Traditionally, Family Weekend is held each fall at midterm to give parents and families a sense of what campus life is like for their students. Although we are unable to welcome you to campus this year, we are planning several virtual events to give families a look at the Carleton experience.

Whether your Carl is a first-year or senior, sessions are intended for everyone, and we hope families from every class year will find something of interest to participate in!

All times listed below are Central Daylight Time (UTC -5)


Monday, October 5 | 12:00 noon

Live! Dean of Students Office information session with Vice President of Student Life and Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston.
Register here

Student Life

Monday, October 12 | 6:00 pm

Live! “COVID-19 Protocols and Clinical Services” with Student Health and Counseling (SHAC) Director Marit Lysne.
Register here

Student Health and Counseling

Friday, October 16 | 4:00–6:00 pm

“Undergraduate Research and Internship Symposium.” During this synchronous session, you will be able to explore a range of students’ summer experiences with research and internships and connect with students. Once on the Symposium platform, attendees can expect to watch short videos, view posters online, and exchange comments with some of the presenters in real-time. The session will remain open through the following weekend, for additional asynchronous viewing and comments. To RSVP and gain platform access for the session, please complete this form by October 14. Many of the research and internship experiences were made possible with the support of generous donors.


Saturday, October 17: Virtual Family Weekend

Video Message from President Poskanzer

President Poskanzer

Video will be available on this page on the morning of October 17.

Live virtual campus tour | 9:00–10:00 am

Autumn Campus

If you’ve never been to campus, or if you’re curious about what life is like on campus this term, join this live virtual campus tour with student guides. The guides will show you around and will also offer time for Q&A. Register here.

Coffee and conversation with Carleton families | 11 am–noon

Coffee

Bring your beverage of choice to this casual social event, and meet fellow Carleton parents and family members. This is a unique time to have a student in college. Whether you have advice to offer, are looking for advice, or simply want to connect with other members of the Carleton community, this is a great opportunity to meet families from all over the country and the globe! Register here by Wednesday, October 14.

Live virtual campus tour | 4:00–5:00 pm

Autumn on Campus

If you’ve never been to campus, or if you’re curious about what life is like on campus this term, join this live virtual campus tour with student guides. The guides will show you around and will also offer time for Q&A. Register here.


Monday, October 19 | 6:00 pm

Live! “Academic Advising During the First and Second Years” with Associate Dean and Director of Advising, Professor of Political Science, Al Montero.
Register here

Al Montero

Tuesday, November 10 | 12:00 noon

Live! “Top 5 Ways the Career Center Can Support Students During COVID-19” with Director of the Career Center RJ Holmes-Leopold.
Register here

RJ Holmes-Leopold in the Career Center