Marching Back Frequently Asked Questions

Updated September 24, 2020, 11:30 a.m. | Back to Marching Back site

Classes

Carroll College will begin fall term classes in-person on August 17. This modified semester eliminates the traditional Fall Break and ensures that all students will complete their courses, including finals, before Thanksgiving on November 25. The academic calendar can be found at: https://www.carroll.edu/academics/academic-calendar.

In order to provide for proper social distancing, ensure the safety of vulnerable individuals, and provide a safe and healthy environment, the college will be offering courses in different formats and modifying classrooms to make space for social distancing.

Online Course

Courses coded as “online” will be offered in an asynchronous, online format; “asynchronous” means there are no regular class meeting times, although daily work such as readings, forum posts, and other assignments should be expected. Students will move through these courses via Moodle and the faculty instructor may also offer opportunities for discussion and office hours via Zoom.

Remote Course

Courses coded as “remote” will be offered in a synchronous, online format; “synchronous” means that there are regular class meetings that the student will be expected to attend, along with completing daily work. Class meetings will be conducted remotely via Zoom, and additional material will be covered in Moodle.

Hybrid Course

Courses coded as “hybrid” will combine elements of remote and in-person instruction. Students will have regularly scheduled class meetings and will also be scheduled in a classroom; some of these meetings may be in person and some may be remote. Each “hybrid” course will look a bit different, so students will need to pay close attention to the syllabus and other directions provided by their instructors on Moodle.

In-person Instruction

Traditional in-person instructional methods, where both faculty and students are present in the classroom, include:

  • Lecture
  • Lab
  • Seminar

These courses will be held in rooms at no more than 50% capacity and all members of the class will be required to adhere to health and safety protocols as directed by the College.

Students receiving veterans benefits, international students, and other students whose course registration is subject to special regulations are required to review their class schedule with their special population advisor to ensure that no adjustments need to be made.

Carroll is offering a limited number of classes 100% online/remotely, and others in a hybrid format (remote and in person) but no major/program is fully online and some classes and labs do not lend themselves to remote delivery concurrent with face-to-face instruction. If you are interested in learning more about online/remote options this semester, please contact contact Annette Walstad, Director of the Saints Success Center at awalstad@carroll.edu or 406-410-0480, or complete the Online/Remote Learning Interest Form.

Residential Life

Staff in Student Life have developed opportunities for small group activities and excursions for our incoming students. Schedules and information on signing up for activities were shared with students via email.

Our housing is not at full capacity. Natural demand has left us with open space for quarantine and isolation, and additional space for students. Masks will not be required in rooms, and we are asking that each roommate talk about and sign a roommate agreement for how they are going to keep each other (and the community) safe as we navigate living in smaller spaces.

Dining Services

The dining hall will have the option of grab and go selections at all meals and stations. Additionally, the number of tables and chairs in the STAC is being reduced.  Students will also see a new entering and exit flow so that students entering and exiting do not cross paths. In addition, students will swipe themselves in at the entrance. 

Buildings & Facilities

Our facility services department is in charge of monitoring and of doing the actual disinfecting.  We have purchased many supplies, for instance the fogger machines used on airplanes and in large public spaces and are increasing the number of times those facilities are cleaned.  In the classroom faculty have stepped forward and are ensuring classes are disinfected between each class.

Wellness & Health Services

Carroll College has an agreement with a laboratory to provide testing of all students as they return to campus. The goal of our testing program is to quickly mitigate the spread of the virus at Carroll College and ensure an in-person and healthy opening for Carroll College. Following a test run of the program the week of August 3, we will begin communicating additional information about when and how students will be tested. Our current testing protocols include:

  • All students will be asked to take a COVID-19 test when they move-in. Some students who are in the region or are engaged on campus as student-athletes, work study students, or others may be asked to participate in the testing program as soon as the week of August 3.
  • As the State of Montana restarts the state sentinel testing program, throughout the semester a select population of asymptomatic students will be asked to test to ensure the campus is COVID-19 free.
  • Currently, NAIA guidelines require that all student-athletes will be tested 5 days before their first competition and must be COVID-19 free to participate. 
  • Students that are symptomatic at any time can contact the Carroll College Wellness Center and be tested quickly. Wellness Center staff will work with students on an individual basis in conjunction with Lewis and Clark Public Health.
  • If your community is doing free testing, please obtain a test within seven days of coming to campus.
  • Students who have had a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the first day of class can present negative test results to Director of Health Services Kerri Rigsby and not take part in the campus testing. Campus testing is encouraged but voluntary.

