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Welcome to the Class of 2027! This is an exciting time for you and your family, and we hope to make your transition as smooth as possible.

The next few months include several important tasks for you to complete. First, we need you to access your Carleton account and update your password; you’ll find instructions in the enclosed document. Once you’ve set up your account, access your new student checklist at The online checklist is your guide to all of the required and optional tasks we ask you to complete before arriving on campus. You can also use the enclosed paper copy of the checklist as a helpful reminder for your whole family.

There are many resources for navigating the checklist items: each item has a campus department listed, and we encourage you to contact that office directly to get the most thorough answers. You can also explore a variety of resources at, a website we’ve put together just for new students and their families. Learn from current students about what to expect during New Student Week, get ready to explore our liberal arts curriculum, and prepare for moving into your residence hall in a few months.

It is important to stay tuned to your Carleton email throughout the summer. From today on, all college messages will only be sent to you through your Carleton email. We encourage you to check your email frequently this summer, and to keep in touch with us as questions arise.

Finally, mark your calendar and prepare to arrive on campus the morning of Tuesday, September 5 for New Student Week. Some students will arrive earlier, including students participating in International Student Orientation and varsity athletes arriving early for pre-season training. Check your Carleton email for information about those programs. And, if your family wants to help you move in? Great, we’d love to have them! Parents and friends should plan to leave campus by 7:30pm on September 5. As the New Student Week schedule develops, we’ll be sure to update the New Student website at

We’re so excited to welcome you to Carleton. Keep in touch and let us know what questions you have—we’re here to help!


Art D. Rodriguez

Art Rodriguez ’96
Vice President and Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid

Nathan Reil-Elness

Nathan Riel-Elness
Associate Director of Student Activities & New Student Week Coordinator

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