Carroll University COVID-19 Mandatory Policies

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

These policies are an extension of our Code of Conduct, which highlights, “The Student Code of Conduct is applied to both on and off campus settings as well as online and digital spaces (including social media and blogging platforms).

These policies are effective June 1, 2020 and will be in place until otherwise communicated. We will continue to monitor and update based on U.S. Centers for Disease Control Guidelines, the Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services and industry-specific guidance from organizations such as the American College Health Association.

Individuals observed to not be in compliance with the identified guidelines may be subject to disciplinary action.

Use these links to quickly navigate to the topics addressed on this page.

Health and Safety

We expect that members of the Carroll University community — students, faculty and staff — act in consideration of the overall safety and wellbeing of all. All students are prohibited, as articulated in the Student Handbook, from creating a health and safety hazard that would put the Carroll community at risk. Those that demonstrate a hazard on campus grounds may be asked to leave campus grounds or campus housing. Students are required to comply with health and safety laws, orders, ordinances, regulations and health and safety guidance adopted by Carroll University.

Report COVID-19 High Risk Behavior

Any member of the Carroll community (faculty, staff or students) may anonymously report concerns regarding behavior that is in direct conflict with our COVID-19 mandatory policies. Report a Policy Violation​

Face Coverings/Masks

Face coverings/masks must be worn on all campus grounds and in campus owned and/or operated buildings and houses when in the presence of others and in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain. Face coverings/Masks are still encouraged when practicing physical distancing.

Face coverings/masks must be worn in Residence Hall, Apartment and Suite common areas including lobbies, lounges, kitchen, hallways, elevators and common area bathrooms, with the exception of shower use, brushing teeth or utilizing restroom stall.

Face coverings/masks are not required to be worn while dining.

See details regarding mask use and care below.

Type and Intended Use of Face Coverings/Masks

Cloth Face Covering
Disposable Mask
*Face Shields
Medical-Grade Surgical Mask
N95 Respirator

Physical Distancing

Also known as “social distancing”, Physical distancing is defined as a 6 foot distance between parties in the same physical location.

Gathering Limitations

In compliance with the guidelines for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, informal gatherings may not exceed 10 individuals. When gatherings are taking place, participants must observe physical distancing guidelines (6 feet). Special observations will be developed and communicated for academic purposes.

Planned and approved events and meetings must observe capacity limits as communicated by the Department of Reservation and Events Services.

Guests / Visitors

Contracted residents are permitted one guest from another residential building. Face covering and physical distancing guidelines must be observed.

Only Carroll University residential students are permitted as guests within residential buildings.

No overnight guest passes will be granted.

Quarantine / Isolated Housing

Carroll University may request or require a student to leave campus housing when that resident’s continued presence in the housing community poses a health or safety risk for community members. This may be determined due to identified symptoms or exposure to an individual with confirmed COVID-19 diagnosis. Residential students are required to comply with requests from Residence Life and Housing to leave their assigned space due to COVID-19.

Not all residential rooms or halls are appropriate for self-quarantine or self-isolation due to shared restrooms or inadequate facilities. Therefore, in situations where a student is required or recommended to self-quarantine or self-isolate, students may not be permitted to continue residing in their original contracted residential space and will be provided alternative housing arrangements as needed and/or available. Removal from campus housing to isolate or quarantine does not constitute a termination of a residential student’s housing contract.

Any individual who violates an order to quarantine/isolate may be subject to disciplinary action including housing probation or termination including loss of deposit.

Athletics and In-Person Courses

The University may modify and communicate specific guidelines for Athletics practice and competition for registered student athletes.

The University may also modify and communicate guidelines for specifically identified courses.

Both Athletics and in-person courses will make modifications in consultation with the CDC, Wisconsin Department of Health and Human Services, the National Collegiate Athletic Association, American College Health Association and other relevant governing bodies and associations.

Reporting a Positive Test Result

Students will be required to submit a report to or text 262.218.2379 within the same business day for any of the following:

Direct Exposure is defined as:


Questions regarding Housing guidelines and/or restrictions should be directed to

Questions regarding guidelines and policy should be directed to

Questions regarding any other COVID-19 impact areas should contact or view additional information on our COVID-19 webpages.

To inquire about accommodations, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services at or by phone at 262.524.7335.

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