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Carthage and COVID-19


Strong. Safe. Healthy. Together.
As we move forward in this new era, Carthage remains committed to providing a transformative education for our students, and a safe, healthy environment for the entire Carthage community. See the Carthage COVID-19 Dashboard

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IMPORTANT UPDATE Oct. 9 — Carthage announces the following changes to the 2021 undergraduate J-Term and Spring semester calendars as we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic:

  • J-Term 2021 will now be a “May Term,” held April 27-May 19.
  • The Spring 2021 semester will begin on Jan. 12.
  • Carthage will not have a Spring Break this year.
  • Spring 2021 final exams will be April 20-22.

To ensure students and advisors have time to discuss spring course options, we have also adjusted the advising and registration periods. Advising for Spring 2021 has been extended through Friday, Nov. 6. Spring. Registration for Spring 2021 will now begin on Monday, Nov. 9.

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#StaySafeCarthage: At a Glance

Our plan for reopening campus has been developed carefully, after much research and consultation with internal and external experts, as well as local and state public health officials. We have made important modifications 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 know what to expect and how to contribute to a healthy environment. We understand there is a lot to read on this site! Here are some key takeaways:

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

While Carthage has returned to in-person instruction and on-campus housing this fall, 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.

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#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 new #StaySafeCarthage standards. Everyone will be 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 about these new guidelines for life on campus.
Download your own #StaySafeCarthage printables

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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.

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