outdoor social gathering

We are excited to welcome the Class of 2028 and new transfer students to campus next fall! Summer Send-Offs are an opportunity for Carleton’s newest students to come together and meet other Carls from their area who will be a part of their incoming class.

For alumni, current students and their families, we hope you will join us at one of these events!

  • These optional gatherings, hosted by current Carleton students, parents, and alumni, are intended to be purely social. Have fun! They are not intended to serve as an orientation.
  • You are welcome to register for any gathering that is convenient for you, either in person or virtual.
  • For the virtual events, we encourage parents or family to register for the gatherings separately from their students and use separate devices during the event if possible, as we will break into separate student and parent/family breakout rooms during the event. Parents and family are welcome to register for these gatherings even if their student is not able to participate, and vice versa.

Summer 2024 Gatherings

Registration for these events will open by early May. Return to this page to access the event registrations.

Each State – City listed below will be linked to the online registration for that location. Registrations by the week before the event are appreciated.

In-Person Locations – U.S. only

California – Bay Area
Saturday, July 20
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. PDT
Beresford Park, Picnic Area 2
along Parkside Way
San Mateo, CA

California – Los Angeles
Sunday, July 28
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT
Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area, Blue Lagoon

California – San Diego
Saturday, August 3
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT
Location: TBT

Colorado – Denver
Sunday, August 25
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. MDT
Ruby Hill Park, Picnic Site 2

Georgia – Atlanta
Saturday, August 17
10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Grant Park, Gazebo (Tentative)

Illinois – Chicago
Sunday, August 18
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Schiller Woods, Shelter 2

Massachusetts – Boston
Sunday, August 4
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Cambridge Common

Minnesota – Twin Cities
Sunday, August 18
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. CDT
Minnehaha Park, Wabun D

Missouri – St. Louis
Saturday, August 3
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
Tower Grove Park, Humboldt South Pavilion

New York – New York
Saturday, August 3
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Central Park
inside Columbus Circle entrance

North CarolinaDurham
Sunday, July 28
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Northgate Park – Small Picnic Shelter

Ohio – Columbus
Sunday, August 18
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Schiller Park

Oregon – Portland
Saturday, July 27
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Peninsula Park, Shelter A

Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Saturday, August 17 (Tentative)
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT

Texas – Houston
Saturday, August 24
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. CDT
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center

Washington, DC
Sunday, August 11
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Rock Creek Park, Picnic Grove 1

Washington – Seattle
Sunday, July 21
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT
Magnuson Park, Shelter 1

Wisconsin – Madison
Saturday, August 17
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Garner Park, Main Shelter Area

To Register

Each State – City listed above will be linked to the online registration for that location. Registrations by the week before the event are appreciated.

Virtual Gatherings – U.S. and International

Don’t see an in-person event in your region? We are also offering three virtual events, held via Zoom. Each location listed below will be linked to the registration for that event. Registrations by the day before the event are appreciated.

First Generation Students & Families
Wednesday, July 17
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. UTC-5
with leadership from the Dean of Students Office

International Event #1 (Hosted partially in Mandarin)
Thursday, August 8
8:00 – 9:00 p.m. UTC+8
with Director of International Life Liz Cody

International Event #2
Wednesday, August 14
7:00 – 8:00 p.m. UTC+2
with Director of International Life Liz Cody

US Virtual Event
Wednesday, August 28
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. CDT (UTC-5)

Summer 2023 Highlights

Questions? Email Alumni Relations or call 800-729-2586.

Carleton class of '28 summer send off graphic
Carleton class of '28 summer send off graphic
Carleton class of '28 summer send off graphic
Carleton class of '28 summer send off graphic
Carleton class of '28 summer send off graphic
Carleton class of '28 summer send off graphic