In-Person Visits!

    Hello and thank you for your interest in Carleton! 

    We are incredibly excited to welcome visitors back to campus! Please note that due to developments in the Covid-19 pandemic, campus visits may be changed or cancelled at the last minute. Register using the calendar below

    Please note: There are no in-person events offered between September 4 and September 17th as we train student staff and welcome our incoming students to campus

    Fall Term In-Person Campus Visit Schedule (September 18 – November 19): 

    • Mondays - 9:15 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
    • Wednesdays - 2:30 p.m.
    • Fridays - 9 a.m. or 3 p.m.
    • Saturdays - 9 a.m. or 10:30 a.m.

    These visits are a great chance to meet admissions staff in addition to other prospective students and families. For the ongoing safety of our staff, students, and guests, all visitors must review and abide by the below visit expectations. (Read more about Carleton’s COVID response here and look through answers to Frequently Asked Questions here.)

    Expectations for fall campus visitors: 
    • Registration: all prospective students and their guests must be registered in advance
    • No drop-in visitors or unregistered guests are permitted at this time
    • Duration: ~90 minutes: 30-minute seated information session followed by a 60-75-minute walking tour
    • Masks: All Admissions staff, student employees, and visitors must wear masks indoors (and outdoors if a 6-foot distance can't be maintained), regardless of vaccination status or negative COVID-19 test. This includes at check-in. Masks are not required outdoors when a 6-foot distance can be kept
    • Vaccination: While we encourage anyone who can to get vaccinated, we are not requiring proof of vaccination status. Note: All of our staff, faculty, and students will be required to be vaccinated (you can read more here)
      • If a visitor or their family member is feeling ill on the morning of their visit, they should not proceed with an in-person visit on that day. Please contact the Admissions Office ( or 507-222-4190) and we will work with you to reschedule.
    • Distancing: Please maintain at least a 6-foot distance from anyone not in your family or pod at all times
    • We'll cover some ground—wear comfy shoes!
    • Bring a water bottle; we'll have spaces to refill
    • Check the weather. Tours happen rain or shine (or sleet or snow), so bring appropriate weather gear. We'll also provide rain ponchos and umbrellas if needed.
    Accessibility: Accessible parking, entrances, and restrooms will be available. All open buildings also offer places to sit. 
    Schedule your campus visit!

    Please fill out these forms carefully so that we have accurate information about each prospective student and guest. Interviews take place virtually and will be scheduled at a different time.

    Virtual student-led tours will continue at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the summer. Virtual tours will be held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during fall term. 
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    You are welcome to go on our virtual self-guided virtual tour at any time. And, we welcome you to connect with some current students by requesting a virtual student host and reading through our student blogs, too.
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