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Visiting Campus

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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 over in this site's Explore section, there's no substitute for walking around campus, talking to students, and sitting in on real classes.

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

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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.

What's in a name?

The Admissions Office is located in Johnson House, also known as the Alumni Guest House.  Check out this satellite map for more guidance, and call us if you're lost: 507-222-4190.

Group visits

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

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Explore the area:

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Summer Programs

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

Can't Visit?

Even if you are not able to visit Carleton you can still talk directly with Carleton representatives and alumni. Check for upcoming activities in your area and online.