2017 Summer Orientation Dates

Summer Orientation offers sessions open to all students, as well as several sessions with information specific to each faculty, called Faculty Spotlight days. To find out what Faculty you fall under, please check the Undergraduate Calendar.


Friday, July 7: Faculty of Science session

Saturday, July 8: Open session

Friday, July 14: Faculty of Engineering and Design session

Saturday, July 15: Open session

Friday, July 21: Sprott School of Business session

Saturday, July 22: Open session *session location changed to Minto Building

Saturday, July 29: Bachelor of Arts and specialized degree programs (FASS & FPA) session


Friday, August 11: Faculty of Engineering and Design session

Saturday, August 12: Open session

Friday, August 18: Bachelor of Arts and specialized degree programs (FASS & FPA) session

Saturday, August 19: Open session

What is Summer Orientation?

Summer Orientation is a one-day program for new students and their parent(s) or guardian(s). 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.

In addition to receiving a welcome from the President of Carleton University, picking up the student Campus Card and UPASS, doing a campus tour, and attending an all-you-can-eat-lunch at the Fresh Food Company, there will be sessions on the following subjects:

  • Academic Expectations (with a guest faculty member)
  • Academic Support Services
  • Residential Life or Off-Campus living
  • Financing an Education
  • Campus Services (Campus Card, Campus Safety, Health Plan, Involvement Opportunities, Dates and Deadlines)
  • Fall Orientation

While students receive a review of their course selection with an academic advisor, parents and guests will have a chance to attend a session for Supporting Your Student Through Transition, Parent Communication, and FIPPA.

See the Summer Orientation Schedule.

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If you have any questions, please contact orientation@carleton.ca.