Carleton’s campus is lively, diverse and caring. Students come from all over Canada and over 150 different countries. There is a strong sense of community among faculty, students and staff and you will find a welcoming environment in which you will quickly feel at home. Bordered by the Rideau river and the UNESCO designated Rideau Canal, Carleton's beautiful campus is easy to navigate.
The Library and academic buildings are clustered together around a large outdoor green space. Carleton's residences sit at the foot of the academic buildings, close to their first-class athletics facilities. The University Centre, the hub of campus life, buzzes with activity. Several coffee shops, the bookstore, a food court, and a variety of offices serving students' needs are spread over several floors. The flags of dozens of countries hang from the ceiling of the interior atrium reflecting the university's connection to the world and commitment to ensuring that those from other nations always feel welcome.
On campus, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and form new friendships. In september, Carleton's Fall Orientation, a six-day extravaganza of social and academic events, is held to introduce you to Carleton and your classmates before classes begin. Orientation ends with a New Student Convocation where first-year students will be honoured in a ceremony to officially mark the beginning of their academic journey at Carleton. Carleton's centrally located campus is ideal in that it fosters a strong sense of community on campus, while providing easy access to the rest of the city.