Strong. Safe. Healthy. Together.
As in the fall, Carthage will offer in-person, residential education in Spring 2021. Carthage remains committed to providing a transformative education for our students, and a safe, healthy environment for the entire Carthage community. Use this website all year to stay updated on COVID-19 information and the College’s ongoing response.
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#StaySafeCarthage: At a Glance
Carthage’s plan for in-person, residential education was developed carefully, after much research and consultation with internal and external experts, as well as local and state public health officials. Modifications have been made to nearly every aspect of campus life. This website provides details on all of those changes. We encourage you to read each section carefully, so you can contribute to a healthy environment. We understand there is a lot to read on this site! Here are some key takeaways:
- The 2020-21 academic calendar has been modified to minimize risk to our community.
- Face coverings are required in all indoor spaces, common areas, and outdoors when physical distancing is not possible.
- Hand sanitizer stations are at every building and office entrance, and at many classroom entrances.
- Campus Drive is closed to vehicle traffic to allow people to spread out when walking.
- Building entrances and hallways are marked for one-way traffic.
- Seating in every classroom and common area has been arranged or marked for physical distancing.
- Dining establishments are offering limited seating, pre-plated food, pre-packaged to-go items, and Grubhub pre-ordering capabilities.
- Digital thermometers, smell tests, and a new online daily symptom monitoring tool are available to students, faculty, and staff.
- On-campus COVID testing is available for students who experience symptoms or have been exposed to someone who tests positive for COVID-19. Population testing is also being conducted.
- New UV-disinfection systems have been installed in ventilation systems across campus.
- Most services, meetings, and activities are being offered remotely as we continue to follow healthy physical distancing guidelines.
Use the buttons below to learn about modifications to specific aspects of campus life as well as #StaySafeCarthage expectations for all campus activities.
#StaySafeCarthage: Campus Life
Carthage continues to offer in-person instruction and on-campus housing in 2020-21, but campus life does look a little different. There have been necessary adjustments to classes, campus facilities, residential life, athletics, campus dining, workspaces, and more. Use the links below to learn more about each area.
#StaySafeCarthage: Community Standards
All of us play an important role in keeping our community healthy. Therefore, all members of the Carthage community, as well as visitors to our campus, are expected to follow our #StaySafeCarthage standards. Everyone is expected to wear face masks, practice physical distancing, wash hands frequently, participate in efforts to disinfect surfaces, self-monitor for symptoms, and self-isolate in the event of symptoms. Use the links below to learn more.
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Updates to the Carthage Community
Please note: Because the world’s understanding of COVID-19 continues to evolve, all policies and plans listed on this website are subject to change. Carthage will make sure our community is notified of changes through email, The Bridge, social media, and this website. Updates will also be posted here.
Jan. 12, 2021 — All students, faculty, and staff are expected to abide by our guidelines to hold safe in-person events on campus. See our full guidelines for hosting gatherings on campus.
Dec. 10, 2020 — Students return to campus for spring semester on Monday, Jan. 11. Classes will begin on Tuesday, Jan. 12. Read more information about January arrival and move-in.
Dec. 9, 2020 — New resources will allow us to test a much larger population in the spring term. Carthage has secured resources to do testing in accordance with new athletic regulations. Carthage has also recruited more contact tracers for the spring term. Read more.
Nov. 30, 2020 — Carthage has altered the campus building hours for winter break from Monday, Nov. 30 through Sunday, Jan. 10. View campus building hours.
Nov. 10, 2020 — To accommodate students who wish to leave campus prior to residence halls closing on Tuesday, Nov. 24, we will remove the traffic barricades that restrict access to Campus Drive between Lentz Hall and the TARC on Wednesday, Nov. 18. Read about the new traffic pattern.
Nov. 9, 2020 — The state of Wisconsin is currently experiencing a dramatic rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, and the growth locally is significant. It is clear that we must take additional steps now to protect the health of our community, which is a foundational value.
October 9, 2020 — Keeping our community healthy and safe remains our highest priority. Recognizing that the COVID pandemic will likely continue through the winter months, we have modified the undergraduate J-Term and Spring semester calendars. Read about J-Term and Spring semester modifications.
October 8, 2020 — We want to recognize the exceptional amount of students following the #StaySafeCarthage guidelines! We know that this semester has not been easy, and we want to provide some recognition for your efforts. Learn more about #StaySafeCarthage incentives.
September 30, 2020 — Beginning Friday, Oct. 2, Carthage faculty and staff members can to sign up to receive text messages for their Daily Check-in.
September 22, 2020 — There are microfiber cloths and germicide spray in the classrooms for faculty and staff use. Learn were these items can be picked up.