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    Individual Visits

    • Schedule an individual visit to campus to see what Carthage is all about.

      Arrange a personalized tour on a day that is convenient for you. See our up-close view of Lake Michigan, check out our top-notch facilities, stroll past Kissing Rock, and sit down with a member of our faculty. 

      Individual visits include student-led campus tour and meeting with an admissions director. During fall, January, and spring terms, we can arrange for you to sit in on a class. Year-round, we offer opportunities to meet with professors or coaches. If possible, give us two weeks notice, so we can make sure you see everything that is important to you.

      Individual visits are typically held Monday-Friday, with campus tours offered at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. 

      Schedule an individual visit! Call 800-351-4058 or send an email to

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    Group Visit Days

    • Join us for a Visit Day.

      Group Visit Days are offered on specific days year-round. These group visit programs include a welcome; presentation about admissions, financial aid, and curriculum; and student-let campus tour.

      Group Visit Days are offered as morning or afternoon events. Morning events begin with check-in at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m. and concludes with an optional lunch (no cost to you!) at noon in The Caf. Afternoon events begin with check-in at 1:30 p.m., and the program from 2 to 4 p.m. 


      • Friday, June 15 • Wednesday, July 11* • Monday, July 16 • Monday, July 30*   
      • Friday, June 22 • Thursday, July 12* • Wednesday, July 18 • Friday, Aug. 3*  
      • Monday, July 9* • Friday, July 13* • Friday, July 20* • Monday, Aug. 6*  
      • Tuesday, July 10* • Saturday, July 14 • Friday, July 27*    

      * Morning program is also available. Check-in at 9:30 a.m. and conclude with lunch at noon. 

      Check out the full Admissions Calendar
       to see all Group Visit Days and additional Admissions Events. Can’t visit on one of the Group Visit Days? Don’t worry, you can schedule an individual visit at a time that is convenient for you!

      Looking to visit Carthage with a group of 5 or more? Contact our Admissions Visit Coordinator at 262-551-6000 to schedule your visit. 

      Sign up for a Group Visit today!

      Weekday Visits Saturday Visits

    Interest-Specific Visits 

    • Learn more about the nursing program at a Carthage Nursing Visit Day

      Carthage offers visit days tailored to specific interests, including interests in academics, athletics, and even location-specific events! Attend a program-specific visit that meets your interests today! If you don’t see an visit day specific to your interests, sign up for an individual visit and we will customize a visit day just for you.


      Nursing Visit Days: Attend a presentation about admissions and financial aid, a presentation by the director of nursing, a question and answer session, and a student-led campus tour, including the nursing learning labs!

      Sign up for a Nursing Visit Day

      Athletic Visit Day: Learn more about Carthage at our Athletic Visit Day geared specifically toward students interested in being a college athlete. Date will be announced in early fall.

      Education Visit Day: Learn how our education program cultivates highly competent, caring, and committed teachers by attending our Education Visit Day. Date will be announced in early fall.

      Business Visit Day: Invest in your future. Learn how you can achieve a career in business at our Business Visit Day. Date will be announced in early fall.

      Music Visit Day: This day is tailored to exploring all the opportunities available to music students. Learn about our ensembles, sit in on a music class, take a private lesson, audition for a music scholarship, and even attend our biggest concert of the year, Christmas Festival. Date will be announced in early fall.

    Private College Week 

    • Attend Private College Week.

      Visit Carthage during Private College Week July 9-14, 2018!

      During Wisconsin’s Private College Week 2018, prospective students can visit campus Monday-Saturday. Enjoy a campus tour, meet with admissions representatives, get financial aid and scholarship information, and learn about student life and academics at Carthage.

      Private College Week Group Visits:
      Monday-Friday: 10 a.m.-noon or 2-4 p.m.
      Wednesday, July 11: Twilight Tour event — 5 p.m., tours at 7 p.m. 
      Saturday: 10 a.m.-noon


      Sign up for Private College Week!

    Transfer Visits

    • Transfer Tuesday Visits

      Every year Carthage welcomes about 150 full-time transfer students in the incoming class. Students interested in transferring to Carthage in the spring or fall, or freshmen interested in starting at Carthage in the spring, are invited to visit campus for an individual visit or group visit day. 

      Individual Transfer Visits 
      Meet with a transfer coordinator and enjoy a student-led tour of campus. When requested in advance, we can also arrange for you to sit in on a class, meet with a professor, and/or meet with a coach. Appointments are available at 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. Scheduling your visit is required — call 800-351-4058 or send an email to

      Transfer Open House
      Attend a Transfer/Spring Open House geared specifically toward students transferring to Carthage in the spring or fall, or freshmen starting at Carthage in the spring. These events include a presentation, campus tour, and a free lunch in The Caf. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. The program begins at 10 a.m. and concludes with an optional lunch at noon.

      Open House Sign-up

    Capture Carthage

    • Attend Capture Carthage.

      Visit Carthage while classes are in session and get an unique glimpse of the College at Capture Carthage. Capture Carthage visits include:

      • Academic Fair: Talk one-on-one with faculty and student representatives from each subject. No pressure to decide right away; they’ll walk you through options to explore majors.

      • Student Panel Discussion: Hear students explain why they chose Carthage and describe what it’s like on campus.

      • Admissions and Financial Aid Seminar: Learn about the admissions and financial aid application process, scholarship programs, part-time jobs, and more. 

      • Campus Tour: Gain insight from a student guide as you check out the facilities, technology, and social scene on campus.  

      Capture Carthage events are held in the fall and spring every year.

      All Capture Carthage dates have passed for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018. New dates will be available in August 2018.