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Visit & Learn

Now that you've browsed the website, take the next step and get to know us. We can't wait to meet you.

Now that you've browsed the website, take the next step and get to know us. We can't wait to meet you.

Making the Most of Your Time

In addition to scheduling your visit to campus, you might want to consider these other aspects of visiting Carleton.

I crossed three streets to get to the Carleton admissions office. My first observation was that every car stopped for me; one driver even waved. In this community, I noticed, people look out for each other — even in the smallest ways. Charlotte Zinda

Spending Time on Campus

Visiting campus is about more than just going on the tour and information session. It’s about figuring out whether this is a place you can make your own.

Take a campus tour

Take a student-led walking tour of campus. You’ll see the sites and learn about our programs. These tours last about an hour.

Schedule a Tour

Attend an information session

You’ll hear about our academic programs, student life, and the admissions process. We’ll leave plenty of time for you to ask questions, too.

Schedule an Info Session

Have an interview

These casual conversations give us a glimpse into your interests, and how you might fit at Carleton. Interviews are not required.

Schedule an Interview

Sit in on class

Experience the challenge and excitement of Carleton's academic life by attending a class during select visit dates.

Schedule a Class Visit

Eat in the dining halls

Yum! Eligible prospective students can sign-up to dine with current students when they register for a visit.

Check the Menu

Take a Virtual Tour

Can't make it to campus? Take a 360 virtual tour of campus - walk through classes, dorms, music halls, and much more!

Virtual Tour

Check out downtown Northfield

Cozy. Quaint. Charming. Idyllic. All these words describe Northfield, our town of 20,000. Take the time to explore Division Street!

Explore Northfield

Walk in the Arb

The Cowling Arboretum is 800 acres of prairie, forest, and river. It’s used for recreation, relaxation, academic classes, and conservation.

The Arb

Visit an academic department

You’re welcome to stop into an academic department. See who’s around and what's happening!

Majors & Minors

Reflect in the chapel

Skinner Memorial Chapel is the heart of religious life on campus, serving as a space for worship and interfaith dialogue for all.

The Chapel

Learn about financial aid

Your college search should include conversations about how to pay for it. Come by Student Financial Aid to learn more.

Affording Carleton

Talk with a Professor

Our professors are renowned for their commitment to undergraduate teaching. They’re not only experts, they're also approachable.

Standout Faculty

Meet with a Sports Team

Prospective student-athletes are encouraged to connect with the teams they’d like to join.


Attend a campus event

No matter the day of the week, when classes are in session, our campus calendar is busy! See what’s happening when you plan to visit.

Campus Events

Explore the Art Museum

The Perlman Teaching Museum is a resource for teaching and learning. It puts particular emphasis on the role that art plays in daily life.

Explore the Museum

Bake cookies at Dacie's

Dacie Moses House is a community gathering spot, bequeathed to the college years ago. To many, it’s known simply as “The Cookie House.”

Visit Dacie's

Relax in the library

Gould Library is known to students as “The Libe.” It’s where we study, conduct research, and take the occasional nap on a couch.

The Libe

Play in Central Park

Central Park playground is a great place to release your inner child (or take siblings!). Find it on the east side of the Weitz Center.

Explore the Neighborhood

Meander the Japanese garden

Jo Ryo En, “The Garden of Quiet Listening,” is a dry landscape garden, with a winding path and splendid rock features.

Jo Ryo En

Make this place your own

Explore our buildings, meet our people, and start to make this place your own. Enjoy your time on campus. We’re happy you're here!

Schedule a Visit