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Falling for Carleton


Thursday, October 18 and Friday, October 19

Falling for Carleton is a great time to see Carleton’s campus, especially for families just starting to learn about Carleton. You can:

  • talk to current students and faculty members,
  • learn more about the application process, and
  • see what our campus and Northfield are all about.

High school seniors interested in interviewing during their visit must register in advance. Please use the registration links below.

This is an open house without a specific schedule. Instead, we encourage you to look at the options available each day and craft a morning, afternoon, or full day that suits your interests. Many events are repeated on both Thursday and Friday. You can spread out your time across both days, or fit your visit into a single day.

We encourage all visitors to register in advance. Will we see you on Thursday, Friday, or both?

Two students have a conversation on a crisp fall day
A leaf-covered path enters a serene Japanese garden
One of Carleton's wind turbines spins over dry fall prairie grasses
A student walks in front of Laird Hall, a large brick building, on a fall day
A Carleton varsity women's soccer player kicks the ball

Thursday at a glance

8:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

  • Interviews with admissions staff (offered hourly). Sign up early — spaces are limited!

8:45 a.m.

  • Campus tour (1 hour)

10:00 a.m.

  • General information sessions (1 hour)

11:00 a.m.

  • Student/faculty panel (1 hour)
  • Campus tour (1 hour)

12:00 noon

  • Lunch with current students

1:00 p.m.

  • Understanding financial aid at Carleton (1 hour)
  • General information session (1 hour)

2:00 p.m.

  • Campus tour (1 hour)

3:00 p.m.

  • General information session (1 hour)

Friday at a glance

(Note: times mirror our Friday class schedule).

8:15 a.m.–4:15 p.m.

  • Interviews with admissions staff (offered hourly). Sign up early — spaces are limited!

8:30 a.m.

  • Class visit (1 hour — selected upon arrival)
  • Campus tour (1 hour)

9:40 a.m.

  • Class visit (1 hour — selected upon arrival)
  • General information session (1 hour)
  • Campus tour (1 hour)

10:50 a.m

  • Weekly convocation (1 hour)
  • General information sessions (1 hour)

12:00 noon

  • Lunch with current students
  • Class visit (1 hour — selected upon arrival)

1:10 p.m.

  • Understanding financial aid at Carleton (1 hour)
  • Class visit (1 hour — selected upon arrival)
  • General information session (1 hour)
  • Campus tour (1 hour)

2:20 p.m.

  • Class visit (1 hour — selected upon arrival)
  • General information session (1 hour)
  • Campus tour (1 hour)

3:30 p.m.

  • Class visit (1 hour — selected upon arrival)
  • Campus tour (1 hour)