Friday, October 14

  • 7 a.m. – 12 a.m. Sayles Café (snack bar) is open. (Credit card, Schillers, and Dining Dollars accepted)
  • 7:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. Weitz Café (snack bar) is open. (Credit card, Schillers, and Dining Dollars accepted)
  • 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Schulze Café at Anderson Hall (snack bar) is open. (Credit card, Schillers, and Dining Dollars accepted)
  • 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Burton Dining Hall is open for breakfast ($8.27 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 7:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. East Dining Hall is open for breakfast ($8.27 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit the Welcome Table in Sayles-Hill Great Space for nametags, refreshments and up-to-date weekend schedules. 
  • 10:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. Convocation in Skinner Chapel featuring Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, Tony-nominated producer, and leading voice for the human rights of immigrants. In a June 2011 essay in The New York Times Magazine, Vargas revealed his status as an undocumented immigrant in an effort to promote dialogue about the immigration system in the U.S. and to advocate for the DREAM Act.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Burton Dining Hall is open for lunch ($10.25 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. East Dining Hall is open for lunch ($10.25 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 1:10 p.m. – 2:10 p.m. Campus Tour led by students. You are encouraged to ask about life as a Carl, residential life, and our campus community as you check out our academic buildings, dorms, and other facilities. Ideal if you’ve never been to campus before, or have younger siblings visiting! Meet at Scoville Hall.
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. East Energy Station Tour. Carleton is a nationwide leader in campus sustainability, and as of 2022, has completed a shift from steam power to a new geothermal and heat pump system that provides 70% of the campus’ heating and cooling year-round. See where the magic happens on a tour of the East Energy Station. Meet at the main entrance to Anderson Hall. Limit: 20 people, first come first served.
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Take your family photo next to the Carleton sign. Student photographers will be available to take pictures; just bring your camera-equipped phone and meet at the corner of 1st Street and College Street.
  • 2:30p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Architecture Tours of the Carleton campus, highlighting the history of buildings and recent construction. Led by Ross Elfline and Baird Jarman, associate professors of art history, starting from the steps of Sayles-Hill.
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Campus Tour led by students. You are encouraged to ask about life as a Carl, residential life, and our campus community as you check out our academic buildings, dorms, and other facilities. Ideal if you’ve never been to campus before, or have younger siblings visiting! Meet at Scoville Hall.
  • 4:00 p.m. Play and learn some Disc Golf with student enthusiasts! Meet in front of Rec Center.
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. “Minneapolis Protest Murals: Preserving a Living Archive.” Join this talk given by Leesa Kelly, the founder of Memorialize the Movement in Weitz Cinema.
  • 4:30p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Research and Internship Symposium in the Weitz Center Commons. Nearly 200 students will present posters sharing learning from summer academic research and internship experiences.
  • 4:45p.m. – 7 p.m. East Dining Hall is open for dinner ($14.06 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 5:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Burton Dining Hall is open for dinner ($14.06 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 7p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Concordia College at West Gym.
  • 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. Music Department Showcase with performances by the Chinese Music Ensemble, Symphony Band, Scattitude Jazz Choir, Carleton Choir, Chamber Choir, Jazz and Classical Chamber Groups in Kracum Hall.

