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Student Services

As a Carleton student, you’ll have access to our unparalleled package of academic and co-curricular initiatives designed to support your complete university experience and promote a culture of success. You’ll also have many opportunities to get involved in community-building activities both on and off campus.


Academic Support Services

Carleton University offers a variety of services designed to support you throughout your university experience. These services can assist you in achieving your academic goals by offering helpful and practical strategies to improve your research, time management, note-taking, studying, and exam-writing skills.

  • The Student Experience Office (SEO) can help you adjust to university life and offers ways for you to get involved throughout your time at Carleton. The office oversees a wide variety of programs, such as: Summer, Fall and Winter Orientation, Community Service-Learning, Alternative Spring Break, and Leadership Development programs such as the Campus Activity Board.
  • The academic and career services deliver an inclusive approach to the integration of student academic and career decisions. The Academic Advising Centre (AAC) offers a drop-in advising service, and the Centre for Student Academic Support (CSAS) offers academic assistance with course content, academic writing, and skill development. Career Services supports all students and alumni in their different disciplines, studies and career paths.

Supportive Facilities

MacOdrum Library

The MacOdrum Library houses a collection of more than 3.4 million books, journals, government documents, maps, newspapers, games, music scores, CDs, microforms, archives and rare materials, including a wide range of electronic resources available any time via the web. While in the building, you can connect to the library’s wireless network or take advantage of the Laptop Loan program. During the fall/winter term, the library hours are extended to better accommodate students’ needs. Recent additions to the library include facilities such as labs for digital and immersive media production, a collaborative learning classroom and a new Discovery Centre where students and faculty can work together on research initiatives. Experienced staff throughout the library are available in person, by phone and online to help students.

Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities

The Paul Menton Centre (PMC) coordinates academic and support services for students with disabilities. Services include academic accommodations, attendant services, alternate formats, adaptive technology, notetaking, sign language interpretation, learning support and services specific to your educational-related disability needs.

Health and Counselling Services

Carleton’s multidisciplinary on-campus healthcare facility provides medical, counselling and health education services to the university’s students.