The campus is located on the beautiful Lake Michigan shore with educational, artistic and athletic events open to the public. Host of the Carthage Chamber Music Series, bringing world-class entertainment to Kenosha, along with drama productions, music performances, and free exhibitions in the H.F. Johnson Gallery of Art. Liberal arts education since 1847; evening studies for adults; Friday Family Fun Nights September through May.
Did you know?
- Carthage’s 80-acre campus is an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. The general public is invited to tour the Alice Moody Chapin Arboretum and Phil Sanders Audubon Cooperative Wildlife Sanctuary during the daylight hours.
- Since 1997, Abraham Lincoln has stood larger than life on the campus. Seated nearby is John Hay, distinguished alumnus and former U.S. Secretary of State. The bronze sculpture is a landmark on the campus, celebrating the connection Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Hay have to Carthage, and illustrating the passage of wisdom from one generation to the next. Through the first year of his presidency, Mr. Lincoln served as a trustee at Illinois State University, which later became Carthage. Mr. Hay attended Illinois State and later served as Mr. Lincoln’s personal secretary. Titled “A Learning Moment,” the sculpture depicts the elder statesman recounting a story to his protégé. The sculptor is Michael Martino.
- The Center for Children’s Literature features a nationally recognized collection of more than 25,000 titles meant to instill a love of reading in children. The center also organizes workshops, reading programs, and lectures from well-known authors.
- The Wisconsin Space Grant Consortium (WSGC) is part of a national network of consortia funded by NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. Congress established the program in 1988 to contribute to the nation’s scientific enterprise through research, education, and public service projects. Carthage College has been the lead institution for WSGC since August 2014.
- The Carthage Institute of Astronomy is associated with the Griffin Observatory located at Kemper Center, 6501 Third Ave. The Griffin Observatory allows adventurers to see the universe from a historic setting, using modern technology. Following a four-year renovation, the 19th century astronomy laboratory has taken on new life as a stargazing, teaching and recreation facility. It's open to the public on select dates.
- Vertebrate Paleontologist Dr. Thomas Carr is a Carthage College faculty member and senior scientific adviser to the Dinosaur Discovery Museum (located in Kenosha), which houses the Carthage Institute of Paleontology (CIP) laboratory. Since 2006, Dr. Carr has led study tours to the Hell Creek Formation in southeastern Montana, which contains fossils of the last dinosaurs to live in the American West. The DDM is a federally designated repository for the fossils that the CIP collects from federal lands; DDM staff assists the CIP in collecting fossils and transporting them from Montana to Kenosha.
(Information from Carthage College website and media releases.)
2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha
Meeting Rooms: 80
Guest Rooms: 500
Nestled within an 83-acre park along the Lake Michigan shore, Carthage College offers the ideal setting for your gathering. From a business meeting for 10, to a presentation of 3,500, Carthage has space to accommodate you and experienced people that will make you feel at home. Event spaces offer breathtaking views of Lake Michigan and state of the art audio visual and multimedia equipment, including video-conferencing rooms with satellite downlink. In fact, Carthage College recently added two new multi-million dollar facilities to its beautiful campus; the Hedberg Library and Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center which offer outstanding accommodations for meeting space and presentations. Carthage also has a beautiful Chapel that can host up to 1,800 people. For a more intimate setting, consider the President's Dining Room for a business luncheon or staff retreat. Elegantly landscaped areas accommodate picnics up to 2,000, and Carthage has more than 500 sleeping rooms which allow you to stay where you meet. Consider Carthage for your meeting,conference, seminar, summer camp, holiday party, breakfast meeting or corporate training.
Total Meeting Space: Over 30,000 sq. ft.
