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Carthage and COVID-19

FAQs: Housing and Residential Life

Housing and Residential Life


Collecting Belongings

When can I return to my residence hall to retrieve my belongings?
Now that a return to in-person instruction this spring is no longer viable, Carthage plans to close all residence halls for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. 

Residential students who are currently away from campus should not return to campus to move out their belongings at this time. It is very important that we follow all precautions from the State of Wisconsin and public health officials. For this reason, our residence halls will be closed through April 13. Only students approved for extended stay are permitted to enter the buildings.  

All residents will be assigned a specific date and time to collect their belongings and move out of their rooms beginning April 14, 2020. Again, we need to be very careful to control the flow of people and comply with current social distancing guidelines.

Why do I need to wait until April 14 to move out my things?
The safety of our students and families is our top priority. It is very important that we follow all precautions from the State of Wisconsin and public health officials. For this reason, our residence halls will be closed through April 13. Only students approved for Extended Spring Break Stay are permitted to enter the buildings. 

Why do I need to return at a specific date and time? 
We need to be very careful to control the flow of people and comply with current social distancing guidelines. To make sure that happens, all residential students will be assigned a specific date and time to collect their belongings and move out of their rooms beginning April 14, 2020. You can find your time and more information at the link below:

Who can I bring to help me move out?
You can find information about our move-out procedures, including instructions for who can help, at www.carthage.edu/carthage-covid-19/move-out


Spring 2020 Alternative Housing Information

Is moving into Alternate Spring Housing going to be an additional charge on top of my Spring semester account?
No. Students are not charged an additional housing rate by living in Alternate Spring Housing. The Office of Student Accounts is working with Carthage students and their families to provide a credit for the remainder of the Spring 2020 term. Students living in Alternate Spring Housing are included in this group of students. Students are provided a meal plan while staying on campus in Alternate Spring Housing and can live in a single or double room while on campus. The cost differs slightly depending on the room type. Single rooms in Alternate Spring Housing are offered at $900 and double rooms are charged at $525.

What room options are available to students in Alternate Spring Housing?
Students may request to live in a single room or a double room in the Tower during Alternate Spring Housing. Single rooms in the Tower will be assigned to students on a first come, first serve basis. If a single room in the Tower is not available, students will be assigned to live in a Tower double by themselves and share a bathroom with a suitemate next door. Students should reach out to the Office of Residential Life directly with their Alternate Spring housing requests at housing@carthage.edu

What is the process to be moved over to Alternate Spring Housing?
Students will be notified by the Office of Residential Life when they can pick up their room key to transition over to Alternate Spring Housing. Students are given three days to move from their current housing assignment and into their assigned Tower space. Students should return their keys to the Office of Public Safety upon completion of their move.


Extended Stay

I was granted Extended Stay for the extended spring break. Can I stay on campus through the spring semester?
No. Due to guidelines issued by the State of Wisconsin and public health officials, we have limited options for students wishing to remain on campus. We will work with Extended Stay students currently in campus housing to make arrangements to return home or find alternate housing. All students currently living on campus must vacate from their housing assignments before Monday, April 6. 

For those students who have no ability to return home or to stay with other family, we will work with them to transition into alternate housing through the end of the scheduled academic year. We anticipate approving only a small number of students for extended housing. Although each student’s request will be reviewed individually, requests must fit one of the following categories to qualify for extended Spring housing: 

  • International students
  • Students with family concerns or situation hardship (experiencing homelessness, etc.)

All current Extended Stay students will receive an email with additional details from the Office of Residential Life.

Can extended stay students host visitors?
No. At this time, only students approved for extended stay are permitted to enter in the buildings and no guests/visitors are permitted


Housing Selection

Will housing selection for 2020-21 take place as scheduled?
The schedule for the spring housing selection process will remain the same. Housing selection will take place April 6-9. Students are able to log into their housing self-service portal starting March 16 to submit their housing contracts, fill out an application, and pair up with roommates for the upcoming process. The Office of Residential Life will provide additional resources to walk students through the new selection process. As always, staff will be available for questions at housing@carthage.edu or by phone at 262-551-6169.
Read more about housing selection

Campus Mail

How do I forward my mail?
Contact the mailroom at 262-551-5711 if you would like to forward your mail.