Pio Plan | Fall 2021

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update | Last updated June 30, 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic caused our Carroll community to make many changes during the 2020-21 year. We are proud of our Pioneers for persevering through unprecedented times and are excited to continue to offer a safe, healthy, and supportive learning environment for our students.

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

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Testing Requirements

Required Campus Entry Testing 

Prior to entering campus, Carroll will require COVID-19 testing for all students living on campus or attending in-person classes. Carroll will offer free, on-campus testing for students as they enter campus.
Fully vaccinated students will not be required to test before entering campus. To notify Carroll of your vaccination and to be exempt from testing, please submit your vaccine information.

Required Weekly COVID-19 Testing

Carroll will require non-vaccinated students to test weekly for COVID-19 during the fall semester semester. Carroll will provide students with free, on-campus testing. Students who are symptomatic or who are a close contact of someone who tested positive will also have access to free COVID-19 testing in the Student Health Center. Please check your email for updates regarding regular mandatory testing throughout the fall 2021 semester. Students who are fully vaccinated will not be required to participate in mandatory testing.

Testing Exemptions

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Vaccine Information

Carroll University is periodically allotted limited doses of the vaccine. Students should email the Student Health Center (HealthCenter@carrollu.edu) if they are interested in receiving the COVID-19 vaccine on campus. Students can also receive the vaccine at available community sites.

View the following websites for more information about community vaccine sites:

Make sure to share your vaccine information with Carroll University after you are vaccinated!
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Academic Calendar

Carroll will provide in-person instruction to students. Fall accommodation requests for virtual learning will be considered with appropriate medical documentation and will depend upon the essential nature of the class and if the class will be taught remotely. This will be considered on a case by case basis. Students can request accommodations to complete classes virtually by emailing mbledsoe@carrollu.edu.

Listed below are the academic calendars for both our undergraduate and graduate programs.

Undergraduate Programs

View the Academic Calendar for All 2020-2021 Dates

Health & Safety Protocols & Policies

Face Masks / Coverings

Effective June 14, fully vaccinated students — individuals two weeks past their second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, or two weeks past their single-dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine — no longer need to wear a face covering/mask  in any setting on campus, indoors or outdoors, except in the university’s healthcare settings, in university owned or leased transportation and at university sponsored large events which are designated “mask required.” Signs on the entrances of campus buildings will be updated to reflect this change. Students in some areas may still need to continue to wear face coverings in some situations.

For the time being, students who are not yet fully vaccinated are expected to continue to wear a face covering/mask and maintain physical distancing until additional guidance for unvaccinated individuals is released. It is likely that some vaccinated members of our campus community will choose to continue to wear face covering/masks, and the university supports their choice to do so. We trust that students will honor the Ethos by respecting those who are in face coverings/masks.

Symptom Monitoring

Students experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must refrain from coming to campus until receiving a negative test at a health care facility or community testing site. 

Failure to Comply with University Policies

Failure to comply with university directives, protocols, or procedures intended to limit the spread of or exposure to viruses, illnesses and other contagions: Violating or disregarding directives, protocols, or procedures enacted by the university to protect the health and safety of the university community.

  • In the event of a positive or suspected COVID-19 diagnosis, or close contact identification, students are required to cooperate fully with the University’s notification, contact tracing, quarantine and isolation protocols.

  • Students will be required to complete regular mandatory testing as instructed by university officials.

  • 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.

  • Students may not be present in any campus facility outside of quarantine or isolation while they are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 (or other respiratory illnesses), such as cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, muscle pain or body aches, headache or chills until they have received clearance by a university official.  

  • 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 or the terms of quarantine/isolation may be subject to disciplinary action including housing probation or termination including loss of deposit, university probation or suspension.

Failure to Schedule and Participate in Mandatory Testing

  • First offense: Warning and required follow up COVID-19 Test.
  • Second Offense: $25 fine and required follow up COVID-19 Test
  • Third Offense: $50 fine and follow up meeting with the Office of Student Conduct, parent/guardian will be contacted, and student may be removed from Campus Housing until negative COVID-19 Test submitted.
  • Fourth Offense: $100 fine and removal from in-person class until COVID-19 test is submitted 

​Download PDF of the Sanctioning Process

Health & Safety Measures

Cleaning and Disinfecting

Carroll has 150 hand sanitizing stations across campus along with sanitary wipe stations in all classroom and resident hall buildings. Our cleaning procedures use EPA and CDC-approved protocols and supplies for COVID-19 sanitation. Additionally, facilities staff has had increased education of proper sanitation techniques and safety precautions. The university has also updated heating and ventilation systems to improve air quality.

