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Welcome to Carroll College!
Carroll College would like to invite all new and transfer students--and their parents--to join us for 2013 New Student Orientation. The student orientation program will be held from Thursday, August 22 through Sunday, August 25. The parent orientation program will be held from Thursday evening, August 22, through Friday evening, August 23. Move-in day is Thursday, August 22. 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.
2013 Student Schedule » 2013 Parent Schedule » 2013 Transfer, Re-admit and Non-traditional Student Schedule »
Welcome Week Activities
- Wednesday August 28 - Club Fair and Open House from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in All Saints Hall. This is when you will sign up for clubs, sign up to be a part of the Carroll College Programming Board, and also have the chance to talk to banks and other vendors in the Helena Area.
- Friday August 30 - Community Living BBQ and Slip n Slide
- Sunday September 1 - New Students Rafting Trip
- Sept 6-8 - New Student Hiking Trip
Questions about Technology?
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
What do we support?
Phones of any type, iPads, iPods, Android devices, Nooks, Kindles, Xboxs, Playstations, Wiis... you bring it, we most likely will support it!
Helpful Tips for Orientation
- Dress comfortably. Students and parents will be dressed in casual clothes for Move-In Day and orientation. Wear comfortable shoes or sandals.
- Stay hydrated. Think about bringing a water bottle that you can refill between walks to campus buildings.
- Arrive early. Check-in for Guad Hall and St. Charles Hall begins at 10:00am on Move-In Day. Give yourself time to get unpacked before the orientation program starts at 4:00pm.
- Eat regular meals. Eat breakfast, lunch and dinner on Move-In Day to stay energized for unpacking, meeting new people and attending programs.
- Introduce yourself. Introduce yourself to everyone you meet, sit next to in a program, or visit with while sitting outside between sessions.
- Run errands. Know that you will have time to shop locally in Helena for room supplies, toiletries and groceries. Use free time to run errands.
- Ask questions. Ask any and all questions that you may have. If you need more time with a presenter, approach the speaker after a session is concluded.
- Have fun. Whether you are a new student or the parent of a new student, enjoy the start of this adventure at Carroll College!
New Students - AlcoholEdu For College - Aug 16th Deadline
New students are reminded to complete the on-line program, AlcoholEdu for College, to address alcohol use issues that may impact them, their college roommate or their college friends. Carroll College is one of over 500 colleges and universities that use AlcoholEdu for College. The course uses science-based research to educate students. Part 1 of the course is due August 16th. You must earn a grade of 75 or higher to meet the college's expectations for the course. If you need log in information, please call or email Dr. Mike Franklin, Director of Counseling Services, at 406.447.5559 or email@example.com
What To Pack
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:
- Bedding: sheets, blankets, comforters and pillow. (Campus beds are 72 inches long so extra-long sheets are suggested)
- Towels: Towels and wash cloths
- Alarm clock
- Computer network card and ethernet cables for your computer
- Dorm fridge (5.8 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
- Toiletries: Toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, soap, deodorant, razors, hair dryer, shower tote
- School supplies: Calculator, dictionary, paper, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, ruler, tape, scissors and backpack
- Clothes, shoes, hangers
- Please note: Only allowable pet: Fish. (Fish bowl, fish food)
What Not To Pack
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:
- 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
- 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 Scott Forthofer, 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.