Do you recognize any of these smiling faces? Perhaps you see your tour guide, lunch host, or Admission Office representative from your visit to campus. Or maybe you were wondering about the friendly student who called to tell you a little more about student life at Carroll.
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Hometown: Spokane Valley, WA
My favorite thing about Carroll is the class size and the personal connection that you gain with other students and your professors. I still keep in touch with my history professor from freshman year. We found common ground in our love for travel and are good friends now.
Hometown: Helena, MT
Major: Health Sciences
I truly appreciate the helpful people who make my life easier when I need help or am stressed out about classes or financial aid. For example, my freshman year I was in my chemistry teacher’s office almost every office hour he offered. He truly took the time to help me achieve the grade that I wanted.
Hometown: Salem, OR
Major: International Relations & French
The second that you step on campus, you are already a part of this big family. I have never encountered such a friendly and welcoming atmosphere and that has been such a source of comfort during my first year away from home. I explicitly remember my first day of school here at Carroll. While walking to my classes that day, at least 10 different professors smiled and greeted me.
Hometown: Wasilla, AK
I love how Helena has a small town atmosphere but still provides BIG opportunities. There are lots of places to do internships and get advice from professionals. Being at Carroll in Helena has made me very optimistic about my future. As a nursing major I am looking forward to having my clinical experiences at both St. Peter’s Hospital and Shodair Childrens Hospital located here in Helena. My favorite things to do in Helena also include going to the Big Dipper for ice cream, sledding down Guad Hill, watching movies in Simperman Auditorium, and having dinner at Taco Del Sol.
Hometown: Richland, WA
Major: Molecular Biology
My favorite thing about Helena is its central location in Montana. We have beautiful mountains to our West and rolling badlands, reminiscent of cowboys and ghost towns to our East. Some of the best fishing and hunting in the country is only half an hour away from our city limits, while Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks are only four hours away. Nature is at our back door!
Hometown: Selden, NY
Major: Anthrozoology and Psychology
Helena is such a great town. It has a little bit of everything. The people are great, the stores support Carroll students, and the location for all kinds of outdoor adventures is amazing. There’s something for everyone. I’ve never felt so safe and supported, even in my hometown!
Hometown: Helena, MT
Major: Biology & Anthrozoology
I will miss the beauty and accessibility of being so close to the outdoors while continuing my education. It’s awesome to be in class in the morning and be skiing by lunch! Great Divide offers great slopes and affordability for all your de-stressing needs.
Hometown: Portland, OR
Major: Biology (Pre-med)
The best thing about Carroll is the professors. Not only are they helpful and knowledgeable, but they are also great people. From helping you write a Journey parody song to discussing Breaking Bad in your Chemistry lab, the professors are here to make your time at Carroll great.
Hometown: Goffstown, NH
Major: English Writing
For a relatively small city, Helena is home to an impressive arts culture. There are several galleries and museums which feature the artistic talent of the Helena community. In addition, Helena yields a vibrant music culture. There is a host of live music throughout the city, not to mention a phenomenal symphony – all of which is easily accessible to Carroll students.
Hometown: Otis Orchards, WA
Major: Biology, Music Minor
One of my favorite things about Carroll is how close it is to downtown Helena. Carrolll's campus is within walking distance of all the great attractions downtown Helena has to offer. There's the movie theater, coffee shops, and great rstaurants. When the weather is nice, I like to walk to the stores that I haven't been in before or alternate between different coffee shops. There's also the library which is a great place to study off campus if you can't seem to find that percect study sport here on campus!
Hometown: Seattle, WA
My favorite things about Helena are these things they call mountains. Not only do they provide an excellent backdrop for learning, but also they offer a multitude of outdoor opportunities which Carroll students love to take advantage of. The Valley provides a panoramic view from any part of the college. Looking out of my window, I can dream of going skiing, and I can make that a reality in a ½ hour drive.
Hometown: Lewiston, ID
Major: Health Science Pre-PT
My favorite thing about Carroll is its location. It is centered on top of a hill so the views are amazing. From the overshadowing Mt. Helena to the Sleeping Giant and surrounding valley, there couldn't be a more beautiful college setting. Fun coffee houses, restaurants, and local shops are just a few minutes walk away, and I always enjoy walking to the movie theater for some Friday night fun, or to the Carousel for some ice cream! I couldn't have asked for a more perfect location for my beloved second home!
Hometown: Federal Way, WA
I love how much the Helena community supports Carroll. Several store owners are either Carroll graduates themselves or hire Carroll students and many businesses offer discounts to students. Home games are always filled with fans from the Helena community who love Carroll. I love the tailgating before games because I always get free food.
Hometown: West Linn, Oregon
My favorite thing about Carroll was living in Guadalupe Hall my freshman year. Almost every night my friends and I would sit in the hallway on my floor for group homework sessions, which were always followed with food and card games. Living in Guadalupe Hall introduced me to some of the best friends, opportunities, and experiences that I will never forget.
