CU 1001 Frequently Asked Questions
- Is this program for me?
This program is for any new undergraduate student attending Carleton in the 2023 fall term or 2024 winter 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.
Upon completion of the program, students may add the program to their Co-Curricular Record.
- How do I register?
Registration is open to incoming, undergraduate students. Visit our registration page here.
The course will be launched on Brightspace on July 5, 2023 and will be available throughout the summer.
Experience Days will taking place throughout August 2023; registration is limited and will be available through direct communication with CU 1001 registrants.
- 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.
- 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 hours to cover all the modules.
- Are there any live sessions?
Yes – there are will be Ravens Talk sessions held through Zoom and accessible through the Brightspace course. Sessions will be scheduled to be taking place throughout July and August.
- What are CU 1001 Experience Day?
CU 1001 Experience Days are exclusively available to CU 1001 registrants and their parents/guests and feature in-person information sessions and campus tours lead by our CU 1001 Student Leaders. Students will need to register for Experience Days, information about exclusive registration is communicated to CU 1011 registrants directly.
CU 1001 Experience Days will be taking place throughout August, 2023 on select Friday’s and Saturday’s.
- How do I contact you with further questions?
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional questions you may. Be sure to have CU 1001 in the subject line and include your Carleton Student ID number in the email.
Please contact us at email@example.com with any other questions or concerns about CU 1001 or our other Carleton Orientation programs.
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