Students –if you are COVID-19 positive:

Lewis & Clark Public Health or the Carroll College Wellness Center will directly contact anyone who has been tested and is  confirmed positive for COVID-19. 

If you are contacted by Lewis & Clark Public Health, all students should take the following steps:

On-campus students, please follow these guidelines:

  • If the call comes from Lewis & Clark Public Health, call the Carroll College Wellness Center at 406-447-5441 during regular business hours 9 am-12 pm and 1 pm-4 pm Monday-Friday
  • Immediately call Residential Life and Housing so they can facilitate your move into isolation:

    • Regular Business Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 406-447-4532

    • After Hours : 406-459-0540

  • Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form

When notified, Student Life and the Wellness Center staff will:

  • Give you a list of items to pack for your move to the quarantine space.  

  • Assess the best way to move you to quarantine. 

  • Review best practice for self-isolation.

  • With permission, notify Sodexo staff and the Saints Success Center, in order to ensure the student receives meals and academic support.

  • Provide you with a Wellness Kit that includes tissues, hand sanitizer, disposable thermometers, anti-fever medication, and an isolation mask.

  • Provide you with a Meal Request Form to arrange meal delivery while you are in isolation. 

After filling out the COVID-19 reporting form, students should also: 

  • Notify your professors to make arrangements for participating in classes remotely for a period of time.

  • Notify your employer if you have an on-campus or off-campus job.

If symptoms worsen, notify the Wellness Center (447-5441) right away. All students will receive instruction to contact the Wellness Center staff should their symptoms worsen.  After hours students should call the St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180

Off-campus students, please follow these guidelines:

  • If the call comes from Lewis & Clark Public Health, call the Carroll College Wellness Center at 406-447-5441.

  • Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form

Please also follow these guidelines:

  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional except to get medical care.

  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.  

  • Notify the Wellness Center and Student Life staff so they may assist as follows:

    • Review best practice for self-isolation.

    • With the student’s permission, notify Sodexo staff (if you have a meal plan) and the Saints Success Center, in order to ensure the student receives meals and academic support.

    • Provide students with a Wellness Kit that includes tissues, hand sanitizer, disposable thermometers, anti-fever medication, and an isolation mask.

    • Contact the Wellness Center staff should their symptoms worsen.  After hours call the St. Peter’s Healthcare Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180

  • Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. to report that you are under quarantine orders and will not attend class/work/practice.

  • Notify your employer if you have an on-campus or off-campus job.

  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.

  • Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.

  • Isolate yourself from people and animals in your home – stay in a specific room away from other people and use a separate bathroom, if available. Limit contact with pets and other animals. If possible, have a member of your household care for them. If you must care for an animal, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them. 

Returning to normal activity:  You can return to normal activity according to the CDC Guidelines with others after:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and,

  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and,

  • Symptoms have improved

If you had no symptoms, you can return to normal activity 10 days after your positive test.  

 

Students – if you are a contact of someone with COVID-19:

Lewis & Clark Public Health will directly contact anyone who has been identified as a close contact by someone who has a confirmed positive COVID-19 case. A close contact as defined by public health is someone who has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19:

  • Closer that six feet
  • For more than 15 minutes
  • In enclosed space
  • During the 48 hour period before or after testing

If you are contacted by Lewis & Clark Public Health, all students should take the following steps:

  • Immediately call the Carroll College Wellness Center from 9 am-12 pm or 1 pm-4 pm Monday through Friday (do not go to the center before calling first).
    • Carroll College Wellness Center: 406-447-5441
    • Carroll College Wellness Center will facilitate the student obtaining a test.
  • Fill out the COVID-19 Reporting Form
  • If you are ill after hours, call St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180

On-campus students:

Immediately call Residential Life and Housing so they can facilitate your move into isolation:

  • Regular Business Hours: 8 am to 5 pm: 406-447-4532
  • After Hours : 406-459-0540

When notified, Student Life and the Wellness Center staff will:

  • Give you a list of items to pack for your move to the quarantine space.  
  • Assess the best way to move you to quarantine. 
  • Review best practice for self-isolation.
  • With permission, notify Sodexo staff and the Saints Success Center, in order to ensure the student receives meals and academic support.
  • Provide you with a Wellness Kit that includes tissues, hand sanitizer, disposable thermometers, anti-fever medication, and an isolation mask.
  • Provide you with a Meal Request Form to arrange meal delivery while you are in isolation. 

