Fall Orientation

New Student Orientation

August 21-23, 2022

We’re very excited to welcome you to campus this fall! 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 current faculty, staff, and students.

Freshman Orientation shapes new students’ experiences by encouraging new friendships, discovering Helena, and absorbing a key part of the Carroll experience—helping others.

Move-In Information

  • Move-in day will be Sunday, August 21. Students and parents will receive a schedule of events when you arrive. We will also post this schedule online on the Fall Orientation Web Page.
  • Arrival day will include time to move in, COVID testing, student and parent sessions, and floor meetings.
  • On August 22 and 23, students can choose among many fun events to attend all day long. Students will receive a menu of events to sign up for when they arrive.

Orientation is for families

Carroll College would like to invite all new students--and their families--to join us for New Student Orientation. Move-in day is August 21. The student orientation program will be held from August 21-23. The parent orientation program will be held from Sunday at 1:00 p.m., August 21, through Monday at 10:00 a.m., August 22. For more information on New Student Orientation, contact Patrick Harris, Director of Student Activities and Leadership, at 406.447.4380 or by email at pharris@carroll.edu

Helpful Tips for Move-in Day

  • Dress comfortably. Students and parents will be dressed in casual clothes for Move-In Day. Wear comfortable shoes or sandals.
  • Stay hydrated. Think about bringing a water bottle that you can refill between walks to campus buildings.
  • Eat regular meals. Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner on Move-In Day to stay energized for unpacking, meeting new people, and attending programs.
  • Get your COVID testing done. Get your quick and easy COVID test done (results within 24 hours) outside Borro Hall next to the fountain from 9-1 on Sunday or 8-3 on Monday and receive a free acai berry bowl from Aasved Acai (on Sunday) or Mountain Berry Bowls (on Monday).
  • 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!

Opening Week Activities

There are a number of welcome events offered which allow students to meet new friends and become familiar with Carroll and the Helena Community. Here are just a few:

  • Wed, Aug 24 Muffins and coffee with the president
  • Fri, Aug 26 Welcome BBQ and Slip N Slide
  • Sat, Aug 27 Farmers Market Walk and or Hike Mount Helena
  • Sun, Aug 28 Freshman Rafting Trip
  • Tue, Aug 30 6:30-7:30 p.m. An Introduction to Carroll College Mission
  • Wed, Aug 31 Carroll College Club Fair – Join a Club!
  • TBD 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mandatory All-Freshman Wellness Talk