We are excited that you have chosen to recruit at Carleton College. Here are some answers to some commonly asked questions regarding your virtual or in-person visit.

On-campus & virtual modalities

At this time, you are welcome to schedule in-person and/or virtual events with Carleton students. Please review Carleton’s visitor policy for the most updated requirements and procedures you must follow prior to and during any in-person visit to our campus.


Scheduling your session at least 2-3 weeks in advance will give us enough time for promotion through our internal channels – a key element that drives student attendance. Consult our recruiting calendar for days open to recruiting activities. The best times to catch our students are Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. CST during a common break in which there are no classes in session, as well as weekday evenings after 5:00 p.m. CST. Mondays and Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CST also work well for tabling sessions.


We strategically promote all events through various avenues including Handshake, the college’s events calendar, a weekly email to all students, digital & print materials, academic departments, faculty, and student organizations. Once you have confirmed your event date and time with our recruiting team, we welcome you to share event descriptions, media assets, and any other information that would be helpful for our promotional efforts.


Parking is available to visitors anywhere on campus. The most availability is north of Johnson House (home of the Career Center) on 1st St E and south of the Alumni Guest House. For additional visitor information and directions, click here.

Checking in (in-person)

For table visits, no need to check in. You can proceed directly to the Sayles-Hill Campus Center. Once you enter the main doors of Sayles-Hill, immediately turn right. Just beyond the information desk (on your right), you will see two sets of long, rectangular tables. Your table will be in the second/most distant set, just past the break in tables by the wood door. A staff member from the Career Center will meet you there and assist you with any set-up.

For information sessions, panel events, and other kinds of group sessions: The primary contact arranging the session will receive a confirmation email detailing where to check in and the name and contact information of the staff member who will be assisting with the event. If you would prefer to have someone meet you when you arrive at the parking lot, just let the recruiting team know and we would be happy to assist.

On-campus meeting technologies

Your on-campus meeting room will be equipped with screen and projector technology. A staff member will be present to assist with setup. If you are bringing your own laptop, we recommend also bringing your presentation on a thumb drive or in a web-based cloud service in case the correct hook-up is not available. If having a Carleton-provided laptop would be helpful, just let the recruiting team know.

Virtual meeting technologies

We can host your virtual session through Carleton’s Zoom account or you can provide us with a meeting URL from your own platform to share with participants (the latter is recommended if your organization’s firewall does not allow Zoom). The primary contact arranging the session will receive a confirmation email detailing the meeting link as well as the name and contact information for the staff member who will help host the event. The staff member will log on approximately 5-10 minutes prior to the start of the event to help with any technical troubleshooting, answer any questions, and confirm how you would like to be introduced.

If you plan to open your virtual event to students from other institutions, please let the recruiting team know in advance so we can adjust plans for introductions and promotions.