Welcome, new Firebirds! We are excited to welcome you to the Carthage community during Transfer Student Arrival and Orientation. Students will participate in virtual pre-arrival activities and an in-person welcome during Orientation Weekend.

Transfer Student Orientation is designed to help transfer students navigate life at Carthage while meeting staff, faculty, and other students. Learn more about Transfer Student Arrival and Orientation below!

Questions? Contact studentinvolvement@carthage.edu or call 262-551-5800.

Before arriving on campus in the fall, you must complete an undergraduate online check-in through My.Carthage.

My.Carthage is the official online portal at Carthage, where students go to access their course schedules, register for classes, and review their finances. At this time, your My.Carthage account will only display the instructions for the online check-in process.

Login Information: Your Username and Password

To access the portal, go to My.Carthage.edu and enter your Carthage username and password.

  • Your username will be the first part of your Carthage email address, which is provided once you attend a new student registration. When logging into My.Carthage.edu, be sure to skip the @carthage.edu in your username.
  • Your temporary password will be the first initial of your first and last name, followed by your student ID number, followed by Carthage. For example: ab1234567Carthage
  • If you have already accessed your Carthage email, your password for the My.Carthage portal will be your Carthage email password.
  • If you do not know your Carthage email address or are having trouble logging in, please contact your admissions representative in the Office of Admissions at admissions@carthage.edu or 800-351-4058.

Required Steps

Once you have successfully logged in to the My.Carthage portal, you can access the Check-In tab, which includes the six different check-in sections you must complete:

  1. Student Accounts
  2. Financial Aid
  3. Medical Information
  4. Registrar
  5. Student Affairs
  6. Parking Permit.

As you complete each section, the portal will indicate your progress. If you need to make any changes after you finalize a section, please contact the Office of Admissions at 800-351-4058.


Once you have satisfied all the requirements, a certificate of completion will appear on your screen. Please print/save your certificate of completion and bring it when you arrive on campus in the fall.

All incoming students are required to provide emergency contact information, health insurance information, medical history, and immunization history. Medical forms are available on Wednesday, June 1, 2022, and will need to be submitted by Friday, July 15, 2022.

All medical forms can be completed online through your My.Carthage portal in the Medical Information section. Questions? Contact the Health and Counseling Center at 262-551-5710 or health@carthage.edu.



Health Insurance Information

If you need treatment off campus while you are a Carthage student, your health insurance information will be released to the healthcare provider upon request. This information is also needed to submit claims to the College supplemental accident and sickness benefits.

  • We strongly advise students to bring their health insurance cards to campus.
  • If you are from out of state, please call your health insurance company and alert them that you will be out of state during the academic year. Many plans require the policy holder to sign up for “away from home” care.
Medical History Questionnaire

Accurate health information is essential to provide you with the best care possible. Students often forget past medical history, medication allergies, and routine medications when ill. This information is confidential and will not be released to anyone outside Carthage College without your permission, except as required by law, such as with court-ordered release, or in reporting of certain communicable diseases to the Department of Health.

Online Meningococcal Meningitis / Hepatitis B Response

State law requires that all colleges and universities in Wisconsin annually inform students about the risks associated with meningococcal meningitis and hepatitis B, and the availability and effectiveness of vaccines against these diseases. State law also requires that students who live in residence halls affirm that they have received the required information. All incoming Carthage students were mailed this information in June. You will need to affirm that you received and read the information. Note: This form will not appear until students have turned 18 years old, so if you’re turning 18 this summer, you’ll need to complete the response form on or after your birthday.

Immunization History Form

All students must submit their immunization history to Carthage. Download and print the Immunization History Form

Note: You must have your healthcare provider sign and stamp the form, or provide a copy of your vaccination record. Carthage requires a tetanus booster within the last 10 years, and two doses of Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR). International students may also need tuberculosis testing. (Please contact the Health and Counseling Center regarding tuberculosis testing if you are an international student.) You can obtain your vaccination records from your healthcare professional or former high school. If you were vaccinated in Wisconsin, your vaccination history may be available on the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. Immunization dates must include month, day, and year.

Please make every effort to have your records sent to the College before class enrollment. It becomes increasingly difficult to track down records after you arrive on campus. If you are unable to obtain your vaccination record, you may need to be re-vaccinated or have an immunity profile completed. Please contact the Health and Counseling Center at 262-551-5710 as soon as possible to discuss your individual circumstance.

Parent / Legal Guardian Consent Form

You only need this form if you will be 17 or younger on the first day you arrive on campus. Download and print the consent form

Ready to make yourself at home on campus? Residence hall and room/roommate assignments will be sent this summer.

If you have questions about housing, please email housing@carthage.edu.




9-10 a.m.
All transfer students (commuter, off-campus, and residential) will arrive on campus from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. Students should enter campus at the north entrance (at the stoplight) and park in the north lots. Student check-in/arrival will be held in the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business. We ask that parents and family members wait in their vehicles while students complete the check-in/arrival process.

After checking in, residential students will drive south on Campus Drive where Public Safety will direct families to unloading spots. After unloading their vehicle, residential students will need to move their cars to their permitted lots, and family members will need to move their cars to the South Lower Parking Lot.

Consider bringing a dolly, cart, or wagon to assist you in moving items in and out of the facilities. Carthage does have carts and dollies available, but they are in limited supply.

Please note: Campus Drive will be open to one-way, southbound traffic one hour before the start of arrival and one hour after arrival ends.

See campus map


3:30-5:30 p.m., 128s, Todd Wehr Center
The Center for Student Success and Office of Student Life invites all transfer students to attend Transfer Orientation. This brief session will introduce you to other new students and connect with campus offices, including the Office of Student Involvement, The Aspire Center, and the Registrar’s Office. Topics covered include holistic advising, how to get involved on campus, working with your career specialist, and more. After the session, students have the opportunity to take a campus tour led by a peer coach and join us for dinner in the Caf.