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Arts, Social Sciences and Public Affairs Virtual Tour!

Please explore the Carleton community by visiting the various locations below. This tour features buildings and facilities used specifically by students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and the Faculty of Public Affairs. This tour all features stops at popular locations on campus including residence, athletics and the University Centre – the hub of student life at Carleton!

You can also check out the Public Affairs Virtual Experience.

Robertson Hall

Robertson Hall houses Admissions Services, the Undergraduate Recruitment Office, the Business Office, the Awards Office, the Parking Office and University Safety, as well as other university administrative offices.

Richcraft Hall (formerly River Building)

Richcraft Hall is home to the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, the School of Journalism and Communication, and the School of Public Policy and Administration. Features of the building include a 400-seat theatre, an underground parking lot and a conference centre.

Paterson Hall

Paterson Hall houses the College of the Humanities, the offices of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and various departmental offices. A full-service Scotiabank branch is located on the lower level.

Southam Hall

Southam Hall houses several classrooms including the 444-seat Kailash Mital Theatre, the largest lecture hall on campus (located on the main floor).

Loeb Building

The Loeb Building houses the Arthur Kroeger College of Public Affairs and the offices of the Dean of the Faculty of Public Affairs, as well as various university departments, the Loeb Café, the CUOL Student Centre, a lounge, classrooms and laboratories.

MacOdrum Library

The library houses a collection of more than 3.4 million books, journals, and other materials. Recent additions to the library include a new Discovery Centre.

Tory Building

The Tory Building houses classrooms, a large lecture theatre, Student Academic and Career Development Services, the Student Experience Office, the Career Services Education Centre, the Registrar’s Office, and the offices of the President and Vice-Presidents of the university.

University Centre

The University Centre, more commonly known as the Unicentre, is a focal point for student life at Carleton. Here you’ll find the campus bookstore, coffee shops, banking machines, a food court, Oliver’s Pub, a convenience store and more.

Residence Commons

The Residence Commons is the hub of residence life. The building contains the Fresh Food Company residence dining hall (offering all-you-can-eat meals), a convenience store, and the 24-hour Residence Commons reception desk.


Eleven university residences, named after Ontario counties in the Ottawa Valley— Prescott, Renfrew, Lanark, Frontenac, Grenville, Russell, Leeds, Dundas, Stormont, Glengarry, and Lennox and Addington—provide a home to over 3,600 students in double and single rooms.


The Raven’s Centre offers a wide range of fitness and recreation programs, a fitness centre, an enclosed Fieldhouse with indoor jogging track and artificial playing field, an Olympic-size pool, squash courts, an Ice House with two NHL-sized hockey rinks and a triple gymnasium called the Ravens’ Nest. Outdoor facilities include tennis courts and playing fields.

Carleton Technology and Training Centre

The Carleton Technology and Training Centre is home to the university’s Health and Counselling Services, a coffee shop, a pharmacy, the Co-op and Employer Centre and a dental clinic.

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