In-Person Visits!

    Hello and thank you for your interest in Carleton! 

    We are incredibly excited to welcome visitors 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. 

    In-Person Campus Visit Schedule for Prospective Students:
    • Mondays in May - 10:30 a.m. or 2:30 p.m.
    • Fridays in May - 10:10 a.m. or 1:40 p.m.
    • June 21-24 is Minnesota Private College Week 
    • Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays June-August - 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
    • Tuesday, July 5 and Tuesday, August 2 - 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m
    • Thursday, August 4 - 9:30 a.m. or 2:00 p.m.
    • Carleton is closed on June 20 in observance of Juneteenth and closed on July 4th in observance of Independence Day

    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 Admissions 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 regardless of vaccination status or negative COVID-19 test. This includes at check-in.
    • Vaccination: All campus visitors are expected to be fully vaccinated and boosted, if eligible. 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 do your best to maintain distance from anyone not in your family or pod
    • 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 to be held throughout the week.
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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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