Welcome! Carthage College is pleased to make many of our resources available to our neighbors and friends. We invite members of the community to experience the beauty of our campus, and join us for special events and learning opportunities throughout the year.
Events and Activities
Carthage brings internationally renowned musicians, artists, authors, scientists, playwrights, and speakers to Kenosha every year for events that are open to the public. Visit our online calendar at www.carthage.edu/calendar to see all upcoming events. We also publicize our events in The Kenosha News and The Racine Journal Times.
At left: Phillip Phillips performing at Carthage
Nationally recognized for excellence in theatre, the Carthage Theatre Department stages 6-8 productions every year. The College’s New Play Initiative brings playwrights of prominence from around the world to Kenosha County, where they create and premiere new works.
See Carthage’s current theatre season.
At left: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
The H. F. Johnson Gallery of Art at Carthage displays work by established and emerging artists. The gallery hosts five exhibitions every year, and opening receptions that offer residents the opportunity to meet and talk with the artists. Admission is free. Visit the Gallery’s website.
The Carthage Music Department offers concerts and recitals, including the annual Christmas Festival held the first weekend in December. This annual event is Carthage’s Christmas gift to the community. Tickets to the concerts have been free since the festival began, and more than 5,000 people attend annually. Learn about the annual Christmas Festival.
Family Fun Night
Carthage hosts Family Fun Nights for the community 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, or use the athletic facilities like the pool and basketball court. Learn more about Carthage Family Fun Nights.
Chamber Music Series
The Carthage Chamber Music Series brings some of the world’s finest chamber musicians to Kenosha County every year. The series includes free pre-concert lectures. For ticket and season information, visit www.carthage.edu/chambermusic.
At left: Fifth House Ensemble
Additional Concerts & Performances
The Music Department offers recitals and concerts nearly every week. Enjoy recitals by Carthage faculty and students, or concerts by such ensembles as the Carthage Choir, the second oldest a cappella touring choir in the United States. Learn more at www.carthage.edu/music.
Carthage fields 24 NCAA Division III sports, including football, basketball, soccer, tennis, swimming, volleyball, lacrosse and water polo. Carthage teams regularly win championships in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Join Carthage to cheer on the Red Men and Lady Reds at athletic events in Tarble Arena, Art Keller Field, or Augie Schmidt Field. Follow Carthage Athletics at athletics.carthage.edu.
Have a young athlete in the family? Consider sending your child to a summer sports camp at Carthage. Carthage coaches and athletes offer camps for children in soccer, girls and boys volleyball, boys basketball, swimming, baseball, and girls lacrosse. Learn more about Carthage athletic camps.
Lectures and Guest Speakers
Carthage’s academic divisions and departments regularly bring experts of all disciplines to campus for speaking events. Watch the online Carthage calendar and regional media for upcoming events.
Networking and Inspiration for Professionals
The Carthage Business and Professional Coalition holds several lunches every year featuring inspiring guest speakers and presentations. Past speakers include ESPN legal affairs reporter Lester Munson and NBC-TV feature correspndent Mike Leonard. Learn more about coalition membership.
Adult Education / Professional Development
Carthage offers rigorous degree and certification programs for adults, through which they can advance their careers and gain new skills through part-time evening studies. Courses are taught by top professors, and are offered in the evenings year-round. Learn more at www.carthage.edu/continuing-education.
Kenosha Oaks Scholarships
Carthage awards eight four-year full-tuition scholarships to Kenosha residents every year, as a way of honoring the relationship we share with the City of Kenosha. Learn more about becoming a Kenosha Oaks Scholar.
Full Tuition Adult Scholarships for Kenosha Residents
Carthage offers two four-year Graduate and Professional Studies scholarships to qualifying residents of the City of Kenosha seeking their first bachelor’s degree. Each tuition-only scholarship is worth more than $110,000. Learn more about the Kenosha Adults Scholarship.
Careers at Carthage
Carthage is a great place to advance your career. See current career opportunities at www.carthage.edu/careers.
Carthage’s beautiful lakefront campus is an arboretum and wildlife sanctuary. Carthage has been a part of Kenosha County since 1962, when the College relocated to Kenosha from Carthage, Illinois. The College has invested more than $170 million in campus improvements in the last 12 years alone.