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We’re excited to welcome our returning students back to campus for the 2024-25 academic year on Tuesday, August 27 and Wednesday, August 28!

Early arrival for student-athletes and student staff

Students participating in fall sports or student employment will arrive on campus early in August.

See the early student arrival schedule

Returning residential students

Returning residential students will move in on Tuesday, Aug. 27 and will arrive based on the last digit of their room number.

  • 9-10 a.m. — Rooms ending in 0 and 5
  • 10-11 a.m. — Rooms ending in 1 and 6
  • 11 a.m.-noon — Rooms ending in 2 and 7
  • Noon-1 p.m. — Rooms ending in 3 and 8
  • 1-2 p.m. — Rooms ending in 4 and 9

*Residential students moving in with a vehicle larger than a passenger vehicle should arrive between 1:30 and 2:30 p.m.

Upon arrival, 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 moving into Tarble, Denhart, Johnson, Tower, and Madrigrano will drive south on Campus Drive, where Public Safety will direct families to unloading spots. Students moving into the Oaks will exit campus at the north stop light, turn left (south), and re-enter campus through the South Lower Lot entrance where Public Safety will direct you to The Oaks unloading line. After unloading their vehicle, students will need to move their cars to their permitted lots, and family members will need to move their cars to the South Lower Lot.

Please note:
  • Trailers and moving trucks are not allowed to park on Campus Drive.
  • Please 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.
  • Campus Drive will be open to one-way, southbound traffic one hour before the start of arrival and one hour after arrival ends.

Returning commuter and off-campus students

Returning commuter and off-campus students will complete check-in/arrival from 9 a.m. to noon. Wednesday, Aug. 28, on the third-floor lobby of Lentz Hall.

Sponsoring Department, Office, or Organization:

Office of Student Life

For more information, contact:

Office of Residential Life: housing@carthage.edu, 262-551-6169