After registering for courses, new undergraduate students are encouraged to register for an orientation program at Carleton University. Attending an orientation program is an important step in the transition to Carleton.

Summer Orientation

Summer Orientation is a one-day program open to undergraduate students and their families. Summer Orientation promotes student academic success and personal development. Summer Orientation takes place in July and August, and interested students and families can register online.

Fall Orientation

Fall Orientation is one-week program that includes fun activities, opportunities to make friends, and information on transitioning to life at Carleton University. Fall Orientation takes place in early September, and registration will open soon. Visit the Fall Orientation website to learn more.

Questions about Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation?

To learn more about Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation, join us for our Facebook Live event on Wednesday, June 28 at 3:00 p.m. (EST). We will be joined by two current students, Jenny and David, who will discuss Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation, and answer any questions you have about the programs.

Academic Orientation

Academic Orientation is free and mandatory for all new undergraduate students. Academic Orientation is an opportunity to learn about your faculty and department, and prepare for your academic career. Academic Orientation takes place on Tuesday, September 5.

International Undergraduate Student Orientation

International Undergraduate Student Orientation is free and mandatory for all new international students, and takes place on Friday, September 1. International Undergraduate Student Orientation is an opportunity to meet peers, and learn about navigating student life at Carleton and in Canada. Students can register online.