Spring Orientation

Spring New Student Orientation

Welcome to Carroll College! We’re very excited to welcome you to campus! The New Student Orientation is designed to provide you with essential information related to academic requirements and campus resources at Carroll. In addition, orientation activities provide you the opportunity to make valuable connections with the resources available to you. New student orientation at Carroll is designed to integrate students into our energetic learning environment while fostering new friendships and connections.

Spring Orientation Schedule

Monday, January 16 - Student Arrival/Move-in Day

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Move-in begins at approximately 12:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Students living on and off campus please check in with Student Life. Students will receive information about how to connect their devices and an Orientation Schedule at that time. Students will also receive their ID cards. Those that live off campus are free for the rest of the day. Those that are moving into the Residence Halls will have the afternoon to set up their room. 

Very Important!  Please let our Student Life Staff know when you will be arriving so we can ensure someone is waiting for you!!  Please check in at Borromeo Room 131. Questions? Please contact studentlife@carroll.edu or call 406-447-5457.  Your Student Life Staff will be present to help in any way they can.

Obtain your ID card -- Borromeo Hall 131, our Student Life Staff will be there to help.

After receiving your student ID you will receive a handout covering how to connect to the Carroll Network, an Orientation Schedule, Wellness Center information, and a printed class schedule. 

Move into your rooms -- The student life staff will be available to help in all ways possible. Please start this process in Borromeo 131.

5:00 p.m.

Meal plan begins for students with meal plans--St. Thomas Aquinas Center (STAC), Upper Campus Center

5:30 p.m.

Dinner with our Peer Ministers. Meet in the Upper Campus Center at the welcome desk near the Bookstore before heading into the STAC.  Those without meal plans are welcome to attend, as Carroll will cover your meal cost at this meal.

6:30 p.m.

Evening Social - We invite you to a fun event where you get the opportunity to meet others and enjoy an evening event.


  • If you have any questions about this information, please call Patrick Harris at 406-447-4380 and he will be happy to help you.
  • Fee Payment -- This year the Business office will not be open on Sunday/ Monday.  New students will be contacted before arrival concerning any outstanding payments or fees they may have.  Financial Aid would like you to check your Self-Service Financial Aid account to ensure you completed all steps. For questions, contact Traci Schmaus at 406 447-5429

Tuesday, January 17 - Orientation

Please arrive at the Sage room in Library by 10:45 am, for a prompt 11:00 start. Carroll will provide Lunch.

11:00 a.m.

Welcome Session. Join the Dean of Students, Academic advising, Veterans services, Global education, IT, and faculty advisors.

  • Welcome and Title IX 
  • IT Support
  • OKTA Training: Getting familiar with all the apps you'll need to print documents, sign up for housing, register for classes, pay your bills, do homework, etc.
  • Meet with faculty advisors. Get acquainted and also schedule a follow-up time to review schedules and degree completion plans. 
  • Brandy Keely meets with Transfer Students, Annette Walstad meets with Readmit students, Shannon Ackeret meets with international students, and Cheri Long meets with freshmen.

3:00 p.m.

Classroom Building and Networking Tour:  Meet at the Upper Campus Center front desk to begin this tour. Our Gold Team members will lead this tour.  

Speed Networking - Get to Know the Services on Campus.  Campus staff and students will show you where to go to pay your bills, ask about your financial aid, request a change of schedule, pay your parking tickets, etc.  The tour will include all campus resource offices where you will meet the staff who can help you, and also a classroom tour so you can find your way to class tomorrow!

5:00 p.m.

Dinner served at the STAC.

7:00 p.m.

Evening Social: Transfer and Non-Traditional Students are invited to a fun opportunity to meet others and enjoy an evening event.

Wednesday, January 18

Start of Classes.

Other Items to Note

  • Parking Permits: Students taking 6 or more credits receive a parking permit as part of their tuition and fees. Find out more
  • Don’t forget to submit your immunization records to the Wellness Center (Guadalupe Hall) during the first week of class!