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Carthage and COVID-19

Campus Visitors

Office of Admissions

The Office of Admissions has resumed on-campus individual visits. To protect our guests and staff, all visits will be limited in size and frequency, and social distancing measures will be in place.


  • Visits will include a meeting with an Admissions counselor and a campus tour.
  • Visits will be offered at 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.
  • All visits will be individual visits — one family per Admissions counselor and tour guide.
  • Each family will be limited to four visitors (including the student).
  • Contact our Admissions Office to schedule your visit.

Group Information Sessions

  • Weekday Information Sessions will be limited to eight families, and each family is limited to four guests including the student.
  • Saturday Information Sessions will be limited to 10 families, and each family is limited to four guests including the student.
  • Campus tours will be limited to one family per tour guide.
  • Contact our Admissions Office to schedule your visit.


  • Please enter campus at the main entrance. See campus map.
  • A Public Safety Officer may greet your vehicle as you enter campus to provide directions and safety reminders.
  • All visitors will be asked a series of screening questions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • All visitors’ names and contact information will be recorded to enable contact tracing if necessary.
  • Guests will be welcomed with a friendly hello, but we’ll skip the formal handshake!

During your visit

  • All guests must wear a face covering. Please bring your own face mask; masks are available if needed.
  • All Admissions staff and tour guides must wear a face covering.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available in the Office of Admissions and along other tour stops.
  • Seating throughout campus has been arranged for optimal social distancing.
  • All guests will be reminded to refrain from touching surfaces during the tour.

All Other Visitors

Protecting the health of our guests, students, and employees is a top priority. Carthage has put the following processes in place. We will continue to evaluate our visitor policies in the months ahead to protect our campus community, neighbors, and guests as much as possible. 

  • It is advised that campus visitors are kept to a minimum and only when necessary.
  • The College will keep a record of all campus visitors and their hosting office/department. This information is very important if we need to do contact tracing at some point in the future.
  • All campus guests will be asked questions about COVID-19 exposure and symptoms, both in advance and upon arrival.
  • All campus guests are expected to follow #StaySafeCarthage guidelines: Wear a face mask or face covering, self-monitor for any symptoms before visiting Carthage, and follow physical distancing guidelines.
  • Visitors should bring limited personal belongings.
  • Please note that access to many buildings/spaces on campus will vary. 
  • Hedberg Library is closed to the public until further notice.
  • The TARC will remain closed to alumni and the public until further notice.

Guest Policy for Residential Students

  • Residential students will be allowed only one permitted guest per room during approved visitation hours.
  • No overnight guests will be permitted.

Vehicular Traffic

  • All visitors should enter campus at the north entrance and park in the North Parking Lot #3. Visitor spaces may also be available in the Lentz Parking Lot. See campus map

Building Traffic

In order to accomplish social distancing as students walk to and from classes, and as our community members enter and exit buildings, the following changes have been made:

  • Campus Drive between Lentz Hall and the Campbell Student Union will be reserved for pedestrian traffic. Only emergency and authorized vehicles will be allowed. 
  • Many of our building doors will become entrance-only or exit-only.
  • Interior hallways will be divided for specific directional traffic.