After filling out the COVID-19 reporting form, students should also: 

  •  Notify your professors to make arrangements for participating in classes remotely for a period of time.
  • Notify your employer if you have an on-campus or off-campus job.

If symptoms worsen, notify the Wellness Center right away. All students will receive instruction to contact the Wellness Center staff should their symptoms worsen.

Off-campus students, please follow these guidelines:

  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional except to get medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.  
  • Notify the Wellness Center and Student Life staff so they may assist as follows:
    • Review best practice for self-isolation.
    • With the student’s permission, notify Sodexo staff (if you have a meal plan) and the Saints Success Center, in order to ensure the student receives meals and academic support.
    • Provide students with a Wellness Kit that includes tissues, hand sanitizer, disposable thermometers, anti-fever medication, and an isolation mask.
    • Contact the Wellness Center staff should their symptoms worsen.
  • Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. to report that you are under quarantine orders and will not attend class/work/practice.
  • Notify your employer if you have an on-campus or off-campus job.
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.
  • Isolate yourself from people and animals in your home – stay in a specific room away from other people and use a separate bathroom, if available. Limit contact with pets and other animals. If possible, have a member of your household care for them. If you must care for an animal, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them.

Returning to normal activity:

  • If you had no symptoms, you can return to normal activity 10 days after you have been notified by public health that you were a close contact.
  • If you become symptomatic, please refer to “What to Do If You Are Ill

Students – if you feel ill:

If you feel ill or have been, please follow the guidance below:

  • During regular business hours call the Carroll College Wellness Center 9 am-1 pm and 1 pm-4 pm Monday through Friday (do not go to the center before calling first).
    • Carroll College Wellness Center: 406-447-5441
    • The Wellness Center Staff will ask you a series of COVID-related questions about symptoms you may be experiencing such as:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fever – 100.4° and above 
      • Chills
      • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Fatigue
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • This list does not include all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. 
  • After hours call the St. Peter’s Urgent Care hotline at: 406-457-4180
  • After assessing your symptoms the Wellness Center may order a COVID-19 test.
    • You will be contacted directly for instructions on how to receive a COVID test. 
    • Test sites currently include LabCorp and St. Peter’s Urgent Care.  

If you are tested, until test results are obtained:

  • Contact the Wellness Center at 406-447-5441 to report that you have been tested and to determine the best course of action.
  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.  
  • Notify your faculty members, supervisors, coaches, etc. to report that you are sick or suspect you may be sick and will not attend class/work/practice.
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • Isolate yourself from people and animals in your home – stay in a specific room away from other people and use a separate bathroom if available.  Limit contact with pets and other animals. If possible, have a member of your household care for them. If you must care for an animal, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them. 

After test results are obtained:

  • An interviewer from public health will contact you if you (re)test positive for COVID-19, usually by phone. 
  • If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the interviewer will help you understand what to do next and what support is available.
  • Lewis & Clark Public Health will let you know how long you should isolate yourself if you tested positive for COVID-19.  
  • If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, complete and submit the COVID-19 Reporting Form

If you are not tested or your test is negative: You can return 48 hours after the last symptom including having no fever without using a fever reducer.

Throughout the summer we worked with Lewis & Clark Public Health to develop the following guidelines for when a student tests positive for Covid-19:

  • If a student has symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain in their room or remain off campus and contact the Wellness Center. If faculty and staff have symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain off campus and contact their healthcare provider.
  • If a student is notified by Public Health that they are a known contact of a COVID-19 positive individual or are COVID-19 positive themselves, they must report that to Student Life.
  • If a student suspects they have COVID-19, our health service can order a test right away at a local healthcare provider.
  • If a student living on campus suspects they have COVID-19 or has had contact with a known COVID-19 carrier and needs to isolate themselves, we have space set aside for those students.
  • If a student is diagnosed with COVID-19, we have space set aside to isolate that student, make sure their needs are met, and quarantine any known contacts identified by the County Health Department through contact tracing. We will be working very closely with public health on this.
  • Students who are isolated or quarantined will be able to continue their coursework remotely.
  • Due to FERPA and HIPAA, we cannot release any information about a student's health and therefore will not be releasing personal information including age, gender, place of residence, or what programs they are involved in. However, we are publishing a weekly prevalence report on Fridays of COVID-19 positive cases in the Carroll community. The report can be found on the homepage of the Marching Back website.

