New Student Move-in Day: Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Driving to Campus

For those driving to campus on Tuesday, please take a moment to view the New Student Week parking map for information about the following:

  • Goodhue Hall (Purple route on the map and SUITCASE #6) – At the corner of 2nd St and Division St, turn left onto Division. You will remain on this road approximately .8 miles by following the orange “Detour/Hill of Three Oaks Drive/Construction Entrance” signs. Turn right on the gravel road and follow it until you see staff members who will guide you to the unloading zone for Goodhue Hall next to the Recreation Center. Staff members will be wearing blue shirts and bright yellow vests.
  • Burton Hall (Black route on the map and SUITCASE #2) – From 2nd St, turn left on College Street and look for signs and staff members who will guide you to the appropriate loading zones. Staff members will be wearing blue shirts and bright yellow vests.
  • Musser Hall (Black route on the map and SUITCASE #1) – From 2nd St, turn left on College Street and look for signs and staff members who will guide you to the appropriate loading zones. Staff members will be wearing blue shirts and bright yellow vests.
  • Cassat & Nourse Halls (Blue route on the map and SUITCASE #3) – From 2nd St, turn left on Nevada and follow the road straight into the parking on the other side of First Street. Look for signs and staff members who will guide you to the appropriate loading zones. Staff members will be wearing blue shirts and bright yellow vests.
  • Myers Hall (Yellow route on the map and SUITCASE #5) – From 2nd St, turn left on Maple. Proceed one block and follow the road to the right just past Watson Hall. Look for signs and staff members who will guide you to the appropriate loading zones. Staff members will be wearing blue shirts and bright yellow vests.
  • Watson Hall (Yellow route on the map and SUITCASE #4) – From 2nd St, turn left on Maple. Proceed one block and follow the road to the right just past Watson Hall. Look for signs and staff members who will guide you to the appropriate loading zones. Staff members will be wearing blue shirts and bright yellow vests.

The Sayles-Hill Campus Center

The Sayles-Hill Campus Center will open to new students and families, beginning at 8:00 a.m. on September 10. Restrooms are located on the lower level and second floor. An elevator, ATM and student mailboxes are located near the main entrance of the building. The Carleton Bookstore will be open 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Package Pick-Up

Mail Services will be temporarily located in Great Hall in Severance Hall. Packages that were mailed in advance can be picked up during this time. Please note that packages that arrive on September 5th may not be immediately available.

Check-In Locations & Parking

For those driving to campus, there will be designated parking spots for quick drop-off and unloading. First, review the 2024 NSW Parking Map and find your residence hall. There are a total of seven residence halls that house first-year students (circled in red). See the notes above for your specific hall to identify the designated drop off location, noted by a numbered green suitcase on the map. This location should be your first stop on campus to unload vehicles. Help will be available at these locations until 2:45 p.m.

Airport Shuttles

Airport shuttles are available through Northfield Lines and offer a variety of departure times, seven days a week. This option is the most cost-effective mode of transportation to-and-from the Minneapolis/St. Paul airport. Please visit the Northfield Lines website, and click on “Buy Tickets.”

If you have problems purchasing a ticket or have questions regarding bus transportation to-and-from the airport, please contact Northfield Lines toll-free at 1-888-670-8068. View additional ground transportation options from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

Campus Maps & Transportation

Carleton College provides a variety of transportation options to students and their families. Whether you want to get around campus, about the City of Northfield, or to the Twin Cities metro area, resources provided at the college’s maps and transportation gateway will help you get there.

Note: Information about area road construction projects can be found on the Minnesota Department of Transportation website.

Visitor Resources

Additional information about visiting campus and the surrounding area, including directions to Carleton College as well as lodging and dining options in and around Northfield, can be found at the Information and Resources for Visitors website.