Loading Dock Available
Number of Parking Spaces: 1,070
Room - Sq. Footage
Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center - 122,000
Physical Education Complex
Jockey Club A, B - 6,291
Jockey Club A - 3,521
128 A, B, C - 3,472
Jockey Club B - 2,770
Recital Hall - 1,745
Art Gallery - 1,600
128 B - 1,452
128 A - 1,189
128 C - 831
Niemann Media Theater*
* Hedberg Library
Located on the picturesque shore of Lake Michigan, Carthage College features a multitude of athletic facilities to host most sporting events.
Major Events Hosted
- NCAA Division III Baseball Tournaments
- 2002 Olympic Torch Relay
- NCAA Division III Regional Basketball Tournament
- USTA Southeastern Wisconsin Men’s Professional Tennis Futures Tournaments
- Boys & Girls WIAA High School Soccer Playoffs
- NCAA Regional women’s’ and men’s volleyball championships
- CCIW Swimming Championships
- CCIW Indoor Track and Field Championship
Sport No. of Surfaces
- Baseball: 1 NCAA regulation field
- Basketball: 6 Courts
- Football/Soccer/Lacrosse: 1 FieldTurf® surface
- Softball: 1 NCAA regulation field
- Swimming: 25-yard x 40-meter, 16 lanes
- Tennis: 10 Courts (outdoor)
- Track & Field: 200-meter indoor/400-meter outdoor
- Volleyball: 6 Courts
- Practice Field: 80-yard grass field
N.E. Tarble Athletic and Recreation Center
- 156,000-square-foot facility
- 200-meter, 6-lane track includes pole vault, long jump, and high jump pits in center area
- 4 multipurpose courts for basketball, volleyball and tennis
- 25-yard by 40-meter 16-lane competition swimming pool with timing system and seating for 250
- 25-foot climbing wall
- 5,000-square-foot health and fitness center
- 2 racquetball courts
- Aerobics room
- Locker rooms
- Concessions area
- 2 full-size basketball/volleyball courts
- 4 classrooms and weight room
Art Keller Field
- Lighted facility ideal for football, soccer and lacrosse
- 400-meter track
- State-of-the-art FieldTurf® surface
- Stadium seating for 2,448
- Connected to the Campbell Student Center (restaurants and rest rooms)
Smeds Tennis Center
- 10 hard surface outdoor courts
- 6 courts equipped with lighting for night play
- 2 Stadium courts
- Observation deck
- Clubhouse and social center for spectators
- Seating for 500
The annual juried art show is open to all Carthage students and juried by a guest artist. Awards include: best of drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, ceramics, and design.
Carthage hosts Family Fun Nights on most Friday evenings during the school year. Families can enjoy fun and educational activities in Hedberg Library, browse the collection in the Center for Children’s Literature, use the library computers, or use the N. E. Tarble Athletic & Recreation Center.
Oscars. Emmys. Tonys. Our New Play Initiative playwrights have them. They also work with Carthage students to create new, original plays every year. The ninth installment in Carthage’s New Play Initiative is a newly commissioned work by Golden Globe and NAACP Image Award winner Regina Taylor.
Two exhibits will be featured with new works by Rebecca Keller.
The second annual Arts and Creativity Festival will be held March 7-12. This exciting event celebrates the arts and our arts community with exceptional performances and exhibitions, engaging activities for families and community members, and arts advocacy events that showcase creativity across campus.
Artistic director: Corinne Ness; Student coordinator: Colt Luedtke ’17
This is held in the A. F. Siebert Chapel on campus.
“Saturday Night Live” cast member Colin Jost and alumnus Jay Pharoah will perform live at Carthage College at 8 p.m. March 16. The show will take place in Tarble Arena at the south end of the Carthage campus.
This is held in the A. F. Siebert Chapel on campus.
Roomful of Teeth is a Grammy-winning vocal project dedicated to mining the expressive potential of the human voice.
The Department of Theatre presents its annual student dance concert, Away From The Mirror, providing Carthage's emerging artists opportunities to develop and share their inspirations through dance, to learn about the choreographic process, and to share in the development of their own production.