Isolation As defined by Lewis and Clark County Public Health, “Isolation refers to separating people who are sick from those who are not sick.”  For the purposes of the Marching Back plan isolation refers to the plan to move individuals with confirmed cases of Covid-19 into separate living arrangements where they can recover and not infect others.  

Quarantine:  As defined by Lewis and Clark County Public Health, “Quarantine refers to separating people who are, or may have been, exposed to COVID-19, but are not showing signs of illness.”  For the purposes of the Marching Back plan, quarantine refers to the plan to move individuals who through contact tracing are known to have been exposed to Covid-19 and according to public health guidelines need to be separated from the community for 10-14 days from the last exposure date.

Contact:  LCPH defines close contact as exposure of 15 minutes or more within 6 feet of the person diagnosed COVID-19 positive, less than 48 hours before symptoms began.  Contacts are required to quarantine for 10-14 days. 

On Friday, August 14, Carroll College began publishing a weekly prevalence report which provides the number of any new COVID-19 cases reported to Carroll College by enrolled students, faculty and staff. Due to federal regulations, we will not be providing any information beyond the number of new cases and the total number of active cases. The report is updated on Fridays and can be found on the homepage of the  Marching Back website.  In addition, the state of Montana has begun providing a weekly statewide report of school-related cases of COVID-19 broken out by county and school. Carroll College is reflected in the report under Lewis and Clark and the number of cases reported indicates total cases since the academic year began on August 17. The report can be found here – scroll down the page to the link for “Additional information for COVID-19 in Montana schools.”

If you will not be on campus at all, you are not required to get tested. But if you are in Helena and would like to get tested, you certainly can. You should also make sure to contact the schools or healthcare settings where you will be to ensure you are in compliance with the testing protocols for that particular setting.

We are currently working on a plan where an individual who is well enough to drive could use a sanitized college vehicle to go to the testing center. That information will be posted to the website as soon as we have it - www.carroll.edu/marchingback.  If a student is too ill to drive, we will contact 911.

Students who have had a COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the first day of class can present negative test results to Director of Health Services Kerri Rigsby and not take part in the campus testing.

We are asking students to quarantine at home for 10-14 days before coming to campus. 

 

COVID-19 testing is not mandatory but very much encouraged to help us keep our community safe and healthy.

 

Athletics

Currently, only golf and cross country are slated to compete this fall with championship competition scheduled for the spring. All other fall sports including football, volleyball and men’s and women’s soccer have been moved to the spring of 2021.

Faculty/Staff

Faculty and Staff – if you are COVID-19 positive:

Lewis & Clark Public Health, your health provider or the Carroll College Wellness Center will directly contact anyone who has been tested and is confirmed positive for COVID-19. 

If you are contacted by Lewis & Clark Public Health, all employees should take the following steps:

  • Staff: Notify your supervisor 
  • Faculty: Contact your department chair or VP for Academic Affairs to begin making arrangements 
  • If you are ill, contact your healthcare provider, the Wellness Center, or if it is after hours, call St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180

Please also follow these guidelines:

  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional except to get medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.  
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.
  • Isolate yourself from people and animals in your home – stay in a specific room away from other people and use a separate bathroom, if available. Limit contact with pets and other animals. If possible, have a member of your household care for them. If you must care for an animal, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them. 

Returning to normal activity:  You can return to normal activity according to the CDC Guidelines with others after:

  • At least 10 days since symptoms first appeared and
  • At least 24 hours with no fever without fever-reducing medication and
  • Symptoms have improved

If you had no symptoms, you can return to normal activity 10 days after your positive test.  

Faculty and Staff – if you are a confirmed contact:

Lewis & Clark Public Health will directly contact anyone who has been identified as a close contact by someone who has a confirmed positive COVID-19 case. A close contact as defined by public health is someone who has been in contact with someone who has COVID-19:

  • Closer that six feet
  • For more than 15 minutes
  • In enclosed space
  • During the 48 hour period before or after testing

The public health officer can help provide information about testing or you may work with your healthcare provider. The Carroll College Wellness Center may be able to provide some general guidance as well by calling 406-447-5441.  

