Strong, safe, healthy, together.
Carthage is planning for a fully in-person student experience for the 2021-22 academic year. We anticipate a full return to in-person classes and activities including residential life, athletics, fine arts, student research, and other extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities.
To accomplish these goals, Carthage will require vaccines for all students, faculty, and staff, and provide three categories of exceptions to this requirement: medical, religious, and personal conviction.
Learn more about the fall semester expectations below.
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.
Aug. 24, 2021 — In conjunction with the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW), Carthage College is establishing updated safety guidelines in order to allow for spectators at all home events.
Here is important information on Carthage’s COVID-19 testing protocols for those members of our community who are not fully vaccinated.
Aug. 9, 2021 — In order to enact proactive safety measures, effective Wednesday, Aug. 11, all students, employees, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear masks when inside campus buildings.
July 14, 2021 — President John Swallow sent an email to the Carthage students with an important update on vaccination requirements at Carthage.