Campus and Student Life

Pioneers are always on the lookout for their next big adventure. At Carroll, it’s right around every corner. No matter what your interest, there’s a way to get involved, make friends, pursue your current passion or discover something new. You’ll find you’ve joined a warm, welcoming and supportive community.


Our 50 acre campus is nestled in a safe Waukesha neighborhood.

Discover your new home


Our 50 acre main campus is nestled in a safe Waukesha, Wis. neighborhood.

Discover your new home


Our 50 acre main campus is nestled in a safe Waukesha, Wis. neighborhood.

Discover your new home

Your Home Away from Home

It starts day one, when our campus comes together to lend a helping hand to first-year students and their families at Move-In Day. Learn more about our flexible housing options, top-rated dining facilities, and some of the programming and offices that support our student community throughout the entire Carroll experience below.

Flexible meal plans and menus are offered for all of our seven on-campus dining locations.


Our dedicated Orientation Mentors create programming and resources that make your transition to college life as smooth (and fun!) as possible.


Through intercultural programming, diversity initiatives, mentoring opportunities and more, our Office of Cultural Diversity works to challenge preconceived notions and enrich the Carroll community.

Military and Veterans

We offer support and assistance for current and former service members and their families as they pursue their academic, career and personal goals at Carroll.

There's Always Something to Do

We know how important it is that you feel comfortable in your new home, and that you find ways to engage, build independence and navigate this next big step. It’s an exciting time and we’re here to help you explore the possibilities!

50+ Student-Led Organizations

Meet fellow Pioneers who share your interests and develop your leadership skills in organizations related to academic programs, service/advocacy, diversity, government, recreation and more.

Explore Student Orgs

Community Service and Volunteering

We live out Carroll’s mission of service through volunteering, mentorship programs, civic engagement and more. 

Spiritual Life

Weekly programs, retreats and partnerships with local faith communities give students many options for reflection and worship. 


Get in the game with our 22 NCAA Division III athletics teams or cheer for the Pioneers at competitions throughout the year.

Pioneer Shop and Bookstore

Show your Pioneer spirit with the latest Carroll University apparel and accessories, and find purchase and rental information.

Welcome to Waukesha

Our campus is just blocks from charming downtown Waukesha’s riverfront shops and restaurants, putting you in walking distance of everything you want to do.

Meet Your New Hometown

Getting Around transportation options make it easy

Campus Life on Social Media

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See Carroll For Yourself