Hometown: Valier, MT
Major: Psychology with Philosophy and Theology minors
The thing I will miss most about Carroll when I graduate is Campus Ministry. Events like Freshman/Sophomore Retreat, Search and COR have shaped me as a man and helped me discover my vocation through Christ. Campus Ministry took me to serve in Guatemala and because of this experience I will be forever changed. Carroll is a school where learning occurs in and out of the classroom and focuses on creating a person who is meant to change the world.
Hometown: Rathdrum, ID
Major: Health Science
I will miss the feel of the Carroll family. The students, faculty, and staff are all very friendly and are there for one another. I love how people say hello while walking around campus. I will also miss swing dancing. Doing tricks and jumps is da bomb!
Hometown: Cut Bank, MT
Major: Communication Studies and Public Relations
The best thing about Carroll is definitely the people. When I moved into Guadalupe Hall as a freshman, I was greeted with smiling faces and helping hands. I think I carried one thing into my first home away from home. After move-in, it only got better the more people I met. I connected with so many students and eventually built relationships with my professors. It’s a great feeling when your history professor not only knows your first name, but also your hometown, favorite sport, and other interests.
Hometown: Post Falls, ID
My favorite aspect of Carroll is the Campus Ministry. I grew up in a Catholic home, and attending a faith-based school was highly important for me. Carroll not only supports me in my walk of faith, it also provides numerous opportunities for growth in my Catholic faith. I enjoy attending Sunday night mass with a few hundred students and community members. Outside of Sunday night mass Carroll’s campus ministry provides fun, spiritual, and enriching retreats for Carroll students, which is my favorite part of campus ministry.
Hometown: Bowman, ND
My favorite aspect of Carroll is the people. I love the community that Carroll College creates. The staff and fellow students are always available and supportive. Carroll has an inviting atmosphere that helps everyone feel welcome. I can always find someone who is up for an adventure, such as hiking Mt. Helena, visiting the nearby lakes, or going to a movie on a Friday night.
Hometown: Los Altos, CA
Major: Elementary Education (with a Reading minor)
I love the events that connect Carroll with Helena’s community and culture. Every year on Halloween, Guadalupe Hall, one of the freshman residence halls, opens its doors to the kids of Helena for trick-or-treating. Handing out candy to the kids was a huge highlight of my college experience.
Living in Helena has been a fantastic part of my Carroll experience. The city is situated so that you can participate in a wide variety of outdoor activities from skiing to ice fishing. However, not only are there many outdoor activities, but art events are present as well. My first week here at Carroll I attended the symphony with a world-renowned pianist, and, the following week, I was able to attend a play at the local arts center, the Myrna Loy.
Hometown: Gresham, OR
Major: Communications and Public Relations
My favorite thing about Carroll is the incredibly close relationships that form between students and professors. I have been able to develop close relationships and friendships with faculty throughout Carroll. The small class sizes allow for a lot of one on one interaction which leads to strong relationships. One of the most telling interaction's I ever had was a professor texting me asking why I wasn't at class on a particular morning. Although I had a doctor's appointment, the ability for my professor to feel comfortable and oxligated to contact me meant a lot. You know you're close with professors and the Carroll community when they are individually concerned about your well-being.
Hometown: Weiser, Idaho
Major: English Writing
Everyone here, whether a professor, a student, or a custodian, is part of the Carroll family. Carroll is definitely my home away from home. When I was moving back into the residence halls after a break, one of the custodians helped me lug my bags up to the second floor of Guadalupe. There is something truly special about Carroll that can only be experienced in person.
Hometown: Great Falls, MT
Major: Biology and Biochemistry
I will most miss having the chance to stop by my professor’s and supervisors’ offices and talking about work and school as well as life in general. In my first month as a student at Carroll, one of my professors gave me tips on how to get into medical school and fostered my goals and now we’re friends.
Hometown: Billings, MT
What I will miss most when I graduate are the people at Carroll. The relationships that I have formed with my friends and some of Carroll’s faculty will last way beyond graduation. Carroll is a great community that has acted as my second family.
Hometown: Missoula, MT
The combination of a liberal arts curriculum and a Catholic community gives students a sense of family here at Carroll. All of the students and faculty are friendly and help each other out. I even ran into my chemistry professor skiing my freshman year only a few weeks after school started and he knew me by name.
Hometown: Bellevue, WA
Major: Chemistry and Math
My favorite thing about Carroll is how creative the students are here. One December Friday afternoon I was sitting in my room when a friend from down the hall asked me if I want to go back-country sledding. For the heck of it I said yes and next thing you know, I’m sledding down a creek bed on a Captain America saucer in the middle of the Helena National Forest. My only thought was, “Where else in the country would I get to do this?”
Hometown: Dublin, CA
Major: Elementary Education
After I graduate, I will miss my friends and teachers tremendously. I can always count on a hello from my teachers and a genuine interest in my well-being. My friends and I have shared so many wonderful memories from sledding down Guad Hill, to swing dancing my heart out, to enjoying each other’s company at late night in Subconnection! I will miss Carroll dearly!