Download the New Student Week Schedule App!

The New Student Week schedule can be found on the Guidebook app! We encourage you to download the Guidebook App to access the guide for Carleton College New Student Week 2021. The Carleton College New Student Week guide provides the entire schedule of events with locations and times all in one easy to use app. Both parents and students are encouraged to use the app, as it will be the most current version of the schedule and will allow for location and/or time adjustments in real time as needed. After the application is downloaded, you will see two schedules: Student Schedule and Parent and Families Schedule. If you have questions about Guidebook on Move-in Day, look for a New Student Week Leader in a blue t-shirt and they can help! Contact Alessa Strelecki (astrelecki@carleton.edu) if you have any questions. 

Driving to Campus

For those driving to campus on Thursday, September 9, 2021 (move-in day for first-year students), please take a moment to view the New Students Week parking map for information about the following:

  • location of residence halls;
  • designated drop-off locations;
  • location of day parking for parents and families;
  • location of support staff for directions and move-in day assistance; and
  • location of hospitality tent for parents, families, and new students.

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 9. The Sayles-Hill Café will be open for a quick bite to eat, coffee, and snacks. 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.

Campus Post Office

Packages that were mailed in advance can be picked-up between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on September 9. The Campus Post Office is located in the Sayles-Hill Campus Center.

Check-In Locations and Parking

For those driving to campus, there will be designated parking spots for quick drop-off and unloading. First, review the NSW Parking Map and find your student’s residence hall. There are a total of seven residence halls that house first-year students (circled in red). Next, locate the “green suitcase” icon on the map that is closest to your specific residence hall. This location should be your first stop on campus to unload vehicles. Help will be available at these locations. After unloading, cars may be parked for the day at the Recreation Center (located on the NSW Parking Map).

Download The New Student Week Schedule App

 The New Student Week schedule can be found on the Guidebook app! We encourage you to download the

Guidebook App to access the guide for Carleton College New Student Week 2021. The Carleton College New Student Week guide provides the entire schedule of events with locations and times all in one easy to use app. Both parents and students are encouraged to use the app, as it will be the most current version of the schedule and will allow for location and/or time adjustments in real time as needed. After the application is downloaded, you will see two schedules: Student Schedule and Parent and Families Schedule. If you have questions about Guidebook on Move-in Day, look for a New Student Week Leader in a blue t-shirt and they can help! Contact Alessa Strelecki (astrelecki@carleton.edu) if you have any questions.

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 for information regarding their COVID-19 protocols and requirements.

Tickets from the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport cost $16 (one-way), and can are available for purchase on the Northfield Lines website. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. On the Northfield Lines website, click on “Buy Tickets Now.”
  2. Select either a one-way or round-trip ticket.
  3. In the “Departing from …” box, select “Minneapolis — MSP Int’l Airport, MN” and your desired date of travel.
  4. In the “Going to …” box, select “Carleton College (Willis Hall), MN.”
  5. Click “Search.”
  6. On the next page, select the shuttle that best fits your travel needs and click “Continue.”
  7. On the next page, enter your passenger information and number of checked bags then click “Continue.”
  8. On the next page, enter you payment information and click “Complete Purchase.” Note: You will need to print your boarding pass on the next page.

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. Here is additional ground transportation options from the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport.

Campus Maps and 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.