Academic Orientation Day (AOD) is free and mandatory for all new undergraduate students. AOD takes place on Tuesday, September 4th, 2018. The information provided during AOD is specific to each student’s faculty and department, and is a great way to prepare you for your academic career, as well as meet professors and peers in your program. No registration is required.

Academic Orientation Day Activities:

Time  Event
9:00am-9:30am  T-shirt Pick Up

  • Start the day off by picking up your faculty specific t-shirt. Now it’s easy to spot the students who belong in the same faculty as you.
9:30am-12:00pm  Faculty & Degree Program Orientation and Departmental Open Houses 

  • Get the chance to learn the ins-and-outs and who’s-who of your faculty. Meet your instructors and departmental administrators. At the open house you will find out more about your courses and classrooms. Find your faculty’s specific schedule below.
12:00pm-1:00pm  Faculty Lunch

  • Each faculty will host a lunch, which will serve as a great opportunity to meet other students in your faculty.
1:00pm-4:00pm  Expo Carleton 

  • Expo Carleton is an exciting, inclusive and experiential event that benefits both incoming students and Carleton’s clubs, societies and campus services. This event is a great opportunity to showcase what the university has to offer students as well as promote school spirit and involvement.
1:30pm- 5:00pm  Residence Orientation

  • Residence Orientation provides an experience that welcome students to into their new community. It is an opportunity to have engaging conversations about important issues, allowing students to learn about supports and resources in residence and to create a sense of belonging and community. Find your Residence Building’s orientation time below.

Please see below for your Faculty, Degree Program or Department Orientation.

2018 Schedules

 Program   Academic Orientation Day Schedule 
Sprott School of Business 

  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of International Business
Sprott School of Business schedule
Faculty of Science 

  • Bachelor of Science
    • Applied Physics
    • Biochemistry
    • Bioinformatics
    • Biology
    • Biotechnology
    • Chemistry
    • Computational Biochemistry
    • Earth Sciences
    • Environmental Science
    • Food Science and Nutrition
    • Geomatics
    • Nanoscience
    • Neuroscience
    • Neuroscience and Mental Health
    • Physical Geography
    • Physics
    • Psychology (BSc)
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Health Science
  • Bachelor of Mathematics
Faculty of Science schedule
Faculty of Engineering & Design

  • Bachelor of Engineering
  • Bachelor of Architectural Studies
  • Bachelor of Industrial Design
  • Bachelor of Information Technology


Faculty of Engineering & Design Schedule
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors and General)
    • Art History
    • BA Undeclared
    • Biology (B.A.)
    • Child Studies
    • English
    • Film Studies
    • French
    • Geography & Environmental Studies
    • Greek and Roman Studies
    • History
    • History & Theory of Architecture
    • Indigenous and Canadian Studies
    • Human Rights
    • Linguistics & Language Studies
    • Philosophy
    • Psychology (B.A & B.Sc)
    • Religion
    • Sociology & Anthropology
    • Women’s & Gender Studies
  • Bachelor of Humanities (Great Books)
  • Bachelor of Cognitive Science
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences schedule
  • Bachelor of Arts – Music
  • Bachelor of Music
Bachelor of Music (B.A & B. Music) schedule
Faculty of Public Affairs 

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honors and General)
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice
    • European, Russian, & Eurasian Studies
    • Law & Legal Studies
    • Political Science
  • Bachelor of Communications and Media Studies
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Media Production and Design
  • Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management
  • Bachelor of Social Work
Faculty of Public Affairs schedule
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and the Faculty of Public Affairs 

  • Bachelor of Journalism & Humanities
Bachelor of Journalism & Humanities schedule
  • Bachelor of Global and International Studies (all specializations)
Bachelor of Global and International Studies schedule
Enriched Support Program

  • Enriched Support Program
  • Indigneous Enriched Support Program
Enriched Support Program schedule

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If you are unable to attend Academic Orientation Day, please email, to learn about how you may be able to obtain or gain the resources shared