Carleton offers first year students a variety of orientation programs to help ensure a successful transition into university. Below is a brief overview of which programs are available.

We encourage you to also visit CU Start, Carleton University’s online transition guide, which is a great resource for new students and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s).

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation is a one-day program for new students and their parent(s) or guardian(s), transfer students, and mature students. Each session focuses on promoting student academic success and personal development. As the first step in a student’s transition to Carleton University, we strongly encourage all new incoming students and their parent(s) or guardian(s) to actively participate.

For:
Recommended for all new Carleton
students and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s)

Registration: 

Dates:
Various days in July and August. They are one day session, some of which are faculty specific.

Cost:
$30.00 + HST per person



Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation provides new incoming students with a week jam-packed full of fun activities, a chance to make lots of new friends, and opportunities to gain the necessary skills to help transition to new life here.

Recommended:
For all new Carleton students

Registration:

Dates:
Sunday, September 2nd to
Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Cost:
$125.00 + HST


Academic Orientation Day

Academic Orientation Day (AOD) takes place the day before classes start in September.

It is designed to welcome and inspire first-year students as they begin their university experience. The day includes a Faculty Orientation session and Departmental Open Houses, which are great opportunities for students to meet faculty and to familiarize themselves with their programs. Students will also receive a lunch, faculty t-shirt and have the opportunity to attend Expo Carleton.

Recommended:
Participation is mandatory for all new undergraduate Carleton students

Registration:
No registration required

Date:
Tuesday, September 4th, 2018

Cost:
Free


I-Start

Attend I-Start, the orientation for all new international students at Carleton University, and receive resources and information that will help you transition successfully to student life in Canada. This orientation has been designed to meet the needs of all international students, including undergraduategraduateexchange, and study abroad students. Parents and guardians are also invited to attend.

Recommended:
For all new international students
and their parent(s) and/or guardians(s).

Registration:
Registration will open in Summer 2018.

Dates:
Friday, August 31st, 2018 to Friday,
September 7th
* Only need to attend one session.

Cost:
Free


PMC Fall Orientation

Recommended:
For all new Carleton students with disabilities and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s)

Registration:

Registration will open in Summer 2018.

Date:
Friday, August 31st, 2018

Cost:
Free


Get the FACTS

Recommended:
For all new Carleton students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s).

Registration:

Registration will open in Summer 2018.

Date:
Friday, August 31st, 2018

Cost:
Free

The Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC) offers these two fall orientation events to give you a head start at Carleton.


Indigenous Student Orientation

Hosted by the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives this is a full day event for all new students (undergraduate, graduate, transfer) beginning their studies at Carleton. The focus of the orientation program is to welcome you to the university, and introduce you to the support services offered by the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives, Carleton’s student services, and Ottawa’s Indigenous community centres.

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Registration will open in Summer 2018.

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This orientation program is organized by the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives.