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After successfully navigating in-person classes during the unusual 2020-21 year, Carthage has announced it is planning for a fully in-person student experience for the 2021-22 academic year. Carthage anticipates a full return to in-person classes and activities including residential life, athletics, fine arts, student research, and other extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities.
We will continue to update this site with Fall 2021 guidelines and information as we receive updates from the CDC and local and state public health officials.
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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:
- Face coverings are required. At this time, masks or face coverings will continue to be required in all indoor spaces on campus including classrooms, common areas of academic buildings, residential halls, and athletic facilities.
- Hand sanitizer stations are at every building and office entrance, and at many classroom entrances.
- 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.
- New UV-disinfection systems have been installed in ventilation systems across campus.
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.
March 23, 2021 — After successfully navigating in-person classes during this unusual year, Carthage College has announced it is planning for a fully in-person student experience for the 2021-2022 academic year.
March 4, 2021 — The Carthage College Athletic Department announced an updated spectator policy for their home events that will allow a limited number of guests to attend, which will come into effect on March 13, 2021.
Jan. 21, 2021 — Seminar classrooms have been reserved for students needing a space for remote learning.
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.