Stay Social Over the Summer

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve in the Ottawa region and around the world, Carleton has been constantly re-evaluating our plans in light of new information. Being both prepared and flexible is essential to making the best possible decisions at the right time. In-person SEO events have been postponed until further notice.

The Student Experience Office has collaborated with a variety of on-campus partners to provide engaging online social activities such as paint nights, fitness classes and other engaging programming for students at home.

Whether you have chosen to remain in Ottawa, or have returned home we want to make sure all Carleton Students are feeling connected.

Re-Occurring Programs

5 Word Review Contest

Days to watch out for: opens on Tuesday mornings, closes on Wednesdays
Host: The Student Experience Office (SEO)
Check the Ravens Student Life Instagram on Tuesday mornings for their weekly 5 Word Movie contest. Watch the movie or an episode of that week’s TV show for a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

Local Eats Contest

Days to watch out for: opens on Wednesdays, closes on Thursdays
Host: The Student Experience Office (SEO)
Check Ravens Student Life’s Instagram every Wednesday, featuring a different local restaurant each week. Comment your favourite meal at that restaurant for a chance to win a $50 Uber Eats gift card!

Ask an Advisor Q & As

Days to watch out for: Monday – Friday
Host: International Student Services Office (ISSO)
Join ISSO team for their question and answer sessions on Microsoft Teams. Topics will range from things like post-graduate work permits, UHIP, immigration concerns, and more! Great opportunity to meet with an advisor and pose your questions directly. Advanced, free registration is encouraged.

Fitness Livestreams

Days to watch out for: Monday – Friday
Host: Carleton Athletics
LIVE fitness classes with Ravens’ instructors are now up and running! Carleton Athletics are offering classes each week, ranging from Zumba to Bootcamp and more. There are also over 20 On-Demand classes for you to choose from and follow on your own schedule. An all access pass for July and August can be purchased for only $40. Find the weekly schedule on Athletics’ site.

Carleton Therapy Dogs

Days to watch out for: Wednesdays (time varies throughout the summer)
Host: The Office of Student Affairs
The Carleton Therapy Dogs are hosting livestream sessions on their Instagram page for Carleton Students so they can feel more connected and less stressed during physical distancing. These sessions are usually an hour-long in the afternoon. Sessions will stay on Instagram for 24 hours after the stream.

Ravens Rewind

Days to watch out for: Wednesdays at 7 PM
Host: Carleton Athletics
Relive a classic Ravens matchup on YouTube and Instagram. Check back each week for a new feature!

The Carleton Pathway Podcast

Days to watch out for: Thursdays
Host: Office of Strategic Initiatives
Based on the website Pathways to Graduation, the Carleton Pathway Podcast explores dynamic journeys to and through the Carleton community. Guests on the podcast will share their unique stories about their lives, the impact Carleton had on their journey, how they overcame challenges and tips on where listeners interested in achieving the same pathway should start. Catch the podcast on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Google Podcast, Stitcher and YouTube.

ReCreate Challenge

Days to watch out for: opens on Thursdays, closes Fridays
Host: Ravens Student Life
Ravens Student Life is challenging you to re-create famous pieces of artwork using items in your home. Follow @SLRavens on Instagram to see some inspiration, and challenge a friend! When you’re done, post and tag them in your story for a chance to win a $25 gift card! Winners are shared each Monday.

Canadian Tea Time

Days to watch out for: Fridays at 3:30 PM
Host: International Student Services Office (ISSO)
Join the ISSO for a virtual social hour at 3:30pm EST. This is an opportunity to connect with other students, learn tips and resources for managing challenges during this unprecedented time, and socialize during social distancing!

Friday Night Live Concerts

Days to watch out for: Fridays at 7 PM
Host: Degy Entertainment
Check out the Degy Entertainment Facebook page each Friday night for a free livestream concert!

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