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Welcome to Carthage!

Welcome, Class of 2023! We are excited that you have chosen Carthage. Here’s what you need to know to get yourself ready for an amazing first year.


Students stand at the Oaks Circle under Welcome to Carthage balloons.

New Student Orientation

Sunday, Sept. 1-tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019

All incoming freshmen participate in New Student Orientation. These days of activities are a fun (and important) first step in your Carthage journey.

  • Meet other new students, as well as older students who can show you the ropes.
  • Learn where everything is on campus.
  • Get to know your hallmates, RA, and professional hall staff member.
  • Make tons of new friends.
  • Meet and work with our incredible faculty.
  • And much more!

See Orientation schedules

New students can check in online this summer.

My.Carthage Check-in

Before you arrive on campus this fall, check in online 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. You must complete online check-in to participate in New Student Orientation.

My.Carthage Check-in Deadline: Aug. 1, 2019 

Students gather in a lounge of one of the buildings in the Oaks Residential Village.

Housing Information

Ready to make yourself at home on campus? Residence hall and room/roommate assignments will be sent this summer. When you receive your housing information depends on when you turned in your housing application. 

If you submitted your application before May 31, you will receive your housing information June 15-20.

If you submitted your application after May 31 but before June 30, you will receive your housing information July 15-20.

If you have questions about housing, please email

Medical Forms

Deadline: MONday, July 15, 2019

All students must provide their medical history, health insurance information, immunization history, and emergency contact information.

First Year Advisor Mike Larry works with a student.

Class Schedules

Schedules for incoming students will be available online beginning July 25, 2019. Questions? Call your first-year advisor or contact the Center for Student Success, 262-551-5800.

First Year Read

Get engaged, connected, and inspired even before you arrive on campus.
All first-year students will read the same book this summer as part of Carthage’s First Year Read experience



“One of my favorite memories at Carthage was move-in day. I remember walking into my dorm for the first time and thinking, ‘Wow, today is the beginning of a whole new step and I couldn’t be in a more beautiful place.’”

— Charles Gallagher ’19,
computer science and philosophy major