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Carthage and COVID-19

Community Updates

Community Updates

  • 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.
  • Due to the unprecedented change to remote learning and the ongoing challenges we all face in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, Carthage College faculty and administration have approved a revised grading policy for the spring 2020 semester. The faculty has undertaken this step with the best intentions for promoting student achievement this term during a period of unusual stress.
  • President John Swallow
    Carthage President John Swallow released a video message to students, faculty, and staff following the announcement that remote teaching and learning would continue for the remainder of the semester.
  • A letter from Carthage College President John Swallow: Based on the latest directives from public health authorities — including an indefinite statewide ban on gatherings of 10 or more people — and our overriding determination to protect the campus community, we’ve made the difficult decision to continue remote instruction for the rest of the spring semester.
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    There are defining moments in all lives, in which we are asked to reevaluate our identities, expectations, relationships, and futures. These moments can be both collective and individual.
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    Carthage counselor Karen Seif offers advice to students who aren’t feeling safe at home during the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • Sesquicentennial Plaza greets visitors to Carthage.

    Carthage counselor Karen Seif offers advice to parents as they navigate new challenges brought on by COVID-19.

  • As we move into the remote learning phase at Carthage, here are some tips to help you be successful.
  • Hello Student Leaders! As we navigate an unprecedented experience due to the spread of COVID-19, we are offering this guide as a resource to hopefully address your questions and concerns regarding the operation of your student organization.

  • This afternoon the State of Wisconsin issued Emergency Order #5 Prohibiting Mass Gatherings of 10 People or More, and the College will adhere to this directive in all of our operations.
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    Social Distancing: words that are usually despised by college students.  College is a time for building new relationships, breaking away from family, seeking independence.  A time for connection, not isolation. For leaving home, not returning to it.
  • Dear Carthage student-athletes: I cannot imagine how difficult the remaining spring semester may be for some of you, particularly our spring sport student-athletes and seniors. The COVID-19 outbreak is affecting Carthage Athletics in many different ways.

  • A letter from Carthage President John Swallow
    First, to students: I know that the news these past few days has been surprising, deeply disappointing, and highly disconcerting for you. I know that it will be difficult to manage through this uncertainty and the new challenges each day will bring. Please know that all Carthage faculty and staff will work to help, to understand, and to adapt as best we can …

  • We are working diligently to address the many complex details that come with moving to virtual instruction March 23-April 9. Please review this page for answers, and know more will be posted in the coming days.
  • Our alumni are vital members of our Carthage family, and today I am contacting you with an update regarding how the College is responding to COVID-19.
  • A message from President Swallow to faculty and staff
    I write with important updates regarding Carthage’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. I know many of you are closely watching news of the outbreak’s rapid spread and far-reaching impact on travel, public gatherings, sporting events, global business operations, and — this week, especially — higher education.
  • A message from President Swallow to students and families
    I write with important updates regarding Carthage’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the United States. I know many of you are closely watching news of the outbreak’s rapid spread and far-reaching impact on travel, public gatherings, sporting events, global business operations, and — this week, especially — higher education.
  • Carthage’s Coronavirus Campus Preparedness Team has been meeting daily to review the rapidly changing coronavirus outbreak. We are carefully evaluating all options to determine the College’s best response. We will share an update with the campus community by 9 a.m. Thursday, March 12.
  • The Division of Student Affairs traditionally sends reminders for staying safe and healthy during spring break travels. This year, due to coronavirus concerns, we have a few new reminders in our list of tips.
  • The current outbreak of respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, continues to spread around the globe. We want to assure the campus community that we are closely monitoring this situation. The well-being of our students and employees is our top priority, and we will continue to take steps to keep our community healthy and safe.
  • Like all institutions in the United States, Carthage is closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak. At this time, there are no college-sponsored study tours or groups in areas that have been affected by the outbreak. We remind all Carthage community members to take steps to stay healthy, as in any flu season. Students, faculty, and staff with their own plans for international travel are encouraged to check the CDC’s Information for Travel webpage before doing so.
  • As students and faculty wrap up J-Term and gear up for the spring 2020 semester, we want to share some important health-related information regarding the recent outbreak of coronavirus.
  • Students: Due to concerns about the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we want to share some important health-related information that may affect you.