Coronavirus (COVID-19) at a Glance: Carroll University Impact

Carroll University is closely monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. University administration, along with members of the University Emergency Preparedness and Response Team, are in regular consultation in regard to Carroll’s comprehensive response plan and its implementation during this rapidly evolving situation. Please see updates below on how COVID-19 is impacting the Carroll community. Due to the rapidly changing scope of this pandemic and its impact, we urge you to frequently check your campus email for updates.

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Important Spring Semester Dates:

We will not extend the spring semester to make up for the extra week of spring break.
All classes moving online March 23 through the end of the semester.
Library, Learning Commons and IT Help Desk staff are here to help.
Those in activities like clinicals and student teaching should contact their program director.
Student workers should contact their supervisors.

Online Learning Assistance

We realize there may be challenges associated with the transition to online learning. Please take advantage of the Learning Commons and these IT resources:

Satisfactory / Unsatisfactory Grading Policy

All students have the option* of taking courses on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory (S/U) basis during the Spring 2020 semester.  In addition, for those seniors graduating in May 2020, the convocation point requirement is waived.  All other current students will receive one convocation point as credit so they will be able to complete the graduation requirement of eight  convocation points.

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Carroll University Residence Hall Early Move-Out SUSPENDED

The Spring 2020 Move-Out process and efforts to vacate residence halls have temporarily been halted due to the Safer at Home order as issued by the Wisconsin Governor’s Office. This order is effective beginning March 25 at 8 a.m. and remaining in effect until April 24 at 8 a.m., or until a superseding order is issued by the Governor’s Office.

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Refund Information

In light of these unprecedented circumstances and our students’ inability to return to campus for the remainder of the spring semester, we will be providing housing and meal plan refunds.

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Study Abroad and Cross-Cultural Experiences (CCE)

All spring and summer study abroad, as well as all spring and summer international and domestic Cross-Cultural Experiences (CCE) are canceled.

All students who are enrolled in a Spring 2020 CCE course (CCS300 or a NCE course) will have completely fulfilled their CCE requirement through successful completion of their online work throughout the remainder of the semester. However, we recognize that some students would like to have additional opportunities to travel to replace the portion of the course that was not possible this semester. The Offices of General and Global Education are working with faculty to make additional spots available in next year’s CCE courses and add courses to the schedule where they can to allow Spring 2020 CCE students to join next year’s class, and take another CCE course with travel.

If you have questions please contact Megan Couch at or

Student Celebrations and Special Events

To ensure the safety and health of our campus, we are complying with all public health recommendations in regard to gatherings. Check here for information on student celebrations and special events that we will be hosting virtually.

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Campus Hours of Operation

To comply with the recommendations of public health authorities and ensure the health and safety of our campus, some of our facilities may be closed or have limited hours during the remainder of the spring semester.

Campus Operation Updates

Employee Travel

There will be no CU-related international or out-of-state travel. 
Travelers returning from hot spots must remain home for 14 days.
Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
If available, please take travel refunds. 

More employee-travel details

Student Emergency Fund

During the difficult and uncertain public health threat posed by COVID-19, many of our students will experience financial hardships, particularly those most economically vulnerable. Please consider supporting our students with a gift to the Carroll Student Emergency Fund.

Student Emergency Fund

Previous University Communications

Important Resources

For more information about the 2019 novel coronavirus, please visit the following websites:

If you have additional questions, please contact us

We realize you may have questions not answered on our COVID-19 Information web pages. Please contact us at our COVID-19 email address and we will forward your inquiries to the appropriate staff or faculty for prompt follow up.

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