Carthage will kick off the 2022-23 school year with several days of special events for all students. Be sure to join the fun! All events are free for students.

8:30 p.m.

Playfair (for new students only)
Field House, TARC
Get to know other incoming freshmen and orientation leaders through this interactive show! Completely led by a team of professionals, the Playfair is the best way to interact with new students.

8 p.m.

VIP Night with Nick Thomas (for new students only)
Campbell Student Union
Join us for food, fun, and entertainment in the Campbell Student Union! Watch juggler Nick Thomas perform live while sampling snacks from the vendors in the CSU food court and visiting the bookstore for textbooks and new Carthage gear.

3:30-5:30 p.m.

Transfer Student Orientation
 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. 

8-9:30 P.m.

Chapel Night Live, Food Trucks, and Chris Moreno
A. F. Siebert Chapel / Campus Drive
Enjoy music by Chris Moreno, free food from local food trucks, and some fun games! It’s a night you don’t want to miss!

11:45 A.M.

Interfaith Lunch
Ehrler Hospitality Center, A. F. Siebert Chapel
The Center for Faith and Spirituality welcomes students to this weekly program, including a free lunch. Learn about different faith and interfaith traditions and spiritual practices through student speakers and guests from the community. Engage in conversations about the topics and get to know other students across campus.

5:30 p.m.

S.P.I.R.I.T.
Ehrler Hospitality Center, A. F. Siebert Chapel
All are welcome to Spirit. It is a time to deconstruct and reconstruct your understanding of your faith and/or non-faith tradition. Each week we will have a different experience, time of sharing, meditation, or different worship experiences. Come week one to learn more about what Spirit has in store for you in 2022-23.

8-11 p.m.

Kick-Off Carnival
Oaks Circle
Come out for a night in the Oaks Circle for some fun karaoke, free food, entertaining activities, balloon animals, spin art, and wire writing!

7:30-9:30 A.m.

Commuter Student Breakfast
Lobby, David A. Straz Jr. Center (near Wartburg Theatre)
Stop by to connect with fellow commuter students, faculty, and staff over pastries, juice, and your choice of coffee or tea.

7 P.M.

Women’s Volleyball vs. St. Norbert College
Tarble Arena, TARC
Cheer on the Firebirds during the Carthage College Invitational as women’s volleyball takes on St. Norbert College.

8 p.m.

Careless Vibez and Pizza-Palooza
TARC Circle
Enjoy some locally-made pizza while listening to the a cappella group Careless Vibez! Dancing, eating, singing, and more!

1 P.M

Women’s Soccer vs. Greenville University
Art Keller Field
Cheer on the Firebirds as women’s soccer takes on Greenville University!

1 P.M & 3 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. UW River Falls/MSOE
Tarble Arena, TARC
Cheer on the Firebirds during the Carthage College Invitational as women’s volleyball takes on UW-River Falls and Milwaukee School of Engineering.

8 A.m.

Men’s Tennis Tournament
 Smeds Tennis Center
Cheer on the Firebirds as the men’s tennis team hosts a tournament!

7:30 P.M

Catholic Mass
A. F. Siebert Chapel
Our Roman Catholic student staff work with local priests who come to campus for weekly mass during the weeks that classes are in session. Students are involved in reading scripture and serving communion.

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

First-Generation Meet-Up
Campbell Student Union
Get to know your fellow students who are the first in their families to go to college in an encouraging and supportive environment.

11:40 A.m.

Tuesday Chapel
 A. F. Siebert Chapel
Tuesday Chapel is a time of reflection, scripture, song, and communion. All are welcome.

4-5:30 P.M.

Involvement Fair
Campus Drive
Mix, mingle with some of Carthage’s many organizations and learn how to get involved during Carthage Kick-Off Days. The fair will take place on Campus Drive.

7 p.m.

Women’s Soccer vs. UW-Stevens Point
Art Keller Field
Cheer on the Firebirds as women’s soccer takes on UW-Stevens Point!

7 p.m.

Women’s Volleyball vs. Beloit College
Tarble Arena, TARC
Women’s volleyball will play against Beloit College. Go, Firebirds, go!

11:45 a.m.

Interfaith Lunch
Ehrler Hospitality Center, A. F. Siebert Chapel
The Center for Faith and Spirituality welcomes students to this weekly program, including a free lunch. Learn about different faith and interfaith traditions and spiritual practices through student speakers and guests from the community. Engage in conversations about the topics and get to know other students across campus.

5:30 p.m.

S.P.I.R.I.T.
Ehrler Hospitality Center, A. F. Siebert Chapel
All are welcome to Spirit. It is a time to deconstruct and reconstruct your understanding of your faith and/or non-faith tradition. Each week we will have a different experience, time of sharing, meditation, or different worship experiences. Come week one to learn more about what Spirit has in store for you in 2022-23!

9:30 p.m.

Spirit BINGO
Todd Wehr Center
Join us for the first BINGO of the year. Meet new students and play to win prizes!

8 P.M

Comedian Morgan Jay
Campbell Student Union Auditorium
Morgan Jay is a Brazilian/Italian first-generation American performer. With well over a decade of performance experience, his ability to improvise, make music, and do stand-up has delighted audiences all over the country.

Noon

Women’s Tennis vs. Wheaton College
Smeds Tennis Center
Cheer on the Firebirds as women’s tennis takes on Wheaton College!

1 p.m.

Men’s Football vs. North Central College
Art Keller Field
Cheer on the Firebirds as Men’s Football takes on North Central College!

7:30 P.M.

Catholic Mass
A. F. Siebert Chapel
Our Roman Catholic student staff work with local priests who come to campus for weekly mass during the weeks that classes are in session. Students are involved in reading scripture and serving communion.