Events & Campus Visitors

Conferencing & Campus Events

In an abundance of caution and concern for the health and safety of our College community and the public, all in-person campus events, regardless of size, are cancelled or postponed through Phase 1.  This includes internal College events, co-sponsored events and external events.   The following protocols will be adhered to for Conferencing and Campus Events:

  • Summer housing will be allowed on a limited, individual basis over the summer.
    • Phase 1 - Out-of-state visitors will be required to self-quarantine for 14 days.  Preferably this self-quarantine will happen off campus.  If this is not an option, we have identified a few quarantine rooms in Trinity Hall.
    • Phase 2 and 3 - Self-quarantine will not be required, but may be encouraged.
  • In person events can occur as follows:
    • Phase 1 - No in-person events will be allowed on campus. 
    • Phase 2 - In-person events will be allowed with group sizes not to exceed 50 people.  Social distancing protocols will be followed by spacing tables and chairs to allow for more area between guests.  Seating capacity of rooms will be reduced in size.  No overnight events will be allowed during this phase.
    • Phase 3 - Back to normal operations unless otherwise mandated by the State, while continuing to be cautious with large groups and practice health and safety protocols with enhanced cleaning, handwashing and social distancing when possible.
  • Summer Sports Camps have transitioned to day camps with limited group sizes.
  • Face coverings will be worn for Sodexo staff checking people in through Phase 2.
  • Communal kitchens can be used with one’s own supplies, and must be cleaned after use.
  • Dining and catering will be allowed as follows:
    • Phase 1 - Grab & go meals will be provided.
    • Phase 2 - Served dining through the cafeteria line will be available served by Sodexo employees wearing face coverings and gloves.  Tables and chairs will be spaced appropriately to allow for more area between guests.  Seating capacity of the dining room will be reduced in size.
    • Phase 3 - Back to normal operations unless otherwise mandated by the State, while continuing to be cautious with large groups and practice health and safety protocols with enhanced cleaning, handwashing and social distancing when possible.
  • Will properly clean all areas used to ensure proper sanitization.
  • Will notify conferencing guests of face covering requirement and that they are responsible for bringing their own face covering as well as ensure the policy is being followed.  Conferencing will not be providing face coverings.
  • Staff will follow social distancing measures when setting a room for a meeting or event.
  • Will utilize larger meeting spaces for events to ensure social distancing standards are met.
  • Will place signage through the venue discouraging hand shaking, encouraging washing of hands and following social distancing guidelines. 
  • For larger groups, we will stagger people coming into the room by groups of 10 and ask others to line up 6’ apart while waiting to enter room.
  • Will provide a sign-in sheet for each event to track attendance, to assist in contract tracing if it is deemed necessary.
  • Face coverings and gloves will be used by Sodexo staff when handing food and beverage.
  • Will have linens laundered after every meeting or event and use face coverings and gloves when collecting linens.

Campus Tours

To help us keep our community safe, we are asking our visitors to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Phase 1 - Tour Guidelines for Visitors
    • Travel restrictions dictate that we will be unable to host out-of-state guests on campus through Phase 1. 
    • Visits must be scheduled at least two business days in advance via or 406-447-4384.  Tours will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  No drop-in visits will be accepted.
    • Tour groups will be limited to members of the same household (not to exceed 6 people). One tour-guide will be assigned per group.
    • Tours will depart from the main lobby of O’Connell Hall at 10am and 1pm.
    • Tour groups must maintain a 6’ distance between themselves and the Carroll tour guide.
    • Visitors will be asked to wear face coverings through Phase 2.
    • Carroll College will attempt to facilitate meetings with faculty or offices like Financial Aid if requested, but those meetings may happen remotely.
    • Prior to coming to campus, we are asking that all visitors:
      • Affirm that they have not had exposure to positive COVID-19 symptoms within the past 14 days, or have current signs of cough, sore-throat, illness or fever.
      • Complete a temperature check 24 hours prior to visiting for all visitors.  If anyone in the group has an elevated temperature please call to reschedule.
      • Please use a hand sanitizer (that contains at least 60% alcohol) upon arrival.
      • One member of the admission team will greet guests in the main lobby area of O’Connell Hall and dismiss tours.
      • Greetings will be verbal in nature, and will not include a handshake, hug or physical exchange of any kind.
  • Phase 2 - Tour Guidelines for Visitors
    For states where travel is allowed, Carroll College will begin offering tours to families from out-of-state using the same guidelines above.  Carroll College will not allow or encourage visitors from any states where travel is not advised.
  • Phase 3 - Tour Guidelines for Visitors
    Carroll College will offer tours with appropriate guidelines which will include the use of face coverings for visitors and self-health checks.  In Phase 3 campus visit programs will be reinstated following the guidelines established for the rest of the campus.  When possible, the size of groups will be limited. Overnight stays for visitors are suspended through fall 2020.


With a mind for the safety of all, public Masses during the coronavirus pandemic will adhere to the following guidelines from the Diocese of Helena through Phases 2 and 3:

  • Please sit only in the designated pews.
  • Maintain a 6’ distance in the pews unless you are with members of your immediate family.
  • Please do not hold hands during the Our Father.
  • There will be no sign of peace.
  • When approaching to receive Eucharist, maintain a distance of 2 pews (6 feet) behind the person in front of you.
  • The faithful are strongly encouraged to receive communion in the hand rather than on the tongue.
  • The Precious Blood will not be offered to the faithful.