The freshman experience at Carroll is designed to integrate students into our energetic learning environment while fostering new friendships and connections. In the Alpha Seminars, students learn critical reading, writing and thinking skills in a small seminar-style class. The year begins with a relevant piece of literature read by the entire freshman class which sets the stage for meaningful discussion throughout the semester. Alpha Seminars are led by professors from across the academic spectrum. They serve as advisors to students by providing close faculty/student interaction and academic counseling throughout the year.
Freshman Orientation shapes new students’ experiences with everything from scavenger hunts to charity activities that, in addition to encouraging new friendships, facilitate students discovering Helena and absorbing a key part of the Carroll experience—helping others.
Carroll College would like to invite all new and transfer students--and their parents--to join us for 2014 New Student Orientation. The student orientation program will be held from Thursday, August 21 through Sunday, August 24. The parent orientation program will be held from Thursday evening, August 21, through Friday evening, August 22. Move-in day is Thursday, August 21. For more information on New Student Orientation, contact Patrick Harris, Director of Student Activities and Leadership, at 406.447.4380 or on email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are wondering what kind of computer to bring, how to get on the internet, or what kind of technology services are offered, check out the Campus Computing and Information Technology (CCIT) website to get answers to these questions and more!
System: Windows Vista or newer or Mac OS 10.6 or newer
Hardware: Any computer purchased within the last few years with wireless connectivity will be sufficient
Phones of any type, iPads, iPods, Android devices, Nooks, Kindles, Xboxs, Playstations, Wiis... you bring it, we most likely will support it!
The book selected by our Alpha Seminar faculty for all incoming freshmen to read this summer is Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion by Fr. Greg Boyle. The book should be read before moving to campus in August and will be a featured text in all sections of our freshmen seminar program, Alpha Seminar. Find out more
Campus housing 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:
Campus housing at Carroll College will provide you with a safe living and learning environment. To enhance the safety of all residents living in community, we ask you to not bring these items with you to college:
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.×
Come join us for Freshman Retreat on Sept 12-14, where we take nearly half the 1st year students to beautiful Legendary Lodge on Salmon Lake. Register online now
Mark your calendars! Parents Weekend will be held November 7-8, 2014. Find out more