New Student Orientation

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 Pathways to Graduation. Pathways to Graduation is designed to help guide you along a path to graduation that is right for you with program specific information tailored for your current phase of your studies. This is a great resource for new students and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s).

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation is a 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.

Recommended:

For all new Carleton students and their parent(s) and/or guardian(s).

Registration:

The program session are now completed for this session

Dates:

Various days in August. They are one day sessions, some of which are faculty specific.

Cost:

$30.00 + HST per person


Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation provides incoming students with a week packed full of fun activities, a chance to make new friends, and an opportunity to gain the necessary skills to help transition to university life at Carleton University.

Recommended:
For all new Carleton students.

Dates:
Sunday, September 1st to
Saturday, September 7th, 2019

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 3rd, 2019

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 undergraduate, graduate, exchange, 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).

Dates:
Dates throughout May – September. Please visit the I-Start Calendar to see dates available.
* Only need to attend one session.

Cost:
Free


PMC Fall Orientation

The PMC Fall Orientation allows students to learn about the different PMC services; gain insight into how to juggle academics, priorities, and uncertainty, and much more. This orientation is an opportunity for students to begin building their support network and get connected.

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

Date:
Friday, August 30th, 2019

Cost:
Free


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 Indigenous Student 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.

Recommended:
For all new Indigenous students at Carleton (undergraduate, graduate, transfer).

Registration:
Registration will open late-summer.

Date:
Friday, August 30th, 2019

Cost:
Free

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