1001 General Course in order to have access to the registration to the Experience Days through our Brightspace course portal. Participants will have the opportunity to bring parents/guardians/guests to the Experience Days as part of the registration.
CU 1001 Experience Days are now complete for Summer 2022.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any other questions or concerns about CU 1001 or our other Carleton Orientation programs.