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COVID-19 Update


  • March 12
    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.
  • Lake
    July 30
    July 30, 2020 — Find answers to your questions about Carthage’s return to fall operations. See FAQs.
  • The Oaks Village is a group of residence halls on campus.
    July 30
    July 30, 2020 — Students will begin arriving on campus and moving in on Aug. 17. See the full schedule. 
  • Aerial banner
    July 29
    July 29, 2020 — In addition to community testing resources, the College plans to offer testing on campus for students. Testing will be reserved for students who are symptomatic or have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive. Read more about community and on-campus testing.
  • July 27
    July 27, 2020 — In partnership with the colleges and universities in the CCIW, Carthage has announced that all fall conference competition and championships have been postponed until further notice. See FAQs.
  • Traffic barriers will be placed at the South End (just north of Todd Wehr Center), allowing only ...
    July 17
    July 17, 2020 — In order to create additional room for students, staff, and faculty to travel through campus safely while adhering to physical distancing, modifications to vehicular traffic patterns across campus have been made. See traffic modifications.
  • An aerial view of Carthage’s campus.
    June 23
    In a letter to students on June 23, 2020, President Swallow announced plans for opening campus this fall.
  • Red chairs overlook lake on a sunny day
    May 14
    Carthage counselor Karen Seif encourages us to find something that brings us comfort during tough times. 
  • Tulips on campus
    May 6
    Carthage counselor Karen Seif talks about why it’s important to adjust expectations of ourselves during a crisis.
  • Red Bridge
    April 27
    Carthage counselor Karen Seif talks about narrative therapy and how it can be a helpful tool during this time.
  • Carthage College paver
    April 22
    Carthage counselor Karen Seif talks about steps to help deal with negative thoughts that we may have from time to time.
  • Waves on Lake Michigan
    April 17
    Carthage counselor Karen Seif talks about how our thought process can be affected during difficult times.
  • Sunset over lake
    March 20
    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.
  • Sunset over lake
    March 19
    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.
    March 18

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

  • Campus aerial
    March 17
    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.
  • March 12
    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.
  • March 11
    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.
  • March 6
    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.
  • March 2
    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.
  • February 28
    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.
  • January 27
    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.
  • January 24
    Students: Due to concerns about the recent outbreak of coronavirus, we want to share some important health-related information that may affect you.