Being a Carleton alumni entitles you to extra perks! Enjoy exciting deals on a wide range of products, services and on-campus benefits.

Benefits Reference Guide

The Carleton University Alumni Association has developed a number of affinity partnerships, including financial services, travel packages, recreation and fitness discounts, and more. Not only do you get exclusive rates and valuable benefits–these programs support important programs for Carleton alumni and students. In the past few years, affinity partnerships have helped:

  • Construct the Alumni Hall and Sports Centre
  • Bring back Ravens football
  • Organize fun and meaningful events that bring alumni together
  • Provide financial aid for students in need
  • Support student projects and initiatives through the Student Activities Fund
  • And more!

Enjoy the perks of your membership–and support your alma mater at the same time.

Around Campus

Over 100 professional programs through the Sprott School of Business

Sharpen your professional skills in, business management, accounting, risk management, social media as well as specialized programs for human resources professionals, business analysts, and project managers at the Sprott School of Business. Carleton alumni may be eligible to receive 10 per cent discount on selected programs. To find out more, please visit the Sprott Professional Programs website or email profdev@sprott.carleton.ca.

Discounts on merchandise in the University Bookstore

Take advantage of an exclusive 10 per cent alumni discount on all regularly priced, authentic university apparel and gifts at the Carleton University Bookstore. For information call: 613-520-3832 or e-mail carleton@bkstr.com.

Carleton Alumni ID Cards

Although not necessary to become a member of CUAA, you may order an alumni ID card to represent your Carleton alumni status. This card will include your name, degree and the year you became a Carleton Alumnus.

This card will only be needed to take advantage of some of the amazing benefits Carleton offers to their alumni. If you are looking to gain access to the MacOdrum Library, or the athletics facilities, please take a moment to submit your alumni ID card request.

To submit an alumni ID card request, simply send an email to cu_proud@carleton.ca with your name, student ID# (if known), date of birth and your current mailing address.

If you have applied to graduate, please wait for your approval from Carleton before requesting an alumni card.

We make every effort to reply within two business days however during busy periods, additional time may be required. Once your request has been processed, your card will be mailed to you in 5-10 business days.

Please Note: At the moment, there is a delay in printing new alumni cards. Carleton employees are currently working remotely and we are unable to print them. Once we return to campus, your alumni card will be printed and mailed to you

 

Free borrowing privileges and online journal access in the Carleton University library

Interested in the latest research? Access more than three million books, serials, government documents, maps, newspapers, musical scores, compact discs, microforms, archives and rare books in the library’s physical collection.

Graduates can also access select online journals and databases remotely for continued study or research. A list of databases available for Alumni can be found on the Library website. In order to access a wider selection of electronic resources, Alumni can visit the library to request a day guest pass to access the resources onsite.

Visit the library’s Services for Alumni web page for more details about borrowing privileges and off-campus database access. To activate your Library account, order your alumni ID card by emailing cu_proud@carleton.ca with your request providing full name, mailing address and student ID number if possible. Once received, please contact the Access Services department in the Library by phone 613-520-2734 or email libcirc@library.carleton.ca to complete your registration.

Career and employment counselling services

Whether you are a new graduate or well into your career, you may need employment support. Career Services offers a variety of free comprehensive services to support all Carleton alumni, regardless of graduation year.

All Alumni can take advantage of the following services:

  • Access to job postings on mySuccess– Carleton’s online job board
  • Access to Career Service’s website which contains many resources and templates for resume and cover letter builidng, job search and networking support, interview preparation, and career exploration and planning
  • Admission to all Career Services events such as Career Fairs and Networking events
  • Access to all workshops hosted by Career Services
  • Access to one-on-one drop-in advising sessions on topics such as resume and cover letter review, job search and networking strategies, and mock interviews
  • Access to one-on-one booked counselling sessions upon referral by Career Services staff

For more information and to use these services, please contact Career Services at career@carleton.ca, (613) 520-6611, or drop-in to Career Service’s office, located on Carleton University’s campus in 401 Tory Building, between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday. Please note that the last student/alumni typically checks in at 3:30pm and it is recommended to visit earlier in the day if possible, as wait times can exceed an hour in the afternoon.

Conferencing, meeting services and summer accommodation

Stay on campus from May to August. New air-conditioned residence means hotel quality at better prices. Facilities include conference, seminar and board rooms, lecture theatres, classrooms and lounges; complete audio visual services, cafeterias, dining rooms, fully licensed bars; 24-hour security services, health service clinic, pharmacy, post office, bank, variety stores, and recreational facilities with an Olympic-size pool, squash and tennis courts and fitness centre. For information please visit Conference Services.

Reduced rates for annual athletics memberships

Alumni receive 20 per cent off athletics memberships. Full recreational facilities include an Olympic-size indoor pool, squash and tennis courts, fitness centre and a new covered multi-sport field. Learn more about what is offered on the Carleton Athletics website.

Confucius Institute Summer Program

From essential Chinese language skills for daily conversation, to business communication practices and historical perspectives on Chinese culture and society, this special non-credit summer courses on Chinese language and culture provides practical tools for your career needs and personal interests. For more information, including an exclusive price option for Carleton alumni, please visit the Confucius Institute online.

