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Carroll College maintains safety and campus experience for students living on campus

About 300 students still live on campus.
Posted at 4:57 PM, Apr 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 11:11:09-04

Carroll College is hosting an open Q & A session for the public to ask questions about the virus on April 16th, 2020. It is one of many ways Carroll is getting involved with the community and their students. Carroll says prior to the pandemic about 1,000 students lived on campus. Now that number is around 300.

“These are students who represent about 24 foreign countries and 26 different states. They’ve had conversations with their families and found that they are actually safer here in Helena and at Carroll College,” says John Cech, the President of Carroll College.

To maintain safety and communication with the students. Carroll is providing grab and go meals for students. They can also stay busy by going to the library with access with their I.D. card. Currently the library is only open to them at this time, as well as the chapel. Dr. Cech says there have been no positive cases of the coronavirus on campus.

“The students have just done an amazing job, who are still on campus, practicing, safe, social distancing, in a very safe way,” says Dr. Cech.

Carroll College is postponing commencement for the Class of 2020 to next spring. The Class of 2020 will graduate along with the Class of 2021.

“It’s the best alternative that we could come up with. It was important to us, it was important for me, that the class of 2020 be able to celebrate their incredible hard work,” says Dr. Cech.

Carroll College says they are still looking into a small, virtual ceremony to congratulate the Class of 2020 on May 9th, 2020.