Carleton University is located in Ottawa, Ontario and provides educational opportunities to
26 000 students. Carleton University has 6 faculties and schools, each with their own academic programs and departments:
The address for Carleton University is:
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6
At Carleton University, the centre providing services to students with disabilities is called the Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities (PMC). The Paul Menton Centre is the primary place to find out about all of your disability related needs. They have detailed information available about academic accommodations that are available to students with disabilities. The Paul Menton Centre evaluates cases on an individual basis to ensure that accommodations are provided when a student’s functional limitations of their disability directly impacts their academic performance.
For more information about accessibility at Carleton University, and their current initiatives to address issues of accessibility, please see Carleton University’s Accessibility Plan.
To access accommodations, students must submit the required documentation to the PMC. The PMC has very detailed information about documentation is needed, and this can be found in the Document Requirement Downloads for each category of disability.
For more information about required documentation or how to obtain proof of your disability, contact the Carleton University Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities directly.
Carleton University's Health and Counselling Services provides Medical Services to their student population, offering basic physician services and health information.
Carleton University offers Counselling Services for any student who may be experiencing stressful events in their life.
At Carleton University, the MacOdrum Library provides students with various resources such as books, journal articles, e-books, and videos. The library also offers services include borrowing services, library reserves, interlibrary loans, research help, writing tutorial services, and learning support services.
Carleton University’s Awards & Financial Aid offers a range of financial assistance which consists of merit-based scholarships, need-based bursaries, and awards based on academic achievement. Information regarding Carleton University's financial aid is available on their website, as well as complete lists of scholarships, bursaries, awards, and contact information.
Carleton University’s Housing Office offers traditional and suite style residence in themed, co-ed and single gender floors. Residence rooms are guaranteed for first year students coming from high school and CEGEP. Traditional residence units include single or double rooms with shared washrooms. Suite style residence units include 2 bedrooms, a shared washroom and a shared kitchenette. All buildings include:
All rooms in residence come furnished and include internet access and local telephone service. Residence rates vary depending on building and room style. Residence fees include a mandatory meal plan for students in traditional style accommodations. Some suite style accommodations also include a meal plan. Meal plans operate utilizing a set number of meals per week, in addition to flex dollars which operate on a declining balance system.
Carleton University offers several barrier-free rooms for students requiring special accommodations, including designated quiet floors. Students must complete the Special Needs Residence Accommodation Request when completing the residence application.
Carleton University offers an accommodation listing service through Off-Campus Housing, where landlords can advertise rental properties available.
All buildings on Carleton University's campus are linked by well-lit tunnels open all day, year round. Accessibility information on all buildings is listed on the Campus Map. Carleton University also offers a Accessibility Guide for its students.
OC Transpo is comprised of buses, and a rail system called O-Trains. Full-time students at the Carleton University receive a discounted pass that can be used on all OC Transpo transit systems called the Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass), included in their tuition. Routes and maps are provided for each of the OC Transpo options.
The OC Transpo buses and O-Trains offer accessible transit services including low-floors and next stop announcement system.
The OC Transpo offers the Support Person and Attendants which allows users of the transit system who require a support person to have this person travel with them at no additional cost. Persons interested in the support person and attendants program must fill out the application form.
Para Transpo is a service that provides door-to-door accessible transit for persons who are unable to take conventional transit due to a disability. The OC Transpo has established eligibility guidelines for the use of Para Transpo. Persons seeking to use Para Transpo must submit an application form signed by a health practitioner.
Carleton University offers many different Undergraduate Programs to their student population.
Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities
Located at 501 University Centre
Health and Counselling Services
Located at 1125 Colonel By Drive
Student Academic Success Centre
(613) 520-2600 ext 1125
Located at 1125 Colonel By Drive
Awards & Financial Aid
Use this checklist to create an overview of the services available at Carleton University, and to determine if the services meet your needs.