Home and Auto Insurance

TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Travel Insurance coverage for members.

Help protect you and your family when traveling with the TD Insurance Meloche Monnex Wide Horizons Solution® plan.

Benefits at a glance:

  • No age limit, no medical questionnaire
  • Up to $5 million in emergency travel medical coverage
  • Treatment of dental accidents up to $5,000
  • Meals and accommodation up to $5,000
  • Incidental expenses up to $1,250
  • Trip cancellation up to $2,500 per person; maximum $5,000 per family for each annual period of coverage
  • Trip interruption up to $5,000 per person, per covered trip
  • Assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, free of charge anywhere in the world

Visit us at www.tdinsurance.com/affinitytravel for more information or call us at 1-833-962-1143 to get a quote or to purchase travel insurance.

Monday to Friday 8 am to 8 pm EST
Saturday 9 am to 5 pm EST

*Wide Horizons Solution® travel insurance is administered by Global Excel Management and underwritten by TD Life Insurance company and TD Home and Auto Insurance company. Medical and claims assistance, claims payment and administrative services are provided by the administrator described in the insurance policies. For customer that purchased policies until November 15th 2020, please visit our Transition FAQ.

Benefits are subject to eligibility conditions, limitations and exclusions, including pre-existing medical condition exclusions. Please refer to
the policy for full details.

Life Insurance

Manulife Financial

Manulife Financial offers affordable protection for Carleton alumni and their family. The Alumni Insurance Plan was designed to offer affordable group rates and a wide range of coverage options including:

  • Member and Spouse Term Life Insurance
  • Child Life and Accident Insurance
  • Member Income Protection Disability Insurance
  • Member and Spouse Major Accident Insurance
  • Critical Illness
  • Extended Health Care and Dental Insurance

Take a moment to review any change in your responsibilities that may have affected your insurance needs. To apply for coverage on-line or to determine your insurance needs, visit Manulife’s web site designed exclusively for Carleton University Alumni.

For more information on the plan offers, you can also contact Manulife Financial toll-free at 1 888 913-6333, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, or e-mail am_service@manulife.com.

Underwritten by: The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company

Credit Cards

Give back, get back – it’s that simple. Each time you make an eligible purchase, MBNA contributes a portion of funds to your Carleton University Alumni Association to support alumni and student initiatives. Accelerate reward points on common purchases!

Carleton University MBNA Rewards® credit card

Earn MBNA Rewards points to redeem for the rewards that you want

  • No annual fee
  • 1 point‡ for every $1 in eligible purchases
  • 2 points‡ for every $1 spent on eligible gas, groceries and restaurant purchases ($5,000 annual cap on each category)
  • Receive 2,500 bonus points†† after your first eligible purchase within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Receive 2,500 bonus points†† once enrolled for e-statements within the first 90 days of account opening
  • Redeem points‡ for travel, brand-name merchandise, gift cards from participating retailers, cash back, and charitable donations
  • A suite of comprehensive insurance**

Take advantage of an everyday rewards card with no annual fee. Apply now for the Carleton University MBNA Rewards® credit card.

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Perks Member

Want to be a Perks member?

On behalf of the Carleton University Alumni Association, the Department of University Advancement negotiates partnership agreements with companies that offer exclusive benefits on products and services to graduates, members of faculty, staff and students.

Companies are chosen for the quality and integrity of their products and services, and their ability to offer value and exclusivity to graduates on a national scale. In consideration for being given access to this large, educated and affluent alumni community, affinity partners provide the University with financial contributions and/or sponsorship funds. Annual revenue generated from affinity is disbursed by the Department, at the discretion of the national executive of the alumni association, to help defray the costs of alumni programming and to support the University’s priority projects.

Your company could benefit from becoming an affinity partner with the Carleton University Alumni Association. We invite you to submit a written proposal to cu_proud@carleton.ca. that supports the aims and objectives of the alumni association, and satisfies the majority of criteria as outlined below.

  • The program is expected to generate annual revenue.
  • The program has an established track record.
  • The program is national in scope.
  • The program is committed to marketing and/or sponsorships.
  • The program provides added value to alumni.
  • The program is exclusive to alumni.
  • The company provides quarterly reports to track the growth of the program, documenting projected revenues against actual results.
  • The company provides a key contact who is responsible for managing the affinity program.

Carleton University contacts alumni and friends of the university to share community news and invite you to participate in events; to ask for your financial support of the university; and to share special offers through our partners, such as for discounts on insurance. We want to offer you these communications in the form that best meets your needs: through mail, email and telephone.

Please let us know when you email cu_proud@carleton.ca if you’d prefer that we not include your email address in your Carleton record and you can update that preference any time by emailing us.

The personal information requested on this form is collected in accordance with Sections 38(2) and 41(1) of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (FIPPA), R.S.O. 1990, c.F.31 as amended. The information provided will not be used for any purposes other than those stated upon this form unless you provide your consent. Should you have any questions concerning your personal information please contact Sarah Clarke – Director, Advancement Services. Carleton University is fully compliant with FIPPA and endeavours at all times to treat your personal information in accordance with this law.