Shuttle Service

Public Safety passengers are required to wear face-covering when using the shuttle. The shuttle will only allow for 3 students. The shuttle will be cleaned and sanitized on a daily basis. 

Dining Services

We are following all federal, state, and local guidelines and recommendations, including daily wellness checks and PPE for all associates, ongoing cleaning and sanitizing, and daily disinfecting in all areas. All food will be pre-packaged or served by associates. Seating in all dining areas will be reduced to maintain physical distancing. 

Testing Services

All non-vaccinated students will be required to test for COVID-19 weekly during the fall semester. Students with any COVID-19 symptoms will be asked by the University to get tested. When ill, students should stay home except to get medical care. Students should not go to class, work, athletics, dining facilities, or participate in any other activities if they have symptoms or have tested positive. Avoid using public transportation or ride-sharing. 

Students can call the Health Center at 262.524.7233 to make an appointment for evaluation and testing. Students may also go to their health provider or other local clinics to get tested and should report positive results as outlined below.

Students who have tested positive for COVID-19 must email covid19report@carrollu.edu to report their positive test.

Instructional Information

Instructional Delivery Methods and Accomodations

Carroll will provide in-person instruction to students. Fall accommodation requests for virtual learning will be considered with appropriate medical documentation and will depend upon the essential nature of the class and if the class will be taught remotely. This will be considered on a case by case basis. Students can request accommodations to complete classes virtually by emailing mbledsoe@carrollu.edu.


Each classroom on campus has been evaluated for size and space in order to determine appropriate capacities. Carroll University will work with Waukesha County Public Health to determine a safe distance between students in each classroom for the fall semester.  

Laptop Availability

If you need access to a laptop or additional digital resources or technology, please contact the OIT Media Center at WYC@carrollu.edu, or call 262.951.3268

Contact Tracing Process

Contact Tracing

If anyone in the Carroll community is identified as having been exposed to COVID-19 through contact tracing, they will be referred for testing by the Waukesha County Department of Public Health or their health provider.

COVID-19 Symptoms 

People with COVID-19 may have a wide range of symptoms – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Students with any of these symptoms may have COVID-19 and should be tested to prevent the spread on campus:


Isolation is required if a student tests positive for COVID-19 or has symptoms and is awaiting test results. Students who are living in Carroll housing should plan to go home to isolate when it is safe to do so. A student can be released from isolation when criteria outlined by the CDC are met.


Quarantine is required if a student is a close contact of a person that has been tested positive for COVID-19. Student’s living in Carroll housing should plan to go home to quarantine when it is safe to do so. A student will be released from quarantine when the criteria outlined by the CDC are met. A student will be released from quarantine when the criteria outlined by the CDC and Waukesha County Public Health Department are met. The CDC and Waukesha County Public Health Department currently follow the guidelines below, which can also be found on the CDC and Waukesha County Public Health Department websites:
The CDC currently recommends a quarantine period of 14 days. However, based on local circumstances and resources, the following options to shorten quarantine are acceptable alternatives: Students who are fully vaccinated and who come into close contact with someone who tests positive for COVID-19 are not required to quarantine, based on CDC guidelines. 

Carroll University will utilize the current CDC and Waukesha County Public Health quarantine guidelines. Students must meet all requirements set by Carroll University, including appropriate symptom monitoring and submission of proof and appropriate testing, to be cleared for a shortened quarantine period. Carroll University officials will decide, confirm, and approve all quarantine timelines of students. Failure to meet Carroll University’s requirements can result in a student not having a shortened quarantine timeline.

Quarantine and Isolation Living Arrangements

*Close Contact

An individual will be considered to have had close contact if meeting any of the following criteria:

View The Fall Planning Town Hall

President Gnadinger discussed Fall 2021 plans during the June town Hall.
Click here to read questions and answers from the fall planning Town Hall
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