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Learn More: Visit Opportunities

We have a range of admissions programs to introduce you to Carleton. Whether you’d like to visit campus, or attend one (or more) of our virtual programs, we’ve got you covered.

Campus Visit

In-person visit sessions will include both an information session and a campus tour. They will offer an introduction to Carleton’s academic programs, student life, and admissions process. You’ll see Carleton’s campus, including a dorm and our brand new science center. We encourage you to explore campus beyond the tour, or to visit downtown Northfield, just a few blocks from campus. These are available only on a registration basis with sessions capped at 30 guests per session.

Virtual Information Session

Information sessions are also available as part of our virtual offerings via Zoom. You will similarly learn about Carleton’s academic programs, student life, and admissions process. In addition, there will be time for questions.

Live Virtual Tour

Join current students to see the places that make Carleton a community, not just a college. Sharing photos and stories, your tour guides will show you around and help you learn how campus and college resources contribute to the student experience. You’ll cover more ground than you thought possible in an hour! See you there! (Note, we recommend attending an online student information session and Q&A prior to the live virtual tour.) Live Virtual Tours will be offered at 9am and 2pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Virtual Tour

Explore campus from your computer or mobile device through our newly launched virtual tour. See some of our favorite campus spots and watch videos showcasing Carleton traditions to help determine whether this might be the place for you.

Virtual tour

Conversations with Carls

Join current Carleton students for an informal conversation about their lives as Carls. Bring your questions and they will bring answers, anecdotes, and candor to these sessions. Sign up for one or many of these conversations to connect with current students to learn more about and from your potential future classmates.

Webinar Wednesday Panel Recordings

These recorded sessions focus on particular topics in greater depth than is possible in an information session. Whether you want to meet professors, hear about post-grad career opportunities, or learn about something else entirely, we intend these to offer more detail on specific resources at Carleton.

Recordings of past webinars

Six Colleges

We understand that your college search this year is not what you expected. Honestly, it’s not what we expected either. Therefore, Carleton, Amherst, Bowdoin, Pomona, Swarthmore, and Williams are collaborating to host a series of virtual events so that students, families, and counselors can get updates all in one place.


15 on the 15th: Liberal Arts Colleges Across the U.S.

Learn about fifteen liberal arts and sciences colleges from across the US through sessions that will include current students and alumni. These sessions will offer advice for your college search and application process as well as include a virtual college fair component.


We receive many questions about interviewing with Carleton. Interviews are conducted virtually. Students entering college in the fall of 2022 will be invited to interview after they complete either an in-person campus visit or virtual tour or information session. Interviews are not required for admission to Carleton and you can read more about our interview process and request an interview here.