carthage college

Located midway between Chicago and Milwaukee, Carthage College’s picturesque campus on the Lake Michigan shore is home to approximately 2,500 full-time and 900 part-time students during the academic year. This summer, it serves as the backdrop for the 2012 fresh inc festival.

Training activities including workshops, lessons, and performances will take place at the H. F. Johnson Center for the Fine Arts, which includes rehearsal spaces, classrooms, and individual practice rooms.


Carthage’s lakefront campus boasts:

  • An 80-acre arboretum located on the shores of Lake Michigan.
  • A lakeside location situated within an hour’s drive of Chicago and Milwaukee, giving students internship and career opportunities, as well as access to some of the world’s finest art galleries, museums and theatres.
  • The new Student Union, opened in Fall 2011, which offers students four new dining options, a theatre, a convenience store and campus bookstore, entertainment, and a brand new way to watch Carthage football.
  • Tarble Arena ,opened in 2009, featuring seating for 2,385 fans, a giant video board, and state-of-the-art sound and lighting equipment.
  • The award-winning Hedberg Library, opened in 2002, which includes a cyber-café featuring Einstein Bros. bagels and Freshens frozen yogurt and smoothies.
  • The N.E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center, recognized as one of the nation’s finest student fitness centers, offering a 16-lane swimming pool; indoor rock climbing wall; basketball, racquetball and tennis courts; and an indoor track.
  • The A.W. Clausen Center for World Business, which includes state-of-the-art technology, classrooms designed to enable lively discussion, a boardroom for student presentations, and a Starbucks.

Click here for a virtual tour of the Carthage campus.

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