The Residence Reception Desk is dedicated to facilitating a positive learning and living environment for all Carleton students.

We’re here to help! Even if your question or concern isn’t related to living in residence, we’ll connect you to the appropriate department or person.

Contact Us: (613) 520-5609 or email us at

Our Hours

Our Services

During the academic year, the Desk offers a wide range of services to students.

  • OC Transpo Bus/O-train Information
  • Event Information
  • Directions
  • General Information about Campus and the Ottawa Area
  • Lost and Found

Tabling space in Teraanga Commons (formerly Residence Commons) can be requested through the Residence Reception Desk. To request space please click here.

Visit us at the Desk or click here for information about Residence Mail Services!

Conference Services

During the summer months, our desk switches gears and partners with Conference Services to provide accommodations and meeting spaces to the public. Our guests include students, sports and tour groups, youth groups, and professionals. Visit the Conference Services website by clicking here.

Staying for the Summer?

For current/active Carleton University students seeking to apply for long term (30 nights or more) summer residence, please click here for more information.

For all other summer accommodation inquiries please email Conference Services by clicking here.

For meeting space, please click here to email your request.