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In-person Campus Tours

One of the best ways to learn about Carleton is to register for an in-person campus tour!

Our passionate and knowledgeable team of campus tour guides are current Carleton students who can’t wait to share their stories about what it’s really like to be a Carleton student. We encourage prospective students and families to take a walking tour of our celebrated campus – at any time of the year!

  • Parking:
    When arriving on campus, please park in any visitor spot in P9, which is located next to Robertson Hall. Once parked, guests can report to the Tour Centre (209 Robertson Hall) where they must enter their license plate information with their Tour Guide to register their vehicle. Parking is compliments of Parking Services.

Experience our Engineering and Design facilities in person
In addition to our regular campus tour, you can also book a tour of our Engineering and Design facilities. See for yourself what Carleton has to offer and explore our world-class laboratories, design studios, and advanced computer and networking platforms. Engineering and Design tours are offered Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. for up to 5 guests. Schedule your in-person Engineering and Design facilities tour today! Please note, these tours only include the Engineering and Design facilities. To tour the full campus, please book a campus tour as well.

Spend the Day with the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA)
Spend a day at Carleton University with one of the Faculty of Public Affairs (FPA) student ambassadors. You will learn more about the experience of university students firsthand by attending class, enjoying a complimentary lunch in our residence dining hall, learning more about our campus, and getting acquainted with the unique resources available for students in FPA programs. Find out more and sign up to spend the day with FPA!

Arts and Social Sciences Student for a Day
You’ll be paired up with a current Arts and Social Sciences student and get the chance to attend a class, have lunch on us, and learn more about our programs, campus, and professors, as well as all of the amazing resources that make Carleton great. Find out more and sign up to be an Arts and Social Sciences student for the day!

Department-specific appointments
If you are interested in speaking with a representative from your department of choice or touring additional facilities, please contact to make those arrangements. Please note, we require at least three business days to set up these appointments.

Guided Virtual Campus Tours

Join our Tour Guides as they virtually walk you, and up to 10 guests, through some of our favourite campus locations on a 45-minute online tour! Each tour will include a live Q&A with your Tour Guide. Tour Guides are not only campus experts, they are also current Carleton students who can share their personal experiences and offer first-hand knowledge and insight into academics, support services and student life. Our highly trained Campus Tour Guides are excited to virtually welcome you to our beautiful, riverside campus. Register now for a guided virtual campus tour!

Virtually experience our Engineering and Design facilities
We’re now offering guided, virtual tours of our Engineering and Design facilities, including world-class laboratories, design studios, and advanced computer and networking platforms. Imagine yourself here and schedule your virtual Engineering and Design facilities tour today!

Additional Campus Tour Information

Spotlight Events

We offer a variety of program-specific Spotlight Events throughout the year. These events provide you with the opportunity to learn more about your program of interest, view the facilities and meet with professors. More Spotlight Events will be added soon!

School groups or organizations

School groups or organizations interested in taking a tour of the Carleton campus should complete the online request form. Please note: we need at least seven days’ notice to book a group tour.

Visiting Ottawa

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Becoming a Carleton University Tour Guide

If you are interested in becoming a Campus Tour Guide, send your resume and cover letter to  

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Take a virtual campus tour

Explore Carleton's beautiful riverside campus inside our virtual tour. More scenes coming soon!