Spring Orientation

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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

Sunday, January 14 - Student Arrival/Move-in Day

For students living on campus or who have a meal plan - meal plans begin at 5:00 PM on Sunday January 14.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Move-in time spans from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Please pick up your welcome packet at your assigned resident hall front desk. Students living off campus can pick up their welcome packet on Tuesday morning at the start of orientation. 

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 102. 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 -- Your ID card will be in your packet. If you find a temporary card in your packet please go to Borromeo Hall 102, our Student Life staff will be there to help.

Move into your rooms -- The student life staff will be available to help in all ways possible.


  • 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 - The Business office will not be open on Sunday or 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 16 - Orientation

For students who could not check in on Sunday January 14, please go to the Saints Success Center (Borromeo Hall, Room 102) from 9:00-10:45 a.m. to check in and receive your student ID.

Please arrive at the Lower Campus Center, Avila Room by 10:45 am, for a prompt 11:00 start. Carroll will provide lunch.

11:00 a.m.

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


Lunch provided at the STAC.

12:30 p.m.

IT Support. Please be sure to bring your laptop! Get familiar with all the apps you'll need to print documents, sign up for housing, register for classes, pay your bills, do homework, etc.

12:50 p.m.

OKTA training. Learn how to navigate and use the OKTA system and its applications. Learn how to navigate and use the OKTA system and its applications.

1:30 p.m.

Meet with academic advisors. Get acquainted and also schedule a follow-up time to review schedules and degree completion plans. Annette Walstad meets with Transfer and Readmit students, Shannon Ackeret meets with international students, Annette Farley meets with Veterans, and Cheri Long meets with freshmen.

2:30 p.m.

Library and Moodle presentation.

3:00 p.m.

Campus and Classroom Tours.  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!

Wednesday, January 17

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!