Friday, October 15 | Saturday, October 16 | Sunday, October 17


Friday, October 15

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Visit the Welcome Table in Sayles-Hill Great Space for name tags and refreshments. 

8:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sayles Cafe (snack bar) is open

9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Campus Tour
led by students.  You are encouraged to ask about life as a Carl, residential life, and the campus community as you check out Carleton’s academic buildings, residences, and other facilities.  Ideal if you’ve never been to campus before, or have younger siblings visiting. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Burton Dining Hall is open for lunch ($9.55 tax inclusive, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).

11:30 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
East Dining Hall is open for lunch ($9.55 tax inclusive, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).

1:30 – 2:30 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 Campus Center. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Convocation in Skinner Chapel featuring Dr. Tiya Miles, author of prizewinning works of African American and Native American history.

4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
College Street Fair from Skinner Chapel to the Weitz Center for Creativity, with food trucks and entertainment. (Food will be available for purchase, and each Carleton student will be given $15 in food vouchers.)

4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Research and Internship Symposium in the Weitz Center Commons. More than 180 students will present posters sharing learning stories from summer academic research and internship experiences.

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Guest/Faculty Recital in Kracum Performance Hall.  Grammy-nominated singer Randall Scarlata joins faculty pianist Nicola Melville in a program of lieder. Featured will be Robert Schumann’s masterpiece, Dichterliebe, and, in celebration of the bicentenary of Beethoven’s birth, An die ferne Geliebte.

7:30 – 9:00 p.m.
Trivia Night in the Bald Spot tent. Informal, fun competition where teams battle to see who has the greatest knowledge of trivia.

8:00 – 12 midnight
Bonfires with s’mores at three locations: Mai Fete, Council Ring, Hill of Three Oaks.


Saturday, October 16

8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Visit the Welcome Table in Sayles-Hill Great Space for refreshments and up-to-date weekend schedules.

8:00 – 9:15 a.m.
Are you a parent and an alum? Join us at Bird House for an Alum Parents Coffee Reception. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

8:00 – 9:30 a.m.
East Dining Hall open for breakfast ($7.70 tax inclusive, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Yoga Class
in front of the Rec Center, mats provided. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Sayles Cafe (snack bar) is open.

9:00 a.m.
Men’s and Women’s Swimming Intrasquad Meet in Thorpe Pool at West Gym.

10:00 a.m.
Arb Run lead by CREEP (Carleton Running Club), with a choice of a 3-mile run or a 5- to 6-mile run in and around the Arb. Meet outside the front entrance to the Rec Center.

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
East Dining Hall is open for lunch ($9.55 tax inclusive, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Student Organic Farm Tour
led by this year’s summer farm interns. Learn how the farm is managed and what is grown — some of which is probably enjoyed by your students in the dining halls. Meet in front of Willis Hall. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Arb Walk led by student naturalists.  Meet at the Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Rec Center. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Burton Dining Hall is open for lunch ($9.55 tax inclusive, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).

12:30 p.m.
Men’s Soccer vs. Macalester on Bell Field.

12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Campus Tour
led by students. You are encouraged to ask about life as a Carl, residential life, and the campus community as you check out Carleton’s academic buildings, residences, and other facilities. Ideal if you’ve never been to campus before, or have younger siblings visiting. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Student Organic Farm Tour
led by this year’s summer farm interns. Learn how the farm is managed and what is grown — some of which is probably enjoyed by your students in the dining halls. Meet in front of Willis Hall. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

1:00 – 1:50 p.m.
Career Exploration Panel
in Severance Great Hall. How does Carleton help Carls explore and gain experience valuable for the world of work? Hear from students and staff as they share insights into the resources at Carleton. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

1:50 p.m.
Academic Procession
from Laird Hall to Skinner Chapel, with faculty in full academic regalia.

2:00 – 3:15 p.m.
Installation Ceremony for President Alison Byerly in Skinner Chapel.

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.
Reception on the chapel lawn.

4:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Presidential Tree Planting Ceremony in front of Laird Hall.

3:30 p.m.
Women’s Soccer vs. Macalester on Bell Field.

4:00 – 4:50 p.m.
Student Advising Panel
in Severance Great Hall. Q&A session with Professor Al Montero, associate dean of the college and director of advising, Professor Dani Kohen, and students, focusing on the first-year student’s experience with the student advising system, how to make the best use of it, choosing a major, and graduation requirements. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Campus Community Picnic on the Bald Spot. No cost.

7:30 – 9:30 p.m.
A cappella Showcase with performances by the Accidentals, Exit 69, Flash Mobsters, Knights, and Knightingales in Skinner Chapel.

8:00 – 12 midnight
Bonfires with s’mores at three locations: Mai Fete, Council Ring, Hill of Three Oaks.

9:30 – 10:00 p.m.
Fireworks over Lyman Lakes.

10:00 – 11:00 p.m.
Late Night Breakfast in East Dining Hall.


Sunday, October 17

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Arb Walk led by student naturalists. Meet at the Arboretum Kiosk in front of the Rec Center. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Outdoor Yoga Class
in front of the Rec Center, mats provided. This event has reached maximum capacity — no more registrations available.

10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
East Dining Hall is open for brunch ($9.55 tax inclusive, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Burton Dining Hall is open for brunch ($9.55 tax inclusive, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).

12 noon – 12 midnight
Sayles Cafe (snack bar) is open.

4:45 – 7:00 p.m.
East Dining Hall is open for dinner ($13.10 tax inclusive, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).

5:45 – 8:00 p.m.
Burton Dining Hall is open for dinner ($13.10 tax inclusive, children 4-10 half price and under 4 free).