Welcome, new Carthage Firebirds! We are excited that you have chosen Carthage and can’t wait to see you on campus! 

Find information about check-in, New Student Arrival, and New Student Orientation on this site. We’ll continue to update these pages throughout the summer, so check back soon for more information! 


Students celebrate the start of a new year during New Student Orientation.


New Student Arrival & Orientation

Pre-Arrival Orientation Activities (Virtual) — Aug. 9 and 17
New Student Orientation (In-Person) — Sept. 3-5

All incoming freshmen participate in New Student Orientation. These days of activities are a fun (and important) first step in your Carthage journey.

  • Meet other new students, as well as older students who can show you the ropes.
  • Learn where everything is on campus.
  • Get to know your hallmates, RA, and professional hall staff members.
  • Make tons of new friends.
  • Meet and work with our incredible faculty.
  • And much more!

See the Orientation schedule

See the New Student Arrival Schedule

Student ambassadors are the face of Carthage, giving campus tours to prospective families, presen...

My.Carthage Check-in

Before you arrive on campus this fall, check in online through My.Carthage. My.Carthage is the official online portal at Carthage, where students go to access their course schedules, register for classes, and review their finances. You must complete undergraduate online check-in to participate in New Student Orientation.

My.Carthage undergraduate student check-in deadline is Monday, Aug. 1.

Learn more about online check-in

Students hang out on the residential end of the Carthage campus.

Housing Information

Ready to make yourself at home on campus? Residence hall and room/roommate assignments will be sent this summer. When you receive your housing information depends on when you turned in your housing application.

If you have questions about housing, please email housing@carthage.edu.

See Carthage residence halls

What to bring to campus

A student running on a treadmill in the TARC's Semler Fitness Center.

Medical Forms

Medical forms will be available on June 1, 2022, and are due by Friday, July 15, 2022.

All students must provide their medical history, health insurance information, immunization history, and emergency contact information.

Learn more about Medical Forms