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Visiting Campus This Summer

Want to visit this summer?

Things might feel a little quieter during summer, as we don't have academic classes in session. There are some students on campus, working and conducting research. If a summer visit works best for your schedule, we welcome you and your family! After all, visiting campus is the best way to discover whether Carleton is the right fit for you. Although you can get a feel for Carleton's personality in our Explore section, there's no substitute for walking around campus, talking to students, and sitting in on real classes.  We encourage you to arrange a visit that works with your schedule.

Things to do during a campus visit

  • Watch a varsity sports practice and talk to the team & coach
  • Check out the exhibits at the Art Gallery
  • Go to campus events
  • Bake cookies at Dacie Moses House
  • Stop by Gould Library to peruse its one million items (or meet Oscar the penguin)
  • Play "Name That Tune" when the chapel bells chime
  • Take a walk in the Arb
  • Join a game of broomball or Frisbee, depending on the season

Plan and Schedule A Visit

We'll walk you through signing up to visit campus

Be Prepared

There's often road construction, especially in the summer.  Be sure to check out MN-DOT for accurate travel information in and out of Northfield.

How to get here by…

CarAirTrainBus

Can't Visit?

Talk directly with Carleton admissions representatives near your home. Check our calendar for upcoming activities in your area.

Group visits

We welcome groups of students from schools and community-based organizations.

Summer Programs

Looking for something fun to do in the summer?  Consider one of Carleton's summer academic programs!