Carleton University’s Fall Orientation Week Welcomes Students to University Life

Between Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017 and Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, new Carleton University students will be welcomed to campus with a variety of events and activities aimed at ensuring a successful transition to university life.

New students can take part in one of three official programs offered at Carleton. The Centralized Fall Orientation program is open to all students and is the largest undergraduate orientation program at Carleton.

Dynamic orientation programs are also offered to business and engineering students.

Some of the highlights of the large program include:


Residence Move-In Weekend

Volunteers will be assisting first-year students as they carry belongings to their new residence rooms.

When: Saturday, Sept. 2 and Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: Residence Quad, Carleton University
Note:  Alastair Summerlee, Carleton’s interim president and vice-chancellor, will welcome new students starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Ravens Football Home Opener

Students will show off their Ravens spirit at the first home football game of 2017 against the McMaster Marauders.

When: Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017 from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where:  MNP Park, Carleton University

Opening Ceremonies

New students will be officially welcomed to campus by key Carleton community members and student leaders.

When: Monday, Sept. 4, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Where: Ravens Nest, Athletics Centre, Carleton University
Note: President Summerlee will attend and will provide remarks.

Keynote Speaker: Drew Dudley

Keynote speaker Drew Dudley will discuss everyday leadership and the act of improving each other’s lives.

When: Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Ravens Nest, Athletics Centre, Carleton University

About Drew Dudley:

Recognized as one of the most dynamic keynote speakers in the world, Dudley has spoken to over 250,000 people on five continents. He’s been featured on the Huffington Post, Radio America,, and, where his TED talk has been voted “one of the 15 most inspirational TED talks of all time.” Time and Business Insider magazines have included his talk on their lists of “speeches that will make you a better leader.”



Shinerama is one of Canada’s largest post-secondary fundraisers, involving nearly 60 universities and colleges from across Canada, raising money for cystic fibrosis research and care.

This year, Carleton’s fundraising goal is $50,000.

Students will visit various locations in Ottawa to fundraise. This event allows students to give back to the Ottawa community and contribute to an amazing cause.

When: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., the busiest time is approximately 1 p.m.
Where: Various locations across Ottawa, including the intersection of Bank Street and Sunnyside Avenue.


Concert: JUNO-Winning Marianas Trench

The JUNO award-winning band Marianas Trench will headline Carleton’s annual Fall Orientation concert.

When: Friday, Sept. 8, 2017 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Where: Parking Lot 12, Carleton University

About Marianas Trench:
One of Canada’s most successful bands of the past decade, Marianas Trench have built their name on relentless touring and engagement with their fans through social media. They are best known for their chart-topping radio hits including “Fallout,” “Haven’t Had Enough,” “Good to You,” “Cross my Heart,” and “Stutter,” as well as their creative music videos. Over the course of their career with 604 records, the pop-rock quartet have had six videos reach No. 1 on the Much Music Top 30 Countdown and garnered multiple JUNO, MMVA, and SOCAN award wins and nominations.


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