We’re excited to welcome you to campus for the 2022-23 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 consider bringing a dolly, cart, or wagon to assist you in moving items in and out of the facilities. Carthage does not have these available.
  • 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

What to Bring

  • Your Student Identification Card. This ID will be required in order for you to start orientation. If you have misplaced your ID, don’t worry. We can make you a new one.
  • Your Virtual Check-In Sticker. Upon completion of online check-in through the My.Carthage portal, you will receive a virtual check-in sticker that confirms you have completed all of the check-in requirements. Print/save this sticker and bring it to New Student Orientation for proof of completion.
  • Consider bringing a dolly, cart, or wagon to assist you in moving items in and out of the facilities. Carthage does not have these available.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

9-10 a.m.
Athletic trainers

1-4 p.m.
Carthage Football

Monday, Aug. 15

9-10 a.m.
Senior resident assistants

Friday, Aug. 19

9-10 a.m.
Men’s Soccer

10-11 a.m.
Women’s Soccer
Women’s Volleyball

11 a.m.-noon
Women’s Golf
Men’s Golf

Monday, Aug. 22

9-10 a.m
Women’s Tennis

10-11 a.m.
Resident assistants

Friday, Aug. 26

9-10 a.m.
Men’s Cross Country

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Women’s Cross Country

10-11 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 29

9-10 a.m.
Men’s Tennis

Tuesday, Aug. 30

9-10 a.m.
Orientation Captains

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Noon-2 p.m.
Orientation Leaders, CAB members, and Fine Arts Leads

Friday, Sept. 2

3-4 p.m.
Center for Faith and Spirituality Staff

3:30-4:30 p.m.
Early Arrival Distance Students

Saturday, Sept. 3

Freshman residential students will arrive based on the last digit of their room number, and commuting students will arrive in the afternoon.

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Rooms ending in “0” and “5”

9:30-10:30 a.m.
Rooms ending in “1” and “6”

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Rooms ending in “2” and “7”

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Rooms ending in “3” and “8”

12:30-1:30 p.m.
Rooms ending in “4” and “9”

1:30-2:30 p.m.
New commuting students arrive and check-in


9-10 a.m.
All transfer students (commuter, off-campus, and residential) will arrive on campus from 9 to 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 6. 

Learn more about transfer student arrival and orientation