The countdown is on, move-in week is fast approaching. With only a few days left until you arrive on campus, you must be eager to learn the details about move-in.

Before you move in, we ask that all residents complete the mandatory Residence Orientation course, which can be found on Brightspace. Do your part to keep yourself and the community safe!

Now, onto Move-In …

Move-in this year will span an entire week, from September 1 to September 5, to ensure that all students are able to safely move in while maintaining physical distance from others. By now, all students who have signed up for residence for this fall should have received an email to select their check-in date and time through their Carleton email. You must complete your check-in registration by August 25. Our move-in week has been scheduled very carefully to ensure that we are adhering to COVID-19 restrictions, so we ask that all students and parents please follow their selected date and time.

We also ask that while a resident is moving in that only two people accompany them to their room, and that there only be two people in one elevator at any given time.

Remember to bring at least one piece of government issued ID with you on your move-in day. This can be your driver’s license, your health care card, or your passport, to name a few. You will need this to pick up your move-in package which contains your key to your residence room, your bus pass, and your campus card.

image of residence life staff on move-in dayWe have a super exciting ‘Welcome Week’ planned during this time, full of fun virtual programming initiatives. Not only will these events be entertaining, they will also allow for you to meet other students living in residence this semester. Be sure to follow us on our social media for details on our Welcome Week and other fun initiatives throughout the year.

You can find details on upcoming events and initiatives on Instagram @CarletonResidence and on Facebook @Carleton University – Residence.

Another important thing to remember is to pre-order your campus card! You will need this card to move into your building – it allows you to enter your building and your floor. By pre-ordering it you will be able to get it in your move-in package, allowing for it to be available to you immediately. You can do this at

We can’t wait to meet all of you and to welcome you into the Carleton Residence community. CU soon!