Summer Orientation

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Registration for Summer Orientation is now open! Click below to register for one of our six Summer Orientation sessions. Space for each session is limited so be sure to register as early as possible.

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Program Overview

Summer Orientation is a program designed for new students and their parent(s).  Each one-day Summer Orientation session is designed to promote the student’s personal academic success and individual development.  Students will participate in a series of informative presentations, receive a campus tour and learn from student leaders about their experience as students at Carleton. The program also strives to help parents by assuring them of the various supports available to their students. The Summer Orientation sessions take place on Fridays and Saturdays during August.

Participation Type

Participation is strongly encouraged for incoming first-year students who are starting their studies in September 2024. Family members and guests are also welcome and encouraged to attend!


There will be six Summer Orientation sessions taking place throughout August:

  • Friday, August 9th (Residence students strongly encouraged to attend)
  • Saturday, August 10th (Residence students strongly encouraged to attend)
  • Friday, August 16th
  • Saturday, August 17th
  • Friday, August 23rd
  • Saturday, August 24th


The cost to participate in Summer Orientation is $40.00 + HST per student and additional guest. This fee includes access to all programming and presentations, morning refreshments, Carleton merchandise, lunch at the caf, and a parking permit for the day.

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Please contact with any further questions about Summer Orientation.