Carroll College, Helena Montana
Community Living

Community Living


Trinity HallLiving on campus is an integral part of the educational experience at Carroll College.

With a new staff, new attitude and fresh energy, Community Living is dedicated to student success.

Community Living staff assists students in learning how to live in community on a residential campus. The friendships and life experiences developed by living on campus provide students with many unexpected benefits that positively impact the academic, occupational, recreational, spiritual, mental and emotional maturity of students. Students learn by daily practice how to develop healthy eating, sleeping, study and social habits. For these reasons, students are required to live in college housing for their first two years of college and are encouraged to live all four years in college housing.

To promote a positive living and learning environment, Community Living is responsible for educational programming, group activity advising, leadership development, student conduct, peer counseling, housing administration and resource referral for students. A Community Advisor (CA), a student paraprofessional trained to address the needs of students, lives on residence hall floors. An Assistant Director of Community Living, a master's degree-level professional trained in hall administration, community development and staff supervision supports each residence hall.

Important Fall 2016 Community Living Dates

  • Residence Halls open for new students (incoming freshmen and transfers) on Thursday, August 18th at 9:00am.  New students will check in at Guadalupe Hall, transfers will check in at Trinity Hall.
  • Residence Halls open for returning students on Saturday, August 20th at 10:00am. 
  • The annual Welcome Back BBQ and Slip & Slide event is scheduled for Friday, August 26th at 5:00pm on Guad Hill.  Come join us!


What to Pack

What to pack

Community Living at Carroll will provide you with a bed, mattress, closet, desk, desk chair, cable television connection and computer data port. Items you may want to pack would include:

  • Bedding sheets, blankets, comforters and a pillow. (Campus beds are 72 inches long so extra-long sheets are suggested)
  • Towels and wash cloths
  • Alarm clock
  • Computer
  • Television
  • Fridge (4.5 cubic feet or smaller)
  • Small microwave
  • Music (stereo, radio, MP3 player)
  • Reading lamp, area rug, posters, poster putty, framed photos
  • Laundry bag, detergent, dryer sheets, stain stick, rolls of quarters
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, razors, hair dryer, shower tote
  • Calculator, dictionary, paper, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, ruler, tape, scissors and backpack
  • Clothes, shoes, hangers
  • Only allowable pet: Fish. (Fish bowl may not be more than 5 gallons, fish food)

What not to Pack

What Not to Pack

Community Living at Carroll College will provide you with a safe living and learning environment. To enhance the safety of all residents living in a community, we ask you to not bring these items with you to college:

  • Toaster ovens, electric skillets, oil corn poppers and hot plates
  • Space heaters, camp stoves and fuel canisters
  • Candles, incense and incense burners
  • Paintball guns, hunting knives, firearms and ammunition
  • Lofts for beds
  • Waterbeds
  • Air conditioners
  • Pets other than fish

Information for hunters: Carroll College offers storage for hunting rifles brought to campus in a case or storage-type container. All hunting rifles must be unloaded and ammunition placed in a separate container. Hunting rifles cannot be stored in a student's room in campus housing or in a student's vehicle. Contact Jake Hanley, Assistant Director for Community Living--St Charles Hall, at 406.447.5509 to make arrangements to check-in any firearm to the college's weapon storage prior to arrival on campus.


Care Package

Other Information

Campus Security
Carroll College strives to provide a safe and secure environment for all campus residents.

Onity Card Keys
Having issues with your Onity card key? Get help here.

Please see the Student Handbook for all residence hall and Carroll College policies.

10 reasons


  1. No commuting
  2. Cool neighbors
  3. No costly power bills
  4. Shoveling & mowing = someone else's problem
  5. Your own chef
  6. Free cable TV and internet
  7. Sleep late & come to class in slippers
  8. Free concerts, dances & movies minutes from your door
  9. No parking hassles
  10. Sharing good times with all your best friends