Last Updated: March 27 at 5:15 p.m.

Ottawa Public Health has published new guidelines to maximize social distancing including recommendations to limit non-essential trips out of the home, work from home if possible, and implement social distancing at work. Information about working from home was sent to all faculty, staff, contract instructors and teaching assistants on March 13, 2020.

As of Wednesday, March 18, course instruction will be delivered through online and other means for the Winter term. No face-to-face final examinations will be held on campus for the Winter Term. Summer 2020 courses will be offered through online and other methods of distance learning.

If you must be on campus, please follow Carleton’s Safe Meeting Protocols and Social Distancing Guidelines.


The university remains open. However, individual offices have transitioned to providing services online on by phone. Details are listed below where appropriate. Work continues for faculty and staff. If you require accommodation for health reasons or due to the closing of Ontario public schools, please speak with your supervisor

Dining Services

As of March 23, 2020, Dining Services is operating a limited number of locations with modified hours.

Student Services

Our student services offices are now working remotely. For specific information regarding how to reach different student services offices, hours of operation, and other pertinent information, please visit our Student Service Information website.

Health and Counselling Services

The Ontario Medical Association is developing a social distancing policy to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 cases. In response to their recommendations and to follow practices being adopted by primary care physicians across Ontario, effective immediately the Carleton Health and Counselling Services is offering visits by telephone to promote the safety of our community.

The Prescription Shop

The Prescription Shop is OPEN. Click here for hours of operation.



Events on campus scheduled to occur before April 30, 2020 have been cancelled or postponed to a later date. A list of known cancelled or postponed events is available online.


As of March 16, Carleton’s Athletic facilities are closed until further notice.

MacOdrum Library

The Library building is closed for the time being. The Library’s online resources remain accessible and research support is still available online.

Computer Labs

All computer labs are closed on campus.

Portraits Now

Portraits Now is currently closed. Students wishing to contact them should email

Please visit the Portraits Now website for more information.