Student Orientation

Carleton offers 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).

CU 1001 – Your Start to Student Life at Carleton

CU 1001- Your Start to Student Life at Carleton is free online bundled mini-course experience that provides new students with a focused introduction to the Carleton community and prepares you for your journey as a Raven. As the first step in a student’s transition to Carleton University, we strongly encourage all new incoming students to actively participate.

New for this summer; CU 1001 will be offering Experience Days which feature campus tours and presentations led by CU 1001 Orientation Leaders.  These will be available on select dates through July and August with a separate registration being available exclusively to CU 1001 participants.  (Ottawa Public Health guidelines to be followed including capacity limits).

Audience:

For all incoming first-year students

Registration:

Dates:

Asynchronous Course: July – September, 2022.

Cost:

Free


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. Fall Orientation offers four different streams; EngFrosh, SciFrosh, Sprosh, and Central.  Participants who enrol are automatically placed in their proper stream based on program of study. A schedule of events will be posted mid-July.

Audience:

For all incoming first-year students

Registration:

Registration for Fall Orientation is now closed.

Dates:

(Central, SciFrosh, Sprosh)
Sunday, September 4 to
Friday, September 9, 2022

(EngFrosh)
Sunday, September 4 to
Sunday, September 11, 2022

Cost:

$125 +HST


Academic Orientation Day

Academic Orientation Day (AOD) takes place prior to the start of classes in September.

AOD is designed to welcome and inspire first-year students as they begin their university experience. The day includes a Faculty Orientation session, Department Open Houses, and the opportunity to meet upper year students from your course of study.

Audience:

Participation is mandatory for all new undergraduate Carleton students.

Registration:

No registration required.

Date:

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Cost:

Free


Expo Carleton

Expo Carleton takes place prior to the start of classes in September.

Expo Carleton welcomes all students and showcases the diversity in the clubs, societies, and services that our university has to offer.  This is the perfect opportunity for student to connect with various groups on campus, find out what they are all about, and discover way to get involved.

Audience:

Open to all undergraduate students

Registration:

No registration required.

Date:

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Cost:

Free


I-Start Orientation Fall 2022

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 at Carleton and in Canada. This orientation has been designed to meet the needs of all international students, including undergraduate, graduate, exchange, and study abroad students.

Audience:

For all international students

Registration:

Dates:

The program will launch July 11, 2022

Cost:

Free


International Welcome Week

International Welcome Week is designed for all new international students at Carleton University with a full day of programming being led by upper year international students and additional activities taking place through the week, providing extra opportunities for students to acclimate to student life at Carleton and in Canada.

Audience:

For all new international students

Registration:

Registration for International Welcome Week is now closed.

Dates:

September 2, 2022

Additional programming offered Sept 1, 3, 4, & 5

Cost:

Free


Upper Year Orientation

Upper Year Orientation is geared towards returning undergraduate students to assist them with the transition back to campus. This year we have a great line up of events for returning students to welcome you to campus. The week will provide you with an opportunity to meet fellow students and gain the skills necessary to continue to be successful at Carleton. This is an opportunity you don’t want to miss out on!

Audience:

For all returning students

Registration:

SOLD OUT

Dates:

Sunday, September 4 to
Friday, September 9, 2022

Cost:

$40 +HST


Campus Tours

Undergraduate Recruitment is offering Campus Tours twice a day throughout the first two weeks of September.

Tours will be running for all students to familiarize themselves with campus and all that it has to offer. Campus Tours is here to help make life a little easier when navigating a new campus and home for the next few years. Sign up today and book your tour!

Audience:

Open to all undergraduate students

Registration:

Registration will open in August 2022

Dates:

Wednesday, September 7 to
Friday, September 16, 2022

Cost:

Free

To stay up to date on programs from the Student Experience Office, please follow our Ravens Student Life team on Instagram and Twitter.