Saturday, October 15

  • 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Visit the Welcome Table in Sayles-Hill Great Space for nametags, refreshments and up-to-date weekend schedules.
  • 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Are you a parent and an alum? Join us at Alumni Guest House to meet up with other alumni who are raising the next generation of Carls for an Alum Parents Coffee Reception. AGH is located at the SW corner of 1st and College Streets, diagonally across from Carleton sign.
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Outdoor Yoga Class in front of Rec Center, mats provided. In case of inclement weather, class will be held inside Rec Center.
  • 9 a.m. – 12 a.m. Sayles Café (snack bar) is open. (Credit card, Schillers, and Dining Dollars accepted)
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Campus Tour led by students. You are encouraged to ask about life as a Carl, residential life, and our campus community as you check out our academic buildings, dorms, and other facilities. Ideal if you’ve never been to campus before, or have younger siblings visiting! Meet at Scoville Hall.
  • 9:00 a.m – 11:00 a.m. Carleton faculty in a variety of disciplines will present short talks designed to give family members a window into the experience of working with our consistently top-rated facultyTaking place in Weitz Center Cinema (WCC 161).
    • 9:00 a.m. Adriana Estill, Professor of English and American Studies, Director of American Studies: Latinx Voices in the Age of Trump.
    • 9:30 a.m. Laura Goering: Class of 1944 Professor of Russian and the Liberal Arts: Beyond Beef Stroganoff: Food in Russian Culture.
    • 10.00 a.m. Jennifer Ross-Wolff, Professor of Biology and Director of Neuroscience: Developing Curiosity: Learning from Cells and Genes in Action.
    • 10:30 a.m. Seungjoo Yoon, Associate Professor of History: Chinese Capitalism: From Local to Global.
  • 10 a.m. 3-4 mile Arb Run led by CREEP (Carleton Running Club). Enjoy the fall colors of the Arb! Meet outside the front entrance to the Rec Center.
  • 11 a.m. Men’s and Women’s Swimming Intersquad/Alumni Meet (Homecoming) at Thorpe Pool
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.  Arb Walk led by student naturalists. Hike a small slice of the Upper Arboretum to learn about the restoration work the College is doing in this 800-acre nature preserve. There won’t be time to share the whole place with you, but we hope to provide enough information to encourage you to explore more of the 15 miles of trails on your own. Meet at the Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Rec Center.
  • 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Student Organic Farm Tour led by student workers at the farm. Your student will enjoy some of this food throughout the year in the dining halls, so come see how it’s grown. Join the 2022 Summer Farm Interns on a tour of the student organic farm. You’ll learn how the farm is managed and see what’s growing this year. Meet in front of Willis Hall.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. All-campus picnic on Bald Spot, hosted by the Parents Advisory Council. All families and students are invited – this is a great time to meet your Carl’s friends! Seating on the Bald Spot is limited, so you may want to bring a blanket to sit on. There is no cost to attend. In case of inclement weather, Burton and East Dining Halls will be open. Bubble fun provided by Steve Russell and Kobi Shaw P’23.
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Homecoming Football Game vs. College of St. Scholastica at Laird Stadium.
  • 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. Student Organic Farm Tour led by student workers at the farm. Your student will enjoy some of this food throughout the year in the dining halls, so come see how it’s grown. Join the 2022 Summer Farm Interns on a tour of the student organic farm. You’ll learn how the farm is managed and see what’s growing this year. Meet in front of Willis Hall.
  • 2 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. Career Center panel in Alumni Guest House. Q&A session with RJ Holmes-Leopold, Director of the Career Center, and Student Career Assistants, focusing on how we support students as they learn how to effectively plan, prepare for and pursue their educational, career, and life goals. AGH is located at the SW corner of 1st and College Streets, diagonally across from Carleton sign.
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Take your family photo next to the Carleton sign. Student photographers will be available to take pictures; just bring your camera-equipped phone and meet at the corner of 1st Street and College Street.
  • 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. Office of Intercultural Life Reception and Open House for BIPOC students and families, held on the second floor of Sayles-Hill Campus Center. While you’re there, enjoy some refreshments and stop by the OIL office to see what resources are available for BIPOC students.
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. Off-Campus Study panel in Alumni Guest House. Q&A session with Helena Kaufman, Director of Off-Campus Studies, and OCS Fellows, focusing on some of the programs Carleton offers and how students fit it into their academic plans. AGH is located at the SW corner of 1st and College Streets, diagonally across from Carleton sign.
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Çaƞte Máza (Neil McKay), a Dakota Language Specialist and faculty member in the American Indian Studies Department at the University of Minnesota, will give a talk on the display of natural history prints originally produced by 19th and 20th century naturalists such as John James Audubon. Many of these illustrations depict local flora and fauna, and which we will view through the lens of Dakota language and culture. This will be located in the Perlman Teaching Museum.
  • 4:45 p.m. – 7 p.m. East Dining Hall is open for dinner ($14.06 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 5 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. College of St. Benedict at West Gym
  • 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Northfield’s first annual Oktoberfest celebration will take place at Armory Square. Visit link for more event details and tickets.
  • 5:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Burton Dining Hall is open for dinner ($14.06 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Acappella Showcase with special appearance by all-cello ensemble Just Cellin’. Featuring performances by the Accidentals, Exit 69, Knights, and Knightingales in Skinner Chapel

Sunday, October 16

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m Take your family photo next to the Carleton sign. Student photographers will be available to take pictures; just bring your camera-equipped phone and meet at the corner of 1st Street and College Street.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. East Dining Hall is open for lunch ($10.25 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Arb Walk led by student naturalists. Hike a small slice of the Upper Arboretum to learn about the restoration work the College is doing in this 800-acre nature preserve. There won’t be time to share the whole place with you, but we hope to provide enough information to encourage you to explore more of the 15 miles of trails on your own. Meet at the Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Rec Center.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Burton Dining Hall is open for brunch ($10.25 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 12 p.m. – 10 p.m. Sayles Café (snack bar) is open. (Credit card, Schillers, and Dining Dollars accepted)
  • 12:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Join the Carleton Quadball (formally known as Quidditch) Team in their game against Macalester, Behind Hill of Three of Oaks. Quadball is a fun and goofy sport that is a blast to watch and easy to pick up for first time players. Come on out to the Hill of Three Oaks to support us from the sidelines or join in a scrimmage! 
  • 4:45 p.m. – 7 p.m. East Dining Hall is open for dinner ($14.06 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).
  • 5:45 p.m. – 8 p.m. Burton Dining Hall is open for dinner ($14.06 credit/Schillers/Dining Dollars, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).