If you are contacted by Lewis & Clark Public Health, all faculty and staff should take the following steps:

  • Staff: Notify your supervisor 
  • Faculty: Contact your department chair or VP for Academic Affairs to begin making arrangements 
  • If you become ill, contact your healthcare provider, the Wellness Center, or if it is after hours, call St. Peter’s Urgent Care Line at: 406-457-4180

Please also follow these guidelines:

  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional except to get medical care.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.  
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • Practice frequent hand washing, wearing a mask when in spaces others use, disinfect surfaces you touch, and keep your space clean.
  • Isolate yourself from people and animals in your home – stay in a specific room away from other people and use a separate bathroom, if available. Limit contact with pets and other animals. If possible, have a member of your household care for them. If you must care for an animal, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them. 

Returning to normal activity:  

If you had no symptoms, you can return to normal activity 10 days after you have been notified by public health that you were a close contact. 

If you become symptomatic, please refer to “What to do if I feel ill” question.

Faculty and Staff – if you feel ill:

If you feel ill or have been, please follow the guidance below:

  • During regular business hours call the Carroll College Wellness Center 9 am-12 pm and 1 pm-4 pm Monday through Friday (do not go to the center before calling first) or call your local healthcare provider.
    • Carroll College Wellness Center: 406-447-5441
    • The Wellness Center Staff will ask you a series of COVID-related questions about symptoms you may be experiencing such as:
      • Cough
      • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
      • Fever – 100.4° and above 
      • Chills
      • Runny nose or new sinus congestion
      • Muscle pain
      • Headache
      • Sore throat
      • Fatigue
      • New loss of taste or smell
      • This list does not include all possible symptoms. Other less common symptoms have been reported, including gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. 
  • After hours, call the St. Peter’s Urgent Care hotline at: 406-457-4180
  • After assessing your symptoms, the Wellness Center may order a COVID-19 test.
    • You will be contacted directly for instructions on how to receive a COVID test. 
    • Test sites currently include LabCorp and St. Peter’s Urgent Care.  

If you are tested, until test results are obtained:

  • Stay home until instructed otherwise by Lewis & Clark Public Health or a healthcare professional.
  • Do not go to work, school or public areas.  
  • Notify your supervisors that you are sick or suspect you may be sick and will not attend class/work/practice.
  • Ask friends or family members to do your shopping or use a grocery delivery service.
  • Isolate yourself from people and animals in your home – stay in a specific room away from other people and use a separate bathroom if available. Limit contact with pets and other animals. If possible, have a member of your household care for them. If you must care for an animal, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with them. 

After test results are obtained:

  • An interviewer from public health will contact you if you (re)test positive for COVID-19, usually by phone. 
  • If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, the interviewer will help you understand what to do next and what support is available.
  • Lewis & Clark Public Health will let you know how long you should isolate yourself if you tested positive for COVID-19.  
  • If you have a confirmed case of COVID-19, complete and submit the COVID-19 Reporting Form

If you are not tested: You can return to campus 48 hours after experiencing your last symptom, including having no fever without fever reducer.

While, in consultation with the Office of Human Resources, a supervisor may request a physician note for an employee’s absence, Carroll’s policy is to treat any medical information as a confidential medical record. Any disclosure of medical information will be shared on a limited basis with only those who have a business necessity to know which may include HR staff, supervisors, and department leadership.

Carroll College staff who wish to work from home will need a computer and a good internet connection. For those with college-issued laptops, you are able to use those. If you do not have a college laptop, IT has a limited number of laptops and chromebooks available for checkout or you can possibly use your home computer. Please work with your supervisor as a first step to determine your technology needs to work from home.

Click here for instructions and information on accessing Carroll College technology at home.

To access your Carroll College telephone system voicemail messages from an outside line, dial your Carroll College phone number. When you hear the beginning of your voicemail recorded greeting, press the # key three times. You will be prompted for your extension and then your password after which you will be able to retrieve your voicemail.

It is the HOST of a Zoom meeting who has the ability to add extra security to the meetings they host. 

