Registration is now open – Summer Course Extended Until Sept 30

What is CU 1001?

The CU 1001 program is a 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 future Raven. We highly encourage all incoming students to actively participate as the first step in their transition.

Our Summer Course for CU 1001 has been extended until September 30th.

CU 1001 includes modules that explore the 5 Success Pillars: Academics, Finances, Campus Life, Wellness and Employability through videos, presentations and other digital elements.

CU 1001 Quick Links

Is this program for me?

Why should I participate?

How do I register?

What is Brightspace?

Ravens Talks Web Sessions

Take me to the course outline 

Parent/Guardian Information

Is this program for me?

This program is for any new undergraduate student attending Carleton in fall 2021 and winter 2022 semesters including transfer, international, mature and first generation students.

The program covers inform​ation for students in all five faculties- Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Faculty of Public Affairs, Faculty of Engineering and Design, Faculty of Science and the Sprott School of Business.

Why should I participate?

Students who complete the CU 1001- Your Start to Student Life at Carleton program will gain knowledge on the services and programs available to students that support their academic success and personal development for their time at Carleton.

Upon completion of the program, students may add the program to their Co-Curricular Record. 


Free registration for the CU 1001- Your Start to Student Life program is now open.

Course now closes on September 30, 2021.

Parent/Guardian Information

As a parent of a Carleton student we recognize that you have an important role to play in your students transition to university. At Carleton, we have a website dedicated to the parents and family members of future and current Carleton students! Here you will find information to support your student as they make the transition to university, during their first year at Carleton and all the way through to graduation. Visit Carleton Parents to learn more about how to support your student or sign up for our newsletter and receive updates each month.


Brightspace is Carleton’s learning management system (LMS) and is used as an online collaborative learning space where instructors, TAs and students can share course materials, hold online discussions, meet in live web conferencing sessions, share assignments, and more.  Students can access their Brightspace courses at by using their MyCarleton1 username and password.  All CU 1001 programming, including Ravens Talks and Spotlight Sessions, will be accessed through Brightspace.

Student Support for Brightspace is available here.