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Welcome to Carthage!

New Student Arrival

We’re excited to welcome your student to campus for the 2020-21 academic year!

During New Student Arrival, families should enter campus at the north entrance (at the stoplight) and park in the north lots. Student check-in will be held in the A. W. Clausen Center for World Business. 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 and their families will need to move their cars to the South Lower Parking Lot, just west of the N. E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center (the TARC). Commuting students can leave their vehicles in the student parking sections of the north lots.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Residential students may only have two people assisting them with move-in to manage physical distancing within each time block and the buildings.
  • Campus Drive will be open to one-way, southbound traffic one hour prior to the start of arrival and one hour after arrival ends. See campus map.

Students will receive a printed schedule of arrival and orientation activities when they check in on campus. Students should review that schedule for more details about their first weekend on campus. 

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020


Arrival and Move-In

2-4 p.m.

Freshman commuter check-in for students with last names A-H.
Freshman move-in for students with room numbers ending in 0.

Arrival Activities

Students moving in on this day will complete the following arrival activities:

4:30 P.M.

First-Year Student Orientation Introduction 
A. F. Siebert Chapel

5:30-6:30 P.M. — ORIENTATION GROUP ROTATIONS

Dinner — Last names A-L
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)

Sign Kissing Rock — Last names M-Z 
Kissing Rock

6:30-7:30 P.M. — ORIENTATION GROUP ROTATIONS

Dinner — Last names M-Z
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)

Sign Kissing Rock — Last names A-L
Kissing Rock

7:30-9 p.m.

Residential Life Floor Programming 
Assigned residence hall floor

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020


Arrival and Move-In

9-11 a.m.

Freshman move-in for students with room numbers ending in 1.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Freshman move-in for students with room numbers ending in 6 and 9.

1-3 p.m.

Freshman commuter check-in for students with last names I-P.
Freshman move-in for students with room numbers ending in 4.

Arrival Activities

Students moving in on this day will complete the following arrival activities:

4:30 P.M.

First-Year Student Orientation Introduction 
A. F. Siebert Chapel

5:30-6:30 P.M. — Orientation group rotations

Dinner — Last names A-L
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)

Sign Kissing Rock — Last names M-Z 
Kissing Rock

6:30-7:30 P.M. — ORIENTATION GROUP ROTATIONS

Dinner — Last names M-Z
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)

Sign Kissing Rock — Last names A-L
Kissing Rock

7:30-9 P.M.

Residential Life Floor Programming 
Assigned residence hall floor

Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020


Arrival and Move-In

9-11 a.m.

Freshman move-in for students with room numbers ending in 3 and 7.

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Freshman move-in for students with room numbers ending in 2 and 8.

1-3 p.m.

Freshman commuter check-in for students with last names Q-Z.
Freshman move-in for students with room numbers ending in 5.

Arrival Activities

Students moving in on this day will complete the following arrival activities:

4:30 P.M.

First-Year Student Orientation Introduction 
A. F. Siebert Chapel

5:30-6:30 P.M. — ORIENTATION GROUP ROTATIONS

Dinner — Last names A-L
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)

Sign Kissing Rock — Last names M-Z 
Kissing Rock

6:30-7:30 P.M. — ORIENTATION GROUP ROTATIONS

Dinner — Last names M-Z
The Caf (Todd Wehr Center)

Sign Kissing Rock — Last names A-L
Kissing Rock

7:30-9 P.M.

Residential Life Floor Programming 
Assigned residence hall floor

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020


Transfer Arrival

2-5 p.m.

Commuter transfer student check-in

Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020


Transfer Move-In

9-9:30 a.m.

Residential transfer student move-in