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Carthage and COVID-19

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, Carthage College is taking steps to keep our community healthy, and to follow all recommendations from health agencies to help slow the spread of the virus.


In light of the extraordinary circumstances brought about by the spread of COVID-19, Carthage will not resume in-person classes for the spring semester as planned. Remote teaching and learning will begin on Monday, March 23, when classes resume after the extended spring break. Remote instruction will continue through final exams, May 18-20. We plan to resume in-person instruction, residential living, and our full range of campus activities in the fall.

Unfortunately, these unique circumstances have also forced us to halt plans for an in-person Commencement celebration in May. We are already considering creative ways to mark Commencement in May, and hope that our seniors will send us ideas as well. We look forward to scheduling an in-person celebration later this year for our May 2020 graduates.

Our first and highest priorities remain educating our students in the best way possible, and promoting the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff.

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Updates to the Carthage Community

  • Many states including Wisconsin have extended their “stay at home” orders, and federal social distancing guidelines have been extended to April 30. For this reason, we are pushing back our mandatory move-out to May 1-3 and are offering optional move-out dates April 14-17.

  • With the move to remote teaching, work-at-home, and social distancing, we rely on technology more than ever. In recent days, some systems — notably Schoology — have experienced outages that can disrupt class activities.