Welcome to Carleton!

We want to help our new students make the transition from high school and home to Carleton College as smoothly as possible. To guide you on your way, we’ve created this information center specifically for new students. If you still have questions after you’ve read these pages, feel free to contact us for assistance.

Important Dates for 2024

  • June–September: Checklist items are due
  • July–August: Attend a Summer Send-Off
  • September 5: International Student Orientation begins
  • September 10: New Student Week begins
  • October 18-20: Family Weekend
  • November 26: Students can leave campus for winter break after their last exam is finished, as determined by their professors. The residential halls close at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 26, 2024, so please ensure any travel plans have students vacating their spaces prior to that time. Housing information can be found on the Residential Life website.