Pio Plan | Summer 2021

The COVID-19 Pandemic required the 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, faculty and staff. 

During summer 2021, Carroll University will implement the following COVID-19 protocols:

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

Testing Requirement

Students are required to test biweekly throughout the summer. 

Students will be exempt from testing if they meet the following requirements:

Students are required to test each of the following weeks: 

You may test on-campus or off-campus during the above weeks to meet the testing requirement. Students who fail to meet the testing requirement will face sanctions. 

Testing Off-Campus

Testing on Campus

Carroll will provide free, on-campus testing. You do not need to submit your test results to Carroll when you test on campus.

Testing Days and Times

Mondays: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  Tuesdays: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM 

Testing Location

Testing Sign Up

Sign up to test May 31 - June 1
Sign up to test June 14 -15
Sign up to test June 28 - 29 
Sign up to test July 12 - 13 
Sign up to test July 26 - 27

Before Arriving at the Testing Site

To reschedule: Follow the instructions in your confirmation email to reschedule your appointment time.

Type of Test and Test Results

Academic Calendar

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Undergraduate Programs  
Graduate Programs

COVID-19 Policies and Sanctions

Students must abide by all COVID-19 policies. Students who fail to follow COVID-19 policies will face sanctions.
COVID-19 Mandatory Policies
COVID-19 Sanctioning Process 

Health and Safety Measures While on Campus

Face Masks / Coverings

Face coverings/ masks but be worn in campus-owned and/ or operated buildings, houses, and in public outdoor settings where other physical distancing measures are difficult to maintain.

Students are encouraged to plan and bring a set of masks with them for use. 

Daily Health Checks

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. 

Physical Distancing

The Carroll community will maintain a minimum of 6 feet separation when in contact with others for longer than 10 minutes, regardless of face mask/covering. This includes both indoor and outside spaces. 

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

During the academic year, 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 262.524.7223 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

Some courses have switched to larger classrooms and cameras are in each classroom to record classes. During the summer, some classes will still be offered in-person while others may be offered fully online. Your faculty will be in touch with you prior to the beginning of your summer courses.  Physically Distant Classrooms

Each classroom on campus has been evaluated for size and space in order to determine appropriate capacities. Numerous courses were moved to larger spaces to accommodate in-person learning. These modifications ensure that students remain at a physical distance during classes, thus helping to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19.  Virtual Office Hours

As you navigate your courses this summer, it will be important to work with your faculty members. Faculty office hours may be held virtually during the summer, allowing you to be in your residence hall, or anywhere , and connect with them.

Student Accommodations

Should you not feel comfortable returning to campus for classes in the summer, and want to complete your coursework virtually, please submit a request to Marty Bledsoe, Director of the Walter Young Center, at mbledsoe@carrollu.edu

Laptop Availability

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

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: 

Contract Tracing Process

Contact Tracing will continue throughout the summer.

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


Isolation is required if a student test 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 themselves 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 in close contact with 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 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:

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:

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