Securing Zoom (for meeting hosts)

  • Carroll College has an enterprise agreement with Zoom and has configured SSO (Single Sign On) to Zoom through our Okta Portal.  Always use this enterprise version of Zoom, signing on through Okta, to create internal work meetings versus using the free version of Zoom. 
  • Do NOT post the link to your meeting in any public forum.  For outside guests, send them a private email or message with the meeting link. For internal (Carroll College) guests, use the Calendar to send an invite to the guest's Carroll email address. Carroll College users also authenticate using Okta before entering the meeting using the invite. 
  • Hosts can also require a password to join the meeting, but this is probably unnecessary for other Carroll College participants since they are logging in to get to the meeting anyway. If you add a password, you will need to find a secure way to share that password with your guests ahead of the meeting.
  • Consider sending participants to the Waiting Room. Only the host can allow participants in the Waiting Room into the live meeting. See Waiting Room for more information. 
  • Consider disabling Join before hosts to ensure participants are not able to join the meeting before the host arrives. See Scheduling meetings for more information.
  • To ensure only hosts can share their screen, use Settings and uncheck Participants under Who can Share? See Managing participants in a meeting for more information. This is on by default. 
  • If you are concerned about participants sharing files, disable File Transfer in Settings, which will ensure participants are not allowed to share files in the in-meeting chat during the meeting. See In-Meeting File Transfer for more information.
  • Finally, check periodically to make sure you are using the most up-to-date version of the desktop and mobile Zoom apps on your devices.

For any additional questions, please contact Director of Technology Loretta Andrews at landrews@carroll.edu.

Events

With the extension of restrictions on gatherings by order of the State of Montana and ongoing concern for the community due to COVID-19, many of Carroll’s regular in-person, on campus events for the fall are being rescheduled or re-envisioned.

Homecoming:

Naturally planning for a gathering as large as Homecoming is also an impossibility this year so the alumni office is designing a virtual event in its place – Carroll’s Virtual Spirit Weekend, taking place October 16-18, 2020. Stay tuned for further details. We look forward to a time in the future when we can all join together once again on Carroll’s campus. 

Parents’ Weekend

Parents’ & Family Weekend, which is usually held in the fall in conjunction with Homecoming, is being moved to the spring. We will share more details, including dates, in future communications.

Founders Gala 

The 2020 Founders Gala, to be held November 6, is moving to a new virtual format. The Founders Gala provides important scholarships and financial support for students which is even more critical at this time of increased costs for students and the college due to COVID-19. Invitations to the new virtual event will be sent in September.  Details on the 2020 Founders Gala can be found at www.carroll.edu/event/founders-gala.

For information on Carroll College events, visit our online calendar of events at carroll.edu/calendar.

Prospective Students

Yes, campus tours are available at this time. Masks are required in all campus buildings and for tours. We are also asking people do self-health checks before they come to campus and limiting the size of tour groups. Enhanced cleaning protocols are also in place.  Please contact visit@carroll.edu to schedule your visit.

By emailing admission@carroll.edu or by connecting with your personal admission counselor, you can get any questions answered, as well as get phone or virtual meetings set up with financial aid, faculty members, or others who can answer your questions.

In addition, there are virtual tours available online at: https://www.carroll.edu/visit-campus/virtual-visits.

General Questions

Carroll College is making every effort to provide an on-campus experience for students in the fall of 2020.  We have not made any final decisions regarding refunds if we are forced by Lewis and Clark  Public Health to move back to remote learning.  There are too many variables including questions like how long we will be remote, or even what federal or state financial assistance might be available to the college or students.  Additionally, given that 99% of Carroll College students receive some kind of scholarship aid, a factor in calculating refunds may be the level of institutional financial aid each student receives. If a student fully withdraws from the college, we will follow the current refund policy found in the catalog

Carroll College is in regular communication with Lewis and Clark Public Health and ultimately any decision to return to remote learning would be done in conjunction with Lewis and Clark Public Health and following any orders from the Governor or other officials. There is not a specific threshold of cases as it would depend on severity, source of outbreak, local hospital capacity and other factors. Students would likely be able to remain on campus if we shifted to 100% remote instruction, but again this decision would be made with public health. We are prepared to deliver services, such as dining, if ordered to return to remote instruction.

We will not be monitoring students interactions in the community, but will be asking all students to implement safe and healthy practices both on and off campus.