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

If you would like to co-host one of the Summer Send-Offs listed below, please complete the Co-Host form.

To Register

Each State – City listed below is 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 94403

California – Los Angeles
Sunday, July 28
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT
Kenneth Hahn Recreation Area, Blue Lagoon
4100 S La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90056

California – San Diego
Saturday, August 3
2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT
Ocean Air Community Park Shelter 1
4770 Fairport Way
San Diego , CA 92130

Colorado – Denver
Sunday, August 25
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. MDT
Ruby Hill Park, Picnic Site 2
1450 W Florida Ave
Denver, CO 80223

Georgia – Atlanta
Saturday, August 17
10:00 a.m – 12:00 p.m. EDT
Grant Park Gazebo
740 Cherokee Ave SE
Atlanta, GA 30315

Illinois – Chicago
Sunday, August 18
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Schiller Woods, Shelter 2
Irving Park Rd
Schiller Park, IL 60176

Massachusetts – Boston
Sunday, August 4
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Cambridge Common
Cambridge, MA 02138

Minnesota – Twin Cities
Sunday, August 18
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. CDT
Minnehaha Park, Wabun D
4655 45th Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406

Missouri – St. Louis
Saturday, August 3
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CDT
Tower Grove Park, Humboldt South Pavilion
4144 Main Dr
St. Louis, MO 63110

New York – New York
Saturday, August 3
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Central Park
inside Columbus Circle entrance
New York, NY 10023

North CarolinaDurham
Sunday, July 28
1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Northgate Park – Small Picnic Shelter
300 W Club Blvd
Durham, NC 27704

Ohio – Columbus
Sunday, August 18
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. EDT
Schiller Park
1069 Jaeger ST
Columbus, OH 43206

Oregon – Portland
Saturday, July 27
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Peninsula Park, Shelter A
along N Albina Ave
Portland, OR 97217

Pennsylvania – Philadelphia
Saturday, August 17
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Wissahickon Valley Park, Blue Bell Field Pavilion
842 W Walnut Ln
Philadelphia , PA 19144

Texas – Houston
Saturday, August 24
10:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. CDT
Houston Arboretum & Nature Center
4501 Woodway Dr
Houston, TX 77024

Washington, DC
Sunday, August 11
3:00 – 5:00 p.m. EDT
Rock Creek Park, Picnic Grove 1
Shoemaker St NW
Washington, DC 20008

Washington – Seattle
Sunday, July 21
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. PDT
Magnuson Park, Shelter 1
7400 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98115

Wisconsin – Madison
Saturday, August 17
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Garner Park, Main Shelter Area
333 S Rosa Rd
Madison, WI 53705

Virtual Gatherings – U.S. and International

Don’t see an in-person event in your region? We are also offering four virtual events, held via Zoom. Each event listed below is 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. CDT (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