Carleton University

Carleton University

Carleton University is Canada’s capital university! Situated on a beautiful campus bordered by the sparkling Rideau River and Canal, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation’s government and enjoys easy access to the many organizations, associations and businesses which thrive in Ottawa. Many of Ontario’s leading high tech companies surround our campus where cutting-edge research joins with highly innovative teaching to solve real-life problems.

Members of a dynamic, research-intensive university, Carleton’s faculty and staff provide a superior learning experience for our fine students who hail from every province and from over 100 countries around the world.

Carleton offers 65 programs of study in areas as diverse as public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology and international studies. More than 2,000 brilliant professors and staff members constitute a diverse and dedicated team serving 23,000 students. Carleton’s creative, interdisciplinary and international approach to research has led to many significant discoveries and creative works in science and technology, business, governance, public policy and the arts.

Students are truly VIPs on the Carleton campus and enjoy residence and recreation programs as well as a wide variety of cultural and social activities. Endowed lectures bring speakers of world renown to our campus and proximity to the city makes it possible to enjoy world-class events at the National Arts Centre and the many museums and galleries across the city.


Carleton University is a comprehensive university located in Canada’s capital of Ottawa, Ontario. The University is named after Carleton County, Ontario, which included the city of Ottawa at the time Carleton was founded. Founded as a small college in 1942, Carleton now offers over 65 programs in a diverse range of disciplines, including public affairs, journalism, film studies, engineering, high technology, and international studies. More than 2000 faculty members instruct some 23,000 students drawn from over 147 countries, studying for a Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree.

Student Housing

We promote a positive residence community experience by offering a safe living environment with a variety of supportive services to our students, as they pursue academic and personal success and to our summer guests seeking an affordable accommodation alternative.

Living in residence at Carleton University offers you the chance to become part of a vibrant community with many opportunities and conveniences. By making your home right on campus, you will have the chance to form new friendships and develop that important sense of belonging.

The Residence complex at Carleton consists of two types of living styles – traditional and suite style residences. All bedrooms are carpeted and equipped with a telephone with local service, Ethernet connection, a bed with a mattress, a desk, a chair, a bookshelf, a study lamp, curtains, and a closet. In double rooms, there are two of each item.

Traditional Residences include: Dundas, Glengarry, Grenville, Lanark, Renfrew, Russell, and Stormont Houses. The Suites Residences are Leeds, Frontenac and Prescott Houses.

Recreation and Athletics

The Department of Recreation and Athletics is dedicated to providing a broad spectrum of sport, fitness and recreational opportunities for our students and the Carleton University community. Try out for one of our 12 varsity teams, or participate in their numerous recreational programs, intramurals or camps.

We offer Carleton University students, staff and Faculty an opportunity to compete in a wide range of sports with other Carleton students. Carleton Intramurals are exclusively for Carleton students, staff, faculty and gym members. We also have our Adult Recreational Leagues which are open to everyone. All leagues take place right here on campus in Carleton University’s multimillion dollar athletics and recreation facilities.

Continue to play a sport that you already enjoy or try something new. It’s a great place for you to get fit, meet new people and have some fun. With about 5,000 people participating in 9 sports and 15 different leagues last year, we really do have something for everyone. More leagues being added for the upcoming year. Carleton University Intramurals are bigger and better than ever!

Art and Culture

Carleton University Art Gallery (CUAG) builds and preserves the University’s art collection as a rich resource for research, teaching, learning and discovery through the direct experience of original works of art. As a public art gallery, it connects the cultural life of the University to that of the wider community through a lively and critical program of exhibitions, publications, and events that foster awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the visual arts.

The Kailash Mital Theatre is Carleton University’s fully equipped 444 seat performance Theatre. Professionally equipped, managed and staffed, the Kailash Mital Theatre is suitable for Dramatic Productions, Acoustic and Amplified Concerts, and both Conferences and Meetings.

The Sock ‘n’ Buskin Theatre Company was founded in 1943, one year after Carleton University was formed. In its sixty-three year history, Sock ‘n’ Buskin has been a proving ground of sorts for both local and international theatre. Dan Aykroyd began his acting career with the Company in 1969. Alan Neal, host of CBC Radio One’s Ottawa Today, is a former Artistic Director of the company. Both Third Wall Theatre Company and the Great Canadian Theatre Company have their roots Sock ‘n’ Buskin, as do many other local companies. Traditionally, Sock ‘n’ Buskin mounts three shows per year at Carleton University’s Kailash Mital Theatre as part of its Main Stage season, although there have been four-show seasons in the past.

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