COVID-19 and Events. Due to the current National Health Emergency, in-person events at Carleton are all but suspended at this time. But take heart — we would love to host your Virtual Events!

Here is what Carleton can do for you:

  • Utilize our large Zoom licenses, which allow us to host your meetings with up to 1000 participants
  • Assist with Hosting/Co-Hosting your event
  • Work behind the scenes to admit, mute, monitor, or even remove participants as necessary
  • Assist with Breakout Rooms and Sharing
  • Monitor the Chat section to compile lists of questions and comments
  • Welcome folks to your event and help with transitions
  • …More to come!

If interested in having Carleton College assist you with your virtual event, please contact Noel Ponder, Manager of Conferences and Events at

Hosting a Conference, Retreat, or Overnight Event at Carleton

Carleton College is located 45 miles south of Minneapolis/St. Paul in the historic river town of Northfield, Minnesota. Founded in 1866, Carleton is a small, private liberal arts college best known for its academic excellence and warm, welcoming campus community.

What makes Carleton a unique and accommodating venue?

  • We offer a customizable approach to create the best possible experience while at Carleton.
  • We are always friendly, accountable, and willing to help you with any of your planning needs.
  • We can accommodate any size group for any length of time, from a small retreat to a large conference.
  • We are very budget conscious (no hidden fees) and will work with you to find the best solution for your stay on campus.
  • We provide one Carleton staff member to be your main contact before, during, and after your stay on campus to ensure consistency.

Additional services unique to Carleton (all optional)

  • Full housing registration management (i.e. registration form, administrative responsibilities, roommate pairing, etc.)
  • Creation of a website for your conference, retreat, or event to house information, forms, and campus resources
  • Easy and accessible online payment forms (with credit card payment)
  • Event photography and video coverage