- July 5, 2016
Carleton can be a pretty sleepy place in the summertime, but that doesn't mean there's nothing happening on campus. Students and teachers from around the country can be found participating in this year's nine summer academic programs, and there are plentiful activities for community members, including observatory open houses, arboretum volunteer events, films in the Weitz Center, and six different art exhibitions in the library.
- July 5, 2016
Carleton is partnering with the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium for the fifth time to present the annual Northfield Summer Film Festival, a series of four great films focusing on this year’s theme of politics! All are free and open to the public, and they’ll screen on Tuesday evenings at 7:30 in the Weitz Center cinema.
- June 9, 2016
The popular Lighten Up Garage Sale is Saturday June 18th and Sunday June 19th.
The College will award a Bachelor of Arts degree to 494 graduating members of the Class of 2016, along with an Honorary Degree to former Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Alan C. Page, who will address the graduating seniors.
- May 23, 2016
Meet Lyman Bongo Bailey Openshaw.
- May 22, 2016
This special performance features acclaimed Twin Cities dancers Rosy Simas and Deborah Jinza Thayer
The orchestra will present compositions celebrating springtime.
- May 18, 2016
Northfielder Margit Johnson finds an enormous dog exploring her neighborhood.
A one-day wandering, evolving exhibition at the Peripatetic Gallery. All day, all around Northfield. Saturday, May 21st, 2016
A gift of $20 million from Barbara ’70 and Wally ’70 Weitz and family—including children Katie ’96, Roger ’99 and his wife Kate, and Drew ’02 and his wife Meredith ‘02— will make possible a music performance commons addition to the Weitz Center for Creativity. Public groundbreaking for the new facility is Friday, May 13.
- May 9, 2016
The CCCE (Center for Community and Civic Engagement) at Carleton College connects college students to the Northfield and broader Rice County community through meaningful volunteer experiences. The CCCE hosts 25+ ongoing programs with regular, committed volunteers, one-time events to meet periodic community needs, and educational programming to inform the way we understand community engagement and learning. We reach out beyond the borders of our campus not only to enrich the lives of Carleton students, but also to foster strong, cooperative relationships in our hometown. Learn more on the CCCE website.
Each spring, the CCCE brings local community partners together with students and staff and faculty who are involved with the programs for a Community Luncheon. This year's luncheon was held on April 28th with just over 130 people in attendance. Bev Nagel, Dean of the College, Laura Riehle-Merrill, Director for Community Engagement and Student Leadership, and Porter Truax ’16, Student Leader spoke.
- May 9, 2016
From June 27 through August 12, Carleton will run nine summer programs that invite high school students and teachers to develop skills and challenge themselves academically in a rigorous but supportive learning community. Learn more about this summer’s activities.