Information for Parents and Families

The parents and families of new Carleton College students often have as many questions as their students!

New Student Checklist

Contains deadlines and links to forms that students must complete over the summer, as well as links for parents (under Mailing 2 (for Parents))

Letters from Dean of Students and Co-Chairs of Parents Advisory Council

Translated versions: Amharic | አማርኛ  Arabic |اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ  Burmese | မြန်မာစာ  Chinese | 中文  French | Français  Hindi | हिन्दी  Japanese | 日本語  Korean | 한국어/韓國語  Norwegian | Norsk  Portugese | Português  Russian | русский язык  Spanish | Español  Swahili | Kiswahili  Thai | ภาษาไทย  Turkish | Türk dili  Urdu | اُردُو  Vietnamese | Tiếng Việt

Translation Preference Survey

Most written communications you will receive from Carleton will be in English.  When we are occasionally able to provide translation, it would be helpful to know what your preferences are.
Translated versions:  Amharic | አማርኛ  Arabic |اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ  Burmese | မြန်မာစာ  Chinese | 中文  French | Français  Hindi | हिन्दी  Japanese | 日本語  Korean | 한국어/韓國語  Norwegian | Norsk  Portugese | Português  Russian | русский язык  Spanish | Español  Swahili | Kiswahili  Thai | ภาษาไทย  Turkish | Türk dili  Urdu | اُردُو  Vietnamese | Tiếng Việt

Sign up to receive Summer Email Newsletter

Sign up to receive courtesy copies of the messages your student will be receiving this summer about class registration, residential life, and other news relevant to their first year at Carleton.

Confirm your contact information so we can stay in touch with you

Most updates and campus information will be sent by email, so please let us know how best to reach you. This form also includes a questionnaire where you can share your interest in being involved as a volunteer. Carleton parents and families can be extraordinary resources of knowledge and talent for our students.

Student Accounts and Tuition Information Guide

Links to “Paying for Carleton”, expenses/special fees, loan information, etc.

Student OneCard Information

Once at Carleton, your student will receive a Onecard onto which money can be added for purchases on campus (and some places downtown).  Parents can also deposit funds into their student’s account (see “Add funds to your Onecard)“.

Transportation

Getting to and from MSP airport, Carleton fleet vehicles, rental cars, etc.

Parent/Family Gateway

A quick-reference guide to web content of interest to parents, including Carleton calendars, campus offices, and the archives of parent/family newsletters and webinars.

Family Guide

The Family Guide supports the relationship between parents, students, and the College by providing easy access to helpful information for parents and families.

Parents Advisory Council

Parents serving on the PAC serve a vital role in examining and advising on College programs and procedures.

Carleton Parents Email Group

Carleton maintains an email discussion list for current Carleton parents, where you can get answers from other parents to questions about campus life, supporting your student, coping with Minnesota winters, and more.

Parent/Family Orientation

During New Student Week, we invite parents and families to some informal orientation activities to learn more about offices and services available at Carleton. Check back for the final schedule.

Family Weekend

Each fall we invite parents and families for a weekend to get a taste of what campus life is like for your student.