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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 itinerary. 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?

See a detailed schedule of events in the 2018 Falling for Carleton Brochure (PDF).

Thursday at a glance

A limited number of interviews with admissions staff are available for seniors only (offered hourly). Interview options will appear in the registration.

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Registration & Refreshments

8:45 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

  • Campus tour

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

  • General information session

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

  • Campus tour
  • Student/faculty panel

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

  • Lunch with current students
  • General information session

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

  • General information Session
  • Financial Aid 101

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

  • Campus tour

3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

  • General information session

Friday at a glance

A limited number of interviews with admissions staff are available for seniors only (offered hourly). Interview options will appear in the registration.

8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Registration & Refreshments

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • Class visits (1 hour — selected upon arrival)

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

  • Campus tour

9:40 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.

  • General information session
  • Campus tour

10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

  • Financial Aid 101 (with lunch)
  • Lunch with current students

1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.

  • Campus Tour
  • General information session

2:20 p.m. – 3:20 p.m.

  • Campus tour
  • General information session

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Campus tour
  • Student resources on campus
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